Wolf Hunters is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Yggdrasil Gaming that can be played on all devices from 20p to £100 a spin. Based on werewolves and their hunters, the horror themed game comes with sticky wilds, epic Werewolf hunts and 3 free spins features.
Visually, I must say Wolf Hunters is 1 of the best-looking slots I’ve ever come across – set against a misty moonlit evening with creepy/haunted buildings in the backdrop, the concept of the story is that night has fallen and a horrible beast is terrorising the town – the Wolf Hunters are then summoned to join the fight.
Symbols on the reels include blue diamonds, green clubs, purple spades and red hearts (all set on a wooden panel) – you’ll also find stakes (to kill the werewolves), monster traps, poison bottles and the dreaded werewolf itself. There is also a wild symbol that replaces all symbols bar the scatters – every wild landing will give you a respin with all wilds sticking in place.
Look out for the werewolf symbol which is the highest paying symbol and appears on all reels – when it appears, a random werewolf hunter tries to hit it. If they are successful, the werewolf symbol transforms into a sticky wild and gives you 1 free respin – this is known as The Werewolf feature.
Every hit on the werewolf will decrease its life by 1 – when it’s reduced to 0, the Slayer Free Spins feature is triggered. Every hit from a hunter will also give that hunter +1 Rage point – when you get 100 rage points, that hunter will activate their Rage Free Spin feature. You can see the collects to the side of the reels.
Wolf Hunters comes with 3 free spins features – the standard one is triggered by getting 2 Free Spin scatter symbols (represented by the Hunter and Huntress) on the reels simultaneously with the other 2 being accessed by filling up collections as described above (with rage points).
In the standard Scatter Free Spins feature, you will get 10 free spins with the possibility of winning more – collecting 3 Hunter Free Spin symbols upgrades the Hunter and gives you 2 additional free spins. Once upgraded, the werewolf will become a wild that expands up and down by 1 reel position when a Hunter gets a hit on the werewolf.
If you collect 3 Huntress Free Spin symbols, you will upgrade the Huntress as well as 2 getting more free spins – if the Huntress gets a hit on the werewolf, the werewolf becomes a wild that expands left by 1 reel position. Basically, both the hunters attack the werewolf which doubles your chances of turning werewolf symbols into wilds which then spread up, down or left.
Then you have the Rage Free Spins feature which is played when any hunter collects 100 rage points – you will begin with 7 free spins. Now, the enraged Hunter is upgraded for the duration of the feature with no more free spins to be won.
The Slayer Free Spins feature gives you 10 free spins and is played when the werewolf’s health bar reaches 0 – there are no free spin symbols to win more free spins but all werewolf symbols become wild.
Wolf Hunters is a superb game which is all about the 3 free spins features really – it has good winning potential in the base game as wilds become sticky wilds with plenty of respins on offer. I really like the Scatter Free Spins feature as you can win additional free spins and have both hunters attacking the werewolf for wilds that spread.
I found it to be a medium to high variance affair with maximum wins of 2,500 times your stake on every spin/respin/free spin. Overall, another superb offering from Yggdrasil Gaming. All that’s left for you to do is grab your shiniest silver bullets and deadliest monster-traps to join the hunt for the beast. If you like werewolves, Ash Gaming’s Full Moon Fortunes and Thunderkick’s Full Moon Romance are worth playing.