Untamed – Giant Panda Slots

Untamed-Giant-PandaUntamed – Giant Panda is one of the Microgaming slot machines and it’s also part of a series of games which are themed around various wild animals from all over the world. The Giant Panda is obviously the star of this particular title, while the others turn to wolves, crowned eagles and Bengal tigers. The games use different graphics but similar features, so the experience is not that different 90% of the time.

Giant Panda’s set of 5 reels come with 243 paylines/ways to win on them. They also have the other features of the Untamed series, like the wilds and the wild reels, the free spins and the scatters which can benefit from lucky nudges. A $5,625 top prize is offered.

Features of Untamed – Giant Panda

Among the symbols used in Giant Panda there are the scatters and the wilds. The scatters trigger free spins with sticky wilds. The wilds can be collected and turned into wild reels.

All the Untamed slots get rid of the typical payline system and rely on ways to win instead. 243 ways to win are used, with just as many possible combinations of symbols on the 5 reels. The combinations take symbols on neighboring reels, starting from the left, and they award wins when 3 or more are in position.

You will notice that the Untamed: Giant Panda Logo is the one that the wild uses to represent it. Given the nature of the ways to win, the wild is needed on the right reel, not on the right payline, and a win will be awarded thanks to it if that happens. Wilds are also capable of awarding prizes directly, as long as you have 3 or more Logos on the first three to five reels. Payouts of up to 500x the line wager are awarded in this case.

Wild Reels

You can take advantage of wild reels for up to 4 spins, but you first need for four regular wilds to appear on that reel. They will be collected and once you have all of them the wild reel is activated. You can see how many wilds you have collected so far by looking at the four boxes placed underneath each reel.


Free Games Feature

The slot uses scatter symbols as every other game, making them award prizes and trigger free spins. In this case, both types of rewards need a minimum of three Panda Eye scatters. The cash prizes start at 5x the wager and reach 250x.


The free spins are always 10 and they have sticky wilds. They’re called Brilliant Wilds here, but they basically remain in place until the free spins are over. They first have to show up though, so that’s up to your luck.

Lucky Nudge

The game gives you a second chance of sorts, to trigger free spins. It will nudge unto the reels scatter symbols which are just above or below one of the reels, if this brings you the free spins.

Betting options and jackpots

Your wagers will be on 30 lines at all times, the game considering this amount sufficient to cover 243 ways to win. Each line gets up to 15 coins and their value will only go from $0.01 to $0.05, allowing for line bets of $0.75 or lower. For 30 lines, it’s a maximum bet of $22.50.

The rewards come mostly from the scatter symbol, which gives you 250x the bet, or up to $5,625. The wild symbol with its 500x prize means only $375.

Design and symbols

A beautiful bamboo forest can be seen behind the reels, the game using leaves which move slowly in the wind to make it even more pleasant to the eye. The reels are filled with beautiful sights and with Panda bears in different positions, but there are also some playing cards which look like they’re made out of concrete, so they’re not quite as fun to look at. It’s a problem that all the Untamed slots seem to have though.


Symbols: Panda Eye (scatter, 250x the triggering wager), Game Logo (wild, 500x), Panda Bear (200x), Panda Bear Cub (175x), Panda in Forest (150x), Mountain Scene (125x), Ace (80x), King (60x), Queen (60x), Jack (50x) and Ten (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Panda Bears are notoriously cute, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being the most played slot of the Untamed series. The design should make most of the difference, as the games have few changed things between them otherwise.

The Untamed – Giant Panda slot machine is offered through the Microgaming platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.