Panda Pow is an Oriental & martial arts themed video slot by Lightning Box Games. If you’ve ever seen the movie Kung Fu Panda, you’ll know exactly what to expect with the theme of this game. Although not officially based upon Kung Fu Panda, the concept has striking similarities; namely a charismatic panda that is really into Kung Fu.
Set amongst ancient Chinese temples and upon a moody, deep red backdrop, the Chinese-inspired visuals really catch your attention in this sharply designed online slot. It features 5 reels and 3 rows, offering 25 fixed pay lines too. Panda Pow is a low variance game – one that would be superb for beginners – with an RTP of 95.51%. Throw in a free spins feature with additional wilds, and this makes for a fun but simple online slot.
The reel symbols are each inspired by the Oriental theme, including a bamboo-guzzling panda, koi carp and a Chinese lantern. The lower value symbols consist of classic playing card icons; even these are designed with pretty Chinese patterns. There is also a red panda symbol which, interestingly, is a wild and bonus icon. Note that this symbol will substitute all other symbols in the game (except the gold panda; more on that in a moment). It appears on the central three reels only.
In addition to the red panda is the gold panda; a special wild symbol that appears in free spins games only. This golden wild also substitutes all symbols, except for the red panda. The gold panda icon will land on all reels except for the first.
Players can win up to a very generous 20 free spins, featuring gold panda wilds on all reels except for reel 1. Land 5 red panda bonus symbols and receive 5 free games. 6 red pandas will bring you 8 free spins, and so on. Land 9 red pandas and you’ll be counting your lucky stars with 20 free spins plus wild golden pandas. Free games can also be retriggered.
Panda Pow is a very simplistic game with a theme that has been created many times over, but that’s no criticism. It makes for the perfect introductory game for beginners, with a pleasant yet non-overbearing theme, as well as an enjoyable bonus feature. If you’re a newbie or just a fan of eye-catching, low variance slots then we’d certainly recommend Panda Pow.