Casino Game Review: Panda Blessings(AGS)

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Panda Blessings logo on the left and normal reel spin on the right.
BetMGM Dec 04, 2023, 1:38 AM

Panda Blessings slot machine is an addition to the Imperial 88 series of online slots from game developer AGS and sees the adorable Amanda the Panda make her debut. This usually shy and elusive creature appears along other symbols of Chinese culture, and the whole game has a playful feel to it.

Game Overview

Panda Blessings has a 5-reel setup and offers players 1,024 ways to win. Its return to player (RTP) stands at 96.08%, and the game itself is high-volatility, meaning with a bit of panda magic, players can win big or not at all. The base game includes coin chests, which may overflow at any time, blessing players with their contents and a nice bonus.

How To Play

Three of a kind matching from left to right on the reels will reward players. In the base game, Amanda’s coin chest may overflow from time to time and spill into players’ coffers. Discs with numerical values also land randomly, and if you’re lucky enough to find a multiplier at the same time, each of their values will be multiplied by that number. If players land the instant win, it’s exactly that — ka-ching.

If players land three bonus symbols, they are awarded six free spins with the possibility of adding more spins. In addition, the jackpot bonus and hold and win features are available during free spin rounds.

Graphics

Of course, in a panda slot game, the main character has pride of place — the rotund and cuddly Amanda the Panda sits atop a pile of lucky Chinese coins to bestow her ample blessings on players. Her perch is set beneath a Chinese pagoda and surrounded by her favorite bamboo shoots.

On the reels are lotus flowers, gongs, pagodas, and jade bracelets. According to Chinese culture, jade symbolizes luck, wealth, protection, and prosperity, and as such, has an entire game dedicated to it in Jade Wins Deluxe, also from AGS. Panda Blessings’ soundtrack completes the overall experience of this game.

Features

There are three key bonus features in this slots game: the free spins bonus, the Hold and Win game, and the Imperial Jackpot Bonus, which is a key feature of this Imperial 88 series of slots. All of the game’s features are available in all formats of the game, irrespective of the device on which you are playing it. Just another advantage of playing slots online.

Bonuses and Jackpots

During the base game, you can collect coin chest symbols that overflow and award bonuses. If you land the pagoda symbol, it will expand up the reels and also spill more coins into your winning basket. Free Spins are awarded when you land three or more of the gong symbol, and then eight free spins are given. Free spins can also be re-triggered during the bonus round. Both the hold and win and the imperial jackpot are in play during the free spins rounds, and if a wild symbol appears during free spins, the entire reel turns wild.

Six “prize” symbols in any position on the reels activate the hold and win bonus, where the symbols stick and five more spins are awarded. With each new prize symbol that lands and sticks, the number of free spins is reset at five. If the “instant win” symbol appears, you are rewarded with the accumulated amounts showing on the reels at that moment, and the game continues. Even more exciting is the prospect of finding the 2x or 8x multiplier symbols for a bigger win. Blessings, indeed.

The Imperial Jackpot Bonus, whose mechanism may be familiar to players who have played other jackpot slots in this series, displays 13 coins. Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but not in Panda Blessings. Here, you turn coins and need to match three of four progressive jackpot symbols — the mini, minor, major, and grand. The Imperial Jackpot Bonus game continues until a jackpot is won.

Similar Games

Panda Blessings joins the AGS Chinese-themed Imperial 88 family of slots, which includes Dragon Tao, Tiger Lord, Golden Lion, and Phoenix Xing. If you’re loving the cuddly panda character and are looking for more panda magic slots, there are plenty of other panda-themed online slot games, including Pandamania and Wacky Panda.

Blessings on the Panda

The giant panda has become a national symbol for Chinese people, and these gentle, peaceful creatures have been given as gifts to royalty and as a gesture of goodwill to foreign countries. Panda Blessings seeks to bestow the same luck and prosperity on players of this fun slot. To play this popular online casino game or any other live dealer casino games online, simply register here with BetMGM and get started.

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