1. The Wolf’s Bane (Netent)
In this slot, you find yourself beneath a full moon, stalking an 18th century village by night. You are a fanged, clawed menace – part of an ungodly pack of wolfish creatures… and you’re hungry. If you have a fondness for 18th century villagers, the taste of them that is, then this is the game for you.
The soldier is the most rewarding symbol with 3, 4 or 5 on a payline giving you 2.5, 8 or 50 times your total stake. There’s also a man who transforming into a werewolf – he’s the wild symbol and replaces all the usual symbols (all bar the scatter essentially). Additionally, the soundtrack is equally impressive and will give you chills.
Free Spins feature
The Wolf’s Bane benefits from a Free Spins feature – this is played when you get 3 or more werewolf/full moon scatters. 3, 4 or 5 of them will reward you with 10, 20 or 30 free spins. You will then come across regular wilds, expanding wilds, 2x multiplier wilds and spreading wilds. 1 of the wilds will be randomly chosen to appear in the feature via the Wild Selector Wheel.
Furthermore, an overlay wild symbol will show up, at random, on reels 1, 2 or 3 on each free spin. Regular the 4 different wilds you can see, this is what they will offer you:
- Regular wild – acts as the standard wild replacing all symbols bar the scatter
- Expanding wild – the wild will expand to take over the whole reel to give a wild reel
- 2x Multiplier wild – the wild will double your win when part of a winning combination
- Spreading wild – the wild spreads across 3 rows on the same rows for a guaranteed payout
- These will either remain (regular wild), expand to take over the whole reel (expanding wilds), double any win it’s part of (2x multiplier wilds) or spread to adjacent positions (spreading wilds). All other wilds appearing will also perform 1 of the 4 functions described above. Finally, you can retrigger the feature to give you up to 60 free spins.
Get x1000 Stake Wins
The Wolf’s Bane is quite a basic slot by NetEnt’s standards – however, the simplicity is a good thing. Medium variance, the most you can win on each spin or free spin is 500 times your stake. With the 2x multiplier wild, the max payout per free spin can be 1,000 times your stake.
2. Wizards Want War Slot Machine (Habanero)
A Habanero game, Wizards Want War will feature a fantasy inspired story, one which tells about the battle between the forces of good and evil. It’s a good story, but not a particularly novel one. At the same time, the game does have the proper high quality graphics for which Habanero is known.
Betting and Prizes
Betting can vary quite a bit, as with most Habanero titles. You have 25 lines, with 1 to 10 coins for each one, and with the denomination ranging from $0.01 to $20.
As for the prizes being paid, the wild’s combo offers 16x total stake, and with 25 lines contributing this could end up paying 400x total stake. The RTP has been set to 96.59%.
Wild Symbols and Bonus
One of the major features, which you’re going to discover inside Wizards Want War, is the wild symbol. Shown as a simple logo with the word Wild in it, the symbol lands stacked on the reels, which means that there is potential for it to cover the entire column. Wilds will contribute to the formation of new combinations, provided that they land in the proper positions, to be able to assist regular symbols. Even better, getting five wilds on the same line will mean that a new combination will be formed, paying 16x total stake. With the reels covered by wilds, the game’s top potential of 400x can be paid in the base game.
Duels trigger if you get both wizards at the same time, one on reel 1, the other on reel 5. A Wheel appears with five potential wild combinations. One of those is chosen by the Wheel. In the base game, the wizard that wins three times first will be the winner. In free spins mode, you only need one strike from one of the wizards.
Once the Duel is over, the wild combo that was chosen will be placed on the reels. The Good Wizard has wins boosted by 3x, while Evil Wizard boosts wins by 2x.
The game will give you a chance at triggering free spins as well. Reach that stage, and first you will be asked to select one of the two wizards, to represent you. For the duration of the feature, the chosen Wizard is going to win any duel that it is a part of, with just one strike. You have 10 free spins to go through here, if the two triggering symbols land on the reels 2 and 4. You are guaranteed to have a Duel happen in this mode.
3. John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen (Pragmatic Play)
John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen is the third installment in a series of slots from Pragmatic Play featuring character John Hunter, an avid adventurer who travels the world far and wide in search of lost riches. Just like his Play’n GO counterpart Rich Wilde, who’s best known from the Novomatic rip-off Book of Dead, John Hunter has also had his fair share of controversies.
With the first release, Da Vinci’s Treasure, Pragmatic stirred quite a lot of hype by advertising a 48,000x win potential which, of course, no one ever got even remotely close to winning. The second release, Aztec Treasure, turned a lot of heads in the casino community when it was revealed to be a mix of William Interactive’s classic Montezuma and its home-made take on the Megaways engine (they’re not the first to pull such stunt).
The third game, with the excessively long title John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen, takes John to a place that’s as much of an attraction for game developers as it is for tourists – the great pyramids of Giza. It’s played using 5 reels and 25 paylines and makes use of Pragmatic’s favourite Money symbol feature which not only awards your typical cash prizes but also respins, expanding money symbols and multipliers up to 25x. Things become even better in the free spins game where there’s also potential for unlimited free spins. You can play John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen across all devices from 0.20 to €/£125 per spin.
With a rhythmic Egyptian-inspired soundtrack playing, the game area is set against a desert backdrop with ancient pyramids flanking the reels. Symbols here include lower-value J to A royals alongside more rewarding leather bags, revolvers, ancient Egyptian deity Anubis as well as John Hunter himself who is the most lucrative, giving you 32 times your stake for five across a full payline. The wild is represented by Cleopatra who appears on all reels except the first.
Free spins feature with money symbols in view
John Hunter and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen benefits from a Money Collect feature. During your session, you will see scarab symbols appearing on reels 1 to through 4 carrying cash values. If you’re lucky enough to see a collect scarab symbol hit on reel 5 together with these, one of the following will apply:
- Collect – all the cash values in view are added together and paid out.
- Extra Credit Collect – the value of this particular symbol is added to all money symbols in view and then paid out.
- Multiplier Collect – the total value of all collected money symbols is multiplied by up to 25x before being paid to you.
- Expanding Collect – all money symbols in view expand to fully cover the reel, essentially generating additional money symbols.
- Respin Collect – every money symbol in view is held in place while the other tiles spin again, giving you a chance to land extra money symbols.
- Things heat up when you land at least 3 scatter symbols simultaneously on the three central reels as this will activate the Free Spins round with 8 spins to start. Just as previously described, the money symbol feature applies here as well, but with an added benefit.
During the round, all money symbol values are collected and added to a pot displayed in the top right corner. Once all spins have been played, it’s time for the big finale. A super-massive scarab money symbol is added to fully cover the first 4 reels followed by a spin of the 5th reel. If a collect symbols hits, the full pot is awarded. Keep in mind, this means that your pot can be subject to multipliers of up to 25x and which can result in wins of over 10,000 times your stake. On a further note, landing 3 scatters will grant you 8 extra free spins, with no limit to how many retriggers you can activate.