Join a magical bear in The Dalai Panda, an unusual Asian-themed slot from iSoftBet. The base game action takes place on a pair of 3×3 reel sets, each of which offers 27 ways to won. Trigger the free spins round and the reels are joined together to create a 729 ways to win machine. The free spins can also come with added or extending wilds plus a 2x multiplier. Play on all devices from 30p to £30 per spin.
There’s a traditional feel to the design in The Dalai Panda – the reels are set against a mountain retreat backdrop and enclosed within a red, pagoda-style frame. You’ll see lower value A to J playing cards plus fish, birds, turtles and monkeys. The lush green plant symbol is the wild. It replaces everything apart from the bonus. The yin/yang symbol is that bonus. Landing 4, 5 or 6 on the same spin will get you 10, 20 or 33.33 times your stake.
The base game action takes place on 2 reel sets – you can create winning combinations on either of them. Sitting between the 2 sets of reels is The Dalai Panda – he can drag the reels and join them together if bigger wins are possible. The combined reels offer 729 ways to win in each direction.
You’ll see a gold pot beneath the reels. This is the Free Spins Bank which starts at 5. Every time you land a winner on both sets of reels on the same spin, 1 extra free spin is added to the Free Spins Bank total. Land 3 or more Bonus symbols across both sets of reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature.
You’ll be awarded the collected total from the Free Spins Bank which will plays out on the 6 reel, 729 ways to win machine with pays from left to right only. The magical Dalai Panda can conjure up plenty of extras in the feature too. Look out for extra wilds, expanding wilds and a 2x multiplier that can double payouts.
Landing more Bonus symbols during the round will see more free spins added to your tally. Hit 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 on the same spin and you’ll receive 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 extra free spins.
The Dalai Panda is an enjoyable game – the cartoon visuals are well put together and the Asian backing track is a nice fit. The base game action ticks along nicely enough but the best opportunities await in the bonus round thanks to the wild extras and multipliers.
The Asian theme is a hugely popular one with players and developers. The Dalai Panda is a welcome addition and certainly worth a look if you enjoy this theme. If you like iSoftBet slots, Legend of Loki and Skulls of Legend are my favourite 2.