NetEnt’s: Witchcraft Academy Slot Review & Bonus

Design & Gameplay

The overall design of the game is pretty cool and gives off that Harry Potter vibe in its own way. The visual design of the symbols isn’t as enchanting as one would hope, but it all comes well put together with the magical library in the background. The low winning symbols are made up of heart, club, spade and diamond potions.

The high wining symbols are the Efora the Witch, Earthan the Wizard, and their pet dragon and owl giving you 20 times your stake for 5 in view. The “Wild” and “Scatter” symbols are very well illustrated and made to be easily recognizable.

Witchcraft Academy is a slot with 5-reel, 4-row, and 20-paylines that can be played on all devices from 20 to 200 coins per spin. There are 10 betting levels (from 1 to 10) with the coin value being 0.01 to 1.00. Players who play the game in the free mode receive 5,000 free coins. So, before you play, you may want to decide on a bankroll and your average bet per spin first.

Element Shots which you get from the Elements Bonus feature to win cash prizes of up to 200 times your stake, an exploding Armour Guard symbol or 1 of 5 free spins features. In the Free Spins feature, you could get up to 30 free spins as well as Wild Reels and a 2x multiplier. You can also win up to 8,000 times the stake you place on every free spin.

In-game Features

Wild Substitutions

Wild symbols can appear, both in the base game and in Free Spins and substitute for all symbols except for Scatter symbols, anywhere on reels 1, 2. 4 and 5.
The highest possible winning combination is a Wild substitution.

Elements Bonus

Choose Efora the Witch or Earthan the Wizard to cast an Element Shot at a random column. 3 or more Scatters trigger the Elements Bonus. The number of Element Shots awarded is equal to the number of Scatter symbols that activated the Elements Bonus. An Element Shot consists of 1 to 4 random Elements. Each Element hits and clears the closest symbol in the column. 

Hit an Armour Guard symbol and the Armour Guard explodes hitting all symbols adjacent to it both horizontally and vertically. Hitting a Coin Win symbol and the Element Shot you will receive a coin win of between 10 and 200 times your bet.

When an Element Shot hits a Scatter symbol, the Free Spins Feature is unlocked. Free Spins are activated with the unlocked Free Spins Features if 3 or more Scatters are hit during the Elements Bonus.

Free Spins

A total of 5 Free Spins with the unlocked Free Spins Features are activated when 3 or more Scatter symbols are collected in the Elements Bonus. Additional Free Spins are awarded when there are 2 or more Bonus Spin symbols appearing anywhere on the reels in the Free Spins accordingly:

♦ 2 Bonus Spin symbols = 5 Free Spins
♦ 3 Bonus Spin symbols = 10 Free Spins
♦ 4 Bonus Spin symbols = 15 Free Spins
♦ 5 Bonus Spin symbols = 20 Free Spins 


NetEnt’s Witchcraft Academy is a well-rounded slot with interesting bonus features. 5 coins which equal 1,000 times your wager from The Elemental, which anyone would take any day. Extra free spins that can be won and 2x multipliers that take payouts to the next level.

Then there are the amazing Free Spins with their Overlay Wild Reels. Wins during the base game are good making it the ideal slots for low rollers. The bottom line here is it gives you enough cash in pocket to trigger a bonus feature, but smart play is still required. All in all, the game is as entertaining as one would expect from a gigantic developer like NetEnt.