If you’re looking to have a luxurious time playing a Chinese-themed online slot, you can’t go wrong with many of the online casino games we have on offer at BetMGM. Today we take a look at one of these games, Moon Dancer, and all that it has to offer.
There are many casino slots that look to the East for influence in their graphics and gameplay, but where Moon Dancer differs is the quality of the experience on offer. But before we get into that, let’s unpack what the game has to offer.
Moon Dancer is one of the latest titles from developer Ainsworth, whose previous titles include Golden Ox: Golden Cash, King of the Jungle, and Action Dragons. It’s a 5-reel slot with 50 paylines, and an RTP (return to player) of 94.74%. The game is considered to have high variance because it doesn’t offer many wins, but when they come, they can be big.
While other jackpot slots may also offer bigger potential rewards, many of them don’t provide the quality of gameplay that Moon Dancer does. Let’s take a look at how you can play this highly polished game of chance.
How to play
While Moon Dancer may stand out regarding its presentation, it doesn’t deviate from the standard gameplay on offer from the majority of online slots. The game allows you to change the value of your bet (made even easier with a conveniently placed “Max bet” button on the toolbar, if you’re a high roller,) set the number of auto spins, and of course, spin the reels whenever you’re ready.
The game also has the standard wilds (represented by a beautiful moon dancer), scatters, and free spins, but does offer some additional features, which we’ll discuss in greater detail later in the review.
Undoubtedly the first thing that’ll strike you about Moon Dancer is how good it looks. The color palette is particularly impressive, with the game combining rich golds, yellows, and reds (the colour red is particularly important in Chinese culture, due to its association with luck and happiness.) The design of the reels themselves taps into Chinese architectural influences, with their tops adorned with trimmings that look like the roof of a Chinese temple. The symbols are all beautifully illustrated, and the animations are smooth and incredibly eye-catching.
But as wonderful as the graphics are, their wonder will soon wear off if the gameplay isn’t up to scratch. Thankfully this is one of the online slot games that goes a bit further to stand out with its features.
As we’ve already mentioned, Moon Dancer has several standard features that you’d expect to find when you play other online slots, plus a few more unusual ones.
The moon dancer symbol is the wild, and substitutes for any symbol except for the scatter. Get enough scatter symbols and you’ll trigger the bonus wheel feature, and the bonus wins will depend on how many scatter symbols you land when you trigger the minigame. If you land 5 scatters, you’ll gain a bonus 1x multiplier; 6 scatters will reward you with 2x; while 7 or 8 will snare you a 5x multiplier for the bonus wheel prizes.
After the bonus wheel feature ends, you also have the chance to enjoy free spins. Again, the number of free spins you receive is tied to the number of scatters that triggered the bonus wheel feature. If you landed 5 scatters, you’d get 8 free spins; if you had 6 scatters, you’d have 12 free goes; while 7 or 8 scatters would see you receive 18 free spins! If a scatter symbol appears on reels 1, 3, and 5, you’ll activate the multiplier bonus spins, with multiplier stacked wilds appearing during this round only.
While Moon Dancer doesn’t deviate too far from the standard virtual slot experience, these features add enough intrigue to help this title stand out from many other similar games.
Bonuses and jackpots
The max win is available through a 300x multiplier, and if you’re someone who’s interested in winning big,you stand a chance to walk away with a jackpot prize of $50,000.
If you like what Moon Dancer has to offer, you may be interested in these titles as well:
- Dragon Lines Super
- Dragon Shard
- Golden Wins
- Imperial Wealth
- Tiger Claw
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