Pandas are cute and you want to have one of the Untamed – Giant Panda then play Microgaming pokies with 5 reel 243 ways to win a big 1,822,500 credit jackpot and a range of features that include free spins, wild reels and a new style of gamble option known as “Your Gamble”.
The images themselves are very modern and contemporary, using cutting graphics to serve up some very realistic pandas in their sublime natural habitat. What’s more, the game features some captivating background music which evokes a sense of the peaceful Oriental landscape.
Minimum bet to have all ways active is 30 cents and the max possible bet is $22.50. Players can toggle with the left and right arrow buttons in the “Bet” section of the control panel to alter the size of the wager. This will increase or decrease the amount of coins that are being bet per spin but it won’t change the coin size. In order to choose a smaller or larger coin, you simply have to click the “Bet” button itself and you will find the option to do so in the pop up box.
You can choose to bet between 1 and 15 credits per way which gives you a 450 credit maximum bet. The Giant Panda logo is wild for everything but the scattered Eye and five pay 500 credits for each credit bet per way or7,500 credits if you play the max bet of 15 credits per way.
You need to collect a Wild Feature each time you get a wild four times on a reel that reel turns wild for the next four games for multiple spins where each spin pays 1,822,500 credits. If you want to win free games then getting three or more eye symbols awards 10 free spins with Brilliant Wilds where any wild that appears on the screen is held for the remaining free spins.
Your Gamble game
Players can up the ante, however, with the “Your Gamble” game. This side game is available to open at any time after the you win some money from a spin in the main game (you just have to click the “Gamble” button that appears) and it will give you the opportunity to multiply those winnings by up to 20 times.
The game is very simple in principle, but it sure does pack some adrenaline filled action. You will be presented with a radar screen on which a portion is red and another portion is green. The objective is to spin the dial and hope that it stops in the green zone – thus boosting your win from the previous spin. The critical thing is that you can up the odds by increasing the size of the red zone.
You can play the gamble feature for multiple rounds until you lose your nerve or lose your winnings! You can at least bank 50% of your winnings at any point, just to play it safe.
Collect a Wild
Untamed Giant Panda boasts many of the same special features as the other titles in Microgaming’s Untamed range. One of these is called “Collect-a-Wild” which tallies up the number of wild symbols that appear on each reel. These icons substitute for all other icons to complete winning combinations, which is always a welcome boost. The thing is that after a reel has collected 4 wild symbols, it will become one giant wild reel and thus the chances of getting a big payout will be increased dramatically.
The only symbol that won’t be substitute by the wild is the scatter symbol. This is represented by a looking glass image and it will reward players with 10 free spins if three or more appear. Sticky wild will come into play during these free spins. That means that whenever a wild card appears, it will stay in that reel position until the end of the free rounds. Scatters will also be nudged at random to offer players with free spins.