Wolf Howl Slot Review
The collaboration between Microgaming and Just For The Wins has produced several good games already, but seeing one with payouts of up to 25,000x gets us a lot more excited than past releases managed. It’s more of a Native American wildlife style game, the way many others are, but with higher volatility and big rewards, so it has something that many others don’t, and that could make it successful.
They launched Wolf Howl with 5x3 reels, and there will be 10 paylines active in the game area. You get paid up to 25,000x the round’s stake, and you test your luck in a slot machine with high volatility, but also with a 96.15% RTP. Overall, the game has plenty to offer, and among its special features you will discover the wild symbols, their multipliers, along with regular and random scatters, as well as free spins with an extra bonus called Wild Call.
Wolf Howl Betting and Prizes
With 10 active lines, the game is played using bets as low as $0.10 per spin, or $0.01 per line. If you want to spend more per spin, $10 is the upper limit, where the line bet gets up to $1.
Another way to play, is through the paid bonus option, where you spend the equivalent of 90x to 314x the stake, in order to get 8, 15 or 30 rounds from the free spins feature.
The game’s not going to be the type to make it easy on its players, as its high volatility should bring plenty of losing spins. On the plus side, this also makes a 25,000x top jackpot possible, because lots of players will lose, so that a couple can get paid very well.
Long-term, we know that the RTP is calculated to be 96.15%, and while that’s not very high, it’s good enough to not be an issue, and that’s all we can ask.
The symbols with Wolves are the ones being used as replacements, which can contribute to the formation of various smaller wins. At the same time, some of them have multipliers, so you can get the wins boosted by 2x or 3x. Get several multipliers to contribute, and the wilds get multiplied with each other (two multipliers of 3x will get you a 9x total multiplier for that win).
The Full Moon is going to be the scatter symbol. The way to the free spins feature is through these symbols, but first you need them landing 3, 4 or 5 times, on a similar number of reels. There is a random feature that can help here, which gives you up to 4 symbols of this type on the reels.
You can then trigger 8 to 30 free spins, and there is a chance that it will retrigger along the way, even with just 1 or 2 additional scatters. The number of additional free spins will vary between 2 and 30, depending on how many new scatters show up (1 to 5 required).
Wild Call is the name of a feature that you can get during free spins. This one uses any scatter symbols that land in view, to transform symbols nearby into wilds. Existing wilds which find themselves nearby will get a higher multiplier, going up by 1x, with an upper limit at 5x, to be used for future wins that they may contribute to.
Theme & Design
If we look at the theme and graphics of Wolf Howl, we find the same style that’s been part of quite a few other wildlife themed slots over the years. Typically found in North American wildlife games, often enough with a Native American influence, the graphics will range from unrelated low value Royals, to the higher paying icons with moose, bears, eagles and bunnies. Add the wolf wilds as well to that list, while the Full Moon is your scatter.
Wolf Howl has one thing going for it, which is going to be tough to top by most titles from Microgaming’s collection, and that’s the impressive top jackpot of up to 25,000x the round’s stake. The developer is not one that I often associate with big payouts or high volatility, but there are a couple of good options in their collection nonetheless, to which they now add this JFTW production as well.