Can you hear the howling? On September 24th a full moon will rise upon a dark night and hungry werewolves will take their monstrous form. Game provider Yggdrasil is there to save the innocent victims as they will come out with their brand new game release: Wolf Hunters.
PREPARATIONS – INTRODUCTION
The slot is based in a deserted cobblestone back alley of an old gothic town. Full silver moon and few lanterns are the only light sources in this black night that you can feel is full of terrors. Only the wolf hunter and huntress are out to catch the beast. Free spins are played in an even spookier settings; they will take place in an ancient grave yard where skulls and spider webs frame the game board.
Yggdrasil has once again managed to spell out an extremely compelling atmosphere to this super thrilling game. The soundtrack contains a classical horror music which gets interrupted every now and then with screams and roars when scarred yet charismatic hunters counter the red eyed werewolf. Intense music and high quality graphic design makes this game a detailed piece of art where dust and fog is floating in the air and poison bottles are bubbling in order to complete the vivid dark ambience.
Wolf Hunters is a video slot of 96,3 % RTP. Its 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines can be reached with all devises and major currencies. The game has 7 regular symbols, and when you manage to line up 3 or more similar ones to the payline from left to right, you will hit a win. A poison bottle, a silver bullet and an iron trap are the highest paying symbols of the regular ones. Werewolf symbol can act as a highest paying regular symbol or as a sticky wild (well get into the details little bit later). The hunter and the huntress play the roles of a bonus symbols.
ON THE HUNT – BONUS FEATURES
Wolf hunters is packed with exiting features that keep the game interesting not only during one playing session but also from one session to another. You collect rage points for hunters and try to reduce werewolfs health bar in order to get rewarded. These achievements will remain between playing sessions so you probably will want to come back to Wolf Hunters session after session to finish your business with those bars. The bar features as well as the fights that take place between werewolf and hunters are something that might be familiar to players that have enjoyed Yggdrasils games before. Similar features are present and very much loved by many for example in their Viking themed game trilogy (Vikings go to Hell being the last game of that series).
Werewolf symbol, health bar and Slayer free spins
Once werewolf symbol lands on reels a fight between it and a random hunter is triggered. If the werewolf wins it will act as a high pay symbol but if the hunters succeeds the symbol will turn into a sticky wild and also awards one respin. Werewolfs health bar includes 600 lives and each hit on it will reduce them by one. When there are 0 lives left player will be rewarded with 10 Slayer Free Spins that will turn all werewolf symbols into expanding wilds.
Rage points and Hunter Free spins
Another feature that is saved between playing session in addition to werewolfs health bar are the rage points that both hunters are collecting. You get 70 points to one and 30 points to another hunter when you start playing. You collect points by fighting; one rage point is added every time a hunter wins a fight with a werewolf. Your goal is to gather 100 rage points to one hunter as that will reward you a total of 10 Hunter Free Spins. During all free spins the hunters have better odds on winning his/her fights.
Free spins and Bonus collection
You can collect 10 free spins also by landing 2 bonus symbols in the base game. There is a cool Bonus Collection feature in the free spin mode. Both hunters have their own collection bar and once you manage to collect 3 Hunter bonus symbols from the reels to their collection the hunter in question will be upgraded and you gain 2 extra free spins. When upgraded hunter hits werewolf it will be turned into expanding wild. During the free spins werewolf will always fight with the upgraded hunter.
In addition to these rewarding symbols and exciting features lets not forgot to mention the traditional wild symbol. Both in the base game and in the free spin mode every wild will trigger a respin with all wilds being sticky.
THE KILL – CONCLUSIONS
Yggdrasil has once again nailed it; the game fitted to our taste like a silver bullet in the werewolfs heart! This is our verdict after spending some time with these enraged Yggdrasil hunters. The set and the setting are awesome and three different kinds of free spins and other bountiful bonus features make this game rewarding and extremely exciting. There are many things going on to keep things interesting but at the same time the game is still easy to use and follow. The art work and the winning prospects that we have witnessed in Wolf Hunters we are fully ready to recommend the game to all players out there. So get your weapons ready, hit down to the dark streets and come hunt your valuable preys with us!