This bad boy has only just dropped, and we're pretty excited as to how it might pan out. Spinmatic’s offering takes us on a fairytale journey into a darker than expected land, mixed in are elements of astrology, mythology and science fiction. Let us take you on a fantastical journey into space with this mesmerising slot called Helio Luna.
Presented over the standard 5 x 3 reel setup with a modest, if not a little underwhelming, 10 paylines. It’s RTP of 95.00% suggests there is 5% for the house, which is average but can suggest short term volatility.This slot was released only one week ago (from the date of this review) on the 20th Feb 2019, and has already caught the attention of the gaming media.
3D gaming brings depth to this powerful theme
Graphics on this slot are sweet, a sun and moon juxtaposition behind the reels set the scene amongst the stars, with a metallic gothic-inspired futuristic construction that houses the reels.The soundtrack has a celestial feel to it, with an Evanescence-like gothic metal undertone.
The symbols are a little different from usual, in that they respond to the gameplay. All symbols start masked, to be unmasked as you collect points and make wins.
The three states of Helio and Luna
If Helio or Luna hits a win in their masked state you get a respin and the win transforms into the masked character. If the same happens with the semi-revealed face, any win that results is immediately doubled. When the character of Helio or Luna are present unmasked and free, the resulting respin has the power to triple the win that may follow.
At each side of the reels you’ll find collection towers, when Helio, Luna or their items get a matech the tower begins the fill, according to the power of the items collected. Fill five spots on the tower to trigger the free spins mode, the winning character turns into a selective wild, lasting until the tower spots are emptied.
The symbols belong to their master
Helio represents the sun, whilst his counterpart Luna represents the moon, they are in a vicious battle and you must rise to the challenge of assisting. They will compensate you well, so it’s important to know the symbols you’re dealing with. Each have three almost identical symbols, a stone lion’s head or wolf’s head, a sun or moon charm and a burning lantern; Helio’s are golden yellow, Luna’s electric blue. Helio and Luna themselves are valuable, but the stone creature’s heads the next, with the flames last. There is also a standard wild that replaces all other symbols.
The morph mechanics of this Helio Luna make it a step ahead of the rest right now, only one or two slots are doing anything like this, and it’s a selling point. Symbols get transformed under the right conditions, leading to higher wins and far more excitement during play. We have had a blast with this one over the last few days, and we’re sure you will too.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring