Go on the prowl for high-value panthers in the 5 reel, 50 payline Panther Pays slot from Playtech. Playable from 50p to £500 a spin on all devices, this simple game is all about the Free Games feature where you can win up to 15 free spins – 40 wilds are also added to the reels for big wins.

Visually, Panther Pays is rather basic – with a jungle in the backdrop, you will see A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals on the reels as well as frogs, monkeys, parrots, traditional head pieces and black panthers. The latter is obviously the highest paying symbol giving you 5 times your stake for 5 on a payline.

The diamond is the wild symbol and appears only on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. It replaces all other symbols bar the scatter. If you get 3 or more scatters anywhere on the reels, you will win 5, 20 or 100 times your stake as well as triggering the Free Games feature.

Beginning with 10 free spins, look out for 3 or more scatters as this will add 5 more free spins to your tally. Now, 1 extra wild symbol is added to each reel on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Up to 10 extra wild symbols can added to each reel meaning there’s up to 40 extra wilds on offer.

This basically makes it easier to get a screen full of black panthers – if you manage to do this, you’ll pocket 250 times your total stake on every free spin. Variance wise it’s in the low to medium region and I think Panther Pays would be a much better slot if the symbols were higher value.

I like Panther Pays but they’ve missed a trick due to the max win potential not being high enough – if you want something more volatile that features panthers, Prowling Panther by IGT is recommended. If it’s Playtech slots you’re after, the excellent Raiders of the Hidden Realm is worth trying.