About Wolf Rising
When it comes to graphics, Wolf Rising shows how far slots have come in the last five years if you compare this machine to the original Wolf Run. Sure, there are plenty of similarities between the graphics, but you’ll notice that everything on Wolf Rising has that touch of finesse, from the double and triple wolf symbols that sit on the reels through to the animations and the sumptuous background. One thing that’s carried through well is the North American tribal theme, which still defines the artwork on the reels, with the famous totem pole symbol replacing the wolf wilds.
The original Wolf Run suffered badly from a lack of quality sound. This isn’t the case with Wolf Rising, where you’ll notice that the same amount of detail has been paid to the audio as to the artwork on the reels. Haunting tones now accompany the base-game action that fit in well with the overall presentation of this game. If you feel that the original slot now lacks ambition, then you can find everything you ever hoped for on the reels of this machine. Couple this up with a huge range of natural back-of-beyond sound effects like the hooting of owls and you’ll almost feel like you’re camping out in North America waiting for the wins to drop off the reels.
What about the Wolf Run base game? Well this now plays over what is in effect a doubled up version of the Wolf Run sequel slot, Wild Wolf. You’ve got an amazing forty stop spaces that are distributed in an eight by five reel array on which a hundred pay-lines of red hot action are ready for your bets. This is quite a large grid – remember that 100 Pandas, which also uses the Wolf Run stacked wild formula, packs the same amount of lines over a much smaller grid.
Next up are the Wolf Rising base-game symbols. There are a load of stacked totem wilds on every reel to help you hit the wins. You also get some various stacked big paying wolf symbols to help you on your winning ways – these come either as doubles or trebles and will allow you to hit some big paying multiple combinations on the reels. The best thing about these stacked wilds is that they appear in groups of eight on the reels as a totem pole, where each wild has a different face- a lovely little touch that adds to the appeal of this fantastic machine.
Finally you’ve got the Wolf Rising free spin round. Now this hasn’t changed since the days of Wolf Run – and why should it when IGT managed to hit the winning formula right the first time. All you have to do is hit three of the special bonus scatters on the middle three reels and you’ll be taken onto an enhanced set of reels – known as the Moonlit Reels – where you’ll get five free spins. Here you can re-trigger the bonus by hitting three more scatters to add a further five spins to your total allowing you to hit the massive money in this feature that’s packed with even more stacked wilds that you get to see in the base game.