Go hunting for a jungle jackpot in Panda’s Fortune, a highly volatile Asian-themed slot from Pragmatic Play. This 5 reel, 25 payline game comes with free spins with symbol transformations. It also offers a chance to land 1 of 3 jackpot prizes. Stakes range from between 25p and £125 per spin.

The red reels are set against a bamboo-filled backdrop and include lower value A to 9 playing cards, a bonsai tree and a range of animal statues. They include fish, frogs and dragons. The best standard symbol is the butterfly that awards 1, 2 or 8 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The panda is the wild – it can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only and replaces everything apart from the scatter. That scatter is the black and white yin and yang symbol. Land 3, 4 or 5 of those anywhere on the same spin and you can look forward to a payday of 2, 15 or 100 times your total stake as well as the Free Spins feature where you’ll receive 8, 10 or 15 free spins.

On each of those free spins, special red lantern symbols come into play. These lanterns all morph into the same matching symbol once a spin is completed and a new payout is made. Landing 3 or more scatters re-triggers more free spins – there’s an unlimited amount of free spins to be had.

You’ll see that the standard symbols that land on reel 5 can come edged in gold – you’ll need to see these to have a chance of landing 1 of the 3 jackpot prizes:

  • Minor Jackpot – land a 5-of-a-kind winner that includes a wild and a gold-edged symbol on reel 5 and you’ll pocket the Mini Jackpot worth 25 times your total stake.
  • Major Jackpot – this is awarded by landing a 5-of-a-kind winner featuring 1 of the lower value A to 9 symbols, no wilds, and a gold-edged symbol on reel 5. The payout here is 200 times your stake.
  • Grand Jackpot – land a 5-in-a-row winner made up of 1 of the higher value bonsai or animal symbols with no wilds and a gold-edged symbol on reel 5 to win the big one. The prize here is a bumper 800 times your total stake.

The design here has an ornate feel. Don’t mistake this as being a genteel slot though as this is a super high variance title. There’ll be plenty of times when the cashier quickly heads south. Land a good stack of transforming lanterns or better still, 1 of the jackpots and Panda’s Fortune could be lurking in this bamboo jungle. If you like pandas, I recommend Microgaming’s Wacky Panda – if you like the Asian theme, Play ‘N Go’s Fu Er Dai is recommended.