When we saw the name of this game, we immediately thought that it was going to be from IGT as they have quite the range of wolf themed mobile and online slots to their name. As it turns out, our favourite mobile developer of them all in NetEnt is encroaching on their territory with a wolf game of their own. While most of the IGT offerings focus on realism in the graphics department, this one is more concerned with charming cartoon graphics, and it works out perfectly well. With the looks on point, the gameplay could well be decent too, so let’s see whether Wolf Cub ended up being something to keep the release schedule ticking over or if it can really make a mark among one of the best mobile slots selections around.
What to Expect
The looks on Wolf Cub are good enough that players might take a few moments to admire them, but it is soon down to business as you decide on your bets over twenty win lines. The wolf paw has ‘wild’ embossed on it, giving you a clue as to its role on the board, and it is also the most valuable symbol on the game if you manage to land five of them.
Somewhat surprisingly for a NetEnt mobile slot, there is no base game extra on Wolf Cub and the features kick off solely with the free spins round – and players will need three or more scatters in view to trigger them. First, the triggering scatters will expand to cover their reels, and each individual symbol, so three for each scatter, will award some spins. It could be as few as one, but it could just as easily be more and players can get used to the idea of kicking off their spins well into double figures and, if you have enough scatters and the game is feeling generous, you might even start things off with more than a hundred!
The creativity of Wolf Cub comes within this free spins round and it is something that we have never seen before. Basically, you need to land a full stack of any symbol on the board for the extra to come into play. It will then travel across the board, leaving a trail, to meet the next iteration of the symbol. So, if you land a full stack of a symbol on the first reel, and it does not land again until the fourth, reels two and three will also become covered in the symbol in question and the one on reel four will complete a four of a kind win to go with the multiple three of a kind prizes already in view.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
Wolf Cub is never going to go on to become a classic, but it is by no means a waste of time and it is still a worthy addition to the outstanding NetEnt mobile slots range. The main bonus feature may just be free spins at heart, but the chance of winning loads of them on every go, combined with the inclusion of a feature that we have never seen before, makes this a game that is firmly above average. On that basis, we would therefore definitely suggest checking it out at any or all of the NetEnt mobile apps featured above.