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Sun and Moon Slot Machine

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Some slots can be frustrating when it comes to hitting bonus games. You can lose track of the number of times you hit 2 bonus symbols – only to miss that elusive 3rd. The Sun and Moon slot machine from Aristocrat solves this problem. You only need 2 scatters from the left to trigger a (short) bonus. With up to 50 spins available with the maximum 5, there is still plenty of potential for big wins.

This game has an Aztec theme. You’ll hear mystic sound effects and the tinkling of a waterfall as you spin. The sun and moon have their own symbols. These are both wilds and scatters. Add in a novel temple ‘reveal’ symbol – plus doubled wins during the free spins.

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Learning the basics

With only 20 win-lines in play, you’ll be able to spin for more coins than on many more recent slot games. You can play for fewer win-lines if you wish. Bets start at just 1c per line. If you are playing online, spinning for $1 per line is possible (or anything in between).

There is an auto-spin option. This lets you spin up to 100 times without clicking. If you win the free spins, you will need to ‘ok’ the message showing your total wins.

Alongside the regular symbols is a special temple symbol that only appears on reel 2. This changes into one of the regular symbols after it lands. It might have been the precursor to the free spins bonus reveal symbols found on many Dragon Link and Lightning Link slot games.

The Sun and Moon slot game symbols have special qualities. These trigger the free spins bonus. They are also wild, substituting for everything except each other.

5 of a kind of either will get you the top prize of 1000 coins. If you get them mixed on a win-line, this is worth 500 coins. Scatter prizes are paid for 3+ of a single type on the reels. The best scatter prize is 50x your bet for 5 anywhere on the reels. This may work together win a 5 of a kind line hit – though does not have to.

Higher paying symbols show classic Aztec designs. There is a statue, feathered jewel, snake ring and lizard. Playing cards don’t has an Ancient south American design – these are used for the smaller and more regular wins.

Sun and Moon Free Spins Bonus Games

Having more frequent triggers for free spins is a positive. You only need 2 of the special symbols from the left to get 5 free spins. There are many more free spins available for 3, 4 and 5.

  • 2 Sun / Moon Symbols from the Left = 5 Free Spins
  • 2 Sun / Moon Symbols from the Left = 10 Free Spins
  • 4 Sun / Moon Symbols from the left = 20 Free Spins
  • 5 Sun / Moon Symbols from the left = 50 Free Spins

There are two boosts during this free spins bonus. First, all your wins (including scatters) are doubled compared to the regular pay table. Second, retriggers are just as easy as before. Only 2 of the bonus symbols from the left are needed.

Where Can I Play Sun and Moon Slots?

These games will be in banks of retro single-screen games in a number of live casinos. You’ll find them among other Aristocrat classics including 50 Lions and the original Buffalo slots. While the graphics and complexity might not be at the same level as more recent games – you’ll find Sun and Moon solid and enjoyable.

Unfortunately, this slot machine is not available at legal casinos. There are similar games you can try, but you won’t find any of the Aristocrat classics at NJ or PA online casinos – not yet at least! The demo version is also available as a free slot.

Design of the Sun and Moon Slots

A lot of geometric designs, a star filled night sky and ambient sounds that add a bit of mystery combine to make Sun and Moon slots look and feel different to most games. Even the back of the reels are distinctive. They could be made from ancient parchment. Being an Aristocrat game, there are some familiar touches. These include the electronic jingles when you win, and the bold playing card symbols.

Only the temple is animated. When this appears on reel 2, you get a short effect of zooming in. A bright sun then dazzles your eyes before the new symbol appears. Both the sun and moon symbols have a striking design typical of Aztec times. They sparkle and come to life when you trigger a bonus feature with them.

When you get the free spins, the nighttime scene behind the reels turns into day. Music plays too. That pop up after your free games will stay in place until you hit the ‘ok’ button.

Will You Worship the Sun and Moon?

This is a simple game, though is still enjoyable to play – both online and in a live casino. The behavior of the sun and moon symbols is complex. When you spin, you’ll soon see that they act as both wilds and scatters. While they don’t substitute for each other, there are prizes for mixed sun and moon symbols on a win-line.

Adding a reveal symbol is an interesting touch. With just one of them, and completely random picks of symbols, it is rare that this makes too much of a difference. With up to 50 free spins – each with doubled wins – possible, the main bonus feature is where your windfalls will come from.

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