Moon Temple, released on November 20, 2014, is a lunar-themed casino game developed by Lightning Box Games; it is under Lightning Box Games’ Temple line; Lost Temple (2011) and Temple Cash Frogs n Flies (2019) are also therein. Examples of Moon Temple’s rival games are Aristocrat’s Moon Maidens II, and IGT’s Aztec Temple and Dragons Temple.
Moon Temple is seemingly a slot game adaptation of (and named after) “Temple of the Moon”, the mysterious (but presumably a shrine or royal cemetery or ritual site or a ancient watchtower) located in Peru. The Moon Temple players seek two, three, four, five, or six combinations, but some symbols only need three, four, five, or six combinations.
Moon Temple Game Characteristics
Moon Temple has a unique grid, consisting of six reels but irregularly designed rows. Reel 1 has three rows, reel 2 has four rows, reels 3 & 4 have five rows, reel 5 has four rows, and reel 6 has three rows. It has 80 fixed pay lines and 14 symbols. The five special symbols are: a golden “Wild” substituting priestess, a purple “Wild” substituting silver-haired priestess, a collection games-triggering “Bonus” moon temple ruins (scatter), a “moon +1 spins” scatter, and a “Wild” substituting (moon spins mode only) black puma.
The nine ordinary symbols are: a black-and-red puma against a full moon, a purple butterfly, a golden-and-blue medallion, a golden-and-green necklace, a green chameleon, a purple Q, a green J, a golden-brown 10, and a golden-yellow 9.
Moon Temple has five credit values only: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, and $0.05. However, there are five optional credit value multipliers (under credits per bet): 50 coins, 100 coins, 150 coins, 250 coins, and 500 coins. As such, Moon Temple has these bet sizes. When using the 50 coins bet multiplier: $0.50 (minimum bet size), $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, and $2.50.
Using 100 coins bet multiplier has these bet sizes: $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00. Using 150 coins bet multiplier: $1.50, $3.00, $4.50, $6.00, and $7.50. Using the 250 coins bet multiplier: $2.50, $5.00, $7.50, $10.00, and $12.50. Using the 500 coins bet multiplier: $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, and $25.00 (maximum bet size).
Moon Temple has these payouts for two, three, four, and five winning combinations, respectively. Either the “Wild” golden priestess or the “Wild” puma pays X5, X75, X200, X500, and X1250.
For the symbols needing three, four, five, or six combinations, their payouts are as follows. Either the “moon +1 spins” or the “Bonus” moon temple ruins pays X80, X320, X800, and X8000. The red-and-black puma offers X9, X18, X81, and X180. The butterfly has X40, X125, X200, and X500. The medallion pays X25, X40, X100, and X250. The necklace or the chameleon pays X10, X25, X75, and X200. Either the Q, or J, or 10, or 9 pays X3, X10, X25, and X100.
The red-and-black puma changes into a “Wild” black puma during the moon spin mode, while 3+ “Bonus” temple ruins symbols offer eight free collectible games—players collect as much as six moon spins in each free collectible game.
The Moon Temple software is good. The sounds are interesting. The graphics are factual imageries of the archeological findings, such as the stone carvings, and the human sacrifices for the featured pumas, allegedly appeasing weather gods.
Luck in Moon Temple
Moon Temple’s RTP rate is 97.02% and the house edge is 2.98%. Moon Temple is a game of chance, with the Terms and Conditions emphasizing on a random number generator software.