Launched in August 2019, this slot from Betsoft carries a mystical Native American theme and a heavy sprinkling of bonus symbols. The slot itself isn’t particularly sophisticated in design, but it seems creativity has been applied full force when it comes to the special features. With 5 reels and 25 paylines, there’s nothing original about the grid build, but it does offer players a maximum win of 10,000 x. How does one gain access to this colossal prize? Read on to find out.
- Big wins are possible in the base game
- The slot pays out both ways
- Free Spins are set to a multiplier
- Wolf Moon Rising is available to players in Canada
- There are no multipliers
- RTP is lower than the industry average
- The betting range is capped too low for high stakes players
|REELS AND PAYLINES||5 reels, 25 paylines|
|GAME FEATURES||Wilds, Expanding Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins|
|RANGE OF BET||0.25 - 5.00|
|COIN VALUES||0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00,1.25, 2.50, 3.75, 5.00|
|MAXIMUM WIN||10,000 x your bet|
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Wolf Moon Rising - Theme and Background
I was initially put off by the theme, it seemed patchy and old fashioned. But as I spun and became acquainted with the symbols, I quickly changed my tune. Set in the dead of night, the grid is lit only by moonlight and midnight blue skies, the effect is very relaxing on the eyes, particularly if you plan to play for a while. The vibe is distinctly Native American, the backdrop being a moonlit reservation.
The symbols are interesting representations of this culture, so you can expect eagles, bison and naturally a couple different types of wolves. There’s also a bonus symbol represented by a feathered talisman as well as a Wild symbol. The real let down comes with the A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9 symbols, which have been left bland, with absolutely no thought given as to how they might work with the slot’s theme. Because there are so many of these low value symbols, they litter the grid on almost every spin, which does ruin the theme’s effect to a certain extent.
Wolf Moon Rising - Gameplay
Wolf Moon Rising takes an interesting approach to its special features, with these based largely around bonus symbols which reward players with varying values. I’ve untangled the 4 features to look out for below.
Fortune Under a Full Moon
An image of a wolf howling at the mood will signify the triggering of this feature. You’ll get paid out even if just one symbol lands, but landing more than one will significantly increase your prize pot. 1 Fortune Under a Full Moon symbol will award you a payout equal to your total bet, but if more than one lands at once, you win your stake back one time per symbol. Landing four of these symbols could result in a nice little win for a single spin if you’re playing on a medium sized stake.
A mystical triangular object is your Elemental Wild. This is unmistakable on account of the fact that the word ‘Wild’ is crafted out of wood over the triangle. This special Wild can stand in for all standard symbols. But the real reason it’s so important to this slot is because it’s the key to unlocking the game’s maximum win of 10,000 x if you can fill the grid with these bad boys.
Mystical Feather Talisman Free Spins
This symbol is made up of feathers and the word ‘bonus’ and it holds the power to unlock 12 Free Spins. All you have do is land 3 or more of these to kick things off, but this took me a little longer than I’d have liked. That being said, I wound up triggering the feature twice within 10 spins — such is the nature of slots. The best part about the feature is that you’ll be able to win both ways, which really wrings out maximum value from each spin.
Fortune of the Pack Double Up
Wolf Moon Rising’s gamble feature is a risky but potentially fantastic way of walking away with a hefty prize. Absolutely any win, big or small, can be subjected to the Double Up gamble feature, where you flip a coin after choosing heads or tails. Guess correctly and you’ll instantly double your prize, get it wrong and you lose everything from the last win. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is a 50/50 gamble, so think carefully before employing it as part of your strategy.
Wolf Moon Rising - Payouts and Wagering Limits
All prizes in the base game can be won by landing three or more identical symbols across a winning payline, from left to right. But there are a couple exceptions to this rule. The symbol of the wolf howling at the moon pays out even with a single symbol, and during free spins the slot pays out both ways. The minimum bet is just 0.25, and the maximum bet only hits up to 5.00, which might frustrate some players. The slot features both Turbo and Autoplay modes, so you can customize the gameplay to suit your playing style.
The maximum win of 10,000 x is highly attractive but it won’t be all that easy for you to achieve, requiring you to land a full screen of Wilds. Naturally the Wild is also the slot’s highest paying symbol. The lowest paying symbols are the A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9, which all pay out 4 x your bet at best, except for the A which can go up to 5 x. The mid-value bison and eagle symbols pay a little better, while the two white wolf symbols have the potential to each pay up to 300 x your bet.
Wolf Moon Rising - Final Verdict
Wolf Moon Rising
Wolf Moon Rising was an interesting experience, but Betsoft seems to have confused its target audience slightly. The High volatility rank and large maximum win are designed to attract high rolling players, but the limited bet range would be more suited to recreational small budget players. The theme could have been great, but was ruined somewhat by the clunky playing card symbols.
In terms of payouts, its up there with the better slots, and even features a cutthroat 50/50 gamble feature for those who like high risk high reward strategies. The Fortune Under a Full Moon bonus symbol leads to some decent instant payouts during the base game which is a rare and very welcome treat. Overall, I would recommend this slot as a howling good time for almost any type of player.