Witchcraft Academy Slot

 

Mystery awaits you!

Join Efora, the Witch and Earthan, the Wizard in their quest for magic treasures on Witchcraft Academy, the latest slot creation by Netent released on 20th December 2017. Let the game lead  you to this most ancient and mysterious school of magic full of puzzles, secrets, spells and mega wins of up to 160,000 coins or 800x bet.

The game window is set in front of the library of the academy, which holds the ancient books and scrolls that the two main characters are searching for hints to the hidden treasures. Sharp graphics and flawless animations are accompanied by a fitting mysterious soundtrack. Witchcraft Academy is a video slot with 5 reels, 4 rows and 20 fixed pay lines, featuring Wild substitutions, stacked Wilds, an Elements Bonus game and Free Spins with extra features.

 

 

TRTP of this medium to high variance game is set at 96.38%, featuring a maximum win in a single spin of 160,000 coins or 800x stake for a full screen of Earthan in Free Spins with a x2 multiplier. Bet sizes range from €0.20 – €200, which can be adjusted with the usual Netent controls. AutoPlay allows players to choose up to 1,000 spins to be run consecutively with a range of options as to when it should stop. The slot is in HTML5 format available on desktop, mobile and tablet across all OS platforms.

Pay symbols can be stacked and start at the low end with hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades shaped potion bottles, continuing at the high end with an owl, a dragon, Efora the Witch and Earthan the wizard. Pays for a single 5OAK range from 2x – 20x bet. Wild is an armor shield with “W” across it. Scatters are intricate tiles with the word “Bonus” across them.

Elements Bonus Game

Three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels in one spin will award the feature. The Elements Bonus is a 5-column, 4-row grid game with Coin Win symbols, Armour Guard symbols, and Scatter symbols that are representing four different Free Spins Features.

Players can choose Efora or Earthan to fire row by row a random Element Shot at one of the columns to unveil one of three options. The number of shots in the bonus game are equivalent to the amount of scatters that triggered the feature.

  • Coin Win symbol: awards wins between 10 – 200 x bet
  • Armour Guard symbol: explodes, hitting horizontally and vertically all symbols adjacent to it and awarding the uncovered coin wins or Scatters
  • Scatters: unlocks the Free Spins feature the symbol represents; options are x2 Multiplier, +5 Free Spins, Overlay Wild Reel 1 and Overlay Wild Reel 5.

If 3 or more Scatter symbols are hit during the Elements Bonus, Free Spins are activated with the unlocked features. More Free Spins can be won with 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Bonus symbols during the Free Spins awarding 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 additional Free Spins.

First Verdict

Not much was known about this latest offering from Netent until they actually released it. Thinking that it would be an exclusive to a chosen casino group, we did not anticipate a release before January 2018. Surprisingly, the game went live late December 2017, however, at press time we have yet to see it on the games list at any casino.

Back to our first impression, we have to admit that we are not big fans of 4-row slots with just 20 pay lines and usually expect at least 40 lines or more for such game layouts. Nevertheless, Witchcraft Academy looks entertaining, especially when shooting at those columns in the bonus game. Win potential is rather medium with a maximum of 800x bet on a single spin, which can only happen in Free Spins with the x2 multiplier unlocked in the bonus game and a full screen of Earthan symbols.

To date, we had no opportunity to do our test runs, hence, we will publish a full review once Netent posts the game in their test area.


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