Net Entertainment’s The Wolf’s Bane Video Slot Review

The Wolf’s Bane: Demo

The Wolf’s Bane is a beautifully designed werewolf-themed video slot from NetEnt. Played using a 5 reel, 10 payline game engine, it comes with a pick me round that awards prizes of up to 50 times your bet. The main feature awards up to 60 free spins with standard, expanding, spreading or multiplier wilds. Play on your computer, tablet or mobile from between 10p and £100 per spin.

There’s a decidedly creepy feel to the design in The Wolf’s Bane. A historical old village illuminated by a full moon forms the backdrop to the action. Joining the A to J royal are a number of villagers. They include a nurse, a gravedigger and a woman. The soldier brandishing a pistol is the best standard symbol. This pays 2.5, 8 or 50 times your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

The werewolf symbol is the wild. This also offers payouts of up to 50 times your bet per payline as well as performing all the usual substituting functions. There are 2 extras on offer in The Wolf’s Bane.

Pick and Click feature – land the crossbow-wielding werewolf hunter on reels 1, 3 and 5 to activate this pick me round. Then choose a symbol to reveal an instant win cash prize of between 5 and 50 times your bet.

Free Spins feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the full moon scatter symbol on the same spin and you’ll trigger the main bonus round and with it, 10, 20 or 30 free spins. Before the start of the free spins, 1 wild extra will be randomly selected. This wild will be in play for the duration of the free spins. There are 4 possibilities:

  • Standard Wild – this replaces all the normal symbols.
  • Expanding Wild – this fills the whole reel when it hits if the expansion creates a winner.
  • 2x Multiplier Wild – this doubles the payout when it forms part of a winning combination.
  • Spreading Wild – this turns 1 adjacent symbol wild.

The wilds can land on all 5 reels. You’ll also see an overlay wild appear on reels 1, 2 or 3 on each free spin. The wilds offer payouts of up to 50 times your bet per payline. Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters will add an extra 10, 20 or 30 free spins to your total.

As we’ve come to expect from a NetEnt video slot, the design in The Wolf’s Bane is very high end. The visuals are terrific, backed by a deliciously sinister backing track. The best potential comes from the Free Spins feature where the wild extras can really get things moving. You can win up to 500 times your bet if you fill the reels with wilds – add in the 2x Multiplier Wild and the potential payout rises to 1,000 times your bet.

Fans of the horror theme should find plenty to enjoy in this simple but very playable werewolf adventure. If it’s werewolves you want, Full Moon Fortunes by Ash Gaming is the best one out there.

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