Online casino slots fans can guess from the name what the theme of Ash Gaming’s Full Moon Fortunes slot is. Dr Blackwood survives a nocturnal attack by a savage beast in the grounds of his English country home, but now whenever the full moon rises, he turns into a terrifying werewolf. Spooky music, spiced up with wolf howls and the ominous tolling of a church bell, adds to the forbidding atmosphere.
The Ash artwork continues the horror-movie ambience. The five reels are framed in stone between the ornately carved pillars of a crypt, looking out over the family cemetery and the misty wooded grounds of Dr Blackwood’s estate. On a hill in the distance, the family home sits brooding under its turrets and spires. The game controls are on gravestones below the reels, and graves and other creepy artefacts feature in the title’s bonus screens.
20 Paylines and 10 Payline Symbols
Full Moon Fortunes slot’s 20 paylines are fixed, and bets per line can be set at several levels between 0.01 and 5.00. Prizes are listed on the pay table in credits, which must be multiplied by the bet per line to reveal the true prize.
There are 10 ordinary payline icons in Full Moon Fortunes slot’s base play, starting with the ubiquitous A, K, Q, J and 10 of the card deck. All symbols require three or more matches on a payline to win prizes, and the top win among the poker symbols is 60 credits for five As.
Two Wilds among the Five Themed Icons
The Full Moon Fortunes slot symbols related more closely to the theme pay better prizes. They are a werewolf’s paw print, a pair of silver bullets, Dr Blackwood, and the doctor’s family crest: a pair of golden dragons clasping a huge ruby. For five of a kind, these icons pay respective prizes of 120, 160, 200 and 300 credits.
The Full Moon Fortunes slot’s logo acts as the game’s permanent Wild, and apart from replacing any of the other payline symbols to complete winning combos, three or more Wild matches on a payline win their own prizes: 100, 300 or 500 credits. A full moon icon can appear on any spin. When it does, any Dr Blackwood icons visible also change into vicious werewolf Wilds, applying a random multiplier of up to 5X to any wins that they help form.
Various Multipliers Won in Free Spins
A cemetery headstone is the Full Moon Fortunes slot Scatter. Three, four or five will trigger 1, 2, or 3 free spins to start with; with multipliers of X1, X2 or X3 on all prizes. But before the free spins start, players must pick graves on the second screen. Each will reveal extra free spins, additional multipliers, or the Collect trigger to start the round.
In addition, during the free spins round any Dr Blackwood symbol is automatically Wild, and the multiplier applied to wins in which he features can rise as high as X25. This section of the game also features the most extensive animations, as lightning strikes the graves and the crypt, destroying the masonry, while a full moon rises in a blood-red sky to preside over the bonus round.