Little Panda is a January 2018 mammal-inspired video slot developed by Endorphina. Themes: flowers, animals, cute, Chinese philosophy, dualism, and bamboo crafts. More animal-themed slot games from Endophina: Gladiators (December 2015), Safari (November 2015), and Kamchatka (September 2018). Little Panda’s rival games include Panda Panda (July 2017) from Habanero, Panda Party (July 2015) from Rival Gaming, and Panda’s Run (June 2005) from Tom Horn Gaming.
The “Little Panda” slot is named after the featured young giant panda, which is a black-and-white Chinese variant of bear. Two symbols (giant panda and 9) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Ten symbols (purple flower, lotus flower, Q, J, ying and yang, 10, frog, butterfly, A, and K) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Little Panda Game Characteristics
Little Panda has a hazy 5X3 grid whose color is canary yellow blended with dreamy blue. The grid is partitioned by silhouettes of five distant bamboo stems; in the foreground, there is a close-up of two crisscrossing bamboo stems on either side of the grid.
There are thirteen symbols, 1024 winning ways, seven denominations, three coins per line, 21 bet sizes, two win multipliers, bets that are multiplied by a factor of 40, 8-20 regular free spins, additional free spins, side game, and the dynamic payouts range from $0.02 to $8000.00.
Little Panda has two special symbols and eleven ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a green letter “WILD” that is made of bamboo stems; and the scatter is a yellow-and-black ying and yang symbol in a round green bamboo frame.
Ordinary symbols: a scissors-holding giant panda in a bamboo conical hat, sitting on—and eating—bamboo shoots; a red-eyed tree frog in a round green bamboo frame; a swallowtail butterfly; a purple flower; a pink lotus flower; and sprouting green letters A, K, J, Q, 9, and 10 that are made of bamboo stems.
The Little Panda coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. The Little Panda coins per line options: 1, 5, and 10. The following listing shows all Little Panda bet sizes.
With the $0.01 denomination: $0.40 (minimum bet), $2.00, and $4.00. With the $0.02 denomination: $0.80, $4.00, and $8.00. With the $0.05 denomination: $2.00, $10.00, and $20.00. With the $0.1 denomination: $4.00, $20.00, and $40.00.
With the $0.2 denomination: $8.00, $40.00, and $80.00. With the $0.5 denomination: $20.00, $100.00, and $200.00. With the $1 denomination: $40.00, $200.00, and $400.00 (maximum bet).
Example: the $400.00 bet has these Little Panda payouts. Two, three, four, and five: giant pandas pay $100.00, $500.00, $1000.00, and $3000.00; and 9s pay $20.00, $50.00, $100.00, and $1000.00.
Three, four, and five: ying and yangs pay $800.00, $4000.00, and $8000.00; tree frogs, or butterflies pay $500.00, $1000.00, and $1500.00; purple flowers, or lotus flowers pay $200.00, $800.00, and $1200.00; As, or Ks pays $100.00, $500.00, and $1000.00; Qs, or Js pay $50.00, $200.00, and $1000.00; and 10s pay $50.00, $100.00, and $1000.00.
Three ying and yangs unlock eight free spins. Four ying and yangs offer 15 free spins. Five ying and yangs offer 20 free spins. Two ying and yangs during the free spin mode offers five additional free spins. If wrong predictions do not nullify the winnings; the gambled winnings can be doubled progressively, thereby reaching X10, thanks to the “TAKE RISK” side game—clicking the “TAKE WIN” icon bypasses it—provided the player correctly predicts any of the four face down card values that is superior to the lone sface up card value. Little Panda’s non-progressive jackpot is $24000.00.
The good Little Panda software—for desktop users only—does not time out and has, under the hamburger button at top right, a menu whose features include statistics, reality check, and 10-999 autospins. The magical ambient music aside; the sound effects include chirping birds, bamboo flute, ringing bell, croaking frog, and Chinese drumming. The animated 3D graphics: sparkle effect, swaying symbols, flitting bamboo shoots, flowers’ nastic movements, fluttering butterflies, panda chewing bamboo shoots, and tree frog lapping up and chomping down on a prey.
Luck in Little Panda
The return to player rate of Little Panda is 96% and the house edge is 4%. Little Panda is a game of chance.