Blood Moon Wilds: Yggdrasil’s new Halloween slots game described as their “darkest” title yet.
According to the
modern dictionary, a blood moon is a natural phenomenon
in which “the moon in total eclipse appears reddish in color as
it is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted by the earth’s
atmosphere.” But according to popular myths and biblical
legend, it portends something much more ominous.
Nearly 4,000 years ago, Ancient Babylonian priests believed a blood moon was an omen of life or death, dependent on its timing. The Egyptians, who worshiped the sun as their God, Amun-Ra, saw the lunar eclipse as a frightening struggle between the sun and moon – one in which the sun appeared bitten, but the moon was left bloodied by its dominant adversary.
The bible’s mention is perhaps the most ominous of all…
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord,” – Joel 2:31
Whether a blood
moon holds any malicious intent or apocalyptic meaning is beyond my
understanding. One thing I do know is that it makes for one very
creepily entertaining slot machine! In this case, the all new Blood
Moon Wilds Slot by Yggdrasil Gaming.
New Halloween Slot Game, Blood Moon Wilds
It’s that time of
year again, when the industry’s most creative digital slots studios
dig deep into their imaginative cauldrons and build the spookiest
Halloween themed slot machines their visionary minds can muster. For
Yggdrasil Gaming, it is a lycanthropic motif that bubbles forth, with
a unique feature that spans the calendar of the moon cycle.
Where better to
set the stage than the centuries old streets of New Orleans, where
pirate ships sailed into port under the cover of darkness, and the
unbelievable warnings of drunken sailors went unheeded; chalked up to
nothing more than a bit too much rot-gut whiskey in the belly.
The game’s sound
effects draw players back in time to the weathered docks along the
Louisiana Bayou. The reels are made up spiked iron gates, guarded by
iron wolves . Their symbols, an eclectic mix of swarthy pirates, each
one more dangerous than the last. Low-paying card symbols appear on
shipping yard crates, while the feature-worthy symbols are made up of
the morphed phases of the werewolf’s deadly transformation.
Blood Moon Slot Features
Free Spins are awarded when 3 or more Scatter symbols, highlighted by a
blood-red ruby, appear on the reels in a single spin. Players receive
7, 10, 12 or 20 free spins when 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters appear. If 2
more scatters land during free games, 2 additional free games are
During the base
game, the Lunar Calendar shifts with every spin of the reels.
If the phase of the moon lands on a Full Moon, all high-paying
symbols on the screen will turn to wilds for that spin. During the
free spins feature, the Lunar Calendar displays the phases of the
blood moon. If a Full Blood Moon appears, all high paying symbol turn
wild, and will remain wild for the remainder of the free games.
There are four
random features that can trigger at any time during the base game or
in free spins.
When this triggers, the high symbol on the screen capable of
producing the highest win will turn wild.
Moon: When this triggers, the Lunar Calendar will nudge the Full
Moon, or Full Blood Moon, into place on the calendar.
Spins Symbol: This feature will add one Free Spins symbol to a
random location on the reels, potentially triggering the free spins
phase, or delivering a higher number of free spins.
Multiplier: The winning result of the current spin is multiplied
by x2, x3, x4 or x5.
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