The Wolf’s Bane Game Review
It’s time to get ready to hide behind the sofa, because we’ve got another spooky slot up for you next! The Wolf’s Bane isn’t explicitly Halloween themed, and why do we need an excuse to scare ourselves silly whatever the time of year? In this slot you’ll be helping the creepy residents of a creepy village sort out their werewolf problem, and trying to make yourself rich in the process! So is this slot howling at the moon or is it a bad fur day? Let’s take a look in our The Wolf’s Bane review.
The Wolf’s Bane slot game really dials the creepiness up to 11 with its design choices, framing the reels over the backdrop of a run-down, dank and dark medieval village in the middle of the night. The full moon lurks behind moving clouds and casts a pale light on the mouldering thatched roofs, while the titular pub The Wolf’s Bane sits in the foreground, its torches flickering and its sign swinging ominously in the breeze. We hope that’s set the scene for you, so don’t hop into this if you’re of a nervous disposition. The low value symbols are the 9 – A symbols rendered in gothic script, while the high value symbols are a motley cast of characters including a nurse, a soldier, a fortune teller and a grave digger. While the game is mostly pretty static, animations liven the whole thing up, as the symbols are scratched and sometimes transform into werewolves when made into combos.
While the design manages to conjure us away to another world, you’ll be in very familiar territory with the mechanics. The game has five reels and three rows where the action takes place, as well as ten paylines to bet on, and an overall RTP of 96.74% which is towards the higher end of the scale in modern games. The Betting limits are also pretty generous, ranging from ₹7 all the way to ₹7378, so there are plenty of chances for you to bet big. There is also a wild in play, represented by a young man in the process of becoming a werewolf, which substitutes for other symbols.
Things pick up a bit in the bonus rounds, of which The Wolf’s Bane has two. The first is activated by landing three of the bonus symbol, which is a concerned looking chap wielding a crossbow. Land these and you’ll get a chance to pick any of the three symbols, revealing a cash prize and turning the poor guy into a werewolf. The big symbol here is the scatter, represented by a full moon, and landing three or more of these will get you up to 30 free spins. As an added bonus, you get to choose between Regular Wilds, Expanding Wilds, Spreading Wilds, and 2x Multiplier Wilds to appear within these spins, so it’s up to you how you aim for the most cash.
The Wolf’s Bane doesn’t bring anything radical or new to the slot genre, but it does a great job of combining existing ideas into a fun and engaging slot that looks great and packs some excellent bonuses too. If you can stomach the spooky theme, we think you’ll enjoy this scary slot all year round.