This month, Apparat Gaming – the software developer famed for delivering quality iGaming titles with a German accent – is inviting players to embrace the call of the wild and join the pack for a howlingly good time in the brand-new release, 5 Moon Wolf Hold & Spin.

Offering medium volatility and max wins of 2,500x, 5 Moon Wolf Hold & Spin is a five-reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. Set in the imposing canyons of the American west, the game boasts a range of majestic predators on its reels, with eagles, bears, mountain lions and wolves all appearing as high-value icons.

The real “bite” of the game, however, comes in the form of its two distinct bonus features, which can be activated by hunting down three scatters or five full moons respectively. The first is a free spins round, while the second is Apparat’s popular Hold & Spin game, which is linked to four local jackpots.

Dealing with the two features in order, once three scatters have been hit, night will fall on the reels as at least eight free games are awarded. During these free spins, not only will all low value symbols be removed from the reels, but players can also extend the feature by landing further scatters or trigger an even more lucrative version of the Hold & Spin bonus in which the prizes for full moons are doubled.

The Hold & Spin feature, which is triggered by five or more full moons, begins with a pack of wolves chasing across the screen while a series of free respins are played as long as at least one new moon appears within the next three respins. This allows players to collect moons to win instant cash prizes as well as the Mini, Minor and Major local jackpots, with an additional Grand Bonus being awarded should they successfully fill all 15 reel spaces before the respins come to an end.

Of course, for players who are champing at the bit to enter the Hold & Spin bonus without triggering it manually, an optional Buy Feature is also available. With this granting them immediate access to the bonus for an additional stake, they can therefore bypass the luck factor and dive directly into the feature, where they’ll be able to sink their teeth into lunar-powered wins without needing to wait.

Martin Frindt, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Apparat Gaming, said: “With Apparat’s signature Hold & Win feature already proving a howling success with players, we thought it was high time we gave the popular bonus another run out in our action-packed slot adventure, 5 Moon Wolf.”

“Linked to four lucrative local jackpots, this exciting extra gives our new lupine-themed game plenty of bite – and when coupled with a free spins feature that uses only the slot’s higher-value symbols, we’re sure players are going to love taking a walk on the wild side now that 5 Moon Wolf Hold & Win is out.”