Shadow of the Panther is a video slot that is extremely popular in the land-based casinos of Las Vegas. It looks great, has stacked reels and split symbols, and that oh-so-important x-factor. Sometimes slots just work, and you can’t always immediately tell why.
High 5 Games has also released an online version of Shadow of the Panther, with a clear advantage over the land-based version: the much higher payout percentage. Where Shadow of the Panther on the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown Las Vegas has an RTP of at most 88% – 90%, 96% of all bets are paid out on the online version of this slot.
Although this is not a slot that will make you rich (the variance is too low for that), that extra 6% – 8% does provide more prizes and especially a longer playing time.
How does the Shadow of the Panther video slot work?
This video slot has a mystical jungle/animal theme, with some Aztec symbolism thrown into the mix. In any case, it looks beautiful, with beautiful animals and warriors against a jungle background. There are 30 fixed paylines, which are spread over 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols. You can bet from 0.60 euros and that goes up to 90 euros per spin. The variance is very low: the highest achievable is a full screen of Split Symbol warriors, for a payout of 9,000 coins, which equates to 150 x the total bet.
Symbols and Payouts of Shadow of the Panther
It is important to know that all symbols are stacked.
In addition, all premium symbols (the warriors, panthers, leopards, and cheetahs) can also be found as a split symbol. A split symbol increases the payout and it is, therefore, possible to spin up to 10 of the same symbols. A 10-of-a-kind of the premium symbols are worth between 5 x and 2.9 x the total bet. The medium-paying symbols and card symbols are unfortunately a lot less interesting: these only yield a fraction of the total bet with a 5-of-a-kind.
The wild symbol (the Shadow Panther symbol) substitutes for all symbols except the scatter. Wilds can also appear in stacks and appear on all reels.
Free spins bonus: win up to 15 free spins
7 or 8 scatters (the golden figurines) trigger the free spins, winning 10 and 15 free spins respectively. No additional boosters or multipliers are active during the free spins. It is also not possible to retrigger the free. So they are really free spins, in the purest form of the word.
Shadow of the Panther is a huge success in the brick casinos, no one can deny that. That is all the more surprising when you consider that this video slot actually has very limited features and no very striking features. It is especially ideal for existing players that you can now also play this slot at an online casino, with all the associated benefits.