Given the popularity of Harry Potter and its many books, movies and various titles, it was only a matter of time before it served as inspiration for a video slot. Because, let’s be fair, Harry Potter fans are now adults, and while we doubt we’ll be seeing an official HP game anytime soon, looking similar enough will no doubt attract some. No doubt what NetEnt is banking on, because their latest gorgeous creation is set in an academy for witchcraft and is filled with flying brooms, wandering ghosts and dusty tomes.
Gameplay wise, this is a medium to high volatility title with a focus on chasing after special features. Witchcraft Academy is played on a 5x4 playing field with 20 fixed paylines which pay left to right only. Gamblers have access to an Elements Bonus, which can lead to free spins and has the ability to spice said free spins up with extra bonuses.
Play Witchcraft Academy
The slot tells the story of Earthan or Efora, the wizards you should join to reveal immense riches. You are taken to a library where you will meet them as well as their pet elements, the owl and the dragon. This is a medium to high volatility game so it may take a while until you hot some big win or activate any of the bonus features.
How to Play
You can bet between $0.20 up to $200 per spin, which is a rather wide range that should please high rollers and casual gamblers alike. The largest jackpot you can win in Witchcraft Academy stands at 160,000 coins.
As with all NetEnt titles, the Autoplay feature gives you a wide range of options, such as stopping after a single win, stopping if your win is over a certain cash value, or to stop if you lose money beyond a certain point. Unique to Witchcraft Academy, you can also choose to stop autospins if you hit any of the two special features.
Strategy & Tips
Collecting three or more Scatters activates the Elements bonus game. Depending on how many Scatters triggered the feature, you get that many element shots. You’re taken to a different reel full of statues and armor pieces. You can choose either Earthan or Efora to cast their spell. The closest symbol to the element when it lands is cleared. You can win cash prizes here, or if you hit an armor guard, it will clear all symbols horizontally and vertically adjacent to itself. If the Element shot hits Scatter, it unlocks a bonus for the free spins.
If you land three or more shots on Scatters, you win free spins. The bonuses you can get are Reel one Wild, Reel five Wild, +5 free spins, a 2x multiplier and another +5 free spins. You can technically score all five at once, but you will always have at least three. You start with five free spins baseline, and have the option to win more by collecting Bonus Spin icons during free spins.
Don’t bet out of your league, as the slot’s volatility does trend towards the higher range and pray that you get to free spins and win big during them. That’s our only advice for you!
Witchcraft Academy has no major differences between mobile and desktop versions. Join the wizards wherever you are and win up to 160,000 coins in a single spin.