Launched by Microgaming, the Wacky Panda pokie, like many games right now, features that loveable cuddly bear as its central star. However, unlike most other panda-themed mobile games on the net, this a classic pokie machine.
Colourful and creative, it is one of the very first classic mobile pokies to be developed with HD graphics, and if it proves popular, don’t be surprised if you see this become a trend in 2018.
How to play
In terms of design, you get pretty much the same structure as you’ve always known with this classic mobile pokie. There is a central reel structure which consists of 3 reels and a single payline, with the paytable big and bold, occupying almost as much space as the reel set.
There are three betting levels to Wacky Panda, 1-coin, 2-coin or 3-coin bets, with each of those coins being worth anything from $0.01 up to $5.00. It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to work out the wagering range of this title, then. Bets rise upwards from a floor of $0.01 per spin (with a single coin bet) up to $15.00 per spin with all 3 coins in play.
How can we explain the special features in this mobile pokie? Well, simply put; there are none. This is a game which is a true classic pokie at heart, so you won’t find any wild symbols or scatter icons on the reels of the game.
Nor are there are special bonus rounds to boot. In short, you’ll have to make do without free spins or instant win bonuses, relying solely on standard paying symbols to pocket wins.
Those standard paying symbols appear as watermelon wearing pandas (yet, watermelons as hats), grapes, bananas, watermelons, plain-old pandas, blue pandas, purple pandas, and yellow pandas.
With a single-coin bet, these symbols can deliver wins which range from 10 coins up to 300 coins. The range rises from 20 coins up to 600 coins with a 2-coin bet, and when playing with all 3 coins, you can win anything from 30 coins up to 900 coins in all with these symbols.
The watermelon hat-wearing panda is also the jackpot paying symbol. This symbol is worth the smallest payouts when just a single icon or two icons appear on the pokie’s singular payline but can be worth 1,000 coins, 2,000 coins or 3,333 coins when 3 appear on the game’s payline with a 1-coin, 2-coin or 3-coin bet.
There isn’t much to work with in Wacky Panda. That happens to be the point, though. Microgaming have developed a classic mobile pokie here, so what kind of classic pokie would it be if it was loaded with special features.
Expect to be able to pocket reasonable wins in relation to your stakes, and as we’ve said, the graphics are sublime. Apart from that, though, this cute and cuddly, simple classic mobile pokie machine is just that: simple.