Join the witches and wizards at the Witchcraft Academy, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from NetEnt. This beautifully designed game has more than a passing resembling to Harry Potter’s famous alma mater Hogwarts and comes with a bonus round that awards free spins, wild reels and multipliers as well as instant win prizes of up to 1,000 times your total bet. Play on all devices from between 20p and £200 per spin.
NetEnt usually puts plenty of thought into the design of its games and that’s certainly true of Witchcraft Academy which looks terrific. The setting is a library full of scrolls and spells. On the reels you’ll see lower value crystals alongside an owl, dragon, Efora and Earthan. The young wizard is the top symbol, paying up to 400 coins per payline. There’s also a wild.
Conjuring coins is the name of the game here and the likeliest way to do that is via the Elements Bonus feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols on the same spin. You’ll then be taken to a new screen and presented with a 20-square grid.
Choose Efora the witch or Earthan the wizard who will fire an Element Shot- if the shot uncovers a Coin Win symbol, you can look forward to an instant prize of between 10 and 200 times your bet. Land on a scatter and you’ll get 5 free spins, a x2 multiplier, an overlay wild on reel 1 or an overlay wild on reel 5.
If the shot hits an Armour Guard, he explodes to open up all of the bonuses on that row. The number of picks depends on how many scatters triggered the feature. You’ll then go through to the Free Spins feature. At least 5 free spins are awarded, plus any modifiers you managed to land from the Elements Bonus feature.
Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 Bonus symbols here and you’ll get an extra 5, 10, 15 or 20 free spins – this can lead to 30 free spins in total. Or you could get 25 free spins with a 2x multiplier and 2 Wild Reels! All in all, you can win up to 800 times your bet on each free spin with the 2x multiplier!
This trip to sorcery school is a good one. The Elements Bonus feature offers some decent winning potential, especially if you manage to land a good selection of multipliers with the Elements Bonus picks. Combine that with the top-quality design and you’ve got a very playable video slot that’s certainly worth considering if you enjoy the magic or fantasy themes.