James Bond enjoyed much of his time as a spy in the swankiest of locations, even if his job was a touch dangerous. The same can be said for the young lady in Assassin Moon, who must jet off to Monte Carlo in search of her target. Thankfully, Monte Carlo is an excellent setting for a slot game.
The background of the pokie depicts Monte Carlo in all its glory, complete with marble statues, towering castles, and a purple tinged sky. It’s a lovely setting, and the perfect venue to add a little drama. Luna, of course, is the focus of the symbols. The sultry lady stands with her back to a pink moon, clutching a pistol as she faces her deadly target. Speaking of her target, there is no explanation as to who the eyepatch wearing villain is, but he is another of the highest paying symbols. Joining the spy and her target are a martini glass, a flaming pink sports car, and a pair of dice. This excellent artwork is joined by the traditional 10 to A playing card symbols.
You would expect that an online pokies game that has such a focus on swank would also have classy special symbols - and you’d be right. A Free Spins symbol and Bonus symbol are both present, appearing as a moon, and a casino chip.
Get Into The Pokie Action
A slot game lives or dies on its gameplay, and Assassin Moon sure hits hard when the reels start spinning!
First, there are the Free Spins, which are triggered when 3 casino chip symbols match. 10 Free Spins are immediately granted, but with an interesting twists. Jumbo Blocks are added to the reels, with dramatically increase the chances of potential matches occurring. Naturally, the Jumbo Blocks also give the player a larger artwork of Luna, which is a benefit that speaks for itself.
It is the HyperHold feature, however, that is the star of the game. The mechanic has been present in other Triple Edge Studio pokie creations, and is used to excellent effect here as well. The concept is simple; if 6 moon symbols land on the reels, the mini-game is kicked off. The matching moons are held in place, and all other grid spaces are then opened up. 3 Free Spins are awarded, and will play out automatically. However, if a new moon is added to the reels, the spins are reset to 3.
When the Free Spins end, the value of the moons is added up and awarded. But there is a kicker. Some of the moons will not have values, but instead a jackpot attached; Mini, Minor, or Major. This equates to 50X, 150X, or 750X the current bet, respectively. If 3 of a jackpot are matched, that jackpot is awarded.
Plus, there is the Mega jackpot, which pays out a staggering 5,000x the original wager for that spin. In order to grab this the grid must have all spaces occupied by a moon before the last Free Spin expires.