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An American Wildlife Themed Pokie Featuring a Free Spins Bonus Round
Coyote Moon is a gambling machine based on the American plains, where the coyote takes centre stage. This coyote is wild and appears in silhouette form on the reels, with the moon looming large in the background. Joining the coyote are a nice mix of other creatures who inhabit the plains, including a stag, a hummingbird, a lizard and the skull of a buffalo. A fun, cartoon style red human figure (once again in silhouette form) acts as the bonus symbol – although its bowed stance tells you that the humans don’t rule the roost in this part of the planet!
Great Reasons to Play Coyote Moon
This IGT designed pokie offers gaming on expanded 5×4 reel setup, where among the highlights you’ll find the following features:
The strange silhouetted human figure, who if you look more closely looks to be playing some kind of musical instrument during its bowed stance, acts as the bonus symbol. This figure appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and landing the symbol on each of these reels will activate the free spins feature, as well as an instant win of 2x your total bet.
Entering the free games feature sees all of the symbols change slightly. First, the animal symbols all change direction, the pictures within the symbols becoming a mirror image of each other. Alongside this change, night-time overtakes the symbols – the same images now with a dark blue hue instead of daylight in the base game.
The award of just 5 spins in the feature with no awards such as multipliers at first seems a little disappointing. However, there is some good news in that the free spins can be retriggered at any time.
Coyote Moon features a 5×4 reel set up, making for a larger game than the very popular 5×3 set up seen at so many online pokies today. This enlarged set up allows for more win-lines than usual, with 40 winning opportunities on every spin.
The stacked ‘Coyote Wild’ symbol gives many winning opportunities. Line up a series of stacked wilds in any one spin and you could see yourself winning across many of the 40 win-lines. The perfect spin will see wilds fill all five reels, leading to every line paying out the 1,000 coins – giving an incredible windfall of 40,000 coins!
Of the standard symbols, the stag and the hummingbirds are the highest paying, each worth 400 coins for the maximum five in a row. The lizard and the buffalo skull are each worth 250 coins. Completing the standard symbols are the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. The Ace and King each pay a top prize of 150 coins, while the subsequent symbols offer biggest wins of 100 coins.
The backdrop to Coyote Moon shows the American plain at sunset, with the full moon to the right-hand side shining bright in the dusky sky. The foreground is filled with cacti and it’s clear all of the creatures roam the land behind the reels.
Look out for that change in the symbols when you enter the free spins bonus round. As well as all of the animals changing, the playing card symbols change from having a tan background to a dark blue. The bonus symbol changes from the strange red character to a strange green character, who once again, faces in a different direction.
Coyote Moon is an enjoyable pokie for all of you nature lovers out there – while the lunar aspect adds an element of darkness and atmosphere to the game. You couldn’t say the game is high on originality. A simple free spins bonus round and a single wild symbol isn’t going to get the heart rate going. However, these spins can easily be retriggered, while the wilds being stacked can lead to some amazing winning chances. It’s those chances to win 40,000 coins that really stand out and make Coyote Moon worth a spin, although if you hear howling under a full moon, don’t get too close!