Wolf Run Slot Review
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The Wolf Run slot by IGT (WagerWorks) is actually not a bad game to play and it is not surprising that it is so popular amongst slot players from around the world.
At first sight you would be forgiven for thinking that it is a little bit on the basic side as the graphics don’t exactly make the game stand out from the crowd but once you start playing the game, expectations start to look far more positive.
Theme and subject
The theme of the slot is, as you have probably already guessed, is based on the wolf and there will be a good reason why this theme was chosen and that is because believe it or not, people like wolves and everything to do with them.
The amount of time that a software provider puts into choosing a theme should not be under estimated and that is why most slots are based on themes that are extremely popular.
Don’t lose sight of the fact that the theme is only really a front for the symbols which is why many providers supply slots which are basically exactly the same as one another.
As an example, take the football star slot by Microgaming.
They also have a Basketball slot and several others which are exactly the same as each other apart from the actual theme of the game.
Anyway, sorry for digressing but this Wolf Run slot is actually very good and very straightforward to play.
There is lots going on to keep the payer entertained and there is always the possibility that a bonus feature will pop up at any time which obviously adds spice to the overall game play.
Symbols and soundtrack
IGT (WagerWorks) have got the soundtrack spot on for the Wolf Run slot and it is actually quite atmospheric.
You can hear the wolves howling in the background and there are various other sounds which fit the game perfectly.
If this slot had one of those full on soundtracks which so many slots seem to have in this day and age it would completely take the magic away from the game and be a complete waste of time.
It has been mentioned several times before, but a good quality soundtrack for an online slot will mean that you will hardly notice it when it is playing but you would notice if it wasn’t there.
This describes the soundtrack to the Wolf Run slot absolutely perfectly.
The symbols look a little basic to be perfectly hones but you often see this with IGT (WagerWorks) and it could be argued that they do this on purpose.
The symbols of the wolves actually look like the producers have cut the pictures out of a magazine and stuck them on the symbols using a pot of glue!
Ok, that might be a little bit of an exaggeration but when you compare the colour vibrancy and distinction of the symbols in the Wolf
Run slot with some of the other games out there you can really see the difference.
It is not a big deal though because as you will see, it doesn’t affect the quality of the overall gameplay in any shape or form.
When it comes to the subject matter of the symbols they consist of the usual nine, ten, jack, queen, king and ace.
The more exclusive symbols consist of a howling wolf standing in front of a full moon, a black wolf, a white wolf and a symbol which comprises of a couple of totem poles.
In case you were wondering about the wild symbol, that is represented by the howling wolf and the bonus feature symbol is represented by a curious combination of a dream catcher and a paw print.
The backdrop to the reels looks like an American forest and this sets the game up perfectly.
The bonus options for the Wolf Run slot are very good and as most players always have an eye on the bonuses that are on offer, they won’t be disappointed with this game.
Bonus aficionados will be over the moon to realise that there is the famous stacked wilds feature on this slot but if you are not familiar with this aspect of the gameplay, listen up.
On each reel there are at least four wild symbols which are set together, one on top of each other.
This means that these wilds can be placed so that they fill the complete reel and as they are all wilds, the resulting pay lines can be very good indeed.
It is also not unusual for these stacked wilds to occur in more than one reels so you can imagine what an exciting feature this is.
The free spins feature is another exciting part of the game and the player will need the bonus symbol to appear in the middle three reels which are in fact the only reels where the bonus symbols are present.
You may find it surprising and slightly disappointing that the free spins round only consists of five free spins but when you take into account that the free spins also incorporate the stacking wilds so it could be argued that five of these spins could be more lucrative than twenty free spins which don’t have the stacking wilds feature.
Something else which is quite astonishing about the Wolf Run slot bonus is that the free spins can be retriggered up to an amazing two hundred and fifty five.
Pros and cons
Most players will admit that there are more pros than cons with the Wolf Run slot so with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the game.
- A fast and entertaining game which is highly entertaining
- The soundtrack is just about perfect
- The stacking wilds area a particularly attractive feature
- The bonus options can prove to be especially lucrative
- The symbol graphics are not exactly crisp and of a high quality
- The variance means that recreational players might prefer to look elsewhere
- Some players will prefer a more elaborate soundtrack
- Some of the wins which are gained during normal game play can be lower than expected
There are a few other games which you could consider if you enjoyed playing the Wolf Run slot which will offer you a similar playing experience, either in the form of the game play or the theme, whichever you prefer.
Siberian Storm is another offering from IGT (WagerWorks) and the Siberian Tiger is the subject matter of this game.
As it is from the same developer as Wolf Run you can expect the same kind of playing experience and it is another game to add to your ‘to do’ list.
Another game would have to be the Wild Gambler slot by Ash gaming.
Again, another slot which is based on the same theme and this one has a unique feature where you can hold the wild symbols to increase the chances of a win.
This game takes a bit of getting used to but is an extremely enjoyable game to play.
Where to play
The Wolf Run slot is another slot which is available at many online casinos so you won’t have any problems in finding somewhere to play the game.
There will be sign up bonuses available at most of these casinos so it is always worth checking to make sure that you can use these bonuses to play the Wolf Run slot.
It shouldn’t be a problem but always take the time to read the terms and conditions first.