Review of Bally's Moon Goddess Slots
For those of you who like mythology or anything with an aura of mystery and divinity around it, Moon Goddess is the slot game for you. The game, developed by Bally Technologies, has impressive symbols that represent the moon and the stories that surround the moon goddess. The 5-reel slot has 30 paylines, which means you get 30 different ways to win. The game also has some special bonuses that will let you make some extra money in the process. Find more about the game before you get started, to improve your chances of winning.
Theme of the Game
Though this Bally Technologies slots game has its roots in land-based casinos, it was converted to online play, like the other popular slots from the company. The theme of Moon Goddess Slots revolves around an ancient moon goddess. It's unclear whether the deity being referenced is Artemis, Selene, or Hecate, although the temple icons appear to be Greek. I would guess Selene, because Artemis is a goddess of the wild and Hecate is also a crossroads or witch goddess.. The symbols in the game include the moon, bright and big, the temple of the moon goddess, blue-colored moonstones, and high card values K, Q, J , A , 10 and 9. The game also has special wild symbols and expanding wild feature, which improve the chances of forming winning paylines. The 5-reel slot game has 30 paylines and special plays, which are triggered by the scatter symbol, which is the moon.
How to Play Bally's Moon Goddess Slot Machine
Moon Goddess is offered across all Bally Tech casinos for real money play. Some sites also offer free play for their patrons. However, if they don’t, you can always try the game on our site with no download or registration required. To play for real money, make a deposit into the casino account of your choice, set the bet amount for each line (denomination range from 0.01¢ to $15) and the number of paylines to bet on and click on spin. The slot graphics are smooth and appealing. There are several moonstone jewels as symbols in the game and the moon, in its 3D form seems and bright and big.
There are 20 denominations to choose from, and they include the following: every coin between $0.01 to $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, 5.00, 10.00, and 15.00. Since all 30 paylines must be played, that means the minimum per spin is 0.30 and the maximum is $450.
Payout Table and Game Symbols
In order to get a win on the paytable, the player needs to match three to five of the same symbols in a winning position on the reels. The following icons are available while playing Moon Goddess:
- Earth & Moon – This depiction of the two celestial bodies pays $15,000, $7,500, and $1,500.
- Moon Goddess Temple – A simple stone structure designed for worshippers, this symbol pays $6,000, $2,250, and $1,125.
- Multi-stone Sapphire Pendant – A golden pendant with eight blue stones, this icon pays $4,500, $2,250, and $900.
- Ruby Pendant – A golden piece of jewelry with five red rubies, this symbol pays $3,000, $1,800, and $675.
- Sapphire Pendant – A silver pendant dominated in the center by a blue stone, this symbol offers the following payouts: $2,250, $1,125, and $450.
- King Symbol – Yet another playing card symbol, this one offers prizes of $1,125, $675, and $125.
- Queen Icon – This playing card symbol offers the following payouts: $900, $450, and $75.
- Jack Symbol – Pays the following: $900, $450, and $75.
Expanding Wild Symbol
Showing the face of the lovely moon goddess, this symbol pays the same as the Earth & Moon icon: $15,000, $7,500, and $1,500. If it's part of a winning combination, it expands and substitutes for all symbols. It may only substitute for the moon icon when matched with another of the same symbol in a winning combination.
Moon Scatter Symbol
In order to activate the Wheel Bonus Feature, you'll need to get a trio of scattered moon symbols on reels two through four. If this happens, the player receives a spin on a bonus wheel. When a currency award turns up, the player receives the indicated sum of money and the bonus phase is ended. Currency awards are multiplied by the total wager, and this can range from 5x to 50x.
If the wheel stops on "Free Games," then the player receives double their initial wager. The Free Games Feature is also initiated, and the wheel indicates the number of complimentary spins. There are seven options available, and these include the following: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, or 15.
Free Games Feature
If the Wheel Bonus Feature awards free spins, this round starts immediately afterwards. The expanding moon goddess is not available during this phase, and the moon symbol offers no payouts.
The non-expanding wild symbol is a new addition, and it's easy to recognize because it's labelled "Wild". It substitutes for all symbols on the bonus reel.
As the free spins take place, all moon symbols appearing on the reels are collected (up to a maximum of 12). On the final free spin, each collected moon icon results in a wild symbol being randomly placed on reels two through five. The last spin then occurs, and winnings are calculated and paid. Afterwards, Moon Goddess from Bally reverts back to the normal reel display.
Sounds and Graphics
While Bally slots are profitable options for online players, they've never been known for the dazzling graphics or sound effects. Moon Goddess is especially disappointing, even considering the low bar set by its designer. The sounds are monotonous and the icons are uninspiring. Luckily, it makes up for these deficiencies by offering some of the highest base fixed jackpot payouts of any product from the company.
Return to Player
The payback percentage of a slot is calculated over a theoretical infinite number of spins and is often expressed as "RTP" or "return to player." This is the amount of money that the player can expect to receive on his or her investment while trying a specific slot. A return-to-player of 94% would mean you can expect to win back $94 of every $100 you wager.
Thanks to an independent testing firm, we know that the RTP for Moon Goddess is 93.96%. That means the player should expect to receive, on average, $93.96 for every $100 wagered. This is one of the lower payback percentages for Bally slots.
Special Bonus Features
The highest paying symbol in the game is the symbol depicting the earth and the moon. Get five of these symbols on a winning payline and you could win 70 Euros. The other high paying symbols include the moon goddess's temple, and the jewels. The wild symbol can be used to replace all other symbols except the moon, which is the scatter symbol, to form a winning payline. The expanding wild is the symbol of the moon goddess, and it appears on reels 2, 3 or 4 and will expand only if it is part of a winning payline. The expanding wild also substitutes for the scatter symbol, the moon, only if it is matched with the moon symbols on an active payline.
The wheel bonus feature triggers the free games and you can win up to 15 free games depending on the wheel bonus feature. The wheel bonus feature and the expanding wild feature are not available during the free games feature, which means you can only get a maximum of 15 free games in one spin. Also, the special wild symbol appears only during the free games feature, and substitutes all symbols except the moon.
The Wheel Bonus feature is triggered when you get at least 3 scattered symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. It activates the wheel spin, where you get to click the wheel for a single spin, which determines the number of free games you can win. The wheel spin also offers currency rewards, which means you can win money through this round, and if the wheel pointer stops at a currency rewards, you don’t get any free games. The currency rewards can be anywhere from 5x the stake to 50x the stake at which you played.