Werewolves eh? They turn up once a month when the moon is full, running around and generally creating havoc, or so Hollywood would have you believe. In our experience, the Cool Wolf at the centre of this fantastic new mobile slot is a far more benign and some would argue benevolent creature.
Set against the backdrop of an American high school in the 1950s, there is a definite air of the famous Michael J Fox film "Teenwolf" about the slot. It may only be a whiff carried on the wind, but it's a scent that is relatively easy to detect, even for none lupine noses.
So rather than howling aimlessly at the moon, let's take a closer look at what this relatively new release mobile slot has to offer the hairy-handed slots fan.
The first thing you'll notice is that this is a typical 5x3 reel slot from Microgaming, so there's no surprises there however this is one of the newer brand of slot that does away with individual paylines and instead offers 243 Ways to Win across the reels.
Now, with 243 Ways to Win games, the key has to be the minimum price that you can play. Make this too little and you are effectively playing for penny stakes, make it too large and you discount a number of lower and micro stakes slot fans from the game. The good news is that you don't have to be howling mad with money to play Cool Wolf, as spins start from just 0.50 per spin, though higher rollers can ramp up the bet up to a maximum of 50.00 per spin if they prefer.
What this means is that whether you are a moneybags Wolf of Wall Street, or a beast of considerably lesser means, you'll be able to afford a few games on the slot.
The presentation of the slot is also done very nicely. The graphics are cartoon style and emphasise that this is not a 'scary' slot, but one very much with the tongue in cheek. Set in the dreadful pun town of Howlingwood (groan), this is a slot that anyone can log into and enjoy.
The presentation is cartoon-style and there are the usual playing card low symbols that offer the smaller rewards in the game. The higher symbols that offer the greater rewards include a pair of sunglasses, a cinema advertising the film Cool Wolf, a red car, two smiling cheerleaders and of course, the stereotypical geek teen, who also just so to turn secretly be the eponymous hero of the slot every time there is a full moon.
What makes Cool Wolf such an enjoyable romp is the raft of features that are present within the game and the first of these you are likely to come across is the in game Wild symbol, which is easily identifiable as the Cool Wolf logo.
This symbol replaces any of the high and low symbols (but not the scatter) to help create winning paylines and it is also stacked on the third, fourth and fifth reels, which when landed give you the chance of landing multiple line wins.
When you land a win in the game you will then trigger the next feature, Rolling Reels. What happens in this feature is after you land a win, the symbols that form the win will disappear and the symbols above them will drop down into new positions on the reel. If these new symbols drop into position and trigger another payline, then you can win a second time on the spin.
Each time you trigger a payline, the symbols vanish and the new reels roll into place offering you the chance of multiple wins.
Another superb extra is the aptly named Howling Wilds feature. This is a randomly triggered base game bonus that turns the third reel completely Wild and the reels will continue to spin until you land a winning payline guaranteed.
However, the biggest bonus feature in the game is the Free Spins feature and this is triggered when you land three or more of the Cinema Ticket scatters anywhere across the reels. This triggers 15, 20 or 25 free spins depending on the number of scatters landed.
Best of all, rolling reels is active during the free spins round and when you land a second winning payline from rolling reels, the multiplier trail increases, giving you a 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and finally 10x your payline win.
Cool Wolf is a fun, enjoyable and potentially profitable slot to play with a potential maximum win of 82,890 coins. It is a low volatility slot that offers regular smaller wins with the chance of a bigger win happening relatively frequently although those bigger wins do tend to come in the free spins round.
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