Since its release on September 24, 2018, Wolf Hunters has wowed Yggdrasil Gaming’s fans with its werewolf theme. Wolf Hunters’ gameplay is all about hunting and slaying a notorious werewolf that has been inconveniencing the residents. Yggdrasil’s other beast-inspired games are Dark Vortex (October 2018), Beauty & the Beast (February 2017), and Double Dragons (September 206).
Wolf Hunters’ rivals include Cool Wolf from Microgaming, Werewolf Wild from Aristocrat, and Rival Gaming’s Mystic Wolf. The Wolf Hunters players matching three, four, or five pay symbols.
Wolf Hunters Game Characteristics
Wolf Hunters, which has 20 fixed pay lines on its 5X3 grid, uses the following symbols. The four high-paying symbols are: a snarling and red-eyed dark werewolf; a pink werewolf trap; a green glass poison bottle; and a silver werewolf slaying stake. The low-paying symbols are: a red hearts suit, a purple spades suit, a green clubs suit, and a blue diamonds suit.
The special features include: a blue rage meter, “Bonus” huntress, “Bonus” hunter, hunter upgrades, werewolf’s health status meter, and a respin-offering golden “Wild” (also substituting).
The Wolf Hunters’ starting page encourages the players to fight against the werewolf in a bid to earn extra Wilds, informs about the respins-awarding Wilds, and mentions three free spin modes. The next page offers 70/100 and 30/100 free rage points for a hunter and huntress, respectively, as boost; it is up to the players to search for the rest of the points (30 more for the hunter, and 70 more for the huntress) to activate free spins.
Pressing “OK” leads to the user interface, whereby the Wolf Hunters coin values are: $0.005, $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.07, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $0.70, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00. The Wolf Hunters cash bets are: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $1.40, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $10.00, $14.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
The Wolf Hunters’ payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations, respectively, are: the red-eyed werewolves pay X50, X300, and X500; the purple wolf traps have X40, X150, and X250; the green poison bottles have X30, X100, and X200; and the silver slaying stakes offer X20, X70, and X150. The hearts suits offer X16, X30, and X70; spades suit have X16, X30, and X60; clubs suits give X10, X20, and X50; and diamonds suits pay X10, X20, and X50.
The self-adjusting red slider showing the wolf’s health status can be reduced to zero if the hunters defeat those monsters, thereby giving ten slayer free spins that change all werewolves into expanding Wilds. Also, when the rage meter is 100/100, ten hunter free spins are awarded. Decreasing (from 600 points downwards) the wolf’s health by one point adds a point to the rage meter. Moreover, a “Bonus” hunter or “Bonus” huntress symbol can appear on reels one and five, which also triggers ten free spins. The maximum payout is X2500 the total bet.
The Wolf Hunters software is good. Graphically, the hunters’ images have a vintage feel and the animation is entertaining. The interesting sound effects include the roaring werewolf and the hunters grimacing in pain or sighing triumphantly when fighting with the fearless werewolves.
Luck in Wolf Hunters
A game of chance, Wolf Hunters’ RTP rate is 96.3%, while the house edge is 3.7%.