Playtech's Panther Moon Pokie Review

February 27, 2015

 

Playtech is one of the top casino software providers for a lot of reasons, but one of those reasons is that they're really good about giving players tons of different games with a variety of themes to choose from. This creates a very inclusive environment where everyone can find something that they enjoy. A good example of this is the Panther Moon pokie and its jungle theme. This isn't the typical cartoony jungle theme that you see in pokies. Instead, it's a very high-intensity setting with a lot of ways to win and a ton of action. Interestingly enough, however, the paytable is balanced enough that it has a medium volatility which is much lower than you'd initially expect.

In Panther Moon, you'll have a 15-payline format with three rows and five reels. This is fewer paylines than a lot of games, but it really helps to tame some of the action so that it's not just out of hand with the high hit-rate of this game. Coins range from AU$0.01 to AU$0.50 apiece which seems low, but then you can bet as many as ten coins on each payline to give you a very flexible set of bets. Because the minimum bet size with all paylines activated is only AU$0.15, this game is accessible to all players.

The panther is the wild symbol as you might have guessed. Five panthers on an activated payline will nail the 10,000x top payout. What's more is that this is a wild multiplier, so any normal wins that you hit with it will be doubled to give you even more value. Plenty of mid-level pays are available in the three-figure range, and you have plenty of chances at making those four-figure wins with the wild multipliers.

The sunset symbol is scattered, and you can win payouts as high as 500 times your total bet (the same as a 7,500x line win). Three or more gives you 15 free spins, and your payouts are hit with a 3x multiplier. Add this to the wild multiplier to get wins with total multipliers worth as high as 6x. This is a pretty big deal because the balanced paytable isn't put to waste since you can nail some pretty significant payouts during the bonus feature. Overall, Panther Moon is a fun pokies that has a lot to offer, and the volatility isn't out of hand.