Lightning Box lights up our slots reels once more with Panda Pow Slot! A five reel, 25 pay-line online slot that proves there is plenty of life in the old bears yet. Not only life, but the Pow! of the game’s title refers to the Kung Fu prowess exuded by our panda hero here. The pow we’re really looking for is the warm feeling we’ll get when we trigger Panda Pow!’s bonus feature, a Free Spins round that can see us bag up to 20 free games with stacked Golden Panda Wilds beefing up our bonus winnings like a tastily-flavoured noodle dish. And that’s a delicacy for which we will all return for seconds.

Gameplay

With an ass-kicking panda at the heart of the action, we want the game-play in Panda Pow! to ooze adrenaline. Actually, though our panda hero can kick some serious butski he is giving off an air of Zen. Until he completes a winning combo, that is. The gung-ho Panda is our Wild symbol, appearing stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4 and showing off some moves when he strikes a winner for us. But it is his chilled-out alter ego – the jungle-loving, bamboo chewing lazy Panda that forms the game’s top-paying symbol. In a scene-stealing turn, we will be looking at a win for landing just one of these top-paying Panda symbols across a winning pay-line – i.e. anywhere on reel 1. Should we score five of these bad boys across one of the game’s 25 pay-lines we are looking at an eye-watering 500x multiplier win.

Other quintessential Oriental items make up the rest of the game symbols, the lucky Goldfish, Medals, Lantern and Fan do the trick as the ones to watch, while pimped 9s through Aces make up the numbers as our low-payers.

Bonuses

As we alluded to in our intro, Panda Pow!’s main bonus feature is a free spins round, Kung Fu kicking between 5-20 free games our way when we land between 5-9 stacked Panda Wilds anywhere across the reels. Bear in mind – aha – that these Wilds are stacked. Two full stacks will therefore give us six Wilds, landing 8 free games in the process. Obviously, the more the merrier. Three reels of stacked Wilds bring home the bacon in the form of a full complement of free spins. During the bonus feature we have access to readily-occurring Golden Wild Pandas, now appearing on reels 1-5 and adding new levels of win potential to our reels.

Summary

It would be too easy to throw in some tenuous puns about Lightning Box thinking outside the online slots box or blah, blah, blah. But we wouldn’t do that to you. Instead we’ll let you have a look yourselves. Go forth, seek out your own slots fortunes and grab this stacked Wild Panda by the short and curlies. Just be careful, though. He packs a punch.