Panther’s Reign Slot, developed by Stockholm-based operator Quickspin, whisks you away to a vibrant Amazonian jungle paradise. It’s densely populated by the titular sleek predator, cheeky monkeys and squawking parrots. This nature-themed slot is played on a slightly unconventional five-reel, four-row set-up with 50 Paylines which remain fixed throughout.
Quickspin apparently designed the slot to draw attention to the rainforest at a time when this part of the world was being decimated by wildfires.
In the middle of the lush green background, you’ll see a tumbling waterfall, while jungle animals dominate the reel set. Listen out for the background sounds of the exotic birds and a flowing river as you play – this is a colourful, romanticised and insect-free take on the jungle!
How to play
Wins crop up when you land between three and five matching icons on a Payline, kicking off from the left. Play from 10p to up to £100 a spin on mobile, tablet or desktop.
As ever, the standard four playing-card suits make up the lower-paying symbols, and they’re set in a stone background. Among the more lucrative icons are the jaguar, parrot, monkey and frog.
Meanwhile, the panther is the king of the symbols as well as the jungle, with five in a row shelling out at 100x stake.
Panther’s Reign Slot special features
The Wild is a gold icon with panther scratch marks, and as usual, it replaces all icons, except the Scatter. Its value is the same as the panther symbol.
The Scatter is a green gemstone around which a snake is wrapped.
The setting turns to night-time during this perk, for heightened dramatic effect. Trigger the round with three Scatters during a base game whirl, and earn five free spins. Every extra Scatter grants you an additional freebie, up to a maximum of 22.
Unfortunately, you can’t win extra free goes with Scatters during the feature, although there is a respins element to provide better value given that five free spins may not seem that many.
During the free spins round, any winning combos activate the respins feature, locking all winning icons in place as the other positions respin until there are no further wins and all winnings are paid out.
The Wild Spray perk also applies here, as described below.
Wild Spray bonus
This feature launches at random at any time during the bonus or bonus games. What happens is that, during a spin in the base game, between three and 10 Wilds are sprayed on to the reels at random.
Return to Player (RTP)
Expect volatility to be high in Panther’s Reign, with a Return to Player or RTP of 96.25%.
This is yet another visually stunning offering from masters of animation Quickspin, rich in colour, design and (as ever) detail, with some decent winning potential to boot. It was designed with the more experienced player in mind.
One or two industry reviewers have remarked on the lack of a certain something in terms of innovative features and felt the winning potential could be even greater. Others have mentioned the limited number of Paylines as a drawback.
But head off to the jungle, give it a whirl and check this one out for yourself. And don’t forget to let us know how you got on.