Split symbols and super stacks are just some of the goodies on offer in Shadow of the Panther, a big cat themed slot from High5 Games. Set against a jungle backdrop it’s a 5 reel, 30 payline title that also comes with a free spins bonus feature. Play from between 30p and £300 per spin.
There are 4 high value symbols to keep a special eye on in Shadow of the Panther. The panther, leopard, jaguar and tribesman can all turn into split symbols meaning you can get up to 10 symbol combinations. Joining them on the reels are a selection of lower value gemstone symbols as well as playing cards from ace down to queen.
The Shadow of the Panther logo is the game’s wild. It substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter. When the wild does hit, it will count as a double symbol and can certainly help potential winning paylines. Shadow of the Panther also comes with super stacked symbols. Before each spin, one symbol will be nominated. It can fill reels or even multiple reels with the same symbol and can be a lucrative addition.
The creature with the dog head acts as the scatter and is the key to activating the Free Games Bonus feature – you need to find at least 5 scatters to trigger the free spins. That’s not quite as tricky as it sounds thanks to the split symbols.
Five scatters will give you 5 free spins. Six provide 7 free spins with seven scatters giving you 10. Find eight scatters and 15 free games will be yours. There are no multipliers on offer in the feature though. It can’t be retriggered either. On the plus side, the split symbols and super stacks remain in play during the feature and can lead to some impressive payouts.
The graphics in Shadow of the Panther are typical of High5 Games – impressively done they are too. It takes a while to get attuned to the dark symbols against the black backdrop so give it a spin in free play mode first. The features aren’t particularly innovative but they can work well in combination.
If you manage to get the free spins, super stacks and split symbols together then the results can really start to fly making Shadow of the Panther worthy of further investigation. Shadow of the Panther is a low variance slot and theme wise, I’d rather play IGT’s Prowling Panther which is more volatile. If Split Symbols are of interest, IGT’s Cats is recommended which also has a lot of similarities.