Back in the day, being a fan of witchcraft could get you called names, tried, and even burned at the stake. Somehow, the world of witches and wizards became a lot more popular and acceptable in society over the past fifty years or so, and today we get witches present in films and books. Prime examples are Harry Potter and Hocus Pocus, both of which are things my children and wife love. Swedish game developer NetEnt has developed the Witchcraft Academy slot knowing that people love this stuff, and if you're looking for a way to learn the ins and outs of witching while also getting the chance to win a cauldron full of cash.
Witchcraft Academy is a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot that's set in a witch school which is akin to something like Hogwarts. Here you'll find bookshelves with books moving on their own as well as ghosts hovering throughout the school. Symbols in the game are actually cleverly done, with the standard slot symbols made into potion bottles. These include diamonds, clubs, spades, hearts, and higher paying symbols include owls, dragons, a witch and a warlock. All of these symbols are well designed and look very nice in their own right.
Features in the game include free spins, scatters, wild symbols, stacked symbols, and a pick'em game. The pick'em game is called the Elements Bonus, which allows you to pick icons for credits as well as setting off the free spins bonus round. The game's payline layout is combined with the feature set to give players a posted return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.4%, which is very competitive when compared to the majority of online slots out there. For those of you who don't know, RTP is the amount of money you can expect to have returned your way in the way of wins for a game. The higher the number, the less money you'll theoretically lose over time.
I played this game for a bit and I really enjoyed the title. I'm not big on witches, but the cute look and feel and the awesome features (I'm looking at you stacked wilds) make this an awesome experience. I played the game on my desktop, but it's also playable on smartphones or tablets. The game is just flat out fun, and I think you'll enjoy it no matter the way you choose to play it.