Celebrate all things lunar in Moon Goddess, a mythology themed slot from Bally Technologies. It’s a 5 reel, 30 payline slot that comes with expanding wilds, a wheel of fortune style bonus feature as well as free spins and multipliers. Stakes start at 30p going up to £450 per spin.

The reels in Moon Goddess contain a selection of lunar-related paraphernalia including a temple, aligning planets, various precious stones and the obligatory playing card symbols. Of chief interest is the Moon Goddess herself who appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and acts as the wild – she becomes an expanding wild if she appears in any winning payline.

Moon Goddess comes with a couple of principal features. First up is the Wheel Bonus feature which is triggered when you find 3 moon scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. Once activated, you’ll be presented with a wheel – give it a spin and you’ll win a prize. You can win multipliers ranging from 2x up to 50x your total stake or free spins depending on where the pointer finishes.

If you land in the free spins, you will be awarded 2x your total stakes as well as between 8 and 15 free games. The free spins are played out on a different set of reels to the base game and there are a number of slight alterations to payouts.

The Moon Goddess is not wild during the feature, instead a wild logo features on the reels. The Moon isn’t the scatter either but is well worth hitting during the feature. Every time a moon appears within one position of the centre payline it will be collected (up to 12).

On the last free spin, all the collected moons will be turned into wilds on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The final spin will then play out with the extra wilds and you’ll hopefully secure an impressive payout. Unfortunately, you can’t re-trigger the free spins.

The extra frozen wilds on offer on the final free spin in the free games round can be lucrative but it’s quite tricky to trigger the free spins. In fact it’s tough enough trying to activate the Wheel Bonus feature in the first place. That’s not to say that Moon Goddess is without its charms. The expanding wilds in the base game appear on a pretty regular basis and offer some tidy wins when they hit.

Moon Goddess isn’t a star slot but with 10,000 coin payouts on offer it can deliver a bumper haul if the gambling gods are smiling. I found this game a little odd but it’s a decent addition to the Bally portfolio – if you like expanding wilds, there’s no better slot than WMS’ Black Knight II.