Cheerful as this game is, I’m sure the Wolf Cub™ slot will get many players in a good mood. Set in a dark and snowy forest, you might feel a bit chilly opening this wolf-themed video slot. A winter hater myself, I prefer summer-themed video slots over the cold-like games, but Wolf Cub™ is actually a sweet game to play.
What can I say, I have a heart and it melts when I see cubs, puppies or kittens. So when NetEnt announced it was going to bring the little wolf cub to the reels, I couldn’t be negative, could I? Having a look at the video slot, it’s actually an adorable video slot and the video slot features aren’t bad either. ‘Ex-exclusive’ NetEnt slots, like the Wolf Cub™ slot, hardly ever offer cutting-edge animations and extreme innovations. That doesn’t mean that the game isn’t interesting enough to play, the opposite, but quality-wise they can’t be compared with Emojiplanet™, for example, which was launched just a few weeks before the Wolf Cub™ slot was officially released by NetEnt after it has already been available at one particular NetEnt Casino for six months.
Wolf Cub™ slot design
What was once an exclusive NetEnt slot, arrived at all NetEnt Casinos in September 2017. That’s when the lovely little wolf cub and his forester friends became available to all players who love to play the more adorable video slots. The Wolf Cub™ slot definitely belongs to the sweeter games and everything about this game is cheerful, except for the weather, dark forest and the grumpy owl. And even though the bear, moose, lynx and the owl wouldn’t become friends in real life, it seems they did find a buddy in the friendly wolf cub.
The Wolf Cub™ slot seems perfect for winter lovers. I’m certainly not one of them, but winter lover or animal lover, this video slot will most probably attract a large group of players looking for a jolly time on the reels. Maybe not a blockbuster, the Wolf Cub™ slot is featuring Wild substitutions, Scatter symbols, and Free Spins combined with the Blizzard Feature.
With a payout percentage of 96.34%, the Wolf Cub™ slot is pretty average. Don’t expect a high-roller slot, but a simple, though still attractive, game that has all the basic a players is looking for. A nice design, gameplay and slot features. When it comes to the betting options, you can expect a standard 10 levels and – above average – seven different coin values. With a minimum coin value of 0.01 and 20 betting lines, the minimum bet available on the Wolf Cub™ slot is 0.20. Not the minimum bet I would initially expect for a NetEnt slot based on a wolf cub. But 0.20 it is for those who like to play risk-free while the bigger players can choose for any bet between 0.20 and 200.00.
Wolf Cub™ slot features
I can start with the standard slot features such as the Wild and Free Spins, but let me, for once, start with the most innovative slot feature available in the Wolf Cub™ slot, the Blizzard Feature. However, to get to that slot feature, I have to start with Free Spins, another standard slot feature as the Blizzard feature will become available during Free Spins. That is exactly what makes the Wolf Cub™ slot boring and interesting. A Wild as the only video slot feature during the main game might become rather dull, but at least you really have something to look forward to with the Free Spins feature and Blizzard Feature becoming available when three or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels.
Once the Free Spins feature is activated, all the reels with Scatter symbols spin with numbers of Free Spins on them. When the reels stop, the player is awarded a number of Free Spins equal to the sum of all the Free Spins numbers visible on the reels. That’s how your number of free spins climb up rather high, another advantage the Wolf Cub™ slot is offering the players at the NetEnt Casinos.
It’s the Free Spins feature that is responsible for most of the action on the reels, especially when the Blizzard feature passes by. This happens if one symbol lands fully stacked on reel 1 and all matching symbols on the other reels will spread towards reel 1, filling all spaces in the row between them and the matching symbols on reel 1. Even Wild symbols take part in the Blizzard Feature if they landed fully stacked on reel 1.
One of the most standard video slot features available in the NetEnt slots – and the Wolf Cub™ slot is no exception – is the Wild feature. As usual, this particular slot feature is going to bring some extra fireworks to the reels, bringing you many extra winning combinations by substituting for all other symbols except Scatters.