NetEnt send you straight to Hogwar… wait no, can’t say that… to the Witchcraft Academy mobile slot! It’s full of fun magic but requires a whole load of luck to survive.
Meet Efora the witch and Earthan the wizard, pupils at the most ancient and mysterious school of magic, full of dragons, snowy owls and magical love potions.
Any similarities with any past or present magical books is purely coincidental.
And why not? After all who doesn’t love a little magic in their Fantasy slot, otherwise, we wouldn’t keep getting games like Ozwin’s Jackpot, released around the same time.
With only 8 symbols on 5 reels by 4 rows, each and every one stands out, thanks (mostly) to the fact that all symbols can come stacked, including the wild.
And as there’s not a lot of symbols, the wins come pretty free and easy over just 20 paylines, where 4 rows slot would usually give you 40+ paylines.
But that’s a good thing. It means that 5 of a kind wins actually feel like they give a nice top up to your wallet, rather than just waiting for the free spins.
Because of course you are; most of the best video slots online rely on the free spins to reel you in, and NetEnt are the free games masters.
But getting these free spins don’t come easy; first you have to defeat a Element bonus game where your wizard or witch blast object on a chess board, and you hope to get more than just instant wins.
Mostly you get instant wins, but every once in a while, you get free spins that can be surprising.
If you are lucky you will trigger 10 free spins, with reels 1 and 5 fully wild and a 2x multiplier on all wins.
But what you’ll probably trigger is 5 free spins with a wild reel, or a 2x multiplier, maybe both.
That’s ok though, as you’d be surprised how much that can help in giving you wins of over 80 times your bet, so just imagine if these two magical pupils every manager to open up the treasure throve of features.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.62% / 96.38%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Free spins||From 5 to 10 Free Spins / Wild Reels and/or 2x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Scatters, Instant Cash Wins, Free Spins, Wild Reels, Multipliers|
Stacked Wilds: Wild symbols can appear on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 which can be stacked 2 or 4 high.
These substitute for all symbols over the 20 paylines except for Scatter and bonus spin symbol.
Elements Bonus: 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the 5 reels will trigger a mini bonus game.
Here you pick either the wizard or the witch to cast a spell over a chessboard.
You get three spells, which can reveal:
You can catch all, or just instant cash wins. You just never know.
If you do manage to catch the free spins, you can get additional free spins by catching the bonus symbol:
This mobile Witchcraft Academy slot game won't make it on our top 10 favourite NetEnt slots list, by any means.
But just because it doesn't have the greatness of Twin Spin or Gonzo's Quest, doesn't mean there's not plenty to enjoy here.
Especially as you get big stacks of symbols and wilds keeping you company in the base game and a volatile bonus that can pay off with a little magical luck.
The fact that it reminds us of one of our favourite franchises of all time is purely coincidental, we're sure.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 6, 2021 - Rating