The Wolf’s Bane review
When you’ve been through as many Halloween periods at NetEnt has, we can understand it getting progressively harder to dream up creative scary themes for new online slots. The Wolf’s Bane takes you into a medieval village that’s dealing with a deadly serious werewolf problem – and though it’s not the most original idea, we thought the graphics and animations were beyond stunning.
The features are also a selling point for this slot, since you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sink your teeth into even more prizes. Read on to learn more about this low to medium volatility slot, and why it’ll have you barking at the moon.
- Release date: 24 October 2019
- Game: The Wolf’s Bane
- Game info: Five reels, three rows, 10 paylines
- Bet levels: £0.10-£100
- Maximum win: 500x
- Special features: Pick & click round, free spins, multiplying wilds, expanding wilds, spreading wilds
- Jackpot: No
- Return to player: 96.74%
- Volatility: Low to medium
The Wolf’s Bane bonus features
With the volatility on the lower side of the scale, it’s the bonus features that can really help to make The Wolf’s Bane a bit more exciting. The free spins round can be quite generous, and the pick & click feature is also a nice way to score an easy win of up to 50x your stake. We’ll go through each of the features below so you have a better idea of what to expect.
Three, four or five full moon scatter symbols will trigger 10, 20 or 30 free spins respectively – and the best part is that you can also retrigger the round in exactly the same way, without any limits.
Before you begin the round, you’ll see a selector that stops when you click. This will determine the type of wild symbols that will be active during free spins, which can range from regular wilds or expanding wilds to spreading wilds, or wilds with multipliers of 2x.
The pick & click feature isn’t particularly complicated, and is activated by landing three or more of the werewolf hunter symbols. You’ll be presented with three concealed bonus symbols, each of which can reveal a cash prize of between 5x and 50x your current bet.
During the base game, the wild acts in its traditional function, which is to substitute for other symbols to help complete paylines. As mentioned earlier, however, the wilds can have one of several functions during the free spins round, from expanding across entire reels to spreading across different reels, to multiplying your prizes by 2x.
The Wolf’s Bane jackpot
There isn’t a jackpot in this slot, and with maximum prizes of 500x your stake, The Wolf’s Bane isn’t the highest-paying slot we’ve seen from NetEnt. However, being a lower volatility slot (which we’ll explain below), you could have the possibility to reap smaller prizes to collect into one big one.
RTP and volatility
The Wolf’s Bane offers low to medium variance during gameplay, so you may notice that while there aren’t that many higher prizes coming in, there are more of them. We also found the return to player of 96.74% to be quite generous, so it could feel like you’re getting a bit little return on your bet.
The Wolf’s Bane on mobile
As with most NetEnt slots, The Wolf’s Bane has been developed to work beautifully on mobile, allowing you to play easily on the go.