Blood Moon Wilds

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Blood Moon Wilds Slot Review

Blood Moon Wilds is a video slot from Yggdrasil Gaming with 5 reels and 20 paylines. Released in October 2019, this game can be played at online casinos such as PlayOjo, CasinoEuro or LeoVegas.

Theme and general information

It’s that time of the year again. The days get noticeably shorter. It is darker, greyer and all the leaves are falling. Pumpkins are everywhere and during the month of October they get carved with scary faces. Naturally, a majority of slot developers release slots that are suitably Halloween-themed. With Blood Moon Wilds we get a very well-crafted werewolf slot.

Might be we’re on a graveyard. According to the developer, we are in New Orleans in the late 19th century. The window lights of a nearby mansion are glowing. Around us the fog shrouds everything ominously. And perhaps the reels are some kind of gate to the mansion. It all looks dark, beautifully detailed and the soundtrack and background noises add to the atmosphere, giving it an extra creepy touch.

On the reels we find four characters, who all turn into werewolves when the full moon rises. The remaining symbols are low-value card suit symbols. The scatter is a glowing jewel.

The red-haired lady pays out the most for 5 on a payline. We get 50x our stake in such a case. The dark guy with the purple scarf around his eye is worth 30x our stake for such a win. The lady with the hat (at least we think it’s a woman) pays out 20x our stake for 5 of her kind. And the brooding type with half a shaved head is still worth 12x our stake.

You can play this game from 0.10 per spin to 100.00 per spin.

Four random features and the Lunar Calendar

The base game comes with four random features that are activated when the wolves atop the gate start glowing red. Then we may get one of the following:

  • Random Wilds – The high-value symbol that could give us the best win will turn wild.
  • Random Full Moon – The Lunar Calendar wheel is nudged so we get a full moon (or blood moon during the free spins).
  • Random Free Spin Symbol – If at least two free spin symbols are already on the reels, another one can be added.
  • Random Multiplier – Before a spin settles to reveal a win or loss, a random multiplier between 2x and 5x is added.

The wolves can start glowing at any time during the base game or free spins and add one of the above features.

Additionally, there is the so-called Lunar Calendar, which features in the base game and in the free spins. The moon in its various phases spins alongside the reels during each spin. When it stops on a full moon, all high-value symbols currently present will turn wild.

Free spins with extra wilds

We need at least three scatters to activate the free spins. The number of scatters we manage to catch determine the number of spins we’ll receive:

  • 2 scatters award 2 free spins (only available during the free spins round).
  • 3 scatters award 7 free spins.
  • 4 scatters award 10 free spins.
  • 5 scatters award 12 free spins.
  • 6 scatters award 20 free spins (only possible with the Random Free Spin symbol added as a feature)

During the free spins, a red moon is added to the Lunar Calendar. Whenever the wheel lands on the red moon, all high-value symbols currently on the reels will turn wild. During the free spins, however, these wilds stay in the game. They will spin along with the other symbols on the reels and may land as extra wilds on any future spin.

Also, if you land at least two scatters, you will receive another 2 free spins.

Conclusion: A dark and entertaining slot with great potential

The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Blood Moon Wilds is 96.2%, which is above average and good value. The game sways between medium and high volatility, which means it is better to budget on the side of caution.

Either way, when the full moon or blood moon come into play and turn those characters into wild werewolves, great wins are possible, and the game comes into its own. Yggdrasil crafted an excellent game here and very well-thought-out mechanics that suit the theme superbly. Featuring the full moon and turning the werewolves into wild symbols is a stroke of genius, if we may say so.

It makes Blood Moon Wild a thoroughly entertaining game and one of the best werewolf slots we have encountered. Even when the sometimes quite volatile gameplay doesn’t detract from the overall appeal of this slot and we can only recommend you give it a go.

Facts

Mobile Free spins
Yes Yes
Lines Bonusround
20 No
Reels Progressive
5 No
RTP Wild symbols
96.20% Yes
Min. Stake Autoplay
0.10 Yes
Max. Stake Multiplier
100 Yes
Volatility / Hit Frequency Scatters
Medium-High No
   
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