Teenage nerd by day, Cool Wolf by night, time to jump into your convertible and head to the movies in this fun Cool Wolf slot from Microgaming.
We like it when Microgaming create a slot theme that’s a little different. Though not so much different as basically a nod to the 1985 film with Michael J Fox, Teen Wolf.
The story behind the Cool Wolf mobile slot is a simple one. A random geeky all American high schooler finds out he comes from a family of werewolves.
This immediately makes him immensely popular at school and shenanigans ensue.
Or in this case, with the couple of cheerleaders, cineplex tickets, and funky glass, being transported to ‘HowlingWood’ won’t take much of the imagination.
Needless to say, the theme is well done and each little animation brings the slot alive.
This is one of the few Microgaming mobile slots that give you cascading reels; ie. when you win the symbols get scratched out by the wolf, and more symbols fall from above to replace them, giving you a mini free ‘go’.
So if you’re not a fan of the Americana slot theme, you certainly have your choice. Though as we spin away on the Cool Wolf video slot, or any of the others, we couldn’t help but long for Gonzo’s Quest multipliers in the base game.
Sure, during the base game you get stacked wilds on reels 3, 4 and 5, which really help keep you ticking along.
But it’s during the free spins that you get the potentially bigger wins in this Cool Wolf slot game as get an increasing multiplier trail, all the way to a 10x your line win.
Granted, mostly you’ll get a little frustrated that you rarely go past the 3x multiplier, but on each spin, and each win, and each stacked wild, you’ll be staring intently at the top of the screen in the hope of a chain reaction of wins.
That said, the kind of slot wins that will have you howling at the moon are hard to reach. But play long enough, and you might just end up being very popular at home.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% - 3% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.10|
|Min/Max bet||0.50 / 50|
|Free spins||Up to 25 Free Spins / 10 Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Cascading Reels, Free Spins, Scatters, Multipliers|
Cascading Reels: A simple, but effective, winning slot feature. Every time you get a win, those symbols disappear, with more cascading down from the top of the reels, giving you another chance at creating a winning combination.
And so on, until there are no more wins on this 243 ways to win slot.
Microgaming like to call this 'rolling reels' but it's just another name for the same feature.
Stacked Wilds: You get stacked wilds on reels 3, 4 and 5.
Howling Wilds: Randomly at any point during a spin, reel three will turn wild and give you a guaranteed win.
Scatters and Free Spins: Get 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you'll trigger 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. These cannot be re-triggered but you do get a multiplier trail on each win, starting at x1, moving up to x2, x3, x4, x5, x10.
We loved the theme of the Cool Wolf mobile slot and there's enough wilds on this video slot to rarely feel bored.
That said, if you don't trigger the free spins, you'll soon get frustrated that the base game wins don't seem to go much higher than the occasional 10x your bet and wonder if it's not worth playing on a harder hitting cascading slot such as Pixies of the Forest.
But if you decide to stick it out with this Cool Wolf, he might just surprise you. And we're not talking just because of the extra body hair, we're talking a wild night of multipliers and stacked symbols.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating