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The wombat says: Now, we know what you’re thinking wombat fans and that’s why does the Witchcraft Academy slot from NetEnt look exactly like something straight out of a certain fictional school in the UK- even down to the distinctive gold font in the game?
This game is set inside a school for young witches and wizards, and you lucky players will get the chance to trigger off some decent bonus features simply by waving your magic wands. We’ll let you decide what it is based on, know what I mean Harry? It looks like they have been soaking up some of the atmosphere from the Shaman’s Dream slot– well some of the mystical side of the game, anyway.
Look and Feel
NetEnt usually gets it right when it comes put to the design of its slots and they’ve done it again in Witchcraft Academy which is very easy in the eye and up there with the likes of the Moby Dick slot on the design front.
The setting is a magical library full of scrolls and spells and there’s even a supply cupboard with cauldrons and the left side and brooms on the right! This wombat also likes the ghost who floats around behind the reels to the eerie soundtrack. Very nice indeed.
The Witchcraft Academy slot is a 5 reel game, with 4 rows and 20 pay-lines – however, Wins don’t have to start on the left hand side as long as they are in adjacent rows. On the reels your higher value symbols are Efora the Witch, Earthan the Wizard, a baby dragon and an owl while the potion bottles in hues of red, pink, purple and green make up the lower values.
The young wizard is the top symbol, and he will pay you up to 400 coins if you land 5x of him on a pay-line.
The ‘W’ symbol is Wild in Witchcraft Academy slot and it will only appear on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 but will land stacked which is a nice touch.
As always the wild will substitute for all other symbols on the reels to give you extra winning combos.
The bonus symbol in this slot is the icon with ‘Bonus’ written on it.
Free Spin and Bonus Features
OK, the Witchcraft Academy slot doesn’t have as many bonuses as the King Kong Cash slot (what does), but we’re sure you won’t be disappointed. You’ll find that there’s a 2-part bonus feature in Witchcraft Academy slot and you can trigger it off by landing 3x or more of the bonus symbols anywhere on the reels.
Next you’ll get taken to a second screen with something with a big chess board on it. Pick Efora or Earthan at the bottom of the screen and they will fire shots at the columns with the aim of uncovering three scatter symbols that will set off the free spins
You’ll receive five initially but landing two, three, four or five bonus symbols within the round will award 5, 10, 15 or 20 more spins respectively plus an extra feature that goes along with it. These are either a 2x Multiplier, reel 1 fully wild, reel 5 fully wild or extra free spins.
Manage to trigger off the Elements Bonus and some decent wins will be yours – but sadly setting it off is a bit of a holy grail. Still, witchcraft fans will enjoy this magical slot that has some top-notch graphics and an atmospheric soundtrack.