Leading iGaming software developer Pragmatic Play just dropped its latest slot title, Curse of the Werewolves Megaways. This 6-reel 6-row game offers 40,000+ paylines and incredibly immersive gameplay while the story revolves around werewolves terrorizing a tiny hamlet.
Landing three or more Bonus symbols triggers the Free Bonus round. Where attacking werewolves replace standard symbols as they land. If the players lose five lives, the symbols revert to standard and an extra spin is awarded.
Pragmatic Play decided against the controversial cascade/reaction feature common in Megaways games. And introduced Mystery Symbols in its place along with free spins and spin modifiers. A sepia wolf howling at the moon is the Mystery and landing the symbol in the base game amplifies the player’s chances of winning.
The game features two spin modifiers. While Super Spin lands stacks of high-value symbols on the reels, Guaranteed Win Spin does exactly what the name suggests! The Bonus symbol is a closeup of a howling wolf and landing 3, 4, 5, and 6 scatters triggers 8,10,12, and 15 spins respectively.
Triggering free spins also activates a bonus multiplier where a golden wolf symbol replaces the standard red wolf. The golden wolf confiscates between one and five lives from the nearest high-value characters. Upon losing all five lives, the symbol is replaced by the standard red wolf, and players are awarded one free spin.
The bonus game is extended on landing 2 to 6 consecutive bonus symbols, triggering 2 to 10 extra spins respectively. Players must constantly try and land high-paying symbols to unlock the game’s full potential.
Pragmatic Play dabbles with lycanthropy in Curse of the Werewolves. The highly volatile game offering 96.5% RTP has the potential to keep casino regulars hooked. Buy-ins range between €0.10 and €100 per spin. Although werewolves aren’t a novelty, barely a handful of games have managed to utilize the theme as effectively as this one.
The features, however, aren’t unique and will remind the old-timers of another popular title from the studio. Although upgrading the first few symbols is easy, it takes a significant momentum to push the symbols into the big-win zone. But the symbols upgrade to premium instead of the next highest scatters, triggering larger wins.
The build-up is a lot like pushing a colossal boulder to the top of a slope and letting it slide. What follows is massive chaos and destruction. The total payout here is somewhat similar. Capable of multiplying the stakes up to 40,976 times, Curse of the werewolves addresses common complaints against Pragmatic Play’s tendency to water-down the paylines.
The studio has been in the news lately by releasing a bunch of high-value slots, including its first-ever branded game, Peaky Blinders. A few notable mentions include Street Racer and Jungle Gorilla. Combining the Megaways’ mechanics with immersive gameplay, Pragmatic Play aims to attract newbies while keeping veterans hooked. And they have done quite a stellar job so far!
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