Wild Moon Saloon slot REVIEW
Wild Moon Saloon ReviewHurricane Games has tried their hand in the crowded Western genre once before, but Cash Express didn’t make a very strong impression on us at least. Wild Moon Saloon is their second attempt, and it comes with cartoon characters and a decent Morricone-inspired soundtrack. The two installments are very different in the feature department though, as the first one was inspired by the Money Train range.
The action takes place in a typical quiet frontier town, and the bonus round takes you inside the Wild Moon Saloon from the title. You get 4 different random wild modifiers in the base game, and you get to pick extras to bring with you into the bonus round from a pre-feature card game. We have no complaints about the 5000x potential, but you need to get quite lucky with the bonus round extras since the regular single spin max win is 500x your stake.
Wild Moon Saloon Slot - Reels Screen
Wild Moon Saloon Slot Features
You can turn on/off the Super Stake ante bet between base game spins, and turning it on means you pay twice as much per spin. The benefit is extra scatters added to the reel strips, which increases your bonus round chances. The premium symbols pay between 6 and 12.5 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and the Wild symbols step in for pay symbols to help complete wins.
The Mystery Bonus triggers at random times in the base game, and it gives you 1 of the 4 following wild modifiers:
Random Wilds - adds up to 7 wilds randomly placed on the grid.
Exploding Wilds - adds up to 3 wilds to random positions, which then explodes the adjacent symbols.
Wild Reels - transforms up to 3 reels into full wild reels.
Rising Wilds - each wild moves one step up per respin, and the respins go on until no more wilds are in view.
The Bonus Round triggers when you land 3, 4 or 5 bonus scatters anywhere in view, and this awards 8 free spins plus 3, 4 or 5 picks, respectively. The picks are used in a pre-bonus round card game, and it enhances the feature by giving you extra spins, increasing the win multiplier, activating one of the wild modifiers per spin, or turning a premium symbol into a scatter pay symbol. Extra picks can be won during the feature.
You can get up to several premium symbols turned into scatter pay symbols, and the scatter prize is paid after any line win calculation. You win between 1x and 100x your stake from 1 to 15+ matching scatter symbols in view, and non-UK players can purchase the bonus round for 80x the stake. This guarantees at least 3 scatters on the spin that follows.
The 200 Spins Wild Moon Saloon Slot Experience
You get to see some smaller base game payouts, before we purchase the bonus round at 1:16 into the 4:11-minute highlights video. We got the minimum of 3 triggering scatters, and the card pick game awarded an x5 multiplier and a scatter symbol. You can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
We like Wild Moon Saloon better than Hurricane’s first effort in the wild west genre, although the prolonged pause after each win gets a bit annoying. The cartoonish visuals are decent, and the same goes for the soundtrack, but the Super Stake ante bet conditions need to be crystal clear. Does it merely “increase” your bonus round chances, or does paying double per spin actually double your chances? Hard to tell from the vagueness in the paytable.
The Mystery Bonus Wild features can be helpful those few times you actually get to see them, but don’t rely on this modifier to trigger all that often. We quite enjoyed the card picking game, as accumulating extras for the bonus round is always fun. Your destiny is largely determined by what extras you get, and how many, and bumping up the multiplier is probably a good idea. It’s a tough genre to compete in though, and this is hardly alpha gunslinger material.
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Wild Moon Saloon Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Wild Moon Saloon?
The top-tier Wild Moon Saloon RTP of 95.8 % is more or less the industry average. However, this release comes with adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Wild Moon Saloon?
This is a high volatility installment from Hurricane Games, and you can expect a somewhat bumpy ride.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 5000x your stake in Wild Moon Saloon, which is a decent potential in the grand scheme of things.
How does the Mystery Bonus feature work?
It triggers at random times in the base game, awarding 1 of 4 wild modifiers.
Is there a free spins mode in Wild Moon Saloon?
Yes, you get 8 free spins, and between 3 and 5 picks in the pre-feature. These picks enhance the bonus round in different ways, including increasing the multiplier and/or giving you a persistent wild modifier.
Can I play Wild Moon Saloon Slot for free?
Yes, you can test the free Wild Moon Saloon demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos our scan has confirmed to carry this title.