Tue, Oct 9, 1:20am by William Brown
Last Updated Wed, May 13, 12:43am
Autumn Moon is part of the Dragon Link pokies series. These games are Asian themed, with big progressive jackpots and a hold and spin bonus feature. The theme is the traditional Autumn Festival, which takes place across Asia on the first full moon in September. You’ll see a lady in traditional costume, and the full moon among other Asian themed symbols on the reels.
Dragon Link pokies give you plenty of flexibility when it comes to win-lines and denominations. You can play up to 50 win-lines. The smallest bets start at 1c per line, up to 10c and even higher in some high limit casino rooms.
There are two bonus features. One is a free spins round, which comes with ‘reveal’ symbols. The other is the hold and spin feature. Four jackpot prizes can be won via the hold and spin.
Checking out pokies for free before you play for real money lets you find the games which work best for you. There are some Aristocrat pokies available to try out online, though Autumn Moon slots are not available in online casinos yet.
Luckily, Dragon Link pokies including Autumn Moon are available for just 50c per spin and up. This means you can try out the features and give yourself a shot at the big progressive, without breaking the bank.
If you have played any of the Lightning Link or Dragon Link pokies before, then enjoying Autumn Moon is easy. This pokie features 5 reels, with 3 rows of symbols on each.
Before you spin, you get to choose which denomination (coin size) to play. You can also select the number of win lines. Coin sizes available are 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, $1 and $2. The minimum number of win-lines will change with the coin size. If you play at 1c denomination, the minimum is 50. As you through 5c and above, this changes to 25. At $1+ denomination, you can play just 5 win-lines. It is possible to play more than one coin per line using a multiplier.
Wins are created in the usual way, with 3 or more matching symbols from the left. The lady in traditional costume is a wild symbol. This will replace anything except the bonus symbols to create extra wins. This wild comes in stacks on reels 2 through 5, often linking up wins over multiple lines. The rabbit symbol has the biggest prize, paying 150 coins for 5 of a kind. This is followed by the wooden carving, red lantern and traditional musical instrument.
This pokie has two bonus features. One is a free spins bonus and the other a hold and spin game. The hold and spin can be triggered via the free spins round, or independently in the base game. There are no random on-reel features on Autumn Moon other than the stacked wilds.
You need three of the striking full moon symbols to trigger the free spins bonus. This gives you 6 free spins, as well as a scatter prize of up to 250x the total triggering bet.
During the free spins bonus, many of the symbols are covered in an ornate doorway. When the reels stop, all the doors open at the same time. They will all reveal the same symbol, which is selected at random on each spin. If these match the other symbols (or get connected by wilds), then you can trigger some big line hits.
It is possible to reveal fireball symbols. 6+ of these will trigger the hold and spin bonus. You can also reveal wilds. The best possible outcome is to get the entire screen covered in doors, all revealing wild symbols.
All Dragon Link and Lightning Link pokies have a hold and spin bonus. This is triggered on Autumn Moon slots by hitting 6 or more of the fireball symbols. Each one shows several coins or a word representing one of the progressive jackpot prizes.
When you get 6 fireballs, the rest of the symbols fade into the background. You are now given 3 spins to add more fireballs to your total. You do need to hit the spin button each time. Whenever you add a new ball, your spins reset to 3. The bonus ends when you run out of spins – or fill the entire screen with the fireballs.
At the top of the cabinet, you will see 4 jackpot prizes. The smaller two are fixed bonus prizes. These increase as your coin size does. The mini starts at $10 and the maxi at $20 for 1c spins. You can win these multiple times in a hold and spin bonus. Each ball with that jackpot name on it will award the prize.
There are two other jackpots, the major and the grand. These are won in different ways. The major is progressive, increasing until won. This maxes out at $1000. You can win this by getting a ball with the word ‘major’ on it during the hold and spin.
To win the big grand progressive, you need to cover all 15 places on the reels with fireballs. This can be done at any denomination. Some casinos have linked grand progressives, while others have smaller jackpots for each machine.
No, Dragon Link pokies are not available in free play format. These are flagship pokies from Aristocrat, which are hugely popular. There are many (mostly older) Aristocrat games available in free to play format online.
Yes, you can win jackpot prizes via the hold and spin bonus feature. There are two fixed bonus prizes (the mini and maxi), and two progressives (the major and grand).
Yes, hitting 3 of the moon symbols will trigger free spins. These involve special ‘reveal’ symbols, which will sometimes fill large parts of the screen with matching symbols.
There are no random base game features or special wild symbols. Big win potential in the base game comes from the wilds. These are stacked on the reels, showing a lady in traditional costume.
No, the Dragon Link games are not currently available online or in mobile casino apps.