Cool Wolf is one of those games that Microgaming got right, a modern slot machine which is inspired by the life of a geeky teenager, capable of turning into a cool werewolf at night. The wolf in question appears to be a movie star, so we see him cruising in cars with cheerleaders next to him, or attending a movie premiere in Howlingwood, the slot’s version of Hollywood. The game’s quality is excellent, with features including things like rolling reels, a stacked wild, free spins or scatters. You also have 243 ways to win inside, the jackpot being capable of paying $5,000.
Betting and Prizes
You get 243 ways to win, but Microgaming decided to use paylines for the bets, 50 of them, which seems excessive for this kind of layout, which usually needs 25 or 30 lines. For each line, you may have 1 to 10 coins to cover it, with the coin size starting at $0.01 and reaching $0.10. A line bet of up to $1 is possible, with the total getting to $50.
You get the best prize with help from the scatter, which can pay 100 times what you put in. With the $50 coin bet used, that means up to $5,000 cash, which is a pretty low amount.
Cool Wolf Slot Features
Wild symbols will come in stacked on the reels from the back, the last three ones. These wilds will be very useful, as methods for you to form regular combinations, when they appear on the reel where they’re needed. Because of the ways to win system, you don’t need the wild to be in a certain location on the reel. Over 40 wilds are placed on the reels, so they should be coming in quite often.
The slot can trigger a Howling Wild feature from time to time, something that will give you a wild reel in one of the three middle columns, with a guaranteed prize coming along.
Rolling Reels are another important part of this game, a feature that drops winning combinations from your reels, so that new symbols can take those spots, and maybe form new wins.
The last feature mentioned is a scatter, a symbol which has an image of a couple of tickets. This one pays very well, up to $5,000, and you just need its symbols to appear in some random position, without mattering where exactly. 3 to 5 Ticket scatters give you 15, 20 or 25 free games, where the Rolling Reels feature benefits from multipliers of up to 10x for consecutive wins received during the same spin.
Theme & Design
I rather enjoyed the design of Cool Wolf online slot. The city of Howlingwood is shown in the background, while the reels give you movie or character related pictures. You get the two sides of the same character, the Geek and the Werewolf, plus the two cheerleaders, a red muscle car, the Cineplex, sunglasses and the usual poker letters.
Cool Wolf has a theme that is unique, a collection of features that I loved and graphics which make it look cool. The payout is the only one I’m not happy about.