Amaya Gaming’s Moon Temple is an online slot with an esoteric feel, and is presumably based on the Temple of the Moon site in Peru. It is uncertain where the name comes from, but most agree that its probably derived from the way in which the moonlight shines into the cave at night.
The game features an out of the ordinary 6 reels and 80 fixed paylines.
The Moon Temple consists mainly of a large cave, and dates back approximately 1500 years. In the centre of the cave, a throne has been constructed out of stone. Historians agree that the cave was probably utilised to perform pagan religious rites, as well as being the last resting place of Peruvian mummies. The Moon Temple was only discovered by modern man in 1936.
Landing 3 or more of the Temple scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during normal base play, will activate the Moon Spins Free Spins Bonus Game.
The Moon Temple Moon Spins Free Spins Bonus Game consists of 2 phases.
Phase 1, also known as the Collection Game, kicks off with an initial reward of 8 free spins. During the first phase, a number of +1 symbols may or may not appear on the reels. The ideal is that they do, as these symbols are collected and carried forward into the second phase.
All combination wins are scored as per their winning values during the free spins bonus game.
Phase 2 consists of 1 free spin for each +1 symbol collected during Phase 1. Both the priestess and the Black Panther wild appear on the reels during Phase 2. The wilds fall in stacked motion, creating numerous opportunities for more frequent wins.
Symbols include a chameleon, butterfly, a pendant made of gold, a priestess, a Black Panther, a Tiger and the Temple. The priestess pays out at 1250 credits for a combination of 6 in a row, and the butterfly pays out at 500 credits for a similar feat.
Standard playing cards Nine, Ten, Jack and Queen also appear on the reels, and are the lower value paying symbols. All playing card symbols pay out at 100 credits for a matching combination of 6 in a row.
50, 100, 150, 250 or 500 credits may be wagered on any given spin.
The scatter symbol is the highest paying symbol, represented by the Temple – it pays out at 16 000 credits for landing a combination of 6 in a row, whilst playing at maximum bet.
Moon Temple features two wild symbols; the priestess and the Black Panther. The priestess acts as the wild symbol during normal play, and the Black Panther appears on the reels during the Free Spins Bonus Game.
The Temple scatter symbol will not appear during the Moon Spins Free Spins Bonus Round. Free spins can therefore not be re-activated as with most online slots in Australia.
Different reelsets are used for the base game and the bonus game.
Moon Temple does not include a progressive jackpot like many slots at mobile casino sites in Canada, and can be played for free or for real money.