Forming unlikely partnerships is a trait the gaming industry has made little effort to keep hidden. Inspired by some weird and wonderful pairings of competitors slots, PG Soft introduces Hip Hop Panda, coupling a genre of music reknowned for violence, testosterone fuelled peacocking and general sexual promiscuity, with an animal that has to be tricked into mating and jumps at the sound of its own offspring sneezing.
The character of Hip Hop Panda was allegedly the first animal rapper to win one of the biggest Hip Hop competitions going, hosted by a downtown nightspot. Animals can rap? Who knew. Join him on his journey into the unknown and you get to enjoy the electronic tones of this skillful rap master
The look and feel
Pumping tunes are echoing through the urban streets placed at the background, behind the reels. The club is pumping and the punters are queing to see the legend that is the Hip Hop Panda. You might laugh, but if there was a rapping panda at your local nightclub you’d be there mate, and you know it.
Graphics are pretty tight, with the scene nicely set and the characters are symbols crisp and easy to identify. The hip hop beats are also a nice treat for those who enjoy their lyrics and beats.
Worldwide fame followed his win at the club, and ever since his following has been borderline obsessive. Thousands have been inspired to follow in his footsteps, including you my friend, and that’s why you’re here. Perform your own composition and take your shot at international stardom and a record deal.
To set the scene, the winner has returned and is hosting a new competition to find talent, hoping to discover the next big thing - a rough diamond to mould and shape into something special. It could be you?
The features you’ll love
Enough of the fluff, let’s see how the game pans out and how you can win big. This slot is presented over a 3 x 3 setup, slightly unusual for today’s slots. It’s build around the premise of a rap competition, and as the player you’ll have to spit the right lyrics to impress and take home the prize.
The game’s key features include the Chain Combo Gameplay and a handful of scatters that award free spins with increased bonus multipliers. The bomb symbol is one to watch for, it will explode, taking all current symbols with it apart from the except the Wild and Free Spin symbols..Get one or more free spin symbol to take home a reward.
Bonus-wise, the game has a couple of gems. As players rap to their heart’s content they may come across the scatters. Get a scatter on the reels to trigger the Hip Hop Panda Free Spins feature and see the potential to trigger an increasing multiplier bonus, bringing some very generous prizes.
F***ed up theme aside, Hip Hop Panda is ok. We love the bonuses, they can seriously boost your overall wins. We also loved the soundtrack, as who doesn’t love a bit of hip hop whilst chillin’ and winnin’ on a hot online video slot. But, most of all we love the juxtaposed idea of a gentle, frigid giant screaming about beef and bitches into a mic over phat beats.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring