We still remember the first time that we ever played Cool Wolf, and it actually took place online rather than on a mobile device. The game was pretty hyped considering that it is not one of Microgaming’s generally outstanding branded slot games, and while we would not necessarily go as far as to say that it truly lived up to that hype, it has plenty going on to keep players coming back for more. Inspiration on the reels clearly comes from movies like Teen Wolf, where a socially inept high-schooler finds out during a full moon that he is actually a bit cooler – and hirsute – than he thought. There are some big bets on offer and decent features too, which all add up to a supremely decent slot game from the biggest mobile developer around.
What to Expect
The graphics employed here on Cool Wolf are pretty cartoonish in nature, but we have spent enough time praising the cartoon horror genre, especially when reviewing mobile slots from NetEnt, that we are certainly not going to start complaining now. Cheerleaders, cinema tickets and basically a whole host of other themed icons make up the majority of the main board, and players will never be short of an opportunity to put them together in winning combinations thanks to the fact that this game makes use of the excellent 243 ways to win setup. The symbols themselves are not the most valuable around, but the quantity of wins matters a lot here, especially when you consider that rolling reels play a part too. Land a win and the symbols will be removed from the board. If the ones that then fall into view then help with the completion of another winning combination then the process continues.
There is a suitably large amount of wild action on offer on this game too given the wolf theme. Stacked wilds are in effect on reels three, four and five, and while that means no wilds at all on the first two reels, they are big enough to compensate, especially if you manage to get a chain going. There are Howling Wilds too, and in this randomly triggered feature, the third reel will simply turn completely wild for the upcoming spin, making landing a win far more likely.
If you have played Microgaming mobile slots for any decent amount of time then there will be no surprises in store when it comes to the main feature, as free spins are what all players will be looking out for. Three, four or five scatters are the trigger for fifteen, twenty or 25 free spins respectively and they are accompanied by freshly added multiplier meter that increases with each consecutive rolling reels win during the free games.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
There is nothing new to the gameplay on Cool Wolf – it is basically identical to all of the sporting slots in the Sports Star series from the same developer. Fortunately, if we were going to copy the gameplay and features of any Microgaming slots, those sporting ones would definitely be in the discussion and we welcome the opportunity to enjoy 243 ways to win, stacked wilds and free spins with no sporting influence at all. This is a solid game with a fun theme, and it is definitely worth checking out at any of our recommended Microgaming mobile casino apps.