ALL ABOUT PANTHER’S REIGN SLOT
There are plenty of games in the pantheon of jungle, animal or wildlife slots that are worth a spin. Blockbusters like Raging Rhino or Primal Megaways™ spring to mind. The latest from Quickspin is Panther’s Reign, a game that offers the usual top-quality production values we’ve come to expect from one of Sweden’s best-loved game developers, hitched to a high-variance game engine that high risk fans will enjoy thanks to a decent 5,000x + top payout to chase down. Casual gamers on the other hand may find this one to be a little intimidating and should beware that it will rinse your wallet pretty quickly before revealing any of its treasures.
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
Quickspin slots are some of the most recognizable in the industry, thanks to their classic graphical stylings and standardized interface, something which we’re fans of here at The Slot Buzz. So any regular Quickspin slotter will feel at home right away diving into Panther’s Reign. The game uses five reels and four rows and offers the chance to win across 50 different paylines. The backdrop to the reel set is a rocky jungle-scape that turns to a rainy night time scene for the atmospheric bonus round. It’s a cool design, and sets the scene well for some excellent gameplay.
The low value symbols are the card suits, Clubs, Spades, Hearts and Diamonds, whilst the premium symbols are represented by the frog, parrot, monkey and jaguar. There is also the Panther Wild symbol which will sub for all others, and the Snake Scatter, required to unlock the bonus round.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
This isn’t a game that is packed with features, which is another reason it will probably appeal only to serious high variance fans. However, there is the one key base and bonus game feature that keeps things interesting, and that is the Spraying Wilds. At random anywhere between 3 and 10 Wild Panthers will be added to the reels after a spin to create more wins in the base game. During free spins up to 7 wilds will be added.
Free Spins and Re-Spins
Landing three snake scatters on a spin will get you 5 free spins. Landing extra scatters will give you one extra spin each, with a maximum of 22 free spins available. The extra value in the free spins round comes with a re-spin that is activated every time you land a winning spin. Re-Spins come with locked symbols – the winning ones from the previous spin. If you land another win, so those symbols lock for further re-spins. This process continues until there are no more wins.
Panther’s Reign arrives in UK slot sites throughout March and for Quickspin afficionados it will be a welcome new addition. High variance fans in general will also find this slot worthy of their attention, thanks to its simple high risk gameplay and reasonable top payout. The experience isn’t thrilling in the base game, though regular wild sprays keep you engaged whilst you wait for the pay-off of entry to the free spins round. It’s only here where you are likely to get any value from Panther’s Reign – getting a good run of re-spins and locked symbols is the goal. It will be a rare thing, but worth the wait if / when it arrives. Good luck!