The Wolf Run Slot Machine is a forty pay-line slot that plays across five reels with twenty stop spaces in view, as opposed to the usual fifteen to make room for the titanic number of lines. The game greets you with lovely audio noises that don’t actually continue into the game, but we’ll come back to the sounds later.
Graphically Wolf Run is a competent slot, with animations running smoothly and reel art that does the job. Standard poker symbols litter the reels together with North American motifs, two types of wolf and of course the game’s special symbols. The so called ‘wolf spirit’ symbol makes up the game’s scatter and the wild symbol is a howling wolf.
The audio on this game is perhaps the one let down, as IGT have stuck in a standard sound set up which is also featured on similar slots such as Monopoly Here & Now. It’s a real shame the IGT developers couldn’t come up with some big howls and growls for the wins and spins on this game.
You can gamble any small win under 3000 credit in Wolf Run. The gamble game is very simple and will be familiar to most people, not just regular players of the IGT slots. The idea is that you’re given a deck of cards and you have to pick whether the next one is red or black. Choose correctly and you can double your money, although the game does seem to be able to go on huge streaks of red or black that players will assume must change at some point.
Unlike other IGT slots, you’ll only find the scatter symbol, the so called ‘Wolf Spirit Bonus’ in a pack on reels two, three and four. Hit all the scatter symbols to be taken to the Wolf Run free spin game, which takes place on the so-called Moonlight reels. These are enhanced reels that contain more stacked wilds and bonus symbols than the regular reels and can really add to the bonuses.
You can really hunt down the big prizes in this bonus round with the game’s stopping when you reach the top prize of 250,000 credits. In order to make this huge prize possible you can re-activate the free spin game by hitting the same three scatters on the Moonlight reels where you can score in up to 255 free spins.
Slot Professor Says
To say we like Wolf Run would be a little bit of a understatement. We’re at a bit of a loss as to how land based and online casinos run this game without going out of business. No other game seems to pay out so much on it’s reels and we’ve certainly had some nights out howling round the town, paid for by it’s generous reels.
As with many slot games of today, you really have to bet on all pay-lines to experience the full effect of Wolf Run and we’d always recommend playing more spins at a lower stake on all pay lines against any other strategy. If you’re sitting yourself down in order to enjoy a slots session then remember that you’re in for the long haul and play for the smaller stakes in order to take advantage of the rushes and rails rather than risking all your stack on a few spins of mad chance.
It really is difficult to fault Wolf Run as the free spin game really complements the game superbly. Whilst many slot games seem to include this kind of bonus game due to a complete lack of imagination this is the perfect sub game to compliment this slot’s stacked wilds which really make for a big paying round. This is no doubt why the scatters are limited to the middle reels, in order to balance the game’s payouts, making the bonus that little bit harder to hit than in slots like Cleopatra, another massively popular free spin game. However, this does have the effect of making the bonus game both more exciting and more rewarding.