Mon, Dec 24, 3:13am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:33pm
Don’t Wait for the Full Moon to Try the Lucky Zone Feature
Aristocrat have taken their ‘reel-power’ (all-ways) winning system to a new level with the Wolf Moon pokie. This game features 6 reels, instead of the usual 5. It is set in the far north and features native wildlife on the reels. Wolves of course play a central role, though you will also find bears, elk and even puffin symbols. When you get the bonus game, the aurora flickers above the game.
Reasons to Choose the Wolf Moon Pokie
Some great reasons to check out this 6-reel pokie, here are the highlights:
Triggering this bonus game requires 3 special green emblem symbols anywhere on the reels. You’ll also receive scatter prizes, based on the number in view. Hit all 5 and this is a big 25x your total spin.
However many emblems you hit, you will get 12 free spins.
In the middle of the reels a 4×4 area (on reels 3 and 4) has a glowing green box around it. This is the ‘lucky zone’. When you get a wild moon symbol in this zone, it will expand, covering all 4 spots. This can enable a lot of wins if you line up symbols on reels 1 and 2. If you also get them on reels 5 and 6, expect one of those crazy beeping tunes which Aristocrat use for giant wins.
Not only does the triggering spin have the potential for bigger wins, you get a respin too. You’ll see an animation, where the moons turn into one giant one. Next the word respin appears – and the moon locks in place while the rest of the reels spin again. This can boost the number of free spins you get each time. You can retrigger for more spins, with the emblem symbols still in play.
With all-ways slots there are no traditional win-lines. If you line up 3 or more symbols on the reels from the left, that counts as a win. When you include wilds, and the chance of more than one of the same symbol on each reel – you have the potential to trigger a lot of wins on each spin. You will notice that many of the win amounts are smaller. This reflects the potential to get 10 or even 20 wins from one spin.
A cartoon-like wolf, with a glow around it, faces you from the reels. This symbol will often appear in pairs and can cover all 4 rows on a reel. Wolves have the biggest line prize, with 625 coins coming your way for 6 of a kind.
Next come a pair of polar bears, with mountains in the background. Here you will get 500 coins for the maximum 5. Other animal symbols follow. The bear also gets 500 coins max, with the elk and puffins each worth 250. Playing card symbols are also in play.
Full moon wilds only appear on reels 3 and 4. These will help connect your wins. Those reels also match the ‘lucky zone’ for the free spins feature.
You’ll see mountains and pine trees to the sides of the reels, with a sunset in pink and orange above them during the base game. When you hit the free spins, things change. Now you get rapidly flickering green of the Northern Lights above the reels. There is also dramatic music during the feature, with the regular ambient casino floor sounds for the base game.
Other than the occasional howl, the sound effects are mostly standard Aristocrat fare.
This is a smart pokie, rather than a spectacular one. The main wolf symbol looks a little goofy, in a cartoon-like way. The stand out is the full moon wild – especially when you get to see the bigger version during the free spins feature.
Having 6 reels with the all-ways wins in play certainly makes for an interesting poker machine! If you connect multiple wins, the potential is definitely there. As usual for Aristocrat, it is the free spins games which make this pokie worth a spin. If you fill the ‘lucky zone’ with wilds, you get 2 shots each time at connecting a lot of winning symbols.