Moonshine Riches is powered by Net Entertainment and comes with 5 reels and 9 paylines. Playable on all devices like smartphones and tablets from 9p to £45 a spin, you are taken to a jazz club where you’ll benefit from random symbol transformations, a pick me style game and a Territory Takeover Spins feature where you play on a win boys ways row with the multiplier increasing with each free spin – wilds are also sticky.
The first thing you’ll notice about Moonshine Riches is the soundtrack – it has a swinging jazz tune as you spin the reels. Set inside a jazz club, you will see silhouetted characters either side of the reels. With comic book style graphics, symbols on the reels include bourbon tumblers, whiskey bottles, ale barrels and 5 characters. The sharply dressed gentleman with a cigar is the highest paying symbol giving you just under 39 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
There is also a wild symbol which appears on the 3 middle reels (i.e. reels 2, 3 and 4) – it performs the usual function of replaces all symbols bar the Moonshine Bonus symbol. It too pays just under 39 times your stake for 5 on a payline. When it comes to bonus features, Moonshine Riches has 3.
You have the Ricochet Reward feature which is played when the Moonshine Bonus symbol appears on reels 1 and 5 but on different rows. 1 randomly chosen Moonshine Bonus symbol then transforms all the other symbols in the row in a randomly chosen symbol (bar the Moonshine Bonus and Wild symbols). This allows you to form wins with 1 random symbol.
The main attraction is the Territory Takeover Spins feature which is triggered when 2 Moonshine Bonus symbols land on the same row, on both reels 1 and 5. You will then receive 5 free spins which are played out on a 5 reel, 1 row machine with 1 win both ways payline.
Now, every new wild symbol landing on the reels during the feature will remain in place until the end of the feature – it will also give you 1 extra free spin. You begin with a 1x multiplier with each free spin increasing the multiplier by 1.
The Bootlegger’s Bounty Bonus feature comes into play if there was no win during the Territory Takeover Spins feature – this pick me style game sees you pick from buildings to win between 10 and 75 times your total stake.
Moonshine Riches certainly looks good but it’s a low to medium variance title – the win potential in the base game is 350 times your stake per spin (a screen full of wilds or the smartly dressed character). In the Territory Takeover Spins feature, the multiplier can really boost your winnings and I’ve managed to get up to an 9x multiplier. This could lead to wins of 700 times your stake if you’re lucky.
Overall, another decent game from Net Entertainment which is quite simple and should provide plenty of entertainment. If you want something more volatile with bigger win potential, the superb Dead or Alive (which also has 9 paylines) can’t be topped.