It is always a momentous day among Australian online pokie players when one of the most popular land based pokies launches online and one of the most recent additions to the burgeoning library is Wild Panda, one of the best loved pokies of its generation.
The online version of the Wild Panda pokie captures the graphics and theme of the original perfectly and it translates into an excellent online slot experience. The Ancient Chinese theme is back with enhanced graphics and animations, plus truly immersive sounds that really make the pokie experience unique for all players.
One of the standout features of the original that has made it into the online version is the fact that Wild Panda offers players the choice of up to 100 win lines, certainly something of a unique feat but the kind of different gameplay mechanism that players have come to expect from Aristocrat. By covering all 100 lines, the player gives themselves the best chance to be in the right place at the right time when the top paying symbols come along, not to mention wild cards and other bonus symbols only serving to enhance the overall profitability.
The Temple is the symbol that players will be looking out for in this case, as it can stack across entire reels. It does not need us to spell out the winning potential when the Ancient Chinese Temples are covering almost the entire board, paying the player one hundred times on a single spin!
Activation of the bonus round has always been one of the best quirks of the Wild Panda pokie. Rather than the same scatter symbol over and over, it makes use of the letters P, A, N, D and A. When the player is lucky enough to spell out PANDA in full, their bonus round begins in the form of free spins. However, this is no regular free spins game. Every area covered with one of the contributing PANDA symbols becomes wild for the duration of the free games, making it doubly important for players to use as many win lines as their bankroll permits as these lines are then used for the bonus game.
There are, as always, numerous features that Aristocrat is famous for implementing to keep players entertained. The Panda symbol itself is a wild card and regularly fills in for other symbols, usually appearing at least once on the reels on every single spin. Players often find particularly large prizes when they line up together as they can appear on any reel, instigating massive combinations across a number of win lines.
So you know all about Wild Panda from Aristocrat, but our Australian readers will no doubt be thinking along the lines of it being almost impossible for players in the country to find the online versions of pokies from the company.