From the Yggdrasil Gaming stable, Blood Moon Wilds takes Halloween and werewolves as its themes and is aimed at those who may enjoy flirting with the murkier side of life, complete with a suitably spooky soundtrack. There are five reels, three rows plus 20 set-in-stone Paylines.
It’s set in the New Orleans of Victorian times, at midnight on All Hallows Eve as the gap between the spirit and living worlds is at its slimmest. Expect to enter a world of werewolves and full moons, one that’s dense with the atmosphere.
How to play
You can play this slot from just 10p a go on any device you wish, or all the way up to £100 a pop. Set up Autoplay if you fancy a break from manual spinning. In Blood Moon Wilds, the moons above the reels turn along with them, as the lunar calendar feature comes into play.
Lower-paying values include the playing card suits, while a red-haired lady is the most lucrative icon paying out 50x stake for five in a row. There are also four other characters, who turn into werewolves, as described below.
Scoop a winning combo with three, four or five matching symbols on a Payline; wins payout from left to right.
This game does not have a standard Wild icon. Instead, all four high-paying characters can convert into werewolf Wilds to replace all the regular emblems.
The red gemstone is the free whirls Scatter icon, and as ever it grants you access all areas to free spins.
During both the free spins round and the bonus game, at any time, one of the four following random perks may pop up:
- Wild transformation: A high-paying symbol becomes Wild
- Win multiplier: Get up to a 5x multiplier on your spin
- Extra free spin symbol: An extra Scatter is added to the reels
- Full moon nudge: So that you have a full or blood moon to make high-value icons Wild
Land between three and five Scatters to launch this round; you’ll gain seven, 10 or a dozen wager-free whirls for three, four and five red gemstones respectively.
During the round, if you land two further Scatters, you’ll enjoy a pair of extra freebies.
During the random feature described above, if you land an extra Scatter to make six, you scoop a magnificent 20 free whirls.
Lunar calendar feature
A lunar calendar above the reels depicts the moon’s phases. When the moon is full, the high-value character icons turn into werewolf Wilds, replacing standard icons and shelling out like the red-headed woman, 50x stake for five on a line.
There isn’t a progressive jackpot in this slot. The top prize is 50x overall bet. But, with the right combination of free spins, symbols and multipliers, you can win up to 2,130x your wager.
Return to Player (RTP)
Blood Moon Wilds is medium-to-high variance – while RTP or Return to Player is a decent average of 96.2% here. You can expect just over one spin in every five to yield a winning combo.
If a jolly fruit machine play is your thing, Blood Moon Wilds may not be the right game for you. But if you’re up for a spooky slot with some outstanding design and features, this one could well be worth a closer look. It’s a great exploration of the darker side of life, without going completely over the top.
Take it for a spin yourself and see if it sends shivers down your spine! Let us know how you get on.