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Coral present Game of the Day: Prowling Panther

| 14.02.2015

The jungle is quiet by night, save for the occasional cracked branch or animal call reverberating through the trees. As you back against a tree you hear a rustle in the branches above and a dark, leaping target – a Prowling Panther, one of the most feared jungle cats and our subject for Game of the Day!

Prowling Panther uses IGT’s exclusive “MultiWay Extra” reel system to award wins, doing away with traditional paylines altogether. There are 5 reels, as normal, but they have a pyramid arrangement where only the central 3rd reel has 5 symbols, the 1st/5th have 3 and 2nd/4th have 4 stops each. MultiWay Extra is radical in several ways; firstly it pays for any winning combination (left to right or right to left) for symbols in any position in consecutive reels. For example if you found a Toucan symbol in the top spot of reel 1, bottom spot reel 2 and middle spot of reel 3 that would award a prize.

That’s not all though as MutiWay Extra can also multiply wins if you find more than 1 paying symbol in the same reel. If, going back to the last example, there were 2 toucan symbols in each of the first 3 reels your payout would be 2x2x2=8x as much! This multiplication effect can have big repercussions, and even carries through to bonus games where it can be particularly lucrative!

Prowling Panther uses a variety of jungle creatures as paying symbols; there is the titular panther of course, along with a parrot, toucan and various playing card symbols which all award wins. There is also a “2x wild” symbol, which acts as 2 of any winning symbol when calculating payouts.

But Prowling Panther’s main bonus game is triggered by the golden panther’s head scatter, which awards free games. If 5 appear on consecutive reels at any point you instantly unlock 8 free spins! However, the MultiWay Extra multiplier also counts here, meaning if you have multiple scatters in one column your free games are multiplied up to a maximum of 256 spins.

As you might imagine Prowling Panther has a unique playing experience with big variance and the potential for huge wins. The Multiway Extra system take a bit of getting used to, but provides an entertaining new challenge and all new ways to win. If you dare face the Prowling Panther you can try it out now in our Games Tab or downloadable client.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.