Wild Wolf from IGT is a 5-reel, and 50-payline slot game that features wilds, scatters, free spins, and multipliers. As you may have guessed by the name, this game is centred around wild wolves. The game starts with a wolf howling in the dead of the night. Thereafter, the game loads swiftly and remains fast and engaging all throughout the game play which features a free spins bonus, big wins, and much much more. The game also has a wide range of coin values to choose from, which makes it a great option for those who like high roller slots, as well as low and mid-stake players. And, as a web-based and highly advanced slot game, Wild Wolf requires no download and is Mac-compatible as well as Windows-compatible.
As you enter Wild Wolf, you are welcomed to the reels with a chilling and thrilling howl, somewhat reminiscent of the supernatural beings featured in popular movies like Twilight. The reels are set on top of what appears to be a thick forest, and this is where wild wolves reside. You will encounter a couple of wild wolves on the reels including the Black Wolf, Brown Wolf, Wolf Howling during Full Moon, and your usual playing car values that run from Ace through to 9 and 10. The sounds are as authentic as the theme and they will keep you engaged and alert all through play.
A Howling Wolf during Full Moon is the wild symbol and it substitutes all other symbols on the reels apart from the Bonus symbol, which is the scatter and your key to the bonus rounds. If you've played IGT's Wolf Run then Wilf Wolf will have a familiar feel as much of the game revolves around similar themes and symbols. This game feels more dated due to the older graphics and less vivid color pallette though it can be fun just to add a bit of variety into the games you play.
On the reels you will encounter innovative features that are now synonymous with the IGT brand. The Auto Spin function allows players to pre-bet on up to 50 automatic spins. Automatic spins run at the same speeds as regular spins and also have the same chance of hitting the winning combos. You can stop the auto-spins from continuing anytime by just clicking the Stop button. More so, the automatic spins will come to an end when you run out of credits or when you run into the bonus rounds.
Another feature which is also not new to IGT slots is the Graphics Quality tab which you will access by clicking the Options button which is just next to the Auto-Spins button. With the graphics option you can be able to choose the best graphic setting that is compatible with your computer and one that will allow you to get the best animation performance. While you do this, ensure you get the right setting even if it is not what you think is the best as a wrong setting will distort your game's speeds and animations.
Getting 3 or more Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4 automatically enters you into the Free Spins bonus round where all the magic happens. You will be awarded with an initial 5 free spins that you can re-trigger by getting 3 or more Bonus symbols on the center reels. Free Spins wins come with a 2X total stake award. The reels will spin on the same line bet and paylines you had activated during the triggering round. Additional free spins will automatically be added to your remaining free spins. This bonus session will come to an end when you run out of free spins or when you reach the maximum allowed number of free spins.
Matching 3 of a kind on 9, T, J and Q symbols pays 5 credits, 4 of a kind will pay 25 and 5 of a kind will pay 100 credits. King and Ace symbols pay 150 for hitting 5 on a line. The 2 totem poles pay 25-250 credits each while the big bucks are found among the wolves - the black wolf pays 500 credits while the wolf howling at the moon pays out a whopping 1000 credits for hitting 5 on the same line.
Wild Wolf is an ok game if you fancy playing something a bit different. I prefer games with higher volatility; Wild Wolf is a slot which can be played for a long time as small wins and bonuses are extremely regular. However, big wins are a lot less frequent. I much prefer IGT's newer titles such as Golden Goddess that pay out less but also pay out bigger. As always with slots, it's best to stick with those you enjoy.