The Rockabilly Wolves slot is destined for number 1 in the charts
Just for the Win have produced a few decent slots for Microgaming over the last couple of years and now their latest offering, the Rockabilly Wolves slot, is ready to play at Microgaming's family of casinos.
The name is the somewhat unusual Rockabilly Wolves, which combines the famous hairdos of the 1950s Rockabilly fashion style with our friends of the lupine variety because, well, why wouldn't you?
I'd love to know how companies do come up with the ideas for these games. The graphics on the slot look straight out of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon (and that is a positive for the game rather than a negative) and the whole thing is somewhat out there. Certainly, I don't think you are going to find any slots that combine wolves and retro musical styling in such a way.
Personally though, I feel that Just for the Win missed a trick here as they could have changed the animal to a crocodile and had Crockabillies, I am pretty certain I should trademark that before an enterprising slots company takes up the mantle and develops a slot with Crocs and their trademark quiffs and sharp suits.
Anyway, any new Microgaming release is always something to get excited about, so let's take a look at how the new Rockabilly Wolves slot has turned out and whether it is worth rocking up to enjoy a few spins on the slot over the coming weeks and months.
- Game: Rockabilly Wolves
- Developer: Just for the Win (for Microgaming)
- Reels: 5
- Pay Lines: 20 (non-selectable)
- Minimum Bet: 0.10
- Maximum Bet: 50.00
- Jackpot: 6,411x
- Free Spins Bonus: Yes
- Other Bonuses: Yes
- Progressive: No
- Volatility: High
The presentation of the Rockabilly Wolves slot is really good fun. It is bright, cheerful and packed with energy. The reels are presented against a simple purple backdrop, but all the emphasis has been on making the reels look exciting. Add to that a rather fabulous rockabilly soundtrack that will have your feet tapping as you play, and in terms of how it looks, Rockabilly Wolves hits all the right notes.
The only unusual thing about the slot, and this is a feature which seems to be particular to Just For The Win slots in particular is that the controls for the slot are on the right hand side of the reels rather than at the foot of the reels. All the main controls are there, including auto-play for those that want to get the reels spinning and busy themselves dancing along to the soundtrack.
What is on the reels?
There are a number of different symbols on the reels in the Rockabilly Wolves slot and they start with the lower value symbols, which are the playing card lows. There are four of these symbols, Jack, Queen, King and Ace and their pays range from 0.3x your wager to 1.5x your wager if you can land five Aces or Kings across the reels.
There are then a couple of stacked symbols which are the higher value symbols. These are the Cherries (which offer pays from 1x to 6x your stake) and the 8 ball symbol (which offers wins from 1.2x to 8x your bet).
The higher value stacked symbol is the Rockabilly Wolves logo symbol which can appear three symbols high and when landed three or more times across the reels pays out from 1.5x to 20x your stake.
However, these are not the only symbols on the reels as there are a number of Wild symbols and a Free Spins bonus symbol also in the game and all these unlock some of the games other key features.
There are three Wild symbols on the Rockabilly Wolves slot and each serves a different purpose. All Wild symbols pay out at the same rate if you land three or more of the same ones across the reel and that is 1.5x for three symbols, 3x for four and the maximum 20x your bet for five. Furthermore, each Wild can also substitute for any of the standard symbols on the reels to help create additional wins. However, only one Wild, the Regular Wild, appears in the base game, with the other two Wilds occurring only in Free Spins.
The Regular Wild symbol is the Rockabilly Wolves band and this is stacked up to three symbols high. This can appear on any reel in the base game and of course, when landed across multiple reels, this can trigger multiple wins across different lines.
Free Spins features
The Free Spins feature is triggered when you land three of the Free Spins bonus symbols on the second, third and fourth reels on a single spin in he base game. However, one nice touch is if you land two Free Spins symbols on the reels, then the reel without a symbol will re-spin to see if it can trigger you the bonus.
Once activated, you receive 9 Free Spins and then have two new Wild symbols active in the game. The Free Spins symbol you landed on the third reel will turn into a Sticky Wild and it will remain in place throughout the duration of your Free Spins bonus. I you land either another Sticky Wild or one of the new Multiplier Wilds that are now on the reels, then these two will remain in place for the duration of your Free Spins bonus.
Your Free Spins bonus is then played through and you will collect Wilds on the reels to help you try and land bigger value wins, especially with the final few spins of your Free Spins bonus. Best of all, each time you land a new Sticky or Multiplier Sticky Wild on the reels, you will receive an additional three spins, and this can occur multiple times during the bonus round.
Best feature of the Rockabilly Wolves slot
As a higher variance slot, the key feature on the game will be the one that offers the player a chance at those big value wins and on the Rockabilly Wolves slot that is the Free Spins bonus game, which can take a while to trigger but when you do can reward you with some outstandingly high wins, which makes playing the base game, which can be a little unrewarding at times, all the more worthwhile.
There's a lot to like about the Rockabilly Wolves slot. The game is fun, beautifully presented and has a fabulous soundtrack to play along with. The base game is perhaps not the most exciting but the action really heats up when you trigger the Free Spins bonus and those Sticky Wilds that appear on the reels can lead to some fantastic value wins. All in all, this is a slot that is great fun to play and which if you love higher variance games, is one to certainly try out.
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