Wolf Cub is a brand new slot by gaming giant NetEnt and even though it was only released earlier this month, it’s already caught our attention. The slot itself is relatively simple, and players will actually only benefit from one bonus feature. That being said, there are chances to win up to 115 free spins and 2,000x your wager! Furthermore, Wolf Cub boasts some of the best graphics we’ve ever seen and, well, it’s adorable!
The game is currently available on both desktop and mobile, and you can play it at any NetEnt casino including our personal favourite SlotsMillion. However, we also think that Wolf Cub would be a terrific title for the brand to give the VR treatment to. Not convinced? Read on to learn more about the slot and to find out why we think it could become one of NetEnt’s most popular games.
Wolf Cub Slot Features Overview
- 5×3 reel slot
- 20 paylines
- 96.34% RTP
- Bet range: 20p — £200
- Max win: £400,000
- Stacked symbols
- Scatter triggered free spins bonus round, with up to 115 free spins
Wolf Cub is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot brought to us by NetEnt. It originally launched earlier this year exclusively at a selection of casinos, but was released to all NetEnt casinos earlier this month. This means its now available across all devices, and it can be played for as little as 20p, all the way up to 200 per spin. Wolf Cub boasts, as the name suggests, an animal theme, and visually, the game is incredible. NetEnt always deliver in terms of graphics, but this game may be one of their most attractive titles yet.
The reels are set within a dark snow covered forest and the titular wolf cub sits at the left hand side of the reels. The reels are also packed full of adorable woodland creatures such as a bear, an owl, a snow leopard and a moose. There are lower paying symbols too, which are represented by the traditional playing card suit values, but it’s the animals that really stand out. These characters look more akin to something out of a new Disney film than a mobile slot, honest!
The game also features a wild symbol, which is represented by a frozen paw print. This is the highest paying symbol of the game and, as well as substituting for all other symbols, it will reward you with 100x your wager if you can find five on any active payline.
Overall, we consider Wolf Cub to be a medium variance game. Throughout the base game, wins come fairly frequently, however they’ll be relatively small. On the other hand, if players can trigger the bonus rounds, then there’s much bigger wins to be had. Furthermore, the game boasts a 96.34% RTP, and a maximum win of £400,000!
Up To 115 Free Spins!
Wolf Cub only benefits from one bonus round, but luckily it’s particularly lucrative. In order to trigger the bonus round, players need to collect scatter symbols, which are represented by a moon silhouette. If you land three or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels, you’ll activate a free spins round.
When the free spins round begins, all reels containing a scatter will spin again, with numbers replacing the symbols on the reels. These numbers are then added together, to give you the number of free spins you’ll play with. There’s up to 115 spins to be picked up, but we must admit you’re more likely to receive around 15.
Although 15 free spins isn’t quite as appealing as the 115 that are advertised, players can create bigger wins if they activate the ‘blizzard’ feature. During the free spins, if one symbol lands full stacked on reel one, it will spread to meet all other symbols of it’s kind.
This sounds a little confusing we know, so we’ll give you an example. Say you land a full stacked owl symbol on reel one and you also land a single owl symbol on reel three. The owls will spread all the way to reel three, meaning they meaning that one entire row will be covered in owls for the first three reels. This of course creates plenty more chances to win, and the ‘blizzard’ feature even applies to wild symbols. Imagine having wilds spread from reel one to reel five!
Wolf Cub In VR
Wolf Cub doesn’t currently exist as a virtual reality title, but we think it would be the perfect slot for NetEnt to convert. This is, mostly, because of the amazing quality of the graphics.
Although Wolf Cub doesn’t have the exciting adventure narrative of games like Gonzo’s Quest, which is already available in VR, it is unbelievably cute. Imagine those adorable characters running around at your feet and being able to stroke them and play with them? Granted, it could be argued that a VR version of the game would only appeal to a certain demographic, but in reality who wouldn’t love a fluffy little wolf cub?
Ok ok, so you think we’re getting distracted by the animals? Well, how about the fact that in VR, NetEnt could turn the ‘blizzard’ feature in to an actual blizzard, with snow falling to the ground all around you. Furthermore, the fact that Wolf Cub is a relatively simple slot means that it would be quite easy to convert and, with only one bonus feature, the game wouldn’t be too complicated for players to get to grips with in VR.
Wolf Cub is a great new title, and we enjoyed playing it immensely. Whilst some players may argue that it’s too simple, we think that sometimes a break from feautre-packed slots is needed. Plus, as it boasts a medium variance, it’s a reliable game that allows you to keep your bankroll fairly stable whilst also picking up some huge wins from time to time.
Whilst we know that Wolf Cub probably isn’t top of NetEnt’s list of titles to convert to VR, we think that they shouldn’t underestimate the power of cute animals. Disney and Pixar have been producing critter-filled animations for years, and these films have been loved by both adults and children. If NetEnt were to convert Wolf Cub to VR, we’re sure it would appeal to many players, not just softies like ourselves!