Witchcraft Academy Slot
- A new slot from Net Entertainment
- Has a great story centred around 2 main characters
- A couple of interactive bonuses help make the game engaging
Witchcraft Academy slot comes to you from Netent and takes you into a world of magic and mystery. The slot certainly has a Harry Potter type theme to it, set inside a large castle much like Hogwarts and with symbols including an owl and a dragon. But that’s not a bad thing of course, with the movie franchise becoming one of the most popular in the world. But what I really like is how Netent have actually created an exciting story behind Witchcraft Academy slot. Set inside the most ancient school of magic full of secrets, Efora and Earthan, two students of the academy, sneak into the library to find out secrets about what may lie within. They find an ancient door leading them to a dungeon where they must pass a number of trials and enter the deep caverns where the magical free spins await. It’s great to see so much effort put in here as it really helps immerse you into the game.
Before we get into the gameplay itself, let’s talk about the graphics. Netent have gone with a magical and colourful design along with plenty of detail to create a slot which is visually stunning, up there with other slots such as Raiders of the Hidden Realm slot. Everything is clear to see, and the sounds which accompany the game are also quite impressive. This is a 5×4 layout slot with a healthy 96.38% RTP and 20 pay lines. In order to play the game, you must spin the reels and hope to get a winning combination from left to right using the base symbols. These symbols are listed as follows, ranked in ascending order based on their value:
- Diamonds, Clubs, Spades and Hearts (lowest value)
- Earthan (highest value)
There is also a Wild symbol which can appear anywhere on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 during the base game and Free Games, substituting for all symbols apart from the Scatter symbol.
Witchcraft Academy Slot Bonuses and Features
Elements Bonus Game. If 3 or more bonus symbols land anywhere on the reels then this bonus is awarded, taking you onto another screen. There are different symbols here, Coin Win symbols, Armour Guard symbols and Scatter symbols. You will get to choose between Efora and Earthan to fire an Element Shot at a random column. If the shot hits a Coin Win symbols, then you will be awarded a coin win of 10x and 200x the bet level. If the Element Shot hits an Armour Guard symbol, it will explode hitting all the symbols adjacent to it horizontally or vertically and awarding the Coin Wins or Scatters. Finally, if the shot hits a Scatter symbol, the Free Spins Feature is unlocked.
Free Spins Feature. If you collect 3 or more Scatter symbols during the Elements Bonus Game, then 5 free spins will be awarded as part of this feature. Additionally, you can also win extra free spins if 2 or more Bonus Spin symbols appear during the Free Spins Feature, with 2 symbols giving you an extra 5 free spins, 3 giving you 10 free spins, 4 giving you 15 free spins and finally 5 which will give you 20 free spins.
All in all, Witchcraft Academy slot from Netent has a great story and design with some pretty fun bonuses, but there are a couple of things we don’t like. For one, I think they could have quite easily included some more bonuses into this theme as it makes the whole story seem less important when there isn’t that much to do with it. What’s more, the maximum payout is 800x your original bet which isn’t bad but is only available during the free spins with a x2 multiplier unlocked and the whole screen full of Earthen symbols, aside from this there aren’t many big payouts. That being said, the RTP is pretty good here and the game is still quite fun, at least for a while, so I think many will enjoy it and you could take some a decent reward, but don’t expect anything crazy.