Panther Moon Slot Machine
In Playtech’s Panther Moon slot, we join a mysterious black panther in its natural habitat – stalking around the rainforest by moonlight. The whole game has a dark and eerie feel to it, just like walking through the jungle by night would.
That said, the artwork is fabulous, and the symbols, and background match the creepy music to result in a game with fantastic atmosphere.
Specification-wise, Panther Moon is a three-row, five-reel machine with up to 15 pay lines. It features a cool “gamble feature”, as well as a lucrative free spin mode.
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Panther Moon Review
|Theme:||Jungle by Night|
|Our Rating:||4.5 / 5|
- Visually very strong. The game looks great and this compliments its overall feel.
- Couple of interesting bonus rounds. They’re both potentially lucrative too.
- Loads of ways to vary betting sizes. With options to change the coin value, the number of coins you bet per line, and the number of lines bet across, you retain ultimate control of where your money goes.
- Not suitable for the highest rollers. Many similar slots offer £1000 plus per spin these days. Whilst £150 a spin is a lot to most people, those who bet the biggest will probably prefer a different machine.
The highest paying symbols in the Panther Moon slot are inspired by things you might come across in the jungle by night. Think flora, and fauna here. If players can land five-of-kind of these larger value symbols across a win line they’ll win the following pay outs:
- Panther = 10,000x the line bet.
- Owl or fox = 750x the line bet.
- Butterfly = 500x the line bet.
- Either colour flower = 250x the line bet.
Panther Moon offers players a couple of interesting and potentially lucrative bonus features. There’s a typical free games round, and the gamble mode.
If players are fortunate enough to land any three full moon “scatters” anywhere on the board, they’ll win 15 free games with a 3x multiplier. This can really help the wins to stack up. Particularly if three additional scatters are hit because free spins can be retriggered indefinitely.
Following any single win, players are given the option to gamble their pay out. Next to the spin button is the “Gamble” option. It will illuminate after a win is paid. Clicking it starts the gamble feature.
If the player opts to gamble, they’re taken to a “price is right” style game. There are five playing cards laid out, the dealer’s is the one furthest to the left. The amount of cash the win originally paid is the stake, and they can choose to either bet half (double half), or the entire amount (double).
Following the selection, the dealer reveals their card. It’s now up to the player to turn any one of the remaining cards over to reveal who wins. If your card is highest, you win the gamble, and take down either half of the original win, or a full double up. You can then choose to collect, or gamble on. This can happen until you collect, bust out versus the dealer, or reach £5,000.
In addition to the wildlife that can win the bigger money in Panther Moon, there are several symbols that can trigger smaller wins. As is tradition with video slots these days, they’re made up of the upper end of a standard deck of playing cards (A, K, Q, J, 10, 9). The pay outs listed below correspond to hitting five-of-a-kind:
- Ace, or King = 150x the line bet.
- Queen = 125x the line bet.
- Jack, 10, or 9 = 100x the line bet.
Players are given ultimate control over how they spread their bets on the Panther Moon slot machine. They can adjust the number of lines bet on, the number of coins wagered on each, and the value of each of the coins.
With all these values set the minimum (that’s 5p per coin, one bet per line, and just one line active) the lowest bet is 5p. With the maximum of 15 lines active, ten coins per line and each coin worth £1, each spin will be £150. Whilst this is unlikely to excite the highest rollers, most players will be able to find a comfortable stake within the parameters.
What We Think
Panther Moon is a top-quality slot machine from a great developer. It offers a couple of potentially profitable bonuses, and the “gamble on any win” feature is a lot of fun. The overall feel of the game is suitable for the subject, and this makes for an atmospheric experience whilst playing.
We had to struggle to come up with any negatives about it, and even the one we managed is dubious. I mean, if £150 per spin isn’t exciting enough to you, shouldn’t you be in Vegas playing $500 a hand blackjack or something?