A magical lunar goddess is the star of Mystic Moon Big Hit Bonanza. Created by Aussie developer Ainsworth, this 5 reel, 25 payline slot doesn’t dazzle visually but the free spin bonus round offers plenty of potential. Play from between 50p and £20 per spin.

Like most slots in the Ainsworth catalogue, Mystic Moon Big Hit Bonanza looks a little dated. Pinks, blues and purples dominate and you’ll see a giant full moon behind the reels. Those reels include lower value royal symbols alongside pearls, palaces, crowns and for some unfathomable reason, dolphins. Land 5 dolphins in combination and you’ll pocket 8 times your stake.

The lunar goddess is the wild. She doesn’t offer any payouts but does replace all other symbols bar the bonus and scatter – she can hit on any reel bar reel 1. There are 2 bonus feature in Mystic Moon Big Hit Bonanza:

Big Hit feature – land 6 or more moon scatters on the middle 3 reels to trigger this round. Each moon scatter awards 1 or 2 free spins. You can win some extra prizes before then though as you’ll be awarded 3 respins with the moon scatters locked in place.

Each extra moon that lands awards a cash prize of between 1 and 50 times your stake. It too is held and the respins reset to 3. These continue until you’ve run out respins or you fill the whole screen with wilds. In that happy event, you’ll trigger the Grand Prize and a potentially enormous jackpot. The free spins then play out with the goddess appearing as a stacked wild and filling reel 5.

Extra Bonus Big Hit feature – this can hit at random. Reels 2, 3 and 4 are filled with a giant moon. The same process of respins and bonus moons is then repeated. Again, the goal is the fill the screen with moons scatters to win the enormous Grand jackpot prize. After the re-pins finish you’ll be awarded between 9 and 18 free spins. Again, the lunar goddess is a stacked wild on reel 5.

There are 3 other jackpot prizes on offer in Mystic Moon Big Hit Bonanza. The Mini, Minor or Major prizes are awarded if you land the Bonus symbol on the middle 3 reels on the same spin.

The base game action is a little vanilla but there’s plenty of potential on offer in the bonus features where the Big Hit Bonanza can live up to its name. The design here is very ordinary though and looks really tired in comparison to slots from more visually aware developers.

The bonus round makes Mystic Moon Big Hit Bonanza worth a look though. It’s not something we’ll be coming back to again and again but the Grand Jackpots make it worthy of your attention. I also recommend you try your luck with IGT’s Gypsy Moon and Play ‘N Go’s Moon Princess.