The Wild Wolf Goes Online
Already a much loved favourite offline, the IGT’s Wild Wolf slot has been a familiar title in traditional brick-and-mortar casinos for many years. Interactive Gaming Technology’s decision to take the Wild Wolf to the Web was probably inevitable since it is already so popular and works as well via the online interface as in a traditional slot machine.
The start of the game is heralded by the chilling sound of a wild wolf howling into the night, before the slot’s five reels come into view. It is apparent that ferocious fanged creatures in Wild Wolf belong to the Western Wolf sub-species native to North America. This is evident from details on the slot such as the sparse and snowy landscape in the background and the feathered Native American dream-catcher that encircles the Wild Wolf logo.
This connection to Native American culture lends an air of the magical to Wild Wolf and players are reminded of the supernatural qualities associated with wolves by these people. This otherworldly feeling is enhanced by the rhythmic drumming and chanting of the soundtrack.
Naturally, the symbols on the Wild Wolf slot include a variety of different wolves, in addition to the usual high-value playing card symbols.
A Truly Wild Wolf Symbol
If ever a wild symbol was appropriately selected, it was the one in this 50-payline slot. The Wild Wolf logo – which depicts a Gray Wolf howling to the huge full moon that hovers over the mountainous landscape in the background – serves as the wild symbol.
As Wild Wolf wild, the howling wolf has the power to replace all other symbols – except the bonus scatter, of course – to complete winning combinations on active paylines. The fact that this symbol often comes stacked up the reels ads to players’ chances of landing winning combos.
The howling Wild Wolf is also the game’s most immediately valuable symbol in that five of them on a single active payline will yield the top payout.
Free Spins Dreams Come True
According to Native American folk lore, placing a dream-catcher above a person’s bed will prevent them from having nightmares as all bad dreams are “caught” in the dream-catcher’s web.
In Wild Wolf, the dream-catcher is similarly a talisman of good fortune but, instead of keeping bad luck at bay, it brings about happy events. And what even could be happier in a video slot than free spins?
As the Wild Wolf bonus scatter symbol, the dream-catcher awards free spins to players whenever it appears on the second, third and fourth reels. The Wild Wolf free spins rounds starts off with just five free spins but more free spins can be triggered if three or more symbols appear again on the centre reels during the round.
Additionally, all wins acquired during the Wild Wolf free spins round are doubled as a result of the automatic 2x multiplier.
Wagering on the Wild Wolf
Wagering on the Wild Wolf slot starts at 0.50 credits per spin because paylines are fixed so players have to bet at least 0.01 credits on each of the 50 paylines. Coins go up in value to 20.00 credits and players may wager up to 1000.00 credits per spin.
Wild Wolf includes the useful auto-play features, which allows players to leave reels to spin automatically up until a certain pre-determined point, such as once a particular amount has been won or lost.