Tue, Jul 17, 1:37am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Thu, May 14, 11:50pm
In playing Moon Maidens II you’ll travel into the future and see that a new, more mysterious world has taken over. Two unique female characters are featured – Selene and Mona. At the start of the game, you’ll choose which of the two characters’ themes you’ll play with. Selene is more of an ice maiden while Mona has more of a fiery character. Whichever of the two themes you play with, the gameplay is essentially the same – it’s just the themes and symbols are different.
You can play each of the games with either a 30 win-line or 60 win-line set up. Taking the latter option sees the reels expand to show six symbols on each, creating a visually impressive setup.
Throughout the game, you’ll find plenty of bonus features, including a Spyglass bonus that can lead to free spins. You’ll enjoy randomly awarded bonus features too, with spinning wheels, added wilds and the chance to win five progressive jackpots.
Aristocrat is one of the top pokies design companies in the industry, having created many of the leading games. A number of these games are available online and come with a free play option. Playing for free aids you in getting a great feel for the game, before you play for real money. Moon Maidens II isn’t available online and therefore doesn’t offer this free play option. However, with a range of stakes, you can keep your early play at a low cost.
Having made your theme selection, your first choice is the number of lines. You’ll get to choose whether to play with 30 lines or 60 lines. The first option sees the screen set up in the almost industry standard 5×3 arrangement. However, choose the 60 lines and you’re facing an elongated 5×6 arrangement. The game is housed in the Arc cabinet, the curved screens usually grouped in fours.
Your chosen character looms large behind the reels while you spin. At the top of the screen, you’ll see the jackpot prizes, with the Grand payout the largest at the top.
The reels are filled with mysterious themed symbols and these are the highest paying in the game. Like many pokies, the lower end of the paytable is filled with playing card symbols – 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
As you play, you’ll notice that the symbols are stacked across the reels. This can lead to big wins across many of the win-lines. When you land a big win with matching symbols, the winning symbols will merge to create one large impressive graphic.
The bonus features come thick and fast when playing Moon Maidens II. Some are triggered at random, while others need scatter (bonus) symbols on the reels. Here is a look at each:
This is a randomly awarded bonus that sees wilds scattered across the reels. Whenever you land this bonus you are virtually assured a big win, as those wilds will substitute for any other symbols.
While other pokies require a series of bonus or scatter symbols to activate a bonus feature, this feature opens when you land a single spyglass symbol on the reels.
It will expand to fill the screen and you’ll have to choose from a yellow or a green gem. Having made your pick, a prize will be displayed. The prize will mostly be an immediate cash credit, while you can also enter the free spins or jackpot features.
Randomly a message can appear informing you a meteor shower is on the way. Reels 2 and 4 will now be filled with the same symbol and are locked, while the other reels spin. Wilds land on the reels from the meteor shower, ensuring big wins.
This is another randomly awarded bonus feature. On entering this feature you’ll be presented with a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ style game that fills the screen. Most of the segments on the colourful wheel are filled with cash amounts. However, you can also land on the jackpot and free spins symbols. These will take you to their respective bonus games.
You’ll be presented with a screen showing 16 moons in a 4×4 grid. You pick these in turn and each pick will display a number. Pick the same number three times and you’ll win that number of spins. The numbers can get big, with as many as 36 free spins available.
There are five progressive jackpots to be won on Moon Maidens II. The largest prize of all is the Grand jackpot which is seeded at $2,000. The others that can be won are the Major, Maxi, Minor and Mini. To win the jackpots you’ll enter a very similar feature than that to win the free spins.
You’ve got the same 4×4 grid of moons, although this time they are crescent moons and green in colour. Land the same jackpot three times and you’ve won that prize. The beauty of this feature is that you are guaranteed to win one of the five jackpots.
No, being a live casino slot there is no free play option. You can, however, start for small stakes when you first play the game. This has the added advantage of the opportunity to win a jackpot, which you wouldn’t have in free play mode.
Yes, you can enter the free spins through two different bonus features. Land free spins in the Spy Glass bonus round or through the Moon Wheel Spins feature. Instead of winning a set number of spins, you’ll enter a further feature where you’ll pick moons to reveal the number.
Yes, you can win one of five different progressive jackpots. The largest prize is the Grand jackpot, which is joined by the Major, Maxi, Minor and Mini prizes. You’ll win the jackpot when revealing the same prize three times in the dedicated feature.