If you liked Wolf Run or the Wild Wolf slot from IGT, then you will absolutely love Wolf Rising, a 5-reel, 100-payline slot game from the same developer. Without a doubt, Wolf Rising is one of the best wolf-themed slots available online. Apart from the 100-paylines, Wolf Rising uses an incredible 8 rows that makes it easy for you to hit winning combinations.
The game loads fast, and you will absolutely love the background music and the sounds that play throughout. The Wolf Rising slot machine features wilds, stacked wilds, free spins, and multipliers, what else can you ask for? Best of all, you can play Wolf Rising on any computer without having to download any software.
Everything in this game, from the theme to the sounds and everything in between, revolves around wolves. The game starts with an intro screen that gives you a brief picture of what to expect. You can immediately skip the intro screen by clicking the continue button. Once on the reels, you will be met by a unfavorable looking wolf that is seemingly ready to bite.
The one thing that you can’t help but notice is the creative arrangement of the interface. We have, over the years, become so accustomed to the playing info being at the bottom section, but in Wolf Rising, all play info is located on the right hand side of the screen. Behind the reels is a chilly cold night, and as expected, the wolves are out hunting. On the reels are more symbols that match the theme and they include the White Wolf, the Black Wolf, the Brown Wolf, and the Grey Wolf. Other symbols include the bonus symbol and your usual playing card values that run from Ace through to 10.
The Stacked Wild symbols substitute all other symbols on the reels apart from the Bonus symbols, which are the scatters and your key to the Free Spins bonus round.
The graphics are also on point. If you are having any problem with your animation performance, click on the Options button located next to the Auto spins button. This button will provide you with a number of options that will improve your graphics quality, ensuring you have flawless play.
If you prefer silent play, the option to mute the game’s sound is found at the bottom of the screen, next to game rules.
Both the coin values and paylines are adjustable with the paylines running from 1 to 100. The Stacked Wilds are the most lucrative symbols as 5 in a line will win you 1,000 coins. All line wins pay left to right and are multiplied by your line bet.
As mentioned before, bonus symbols are your best friends. You want at least 3 of them to appear on reels 2, 3, and 4 as this will enter you into the Free Spins bonus round. You will be awarded with an initial 5 free spins, which you can retrigger when you hit 3 more Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4. All wins during Free Spins mode are multiplied 2X your total stake. The Stacked Wilds are also available in the bonus rounds and they will substitute all other symbols apart from the Bonus symbols. Hitting stacked wilds on a number of reels can lead to some huge wins, so keep your fingers crossed they come out for you during the bonus round.
I was always a big fan of Wolf Run so for me, this game is even better as it's brought what was an aging game right up to date alongside the best of IGT's online offerings. The scattered wilds and potential for big bonuses mean you can hit some big wins, and overall I feel this is just a really fun slot, regardless of whether you prefer free-play slots or real money versions.