Watch out as the alpha dog Wild Wolf Slot Machine rises out of the Wolf Run to let you sink your teeth into some big meaty online wins.
Wild Wolf Features
- Evolution of the classic Wolf Run slot machine
- Stacked wilds lead to the big reel wins
- Free spin game on second set of symbol enhanced reels
- 50 pay-line format pays out for the big combination
- Enhanced graphics and sonics set this apart from the Wolf Run original
Wild Wolf is IGT’s latest slot that uses the Wolf Run mathematical model. It keeps the same North American theme as its parent game, with wolves, totem poles and husky dogs making a predictable appearance on the reels.
The music is good, with atmospheric Native American pan pipe and drum music setting the scene and a howling wolf, making his presence known somewhere in the distance every time you spin the reels. There’s obviously been a lot of thought put into tweaking this game in just the direction to make everything about it that little bit better.
As you’d expect with a top quality IGT game, the animations are smooth and every thing about the game just feels right. Within minutes of loading up Wild Wolf you’ll be totally immersed in its reels. Its got that big casino production that players have come to associate with this brand and you get that magic gamble feeling when you session it up on this slot.
The base game on Wild Wolf uses a fifty pay-line structure, which makes for a pretty big board. The wilds appear in stacks, so when you hit them on several reels, you’re likely to hit a big payout. However, the awards are quite limited in size (the top award is only 1,000x your stake) so you’ll need to hit that big combination in order to get the big pay-out.
Hit three of the bonus symbols on the middle reels to take you into the Wild Wolf bonus round. Here you’ll be taken to a special second set of reels, which are packed with even more of the game’s trademark Howling Wolf stacked wilds and bonus activation scatters. You’ll get five goes on the reels, which can lead to some big-payouts, and you can re-trigger the bonus to get yourself a colossal 255 free spins.
The gamble feature that allowed you to ramp up your wins in the original Wolf Run slot is no longer present in Wild Wolf, which is a little bit of a disappointment, but obviously IGT must have tweaked the reel game action to account for this. We believe that they’ve dropped this feature, which to be fair was a generic 50/50 card draw gamble in favour of an additional ten pay-lines. In some respects this makes Wild Wolf a much truer slot machine that Wolf Run.
Slot Professor Says
Wild Wolf is the natural evolution of the Wolf Run slot machine. Now I used to love Wolf Run, but I have to say that the graphics were a little 1986 and the sounds were positively pre-war.
Now IGT have polished up every aspect of this game, making it a slot machine you'd be happy to take out on the town and show your mates. There's still a lot of action in the reels, but sometimes Wild Wolf seems a little overstretched in its mathematical model.
You have to place a big bet that sometimes doesn't seem to give enough rewards in the reel game. Yes, you can go on about the fantastic free spin round, but five free spins just ain't enough in my book to get excited about.
There are so many better free spinners out there that Wild Wolf starts to look a little rural in my book.Still, when this slot runs hot, boy does it run hot. It can streak so badly I get worried that I'll never wash the wins out of my wallet, and of course, with the big money stacked wilds you do have a chance to hit that mega pay-out of several top combinations. For this reason I've got to say that I do like this slot, it's just not got enough meat on its bones to make a really satisfying slot banquet.