We've certainly got everything we need for a fortune telling session. There's a full moon, and the gypsy has a spell book, a candle, a red rose, a mirror, a crystal ball and Tarot cards. There's also a beautiful ring, a necklace with a red stone and a silver locket with a green stone. The gypsy needs these personal items to find out your fortune.
There's plenty of animation when the features are activated, as the gypsy's hand hovers over the Tarot cards, the red rose pulses with colour, gold coins rain down for any five of a kind, the blue necklace shows a pulsing symbol, a bird flies across the full moon, the magnifying glass quivers, and so on.
Gypsy Moon has paylines and ways to win
This is a three row, five reel video slot which offers an initial 30 paylines, but the ability, depending on how the game is set up, to switch to 243 ways to win. More on this in the section on customising your bets, further on.
When we're looking at symbol values, these will vary to some extent, depending on how the game has been set up, so while the information here shows correct values, you may find some games have been set up with lower values throughout. To check any values in the game, click on the paytable button and that will show you the detailed payout information for every symbol and every possible win.
The most valuable symbol is, of course, the Gypsy Moon itself. Five gypsy moons will earn you a whacking 20,000. Four of them will earn you 2,000. Three of them of them give you 400. Two of them give you 40.
Customising your Gypsy Moon bet
The default setting in Gypsy Moon is for 30 paylines. However you can change that to 243. If you look at the dashboard at the bottom of the play area, you'll see a number of buttons, including the super play button. And on either side are the paytable button and the bet total button.
How to use the Gypsy Moon Superplay feature
The Superplay feature is a really great way to play a slot. You can play 5 reels and take advantage of 243 different ways to win when the same symbols appear located in any position, moving from left to right, as long as they are on adjacent reels. This is different from having to use the specific paylines setup in the paytable, as you would in a traditional slot game.
As previously, whether or not you have the Superplay feature will depend on how the game has been set up. If you don't have it, you'll just get the standard 30 paylines.
To use Superplay, click on the bet button to select your bet amount which will be displayed in your total bet. Then click on the spin button to start the play. Obviously, you can click on stop at any time to shorten the spin, and stopping the reels won't influence the results of any spin. When you win, the amount you've won will be displayed in total win.
Superplay gives you 243 ways to win by simply matching symbols in adjacent columns, in any position, starting from the leftmost column. If you have more than one matching symbol in the same column, you get a higher win. The Gypsy wild symbol can substitute for any other symbol except for the bonus symbol.
The best way to understand the way that the Superplay wins are worked out is to imagine that you have got multiple occurrences of the moon symbol and also one wild. You add up the number of moon and wild symbols in each column, multiply this by the number of winning ways, multiply the number of ways by the number of moon symbols and that finally gets your win. Or you can just let the paytable do it - which most of us will.
Free spins bonus in Gypsy Moon
If you get three four or five of the bonus scatter symbols on adjacent reels starting with the leftmost reel, then you trigger the free spins bonus. Once the free spins bonus is triggered you get four options which can change, depending on the number of bonus symbols that you had when the free spins bonus was triggered. The choices that you make won't affect the amount you win.
- If you have three, four or five bonus symbols you can get 30, 40 or 60 free spins with a multiplier of 1x.
- If you have three, four or five bonus symbols you can select 15, 20 or 33 spins with a multiplier of x2.
- If you have three, four or five bonus symbols you can select 10, 15 or 20 free spins with a multiplier of x3.
- If you have three, four or five bonus symbols you can select 7, 9 or 14 free spins with a multiplier of x5.
This is as good as the best multiplier slot machines. But there's even better news!
Whenever three, four or five bonus scatter symbols appear on consecutive reels, starting with the leftmost, the free spins bonus is retriggered! Every time the free spins bonus is retriggered, you can choose the options for free spins and multipliers, as above. This means that you can get up to 500 free spins in one go. However, there is a slight fly in the ointment. If you win more than 440 free spins and the scatter combination for the free spins comes up again, only the scatter win counts and all the other selections are cancelled out. Obviously, as this is a video game, IGT are able to put different reels in the free spins bonus game from the reels used in the base game.
Customising the autospin function in Gypsy Moon
As with most IGT slots, you get a lot of control over this function. Basically, select your bet then press auto and select the number of spins you want. If you want to stop the spins, just click on stop auto. The spins will stop automatically if you don't have enough coins or credits to complete the number of spins that you requested.
There are a number of settings on the autospin button which allow you to customise the way it works. You can stop the autospin feature if free spins are triggered. If your win is of a certain amount, you can also stop the feature. If you click on this rule, you'll find out you can select the level of win at which you want autospin to stop - you may not want it to stop for very small wins. You can also control autospin in terms of your balance, stopping it if your balance increases or decreases by a certain amount.
Gypsy Moon summary
A beautifully realised theme from IGT, and some refreshingly different gameplay on those versions where you can switch between paylines and "ways to win" modes. The free spins bonus game is exceptionally well structured and generous. All in all, one that's a worthy favourite for its many fans and one that's sure to become one of your favourites too.
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