Animal slots are always popular among online punters due to their tender spirit of unity in nature and graphics that can leave no one unmoved. I guess that’s precisely what IGT had in mind when it decided to release “Coyote Moon” a desert-themed video slot that features some interesting graphics, but has too many downsides to be recommendable to play.
“Coyote Moon” Characteristics
Good things first. The slot has a lot of potential – it’s got lovely, bright, realistic graphics that may appeal to many punters, especially thanks to the sounds that comprise coyote howling whenever the coyote wild symbol appears. Its characters involve several animals which apart from the coyote include humming birds, lizards, deer, then there are buffalo skulls and apparently inevitable poker symbols.
Also, at first sight, “Coyote Moon” has several attractive special features – you’ll admire numerous stacked wilds, scatters, free spins, but only until you read the paytable: that’s where the real disappointment starts.
Namely, as a slot of 40 paylines set on five reels, “Coyote Moon” is extremely stingy in base game. Whether this is due to the somewhat higher number of symbols, or the reason is something else, it seems like you can only lose money there.
Apparently, not even the special features can help you win more in this game. This is particularly strange in case of the stacked wilds, as there’s almost no spin where they don’t appear, but then again, there’s hardly a spin where you do win more than you’ve wagered. Generally speaking, compared to other slots where stacked wilds appear this often, “Coyote Moon” has really low and rare payouts, which will surely kill its potential popularity among animal slots lovers.
Another mood killer is the scatter symbol which appears rarely, and only on the three middle reels. It will pay out only when you get it on all three reels, and even then it won’t pay much – it will bring you a 2x your total wager and 5 free spins, which don’t even have a multiplier attached to them. Therefore, not only is this feature extremely difficult to get, but it is also likely that you won’t get much out of it, even though stacked wilds apparently appear even more often during the free spins.
“Coyote Moon” may make you howl if you play it long enough, but not out of joy and happiness for the big wins you’ve made; rather out of regret that you’ve spent so much on it and received very little in return. Unfortunately for this game which could have had many fans amongst online punters, IGT has turned it into a money eater that many people will rather avoid than give a try.
Slot data and features
- 40Pay lines
- $50,000.00Max cash jackpot
- YesWild Symbol
- $1 - $2000Betting Range
- 1.00 - 50.0Coin bet range
- 1Coins per line
- 1000Max coins jackpot
- 40Max coins
- NoScatter Symbol
- YesFree spins available
- YesBonus Game
- NoBuy feature