Fantastic Moonshine Online Pokie From Microgaming

September 11, 2015


There are dozens of online pokies released every month. Some of them become popular and continue to draw traffic long after their release. There are some that fade away. All such online pokies are not necessarily of poor quality. Often it is something that just happens. So it is good thing to scan the pokies portfolios at online casinos and try out some of the forgotten ones. Who knows what you may find.

One such video pokie is Moonshine from Microgaming. Moonshine is slang for illicitly brewed liquor and this activity if often carried out in the backyards in rural areas by hillbilly families. Moonshine tells the story of one such family. The introductory clip shows the sheriff raiding a home and grandma, the head of the family, and her kin including a fat pig emerge from within. Grandma is the wild symbol and offers a whopping fixed jackpot payout of 8000 coins. The other hillbillies offer much lower line payouts. At the bottom are some interesting food items consumed by the family. These include pumpkins, beans, curds, sardines and tomatoes. The sheriff awards scatter payouts.

The sole bonus feature is a set of free spins. Moonshine was released when free spins were a simple affair. And this set of free spins appears to be ahead of its times. Three or more bonus moonshine bottles landing anywhere on the reels trigger this feature. The initial awards are as follows. Three moonshine bottles give you 3 free spins at 1x multiplier. Four bottles award 4 free spins at 1x multiplier. With five bottles you start with 5 free spins at 1x multiplier. Before the free spins start you are taken to a second screen where you expose tiles to earn more free spins or multipliers. You keep picking till you uncover the ‘Start Free Spins’ tile and then the spins will begin. You can earn a maximum pf 18 free spins with up to 4x multiplier.

The free spins are unique and interesting for another reason as well. The main symbols appear differently in the free spins. In the main game grandma is ensconced on her rocking chair pointing a double barrel gun. In the free spins the gun has gone off and grandma is falling under its recoil. In the main game the sheriff is ready to take on the hooch distillers. In the free spins he has been tied up by them. Moonshine is live at Microgaming Australian online casinos such as Ruby Fortune and 32Red.