New Game of the Week: Rockabilly Wolves

Microgaming is feeling the spirit of spring and releasing several games to kick off the month of May. One of the most popular ones thus far is Rockabilly Wolves, developed by Just For The Win exclusively for Microgaming.

Some might be wondering about Rockabilly and how it pertains to wolves.

Rockabilly is a form of rock-and-roll music that was popular in the United States in the 1950s, predominantly in southern states. It combined some country rhythms with rock and roll, and it became a beloved classic form of music. Names like Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and even Elvis Presley contributed to its rise in popularity.

Of course, as with many types of music, there was a Rockabilly style to go with the music; men wore their hair in a greased, pompadour style and women contoured and pinned up their hair with fashionable headbands. Men often wore leather jackets, and women wore brightly-coloured swing dresses.

That leads us back to Rockabilly Wolves, complete with their slicked, pompadour hair and the music to accompany the game.

The five-reel, 20-payline slot is filled with colours and sounds to keep players watching the screen. Meanwhile, the special features – stacked wilds and free spins – keep the game exciting.

About Rockabilly Wolves

The famous 1950s guitar sound of Rockabilly begins as soon as the game starts, a much livelier soundtrack than in most online slot games. And when the wolves whistle, it means something good may happen, such as when two free spin symbols stick and a re-spin happens for a third one.

The graphics are crisp, and the colours are bright, with purple as the background colour and yellows and oranges making the characters and symbols pop on the screen.

When choosing denominations for the online action, clicking the small wheel above the spin button brings up a wheel of options. This start as low as $0.10 and goes as high as $50.00 per spin. It’s important to note that there is a “quick spin” option in the settings for faster spins. However, there is no automatic spin setting.

The wilds are the Rockabilly wolves themselves; one wolf operates as the sticky wild, and all three in one symbol as a multiplier-based sticky wild. The free spins symbol, oddly enough, says “Free Spins” on it. There is also a symbol that comprises a full column and reads “WOLVES!” with others as flying eight-balls and cherries. There are also A, K, Q, and J symbols on the reels.

The highest paying symbols are the Rockabilly wild and wolf symbols at 20x for hitting on five reels. The eight balls are 8x for five reels, cherries 6x, and the letters at 1.5x pays.

How to Play Rockabilly Wolves

The regular wild symbol appears in the base game only and substitutes for all symbols except the free spins symbol. If two free spin symbols land on the second, third, or fourth reel, the missing reel will catch fire and re-spin while the other two remain locked.

The player receives nine free spins when three free spin symbols hit. During the bonus round, a multiplier or sticky wild will remain stuck during the course of the free spins, and those reels show to be on fire. If one lands on every reel, an additional three spins are added. More wilds also equal higher multipliers, which are tracked on the left of the reels. Right of the reels shows the number of spins remaining.

A big win stops the game to show the coins dropping in front of an album. All the while, the wolves howl with excitement as faster music counts down the win.

Rockabilly Wolves is a high-variance slot game. Therefore, players should be patient in order to hit big payouts.

Where to Play This Wolf-Themed Online Pokie

Released by Microgaming and Just For The Win on April 24, online casinos are requesting the game per their Microgaming agreements.

LeoVegas and All Slots Casino were two of the first to get the new game, and it can be played on a desktop, laptop, or any mobile version.

Microgaming Games Publisher David Reynolds notes the high volatility gameplay but also the colourful visuals that “evoke vintage animations, melding with an energetic soundtrack.” He also adds, “The free spins feature can be extremely lucrative, with player able to win up to 2,400x their stake on a single spin.”

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

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