Happy Panda slot review

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Reviewed by: Emily Warren Linkedin
Last updated: 05/09/2022
Most game developers often pick up new slot machines , but it is far from everyone who contributes jackpot games of various kinds. NetEnt is one of several New Zealand game providers that have developed several of the most popular progressive jackpot slots which is on the net today. However, it is usually about really juicy win amounts that fall rarely and therefore not suitable for all types of players in the taste. Now comes Happy Panda which not only offers a progressive jackpot, but another 2 extra prize pools, expanding Wilds and of course also a bonus round with free spins .

About The Slot Machine

Chinese theme with the Happy Panda as the main star of the game. In addition to free spins and a lovely theme, as well as Wild symbols that grow so large that they cover an entire reel, there is all the more to pick up in NetEnt's new slot machine. Built into the slot machine Happy Panda is also available 3 different jackpots win. These are called in the usual Netent spirit for Minor, Major and Mega and have slightly varying prize pools.

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Bets & Winnings

Netent never launches slots that cannot be adjusted. This is not to exclude different types of casino players, as there are those who play for significantly higher stakes than others. Happy Panda is of course no exception and has both bet levels and coin values that can be set and changed for each game round.

In Happy Panda you will find coin values that vary between 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, and 0.50 . This should then be added together with the 20 paylines available in the slot, as well as your bet level between 1 – 10 .

As a rule, the winnings grow the more the higher the bet level and coin value you play with. However, it may be worth keeping the volatility of the game in mind. Depending on how high or low volatility a casino game has, the more often or less often the winnings dim down.

Here, if you want, you have the opportunity to bet quite large as all paylines are fixed and therefore cannot be disabled. The maximum win in Happy Panda is$ 80,000 or 16,000 coins - in a single spin!

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Game information
Games 2019
Max profit $ 80,000 / 16,000 coins
Reels / paylines 5 / 20
Theoretical payback-RTP 96.6
Coin value 0,01 - 0.50
Total effort 1 000$
Volatility Medium / High
Free spins Yes
Bonus features Re-spins, double Wilds, Free spins, 3 different jackpots

Features of Happy Panda

It is rare that the game developer Netent Launches Video slots completely without bonus features. They have shown many times that they can offer much more intricate technology than maxing out the number of BET lines or a bonus round of free spins. Enough that free spins are also available in Happy Panda, but what is perhaps most attractive to many players is probably still the game's 3 different jackpots.

Free spins

Activated by the game's Scatter symbol. This is quickly recognized as it stands out with its appearance. 3 pieces of the cut lotus flower activate the bonus round with free spins . Depending on how many scatter symbols you spin, the number of Free Spins generated also increases.

  • 3 Scatters = 5 free spins
  • 4 Scatters = 8 free spins
  • 5 Scatters = 12 free spins

Another feature that is activated when the free spins are running is the expanding Wild symbols. Should you see Wild symbols land anywhere on the reels during the bonus round, they expand to cover the entire reel on which the symbol landed.

Happy Panda slot machine free spins

Falling Wild Re-spin & double Wilds

A bonus feature that can be triggered both during the game's regular game round but also in free spins is the feature with falling Wilds and Re-spins. Falling Wilds are triggered by 1 or more wild symbols landing on the playing field . These Wilds expand and take larger place as described above, and after that fall down one line for each spin. This continues until no more Wild symbols appear on the reels.

Gift of Double Wilds – the second feature of the bonus round, is not activated immediately, but$even a little more. Should another Wild symbol land behind a Wild symbol that has already taken its place on the reels, this will also grow in size before activating double Wilds.

Giant Panda Jackpot-3 different jackpots

As seen in some other NetEnt jackpot games, there are usually 3 different jackpots called Minor, Major and Mega. This is also the case in Happy Panda, although since the Chinese theme is so strong, the prize pools are named in Chinese. However, you can see quite directly which jackpot is which on the varying prize amounts.

happy panda jackpot

To have a chance at any of these, 3 or more bonus symbols land on the playing field . This looks like a large gold coin with a paw in the middle. This is possible both in the regular game round of the game but also during Falling Wild Re-spins. This is how the game Giant Panda Jackpot starts – which is a game where each position on the reels acts as separate reels.

The bonus symbols that land on the reels then remain in their positions until the bonus round Giant Panda Jackpot has ended. It is also worth knowing that these bonus symbols have a random value of between 10-200 times the bet level . The different jackpots in the game are then obtained in the following way;

  • Minor Jackpot - Win the game's smallest jackpot by spinning bonus symbols that cover an entire reel. Here the prize pool is already determined and gives you a win of 20x the total bet for the game round that activated the Giant Panda Jackpot.
  • Grand Jackpot - The game's second biggest jackpot falls when you Cover 2 of the game's reels with bonus symbols. Also, this jackpot is predetermined and brings profit of 100x the total bet for the game round that activated the Giant Panda Jackpot.
  • Mega Jackpot - The game's biggest jackpot is progressive, which means that it is constantly growing. In order to win this one, you have to spin bonus symbols that cover 3 full lines.

Happy Panda jackpot slot


The game's various symbols contribute to winning combinations of different sizes when they contribute to winning combinations on the reels. These have been split into high paying and lower paying symbols to make it as simple as possible. The stronger symbols that contribute to slightly bigger wins consist of 4 more graphic symbols; bamboo, Mallard, crane & Koi fish. These generate between 700-1,600 coins at the best combination.

The weaker symbols in the game contribute to slightly lower winning combinations and are recognized as classic letters that often represent the lower wins in slot machines. The letters A, K, Q and J give a win of between 40 – 70 coins in comparison to the higher paying symbols.

Wild symbol

The game's Wild symbol that also grows at certain times is easy to recognize quickly. Keep an eye out for The panda that has its title ”Wild " written under . This bonus symbol can appear anywhere on the reels at any time and replaces the other symbols in the game in order to contribute as good winning combinations as possible. Also the expanding Wild symbol consists of the Happy Panda, but then appears in full body format.


Summing up the Happy Panda slot machine took a while. There is a lot to enjoy during the game, both in terms of Free Spins rounds, but above all to get into the Giant Panda Jackpot where you have the chance to win 1 of 3 jackpots. It becomes extra exciting when you know that it can really pay to play with a slightly higher stake than usual, because the value can be multiplied several times! However, given that the volatility of the game is still quite high, it is not an option suitable for all players. We like that Netent has made use of a previously used theme with Chinese characters and cute animals. Happy Panda is at the same time so new of its kind that it becomes a lovely mix of new and old. If you want to try an older slot from Microgaming with a similar theme, we can recommend Giant Panda.