Software: Big Time Gaming (BTG)
What we liked
Smooth graphics and overall gameplay.
Prize builder feature is a innovative addition.
Bonus buy feature gives you a chance to cut to the chase and go straight to the free spins bonus round.
What we hated
The multiplier doesn’t increase on every winning line, instead 5 bamboo sticks must be collected for the multiplier to increase. This obviously means it takes a lot longer for the multiplier to increase and limits your big win potential.
While the Prize Builder is a good addition, it can be detrimental to a big win if you luck out with low paying symbols.
It seems that with the advent of new Big Time Gaming releases of late we see them shift to stifle the increase of the multiplier on every win during the free spins bonus round and replace it with dubious lengthier ways for you to get the multiplier to increase. So you’ll be hard pressed to find yourself getting to 49x multiplier like we did in our Royale with Cheese Big win video and this brings the overall ranking of this slot down.
Despite this, it is an overall entertaining slot to play and we would recommend you giving it a whack.
About the Panda Money Megaways Slot
The first Big Time Gaming Release for 2024 is Panda Money.
It will go live at all your reputable Big Time Gaming Casinos on February 7th 2024.
It is a high volatility slot with a max win of 67,330x and an RTP of 96.1% with 15,625 megaways to win.
When a winning combination occurs, the symbols in the combo will drop to the bottom of the reel and the spaces they vacated will spin. The symbols will hold their position during the feature and you will only get paid out at the end when they are no more winning combinations.
The extra reels symbols creates an increase of symbols on the reels when they fall and if winning combinations continue to occur subsequent Power Builders will be created and go on infinitely until there are no more winning combinations.
Free Spins Bonus Round
The free spins bonus round is triggered by 3 scatters symbolized by a gold panda coin appear on any of the reels. This awards 8 free spins and any subsequent scatters that appear on the reels get 2 free spins added to your tally.
During the free spins bonus round, bamboos will replace the empty slots that were removed during the prize builder round. When 5 bamboos have appeared in the spin cycle, a multiplier will be increased by one.
The Wild symbol represented by a ying yang sign substitues for all symbols except the scatter.
The wild symbol will only appear in the extra reel section but can also feature during prize builder feature.
Bonus Buy Feature
We have seen this become quite popular in the past releases from slots like Sanctuary and Bonanza Falls and now Panda Money also gives you the opportunity to gamble your win in the base game to get to the free spins bonus round.
1. During gameplay, if you win 100x your bet, you will be asked to choose whether you want to keep your win or use it to buy 8 free spins + 1EUR/USD.
2. If you have won between 25x and 100x your bet you will get the option to either collect your win or spin the gamble wheel for a chance to win 8 free spins.