Great Panda: Hold and Win

Great Panda: Hold and Win Slot Review

We head to China in this Chinese-themed slot that is more focused on China's nature aspect, rather than the overused dragons and lucky charms, in Great Panda: Hold and Win. Be one with the cute creatures of China and prune your Bonsai trees carefully to be handsomely rewarded. I always thought that I had a Bonsai tree, but it turns out that it was just a regular tree that I never watered.

Gameplay

Great Panda: Hold and Win is a 5x3 reel, 25 payline video slot powered by Booongosoftware. Symbols include Royal Card Suits (J-A), Koi Fish, Mandarin Ducks, Red Pandas, and Panda Bears. Special Symbols include the Yin and Yang Wild, the Bonzai Tree Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, and the Lotus Flower Bonus Symbol that triggers the Bonus Game Feature. There are also 3 fixed Jackpots to be won. More detail will be given in the Features section.

As far as controls go, at the bottom of the reels from left to right, you will find the Win window, increase and decrease Bet buttons, and the Balance Window followed by the Turbo Mode and Mute Sound buttons. On the right of the reels is the Autoplay button, Spin button, Coins icon that expands to the Bet Settings, and the Information icon that expands to the Paytable.

Features

The features in Dragon Pearls: Hold and Win include the Yin and Yang Wild, the Bonsai Tree Scatter that triggers the Free Spins Feature, and the Lotus Flower Bonus Symbol that triggers the Bonus Game Feature. There are also 3 fixed Jackpots to be won.

The Yin and Yang Wild substitutes for all symbols, except the Bonsai Tree Scatter and the Lotus Flower Bonus Symbol, to form potential winning combinations.

Land 3 Bonsai Tree Scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 to trigger the Free Spins Feature, awarding 8 free spins with the Royal Card Suit Symbols removed from the reels. The Bonus Feature can also be triggered during the Free Spins Feature. Land 3 more Bonsai Tree Scatters to retrigger the feature.

Land 6 Lotus Flower Bonus Symbols to trigger the Bonus Game, where you will be taken to a special set of reels that only contain Lotus Flower Bonus Symbols. These symbols have different instant cash prizes attached to them. 3 spins are awarded, and the landed symbols remain on the reels until the feature ends. Each new Lotus Flower Bonus Symbol that lands, reset the spins to 3. At the end of the feature, either by completing the free spins awarded or filling the screen with Lotus Flower Bonus Symbols (where you will be awarded the Grand Jackpot of 2000x your stake), all values are added and awarded. Mini and Major Jackpot Lotus Flowers can also land to award those Jackpots of 20x and 50x your total bet, respectively.

Unique Features

Unfortunately, there are no unique features to this slot.

Performance

Great Panda: Hold and Win provides a nice variety of features, including the Free Spins Feature, but the biggest draw-card here is the Bonus Feature that has the potential of awarding the Jackpots that are up for grabs. The design, animation, and graphics are excellent. The volatility is medium, and the RTP sits at a low 95.20%.

Max Win

The max coin win is 2000x your stake.

Conclusion

Great Panda: Hold and Win is almost identical to a few other Booongo Hold and Win slots, with just a different theme and a few tweaks here and there regarding the Max Win and RTP. It's great to see that the Free Spins Feature has been incorporated here over and above the Bonus Feature. I'm sure to get a black eye or two after fighting the panda off to grab my winnings.

Slot Details

Software: Booongo
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 25
Reels: 5x3
RTP: 95.20%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: No (fixed Jackpots in place)
Free Spins: Yes
Max Coin Win: 2000x your stake


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