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Released April 2020
The Blood Moon Wilds slot is produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming take their name from Norse mythology where Yggdrasil is a magical tree where dragons lived and Odin sacrificed himself. Yggdrasil Gaming are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment – primarily focusing on lottery and scratch card game – and do not offer a full casino platform. They lease their games out to casinos using other platforms as a bolt on package. Yggdrasil Gaming publish the Return to Player/House Edge of their slots games within the game help file. The House Edge of Blood Moon Wilds is 3.8%.
Blood Moon Wilds is a 5 reel game that is 3 symbols high. The slot uses traditional paylines, with 20 in total, playing from left to right.
Blood Moon Wilds is a werewolf themed slot that plays off the myth of the blood moon when werewolves become more violent and more people fall victim to them.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Werewolf”, which will substitute for all regular symbols. However, Wilds are not in play during a standard base game spin and can only trigger when you land a full moon in the Lunar Calendar or during a random feature.
Free Spins – The Free Spins symbol is the “Ruby Brooch”. You need 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels at once to trigger the Free Spins feature.
Lunar Calendar – The Lunar Calendar is displayed above the reels and every time you spin the calendar will spin too. If you land a Full Moon in the centre of the Calendar then all high paying symbols will turn into Wilds for that spin.
Free Spins – 3, 4, 5 or 6 (the only way to get 6 Free Spins symbols through the addition of a random feature, which will be described below) Free Spins symbols will award 7, 10, 12 or 20 Free Spins respectively. During the feature the Lunar Calendar will feature Blood Moons. If you land one you will turn all high paying symbols on the reels into Wilds that will remain in place for the remainder of the feature. The Free Spins can be retriggered and if you land 2 Free Spins symbols during the feature you will be given 2 additoinal spins.
Random Features – There are 4 random features in this slot:
Random Wilds – The highest paying symbol on the reels at the time will turn Wild.
Full Moon Nudge – The Full Moon or the Blood Moon will be nudged into place.
Random Free Spins symbol – An additional Free Spins symbol is added to the reels.
Random Multiplier – a x2, x3, x4 or a x5 multiplier will be added to the spin.
Blood Moon Wilds is a typically stunning Yggdrasil slot, filled with detailed symbols and a suitably spooky background. This is a theme we have seen from them before with the Wolf Hunters slot and as much as I like this one it can’t quite live up to the perfect 10 out of 10 that we gave Wolf Hunters when it was released. However, you do get Free Spins and those can be retriggered. You get Wilds but I don’t like the fact that they only come as part of a random modifier. You get 4 random features and you get the possibility of sticky Wilds in the Free Spins feature. The house edge is offering fairly average value for money and when all is considered I would recommend checking this one out even if it doesn’t quite live up to the standard of Wolf Hunters.