Ever since the emergence of the Twilight series, werewolves have become hugely popular mythical creatures bursting onto the slot scene as a successful themes. Scandinavian game developer Yggdrasil have certainly looked to jump on the bandwagon in regards to how popular the theme is.
Having created the Wolf Hunters slot game, players will join two hunting slayers in the fight to banish the werewolf that is terrorising a medieval town.
Wolf Hunters is a slot game that has five reels, three rows and 20 fixed paylines. Bet sizes range from a very low $0.10 for 20 paylines to a maximum of $100. Players can test a Wolf Hunters Free Play version above before committing to spinning the reels with real money.
There is an ‘Autoplay’ feature that allows players to set up any number of uninterrupted consecutive spins, with a range of options as to when the run should be stopped.
The four low-paying symbols can appear stacked from one to three symbols high. These are blue diamonds, green clubs, purple spades, and red hearts. The following three symbols are stacked up to maximum two symbols high and consist of silver stakes to kill the werewolf, monster traps, and a green poison bottle.
The werewolf is the most valuable symbol, as it has the ability to turn into a sticky wild for a respin when the hunters successfully slay the beast. The standard Wilds appear as golden tiles with the word ‘Wild’ on them. The bonus symbols come in the form of the male hunter – only appearing on reel one – and the female huntress, who appears on reel five.
We found during our Wolf Hunters game review that there are plenty of bonus features players can get their teeth stuck into!
The first thing to take note of is that there are three meters: one hunter rage meter on each side and one wolf health meter on top of the game window. The hunter meters are randomly set at 70 and 30 out of 100 when the game is loaded for the first time. The wolf meter is set at 600.
The fearless hunters face the creature whenever it lands on the reels in the base game and free spins. One of the two hunters will be randomly chosen to fight the werewolf. Additionally, the slain wolf symbols turn into sticky wilds and one single respin is awarded for more win potential. If the hunter is unsuccessful, then the werewolf will act as a regular high-value pay symbol.
A standard wild landing on any reel in the base game and free spins game will turn into a sticky wild after any wins are awarded. A respin is awarded and any further wilds landing on the respin will grant an additional respin. The sequence continues until no further wilds hit the reels on a respin, or when the entire game window is filled with wild symbols. Wins are evaluated and paid after every respin.
Wolf Hunters has no fewer than three types of free spins: standard free spins, the hunter free spins and the slayer free spins.
The standard free spins round is triggered by hitting a hunter bonus symbol on reel one and a huntress bonus symbol on reel five in one spin. The game awards 10 free spins with power upgrades for each hunter. Collecting three hunter or huntress bonus symbols in the respective power meter will award two extra free spins, and all wilds from successfully slaying the wolf will turn into expanding wilds. It will expand to the left by one position when the hunter slays the wolf, and it will move one position up and down when the huntress gets a hit on the beast.
The hunter free spins are awarded when either one of the rage meters on each side of the game window hits 100 points. During the 10 free spins, the hunter is upgraded for the duration of the bonus round. The hunter meter is reset after the free spins.
The slayer free spins are triggered when the wolf health meter on top of the game window is reduced from 600 to zero. Every time the werewolf is losing a fight, his health meter is reduced by 1. The game will award 10 slayer free spins. During the feature, all werewolf symbols turn wild and expand to cover the entire reel. The counter is reset to 600 after the end of the round.
RTP (return to player)
Wolf Hunters slot game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.30% and is considered to be a game of medium-to-high volatility.