Dalai Panda Online Pokie
The latest pokie game Dalai Panda was released by software company iSoftBet last Thursday, October 18th. The pokie is now available at iSoftBet Online Casinos. This new pokie is all about the wise Dalai Panda using his powers to influence the reels to create 729 winning paths.
The colorful pokie machine is full of symbols that take the player to a mystical Asian realm. On the reels, you’ll encounter the colorful bird, monkey, turtle, and fish in razor-sharp graphics. The Dalai Panda pokie consists of two groups of three separate reels, each spinning simultaneously. The payout is from left to right as well as from right to left.
The Free Spins
In the middle is the wise Dalai Panda, who randomly throws wild symbols onto the reels. The wilds replace all other symbols and complement winning combinations. Below is the Free Spins Bank, a golden cauldron where another Free Spin is added for some wins.
The Bonus Symbol
The bonus symbol has a special meaning. When it appears three times on the reels, the Free Spin Bonus Round is activated. How many Free Spins there will be depends on how many Spins were previously collected in the Free Spins Bank. In the Free Spins Bonus Round, all six reels are combined and the game is played in 729 Winning Paths mode. A special feature are the expanding Wilds, which provide additional winnings.
A Pokie Machine with a Religious Theme
It is possible that the Dalai Panda pokie will not be popular everywhere because religious themes are risky. The Dalai Lama is a religious dignitary and the spiritual head of the Tibetans. The name Dalai Lama is not a name, but a title. Freely translated, the Dalai Lama means “Ocean of Wisdom”.
The combination of religion and gambling could also cause displeasure in this case, because already in 2014 the Gauselmann Group was forced to remove the Shiva Online pokie from its portfolio, as it could have been an insult to the believing Hindus.
Here You can Play the Pokie For Free
The Dalai Panda offers an exciting pokie design. The machine consists of two halves, which are separated by the panda. Each half has three rollers and three rows. A win is made when you spin three adjacent symbols on one of the two halves. This results in 27 different ways to win. You can activate a spin with a minimum bet of 0.30$. The maximum bet is 30$. Of course there is an Auto Play function available, with which you can start spins automatically. The Return To Player percentage is 95.81% according to the manufacturer iSoftBet. This is not a very good value compared to other pokie games.
These Features Await You
Some interesting Chinese symbols await you in this game. The most valuable symbol is the bonus symbol. Six symbols side by side bring you 33.33 times the wager. There is also a Wild symbol. This replaces all other symbols except the bonus symbol.
As mentioned before, the Dalai Panda Panda sits in the middle of the two pokie reels. If there is a win in the basic game in which more than three adjacent symbols appear, the panda pushes both reels together. This results in a total of 729 winning opportunities instead of the 27 winning opportunities.
Under the reels you can see a gold kettle. This has the value five as starting number. Whenever you land a win on both reels, that number increases by one. If you spin the bonus symbol three times on both reels, the Freespin feature will be activated. Here you will receive the number collected from the gold kettle of free spins. During Free Spins, the two reels are combined. All free spins will be played with 729 winning opportunities. In addition, more Wild symbols appear during the Freespins. If you spin at least three additional two bonus symbols during Free Spins, you will win additional Free Spins.
We found the Freespin feature very lucrative on this machine, as it offers many winning opportunities. Also the number of Freespins can be very high with a little luck.
The Dalai Panda on Your Mobile Phone and/or Tablet
You can also play this machine mobile on Smartphone or Tablet. Manufacturer iSoftBet has released a mobile version. You can download it easily via the lobby of your mobile casino. After the game has loaded, you can activate a spin simply by clicking on the green arrow on the right. The menu button is located in the lower right corner. Here you also have the option to adjust your bets before each spin. Due to the simple gameplay, we found this machine also very good to play on smaller devices. The mobile version is very good and clearly arranged.
Graphically The Dalai Panda brings very good entertainment. The symbols as well as background and soundtrack are well done. Furthermore, the two-part pokie design is very innovative. Unfortunately, the basic game doesn’t offer enough additional features. Here there are only Wilds and the merging of the two reels by the panda. It gets better when you make it into freespin mode. This results in considerably more winning combinations. With a little luck you can also win a lot of freespins. Nevertheless, we would have liked to see some more features. Here this machine still has some catching up to do. All in all, The Dalai Panda is a solid pokie machine, but in the long run it seems a bit monotonous. Therefore, the game gets an average rating from us. If you want to keep watching iSoftBet machines, try Hot Spin or Crystal Clans.