Pink Panther Online Slots from Playtech
Pink Panther from developers Playtech is an online and mobile slots game themed around the Pink Panther cartoons produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and MGM Animation in the 1960s and 70s. Pink Panther stars characters and icons from the cartoon show, and plays on 5 reels over 4 rows, with 50 bet lines available in real-money play (although there are also free versions available with 40 bet lines, to play for fun).
Players can vary the number of bet lines played, the number of coins bet per line, as well as the denomination of the coins, so the total wager per spin is adjustable for the most modest of budgets as well as the highest of high rollers. Laid-back lounge music from the period accompanies the action, and all the featured characters animate when included in a winning combination.
Basic Icons and Regular Play
Pink Panther’s low-value icons are the poker symbols 10, J, Q (all of equal scoring value) and K, A (also scoring the same for wins). 3, 4, or 5 Qs, Js or 10s in unbroken succession from the left-most reel on one bet line win 10, 20 or 70 coins respectively, while for Ks and As the wins are 15, 40 or 100 coins. Panther Paw-prints and a Magnifying Glass are equivalent medium-value symbols, winning 20, 60 or 150 coins for matching combinations or 3, 4 or 5.
The high-value symbols begin with a Pot of Pink Paint and a cartoon Bomb, each worth 40, 70 or 200 coins for matches. The hapless Little Man and Inspector Clouseau, as portrayed in the cartoons, complete the high-value symbols, scoring wins with 2 matches or more. The pay-out sequence for the Little Man is 3, 45, 100 and 300 coins, and for Clouseau wins pay 5, 50, 150 or 500 coins.
The Pink Panther is the Wild symbol; apart from substituting for any symbols except the Scatter to complete winning bet lines, it also scores wins for its own combinations of 2 or more on a bet line, yielding 15, 150, 500 or 5,000 coins. The Scatter icon (the game’s logo) pays for 3, 4 or 5 Scatters anywhere on the reels; winning 5, 25 or 125 coins.
Seven Bonus Features
The biggest draw card Pink Panther offers players is its 7 bonus features, some of which occur in regular play, and some of which are triggered as bonus rounds outside the main game. These include the Pink Pow bonus, which adds extra Wilds to the reels, and the Crack the Pink Code Bonus, offering players a selection of safes that open to reveal Free Spins, a Random Multiplier, an Expanding Wild covering the whole of Reel 3, or dynamite that explodes and starts the Free Spins round. Other special features are the Colour Pink Bonus, based on the very first episode of the cartoon, featuring the Pink Panther and the Little Man battling over whether numbers on a fence should be painted blue or pink, the Wheel of Pink Bonus in which a wheel spins for multipliers, and the Pink Trail Bonus, with Inspector Clouseau following panther paw-prints in search of the diamond.
All these bonuses reward the player with free spins or win multipliers. There is also a gamble feature offered after wins, and a random Jackpot Adventure, in which the player must open the right doors to score either the Major Pink or Minor Pink progressive jackpot, is the game’s most lucrative bonus on offer.