Pitting the forces of darkness against the forces of light, Moon Warriors is a 5 reel, 720 ways to win video slot from High5 Games – this highly volatile lunar themed offering comes with a free spins bonus round which can deliver some spectacular rewards. Play from between 50p and £500 per spin.

The imagery on show in Moon Warriors is decent enough – look out for 2 female warriors and one rugged male. Joining them are playing card symbols from A to J as well as a scatter and wild that substitutes for everything apart from the bonus and scatter. The Moon Warrior logo symbol is the biggest payer offering payouts of 1,000 times your line bet if you’re lucky enough to find a five symbol combination.

The reels in Moon Warriors have a slightly unorthodox format – the slot uses the 720 ways to win Multiway Xtra game engine rather than traditional paylines and has a 3x4x5x4x3 row structure. Winning lines can be formed from both right to left as well as left to right.

50 credits will get you access to the full 720 ways to win and keep the pace flowing along nicely. This can be found is some IGT slots such as Siberian Storm – this is because High5 Games has produced slots for IGT which they’ve released online.

Anyway, Moon Warriors also comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered when the Bonus symbol appears in any position on 5 successive reels – when that happens you’ll be awarded an initial 8 free spins. Of course it’s possible to have more than one MultiWay line in play on a single spin.

Eight spins will be awarded for each line so in theory, it’s possible to trigger as many as 96 free games from a single spin initially. You can also trigger more free spins during the feature with a massive 240 up for grabs.

Moon Warriors is a pretty volatile affair – the variance is on the high side of medium so some caution is recommended, especially if you’re operating with a limited bankroll. Those big potential wins made Moon Warriors a firm favourite with casino slots players in Vegas and beyond. The online version is almost identical, offering a similar diet of thrills and spills.

We didn’t go a bundle on the theme on show here – it’s perfectly fine but just didn’t jump out as being something special. The visuals are a little tired and the lack of a unique soundtrack is disappointing. That said, if you manage to fill multiple reels with the same symbol, thanks to the Multiway Xtra game engine, the rewards can certainly be enlightening. If you like this game engine, IGT’s Pacific Paradise is the best one in my opinion.