Lunaris slots is one of the WMS colossal reels games, but it is really quite different from all the others that came before it.
The way the game plays, is in essence the same as many other WMS slots, but the feel and the features are totally unique. The main feature about this game is the atmosphere it produces, the way it makes you feel.
When you first play Lunaris slots, you will be struck by the spiritual feeling the game has. At times, it almost puts you into a dream like trance, the way the sound effects play in the background and the butterflies flutter across the screen.
Lunar slots plays along a theme that is linked to the moon and the stars. The main symbols all represent the astrological signs, but the lower value ones (in common with most WMS slots), are the old fashioned playing card symbols.
This is still my favourite way for the symbols to be arranged, because when you can tell the difference between the values of symbols, you can easily discriminate between big wins and moderate wins.
The background ‘music’ of Lunaris is also along a spiritual theme. Kind of like hippy ambient sounds, or the sort of thing you would play if you were meditating. I have to say, when I was playing, I did feel like I was in a bit of a dream at times. This could be a good thing or a bad thing.
When I played the Lunaris slot machine in Las Vegas, I was immediately impressed by the new features. It takes everything that is good about the Colossal Reels games, but adds a few new twists. The game seems a bit snappier and the reels land in a more tightly controlled way than games like Lil Red and Spartacus.
All of the Colossal Reels games by WMS have their unique features. In the case of Lunaris, the thing I really like is the way the butterfly symbols give you a number of Wild symbols that flutter their way over to the major reel (the huge reel on the right hand side of the screen).
The butterfly bonus round, with its free wild symbols almost always guarantees a win of some kind. In this respect, it is very different to the transferring reels you get in games like Giants Gold, where you may or may not get a winning line.
The free spins feature, as with all WMS Colossal Reels games is hard to hit, but well worth it when you do. It’s a regular free spin bonus, that plays with normal features, but it is fun to play.
One of the things that really strikes me about Lunaris slots is how they have incorporated the sound into the gameplay.
When you get a couple of the caterpillar symbols up on the screen, needing just one more to trigger the bonus, the sounds create a wonderful atmosphere.
Overall, I would say that this game is a little less volatile than other Colossal Reels slots, because of the butterfly wild symbols. At the same time, big wins seem to be less common.