Mahjong Panda Review
The two biggest symbols in China are the adorable panda and the intriguing game of mahjong. No one has ever combined those two, that was until now! Pragmatic Play's Mahjong Panda takes players to a stunning oriental setting with an adorable panda and mahjong.
Playing on 5-reels with 1,204 ways to win, this oriental slot features tumbles, multipliers and free spins leading to gameplay that cannot be found elsewhere. There is literally no other slot that looks like Mahjong Panda, so stick around if you love pandas and mahjong.
In the background of the slot, there are cherry blossom trees, bushes and a whole lot of greenery throughout. At the forefront, there are mahjong tiles as well as more flowers blowing in the wind.
The reels are designed like mahjong tiles with the scroll rounding off the edges. All the symbols on the reels are familiar-looking mahjong tiles added with a cute panda twist which is a cool attention to detail.
During the game, players will hear the ambient noises of birds and wildlife paired with a soft synth track. When the player spins, this is enhanced to a woodwind score that is beautiful to hear and feels extremely tranquil.
There's not a huge amount going on in the gameplay aside from the tumbles and free spins. It would've been interesting to see a mahjong mechanic or something specific, but the game is still entertaining enough without it.
At the bottom of the screen, there are spin buttons, bet level and all the usual menus such as paytables. Like most Pragmatic Play slots, the user interface is big, clear and easy to see.
Whilst the win potential will not blow anyone away, it's not terrible. Firstly, the RTP is way above average at 96.48% which is always refreshing to see and goes well with the high volatility level leading to greater wins but less often.
Now, the biggest win is only 5,000x the stake which is becoming a staple for Pragmatic Play. This is not a bad amount but it's under the expected average which may put off some high rollers looking bigger wins.
When the slot opens up, you'll be absolutely blown away by the unique visuals as they are absolutely stunning. Mahjong Panda is delightful to look at and it's clear that the developers put a lot of effort into the design.
As for the gameplay, it's simple but perfect for players looking for straightforward gameplay that is still entertaining. Do not expect to be blown away by the gameplay, but it's thrilling enough to deliver an exciting experience to players.