Pink Panther Pokie Game
If you make it through this review without humming the iconic theme from the Pink Panther cartoon series then you deserve more credit than we do! While the license was initially something of a surprising choice, Playtech certainly seemed to know what they were doing with it as it has led to one of the most fun-filled games in their entire range. This fun is embodied primarily in the feature rounds and there are literally loads of them, so let’s get straight into it!
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 40
Special Features: Wilds, scatters, Pink Pow, Crack the Pink Code, Colour Pink and more
Top Prize: 5,000 coins
The features aren’t the only thing to get excited about on Pink Panther as Playtech, who generally stick with 25 win lines for their games, have gone all out and expanded the board. Here, you’ve got four rows of symbols across five reels and a truly enhanced selection of win lines which weigh in at forty. You’re not obligated to use all of them either as they can be adjusted individually to fall into line with your chosen coin bet. When you’ve decided on both, it’s time to get spinning and seeing exactly how the forty win lines play out for you.
The Pink Panther himself is the wild card and his paw print is the scatter. However, unlike most games, the scatters are only there to award a cash prize regardless of win lines as all of the features on the game are triggered at random. Indeed, any of the following great features can come along at literally any time, even when you least expect it!
The Pink Pow feature sees our starring character hitting the reels and causing a random number of existing symbols to explode, somewhere in the two and six symbol range. Any symbols affected by this feature will instantly turn into additional wild cards, with the reels being recalculated accordingly.
Next up is our chance to Crack the Pink Code. The Pink Panther will make his way through ten safes that appear on the screen, revealing free spins, a multiplier and potentially an extra expanding wild for the third reel. He’ll keep on picking until he discovers the dynamite – this symbol awards two further spins on top of your existing total which will then play out automatically, with prizes awarded based on whatever multiplier you managed to find beforehand.
The Colour Pink bonus is somewhat unusual but definitely fits into the ‘every little helps’ motto of poker machine players. The Pink Panther and his friend will paint both pink and blue numbers on a fence and when they’re done, the pink numbers will be added together and multiplied by your total bet for a prize. You can take that amount or request that the fence be repainted for a second shot at a potentially larger prize – just remember that you can’t go back once you opt for a second chance!
The Wheel of Pink bonus sees a wheel with two sections coming into play. The outer wheel features multipliers of your total bet as cash prizes, while the inner section is split into “collect” and “respin” segments. The hope in this round is for multiple respins given that all prizes won are added together to make for a final cash amount.
Finally, there’s the Jackpot Adventure and this is the round that any player will be hoping to land in as often as possible. You’ll undoubtedly have noticed the Major Pink and Minor Pink jackpot prizes at the top of the screen and this is where they stand to be won. Twelve doors appear on the screen and you need to get picking for a shot at both prizes. Discovering five Pink Panthers awards the Major Pink, while five Inspector Clouseaus award the Minor Pink. Sometimes, you’ll just find three of the little men instead, which makes for a smaller yet still useful consolation prize.
Game Culture’s Opinion
It’s not often that players get to enjoy an online pokie with as many great themed features as this one. The only potential downside is that the features are triggered at random, alongside the fact that if you develop a favourite, there’s only a certain chance of receiving it each time. In fairness, landing three scatters would be equally random so we can’t fault Pink Panther and it’s well worth checking out even if you’ve never seen the cartoon.