Werewolf Wild slot review
Werewolf Wild from top Australian developer, Aristocrat, utilises the gaming company's no-nonsense land-based casino 'pokie' template, adds in a little Disney-style cartoon flair and throws in some horror for good measure.
On the Reels...
Sure enough, we're in firm classic horror territory here with a moody Victorian London backdrop and creepy Hammer Horror fonts overlooking five reels packed with icons like a werewolf, a carriage, lamp post, policeman, lady and aristocrat. Classic Aristocrat 10-through-to-Ace symbols complete the set in this 5 reel, 25 payline slot. Fans of the old school horror genre will really get a kick out of the atmosphere that you can feel on the reels from the very first spin on this slot. It is eerie and full of suspense from the very start.
The (Were)Wolf is Wild!
The Wolf close-up icon is Wild and substitutes for all regular symbols except the Scatters. Five Wilds pays a nice 1000-coin jackpot.
Win 40x Your Bet with the Gold Coin
Look out for the gold coin Scatter. It only appears on reel 1, but when it does (which happens quite regularly) and a Werewolf Wild appears anywhere else, you'll win a random cash prize of between 2x and 40x your total bet.
Hit Random Wilds!
You can hit random Wilds on the screen at any time. Between 1 and 4 symbols will turn into Werewolf wilds as claws swipe across the screen. This is similar to the claw feature in Ash Gaming's excellent Full Moon Fortunes, and can prove to be a real money-booster.
Earn up to 28 Free Spins
Finally, look out for the Full Moon Scatters. Three or more of those anywhere on the screen triggers a free srpins bonus with 7, 14 or 28 spins up for grabs. During the round, if you hit a Werewolf Wild it will transform any lady, aristocrat or policeman into another werewolf Wild. Suddenly, those 7 free spins become a lot more interesting.
Werewolf Wild is a game that promises much but delivers little. It's true there are lots of nice features, but it took me 100 spins or so to even see a random claw swipe (and even then it didn't yield a winning combination) and the free spins Scatters were highly conspicuous by their absence.
However, if you're into the whole Gothic horror theme, and enjoy Aristocrat's simple gameplay, you'll probably get a kick out of it.
For me, Ash Gaming's aforementioned Full Moon Fortunes slot offers more thrills, as does Cryptologic's great Gothic-themed game - Vampires vs Werewolves.