In addition to the game play, some online pokies have a story to tell. This makes them more interesting. In some of these pokies the story is humorous and this is highlighted through comical graphics. One such video pokie is Moonshine. You can play it at all Microgaming powered Australian online casinos such as Casino Mate, Royal Vegas and Spin Palace.
Moonshine is slang for illicitly brewed liquor. This illegal activity if often carried by hillbilly families in their backyards for local consumption. The police keep closing them down but soon they restart the business. The grandma of Moonshine is the head of a family that runs an illicit distillery. She is helped by her buffoon kin, which include a pet fat pig. All these motley characters, not to forget the raiding cop, appear as symbols on the reels. Grandma is obviously the most important symbol. It acts as the wild symbol and also awards the highest line payouts. Moonshine does not use playing card icons. You have the staple hillbilly food items like pumpkins, beans, curds, sardines and tomatoes. The policeman awards scatter payouts.
The only bonus feature in Moonshine online pokie is a set of free games. Moonshine is an early Microgaming product and therefore this feature is relatively simple. It is triggered by three or more bonus moonshine bottles landing anywhere on the reels in the same spin. You are initially awarded a number of free games equal to the number of bonus symbols in the trigger. But before the free games are played you are taken to a second screen where you have the opportunity to earn more free games or payout multipliers by picking tiles. You will keep picking till you uncover the ‘Start Free Spins’ tile. In this feature you can earn a maximum of 18 free spins with up to 4x multiplier.
Usually in online pokies there is some visual change in the free games feature. Mostly the background to the reels is different. In Moonshine online pokie the high paying symbols have been given an interesting twist. In the main game grandma is seated on her rocking chair pointing a double barrel gun to keep the cops away. In the free games feature the gun has gone off and grandma has fallen under its recoil. In the main game the policeman is ready to arrest the moonshiners. In the free games he has been gagged and bound by them.