Winning Wolf Slots
This Ainsworth slot is all about a wolf and the creatures which join him in the mountainous terrain. On the reels you’ll find a stag, a wild boar, an owl, an eagle and a squirrel joining the wolf, while the mountain scene acts as the scatter.
The wolf is the central symbol of the slot however; this acting as a stacked wild throughout the base game while it becomes a sticky wild during the feature of the game.
You certainly cannot miss the wolf as you’ll hear it howling every time it forms part of a win!
How to win at Winning Wolf
Wins will come your way when you can land three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on one of the selected pay lines. The soaring eagle is the highest paying symbol, worth an impressive 1,000 coins of you can land five in a row. The boar pays 300, while both the owl and the squirrel are worth 200 coins. The stag pays out 150 coins, while the standard symbols are completed by the playing card characters from 9 to Ace, each of which pays 100 coins when hitting the maximum five.
The wolf is the most prominent symbol on the reels, as it is stacked highly on reels 3, 4 and 5. Being stacked, you’ll find it will cover an entire reel on a large number of spins, on occasions covering more than one reel completely. This symbol will substitute for any others apart from the scatter, promising a large number of additional wins.
Whenever you land a win you’ll be able to take advantage of the gamble option. Clicking the gamble button (found just above the win button) will see an overlay appear where you’ll find a face down playing card. To double your money you’ll have to predict the color of the card, while you can attempt to multiply your win amount by four by predicting the suit of the card. Clearly, if your prediction is wrong in either case, the win is gone.
The final symbol is the mountain scene, which acts as the scatter. Land three and you’ll win 2x your total stake, while 4 or 5 will see an immediate payout of 10x or 100x. Three or more scatters will also see you enter the free spins bonus round. This round is slightly different from the base game in three ways. Firstly, each of the 15 symbols of the slot will now spin individually, as opposed to the usual spinning of the reels. Secondly, the wolf wild symbol now only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. Finally, every time a wild appears it will remain in place throughout the feature, meaning your biggest winning spins will usually come at the end of the bonus round. You’ll have 8 free spins in total, but if you should land another 3 scatters during the round, you’ll gain an additional 5 free spins.
How Winning Wolf Works
Winning Wolf is a slot with a 5×3 configuration and has a total of 50 pay lines. These 50 are set as the default amount, although you can opt to play 40, 25, 10 or just a single pay line. Your minimum stake per line is just 1c, with a maximum of $4, making for a maximum total stake of $200 per spin.
Attached to the spin button is the auto spin option, where you can set the slot to play for 5, 10 or 25 spins automatically, while you sit back and enjoy the action. A settings button allows you to customize both the sound and graphics, while the info button brings up a series of pages detailing exactly how the slot works, including a pay table, the pay lines and the rules of the feature.
Graphically the game is something of a mixture. The animal symbols are all impressively designed, never more so than the wild wolf, which turns into a wolf howling on a rock formation in front of the moon when forming part of a win line. However, the many playing card symbols set against an out of place yellow background gives the reels something of a dated feel. The accompanying sound (apart from the howling) is a little too gentle too for a slot of this nature.
You wouldn’t say Winning Wolf was a particularly original slot, many of the aspects of the slot having been done over and over at a number other games. Nevertheless, the combination of the stacked wilds in the base game and the sticky wilds in the feature does make for a solid, playable game.