Looks like it’s the year of the wolf at the IGT headquarters. It took a while but finally, they have made an online version of their land-based Wild Wolf slot. That said, it's really just a 50-payline version of the Wolf Run game with different sounds, wolves and some marginally altered graphics - the gameplay is identical to Wolf Run, Coyote Moon and the popular Lil’ Lady slots. The online version is nothing to write home about however it surpasses the original slot when used on a mobile or tablet device.
I've never seen Wild Wolf in Vegas, although the Wolf Run and Coyote Moon slot machines are everywhere you look! But it's a different story in Macau where I saw far more Wild Wolf slots at the Venetian than I did Wolf Run slots. Not really sure why that would be to be honest: it's not like Wild Wolf is geared up to specifically appeal to an Asian audience. As in Wild Wolf, the highlights of this game are its Stacked Wilds, free spins and retriggers.
The background is a dark forest under a red evening sky. The icons are pretty much identical to the Wolf Run video slot with playing card symbols King, Queen, Jack, Ace, Ten, Nine, some wolves (black and brown this time) and spiritual totems
. The game’s Wild is the wolf howling at the moon which replaces all the icons except the one labelled Bonus. Even the section where the game’s title lays is similar to its predecessor’s, especially with the feathers on either side. Although this slot is a modified version of Wolf Run, ironically the graphics make it look older and more dated than it actually is. Personally, I much prefer the way Wolf Run’s designed.
For those that don't know Wild Wolf (or Wolf Run) then it's a 5x4 reel 50 pay-line slot with stacked wilds on every reel and a free spins bonus triggered by the Bonus symbol appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4 at the same time, in any position. It’s a medium variance game with 92.99-94.97% RTP. You only get five free spins and no extra multiplier but more stacked wilds are added to each reel so the chances of a 4 or 5 wild hit are substantially increased. Another small difference between the two slots I find is that the reels are richer with Wilds than in Wolf Run. In the free spins, you could easily get 60x to 100x your bet as you are to walk away with 15x your bet. The minimum bet per line is 1 credit and the maximum is 30 credits, less than its sister, Wolf Run, which is aimed at those players with a larger bankroll. This free and real money slot caters for players of all kinds, high, low and mid-stake. Just as in Wolf Run, free spins during the bonus round can be retriggered by hitting three or more Bonus symbols. The additional spins will just be added to your remaining free spins. This feature will give you the chance to rake in some real prizes.
Something new from the IGT team is the graphics button, a new advanced function present on IGT slots with which you can choose the quality of your game’s graphics. Wild Wolf is a simple slot but it’s not as sensational as some of NetEnt’s creations. For those players who want more bonus features and bigger graphics, this is the not the game for you. Although, it’s definitely worth taking a look at their mobile version because its much sharper and less dated on the small screen.