Blood Moon Wilds
Get ready for a hair-raising encounter with bloodthirsty werewolves on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Blood Moon Wilds will take you back to the Victorian era with wild substitutions, a Lunar Calendar feature, four random modifiers as well as a free spins round with sticky wilds and random multipliers that can lead to wins of up to 5,000 times your bet on a single spin.
Blood Moon Wilds is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can dare to spin on a full moon night on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.20%.
A harrowing scene at twilight is welcoming you to a Victorian residence for an encounter with dubious characters that will turn into werewolf wilds. Wavering fog, overgrowing vegetation and dilapidated stone hedges are early signs that your visit to this residence will be an eventful experience and that, especially on a full moon night. An equally harrowing soundtrack lends the game the necessary spine-chilling effect.
The game has eight regular pay symbols starting the card suites – diamond, clubs, spades and hearts – held on wooden boards and awarding 3.5x to 6.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. The premium symbols are four characters on blue, green, purple and red tiles. Hit five on a line to win 12x to 50x your bet.
There is no regular wild on the reels but they will appear as four different werewolves through various features. When they do, they will substitute for all regular pay symbols and also award 50x your bet when five land on a line. An intricate icon with a bloodred gem and marked with ‘Free Spins’ acts as the scatter.
Blood Moon Wilds Slot Features
Get ready for an intense reel ride as Yggdrasil did not stop with the harrowing graphics and eerie soundtrack. They went to great length to make the gameplay is just as exhilarating and suspenseful. There is a Lunar Calendar feature, four random modifiers and a free spins round to get through, so let’s take them in the best possible chronological order.
On top of the game window, you will observe a display flanked by two wolves showing the Lunar Calendar. The phase will change on every spin and will activate a symbol transformation when it shows the full moon. All high-value symbols in view on that spin will turn into werewolf wilds for the round, providing extra potential to score a big win. It gets even better in the free spins, which we will explain shortly.
No less the four random features can trigger on any spin in the base game and free spins. The two wolves on top of the game window will come alive and turn red to announce the trigger of a random feature. They will apply symbol modifiers, grant multipliers or add an extra scatter for the current spin.
- Random Wilds: Turns all instances of the high-value character symbol that will give you the biggest win into wilds. Obviously, the feature will trigger when no character symbols are in view.
- Random Multiplier: Awards a win multiplier of x2, x3, x4 or x5 for the current spin.
- Extra Scatter Symbol: Will trigger while the reels are spinning but only when two scatters are already in view in the base game and one scatter in the free spins. It will then add one extra scatter to the reels.
- Random Full Moon: Will nudge the Lunar Calendar to show a full moon in the base game and a Blood Moon in the free spins. The feature cannot trigger if there are no character symbols in view.
The action on the reels is about to reach its hair-raising climax when you hit three or more scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature. The game will award 7, 10 and 12 free spins for three, four and five scatters respectively. The number increases to 20 free spins should you have a sixth scatter on the triggering spin from the random feature. The free spins can be retriggered, awarding the same amount of free spins. Additionally, two scatters will also give you +2 free spins, no limits.
During the feature, the full moon is removed from the Lunar Calendar and replaced with multiple Blood Moons. Every time the Lunar Calendar shows a Blood Moon, all high-value character symbols turn in to sticky werewolf wilds. This can happen repeatedly within one bonus round, providing the potential to hit a full screen with sticky wilds. The payout for a full screen is 1,000x your bet.
Blood Moon Wilds is yet another feast for the eyes when it comes to the graphics and animations. Yggdrasil created an entertaining slot that might be best suitable for the spooky season but looks destined to be played at any time as the gameplay is very engaging and the top pay of 5,000 times your bet well sufficient.
Please note that as of 13th October 2019 the slot is exclusively available at bwin and Party Casino. However, we assume it will go global at some point in the coming weeks.
Update 30th April 2020: After some six months of exclusivity, Blood Moon Wilds will be released networkwide on 7th May 2020.