The Wolf’s Bane is a slot from NetEnt which features 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. It can be played on desktop and mobile devices, and is superbly designed with a chilling werewolf theme. Wagers range from $/€/£0.10 to $/€/£100 per spin, and there is a superb Pick and Click feature to simplify the winning of cash prizes.
It also includes a Free Spins feature where you can get up to 60 free spins involving regular, 2x multiplier, expanding and spreading wilds.
The visuals of the Wolf’s Bane slot are very impressive. The setting is a medieval village at the mercy of savage werewolves, with the iconic full moon in the background. The soundtrack is brilliant, keeping the suspense and atmosphere cranked up to maximum.
The A, K, Q and 9 card symbols are spattered with blood, and the reels also feature clairvoyants, nurses, soldiers and gravediggers to add to the chilling theme. The soldier brings the greatest rewards as 3, 4 or 5 on a payline will yield 2.5x, 8x or 50x your stake. You will also see a man transforming into his wolf form – this is the wild, and replaces all symbols bar the scatter.
The Pick and Click feature of Wolf’s Bane occurs when a crossbow-wielding man appears on reels 1, 3 and 5. It enables you to choose a triggering scatter to yield a cash bonus between 5-50x your stake.
The Free Spins feature is massive in Wolf’s Bane. It is triggered when you land 3+ werewolf/full moon scatters. With 3, 4 or 5 of them, you get 10, 20 or 30 free spins. During the Free Spins round, you will regularly see wilds, 2x multiplier wilds, spreading wilds and expanding wilds, 1 of which is selected via a separate Wild Selector Wheel.
You can retrigger the feature to get a maximum of 60 free spins.
On each free spin, an overlay wild symbol will randomly appear on reels 1, 2 or 3. The 4 different wilds offer the following benefits:
These types of wilds will also appear randomly during the base game, performing the same functions described above.
In terms of gameplay, The Wolf’s Bane is definitely among NetEnt’s more basic slots. However, this simplicity actually enhances the experience. With medium variance, the most you can win on a single spin is 500x your stake. However, if you get the 2x multiplier wild, the maximum payout from a free spin is 1,000x your stake. The slot’s RTP is 96.74%.
Obviously, getting plenty of free spins is important in this slot. Overall, the experience is pretty good. It wouldn’t rank among NetEnt’s best slots, which are leaders in the industry, but it is high-quality, and the werewolf theme will be very appealing to many players.