Reviews Ash Gaming’s Full Moon Fortunes Slots Machine
The full moon has inspired many legends throughout the history, one of the most popular ones being the legend of the Werewolf. Full Moon Fortunes is an online slot machine game based on this legend. It was created by a company called Ash Gaming.
The game takes some time to load. The loading screen shows a grave yard and a castle at night in the back ground with the title on the game, stylized in silver and red, in the foreground. Once the game loads, There is an animated introduction which shows a stormy night with words shown at the bottom of the screen telling us the tale of how Mr. Blackwood became a werewolf. The music is dark and melancholic, which works well with the theme.
The game screen shows five reels with three symbols on each one. The background is a graveyard and the frame has the image of Gothic stone masonry, complete with dried leaves to give the effect of abandonment. Apart from the usual symbols in slot machines, the unique symbols include Mr. Blackwood, Paw print, Silver Bullets, a stacked Jewel, a wild Wolf, a scatter Bonus, and a special Full Moon symbol.
The colours used are mostly red and grey/silver combinations which are consistent with the grim and bloody theme of the game. The effects are quite smooth and the designs of the symbols and general objects on the game screen resemble tombstones.
Features of the Game
The game seems like any other simple slot machine game at first, albeit with much better graphics and an equally haunting soundtrack. You notice that there are 20 lines at play and that cannot be changed. The betting on each line can be changed and the total betting can be a minimum of 0.20 credits to a maximum of 1000 credits. This game counts the sequence of symbols only from left to right.
Once you play a few spins, you realise that this game has a very unique Full Moon wild feature which is perfect for the Werewolf theme is has adapted. The main features includes the Full Moon feature and the Free Spins feature.
The Full Moon feature is unique and very interesting. The last reel has a Full Moon symbol which is quite rare to score. If you manage to get it on your game screen, the Mr. Backwood symbols for that spin become wild and a multiplier count is started. For every time that the Full Moon symbol comes on screen, this multiplier increases till up to five times the winning amount. The animations related to this feature are a visual treat as the Mr. Blackwood symbol progressively transforms into a werewolf as the multiplier increases.
The Free Spins feature is triggered when there are three or more Bonus symbols on the game screen after a spin. This gives you a maximum of three free spins during which you cannot change the betting value. The multiplier increases for every free spin given and all the Mr. Blackwood symbols are wild. This means that you can potentially have your winnings during this feature multiplied by up to 25. There is also an interactive Pick the Grave feature in this bonus round where you get to choose a gravestone which can increase your multiplier.
The theme of Full Moon Fortunes is very spooky and this has been maintained perfectly throughout the game. The continuous piano soundtrack and the occasional howling of the wolf and other such sounds completes the effect. The game play gets progressively more interesting as you get more Wild symbols and free spins. You can notice that small wins are quite frequent, but it is hard to come by a large win or a bonus round. This is a highly volatile game. Yet, it is very enjoyable and at every spin you would appreciate the attention to detail in the animated symbols and environment.