Wild Huskies Slot Machine
It is not until you see a slot with a Northern theme that you realize just how many titles are based on warmer climates. This Bally game is an example of an early generation 5 reel video slot. You’ll find snow drifting down from the top of the reels, and several symbols with huskies on them. The white background to the reels is a shame, however at least Bally can plausibly claim that this is snow! There is a free spins game with an opportunity to win more free spins as you go. You will also find stacked wilds on the reels, meaning that your sins will often come in groups.
This slot which is very much true to its name when it comes to the symbols on the reels. There is a portrait of a handsome husky, a pair of huskies and a white husky which has a basic running animation when it becomes part of a win. Don’t get this game confused with the Wolf Run Series of slots by IGT. This game is entirely different and unique.. You will also find a bright snow flake on the reels, which completes the northern feel. Playing card symbols are in play, these are muted in colour, and do not really add much to the game. Other than a very beautiful snow covered mountain landscape scene, the graphics are basic and the animations sparse
Playing Wild Huskies
You only need to decide your bet size before playing this game, since the win-lines are fixed at 40, covering 5 reels with 4 rows of symbols on each. The smallest bet is 40c, with $400 at per spin ($10 per line) at the top end.
Some Bally slots have smaller payouts, while this one has a bigger single prize for the top combination. This is for 5 wilds (the white huskies) and pays out a generous 67.5x your bet. There is then a jump down to5x for the other husky symbols and the snow – with the playing cards paying the smaller amount. You should keep in mind that stacked wilds do mean you will get multiple prizes at the same time on many spins.
There are two different bonus symbols also on the reels. You’ll need 3 of either of these to trigger either the pick-em bonus, or the free spins game.
Bonus Games for Wild Huskies
The pick-em bonus is a simple game which does not involve leaving the reels for long. You are given a choice of 3 question mark symbols – and have to choose one. This will reveal an instant cash prize, which is based on a multiple of your stake amount.
3 free games symbols take you to a new screen (via that attractive mountain scene). You only get 3 free spins to start off with, which feels low. Fortunately, as you play there are special symbols which will land on the reels that add one more free spin each time. Sometimes you will get 2 or even 3 of these at a time – which can quickly turn this into a 10+ spins round. While you play you will see the wins accumulating on the top left of the reels, while your remaining spins are counted down on the top right. There is no special behaviour on the reels, with the same symbols in play as in the main game.
Summary for Wild Huskies
As refreshing as it is to see a slot with a theme based on the great north, this is not the most up to date or interesting of games. The white background and playing card symbols immediately mark it as an older type of video slot. Husky symbols and snow are nicely produced, and those stacked wilds on the reels will sometimes result in multiple wins from a single spin. Many Bally slots only have a single bonus feature – while this one has both a pick-em game and a free spins round. Neither of these will blow you away, though a little variety does help to keep you engaged in the game.