Eye of the Panda Slot Demo Gameplay

Eye of the Panda Slot Review 2024

Grab a bite to eat from Panda’s kitchen if you dare in Hacksaw Gaming’s latest release, Eye of the Panda!

If Hacksaw has taught us anything, it’s that their cast and crew of miscellaneous creatures stand out as the most fierce, yet slightly twisted, crew around. The panda in Eye of the Panda looks like the burliest bouncer you’ve ever seen.

He’ll kick you out for the smallest blunder, and he’ll give you eyes like his if you even look at him funny. Panda’s restaurant is the most premium establishment in town, and you’ll agree lest you end up on the street and covered in a mixture of blood and bubble tea.

We can’t wait to sample the offerings, and the game itself. Join us as we explore the latest new slot to grace the Hacksaw Gaming catalogue.

Eye of the Panda Base Game

Eye of the Panda Base Game and Features

Eye of the Panda is a 5-reel Video Slot with 27 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.26% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Burger, followed by the Fries, Doughnut, Milkshake, and Ice Cream. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels, making room for new symbols to drop in from above via a Cascade.

Game Provider Hacksaw Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 27
Release Date 26/10/2023
RTP 96.26%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid - High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Wild Panda Multipliers

During gameplay, Wild Panda symbols with a random Multiplier of x2, x3, x4, x5, or x10 can drop down on the reels. Wild Pandas substitute for all High and Low-paying symbols from the paytable, applying their Multiplier value to all wins that they are part of.

If more than 1 Wild Panda is part of the same winning combination, both their Multiplier values will be added together and applied to the win. Once a Wild Panda is used as part of a win, it will be removed with all winning symbols on the next Cascade.

Never Say No to Panda! Free Spins

Landing 3 FS Scatters during the base game triggers the Never Say No to Panda! Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.

During this round, when a Wild Panda is not part of a winning combination, it will be stored in 1 of 5 Panda Collector spaces outside the reel set. If there are no empty spaces, when a Wild Panda lands on a non-winning spin, it will not be stored.

When a win is formed with at least one winning pay line, Wild Pandas in the Panda Collector will jump onto the reels in a randomly chosen position in a winning combination, applying their Multiplier values to any wins they are part of.

As Panda symbols are Wild, they can create new wins once they have jumped from the Panda Collector. These wins will also be multiplied by the Wild Panda Multiplier.

On the last Free Spin, all stored Wild Pandas that were not part of a win will jump onto the reels in randomly chosen losing positions. If they form winning combinations, those wins will be multiplied by the Wild Panda Multipliers, triggering a Cascade.

Eye of the Panda - Never Say No to a Panda Free Spins

Jumping Panda Free Spins

Landing 4 FS Scatters during the base game triggers the Jumping Panda Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.

This round plays in the same manner as the base game, only the first 5 Wild Panda Multipliers that land will become Sticky, remaining on the reels until the end of the Free Spins round.

Sticky Panda Wilds will jump to a new random position with each Free Spin and Cascade, receiving a new Multiplier value each time they jump to a new position. Wild Panda Multipliers will only activate when they are part of a winning combination.

Eye of the Panda - Jumping Panda Free Spins

Eye of the Panda Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Hacksaw Gaming has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Bonushunt FeatureSpins – Each spin is 5 times more likely to trigger a Free Spins round for 3x your bet. (RTP 96.34%)
  • Panda-Licious FeatureSpins – Each spin is guaranteed to land at least 5 Wild Panda symbols for 50x your bet. (RTP 96.28%)
  • Never Say No to a Panda! – 100x your bet. (RTP 96.27%)
  • Jumping Panda – 200x your bet. (RTP 96.33%)

Eye of the Panda: Our Verdict

We know one thing for certain…we certainly wouldn’t want to get on the bad side of this Panda, or else we may end up with our own eye of the panda if you catch our drift!

Hacksaw Gaming has let their imagination run wild once again but has kept gameplay much the same as those before it, in a true Hacksaw fashion.

The Wild Panda Multipliers are a key part of gameplay, yet they aren’t quite as rewarding as multiplier values seen in Beast Below or Le Bandit, but they’re not shy at presenting themselves on the reels.

Another Hacksaw specialty is having 2 Free Spins rounds to contend with, and Eye of the Panda has just that. Both the Never Say No to a Panda Free Spins and Jumping Panda Free Spins are equally thrilling, yet they both bring something entirely different to the table.

As intimidating as Panda may be, he is able to cook up max wins of up to 10,000x. This figure seems to be the standard going rate for a Hacksaw slot, and one you wouldn’t shrug at if you’re lucky enough to hit it!