Head to the wilds of the American west in Wolf Gold, an animal-themed slot powered by Pragmatic Play. It’s a 5 reel, 25 payline game that comes with a bonus round that awards unlimited free spins where giant symbols spin around the middle 3 reels. Also on offer are 3 progressive jackpots. Play, on all devices, from between 25p and £125 per spin.
Wolf Gold has the look and feel of a live casino slot – set against a desert canyon backdrop, the reels include lower value A, K, Q and J symbols alongside a quartet of higher value wild animals. You’ll see stallions which pay up to 8 times your stake, big cats which award up to 12 times your stake and bald eagles which pay up to 16 times your stake.
The top standard symbol is the buffalo – land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll win 1, 10 or 20 times your stake. Those same awards are on offer from the desert fox which is the game’s wild – it can land anywhere on the reels and replaces all other symbols apart from the rock formation scatter and moon.
The scatter can hit on reels 1, 3 and 5 only – land it on all 3 reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature and with it, 6 free spins. That may not sound like much but your winning chances are boosted by the giant symbols which fill the whole the whole of reels 2, 3 and 4. If you manage to land another 3 scatters, another 3 free spins are added to your total – there’s no limit to how many free spins you can win.
The other symbol to look out for is the full moon which is the money symbol – land 6 of these and you’ll trigger the Money Respin feature. All the standard symbols are removed with just the moons, complete with a coin value, in play. 3 re-spins then follow. If another moon lands, it will join the cluster and the re-spins reset to 3. The round continues until you run out or re-spins or the reels are filled with moons. Fill all 15 positions with a moon and you’ll win the Mega Jackpot.
Wolf Gold plays very much like a brick and mortar casino slot. The visuals are simply done but the soundtrack is a nice complement to the theme. You’ll hear plenty of howling wolves as you spin. The gameplay is pretty simple too. We found the free spins to be a real hit or miss affair – we completely whiffed on occasions but filled our boots at other times after the giant symbol fell nicely.
This release from Pragmatic Play is a solid, unflashy affair. It’s not the best slot you’ll see but get lucky with the giant symbols or the progressive jackpot and Wolf Gold could yet leave you howling. If you like the theme, WMS’ Buffalo Spirit.