Untamed Wolf Pack Slots
There are plenty of wildlife themed slots around, making it difficult to create a game which stands out from the crowd. With Untamed Wild Wolf Pack, MicroGaming has produced a solid slot with enough interesting features to keep even hardened slot fans entertained. They have managed to combine this with the wildness of wolves – along with just a little cuteness, in the form of 3 wolf pups. This is a 5 reel slot, with the 243 winning combinations setup. There is a progressive element, where you collect wilds on each reel. You will also find a free spins game where the reels accumulate progressively more wilds as you go.
Many of the graphics are very realistic with amazing mountain views both as one of the symbols and on the frame of the slot. The predominant theme is grey, with a mix of wolves, scenes (including one with some moose) and playing card symbols. The cards have a matt grey background which contrasts with the vivid wolf symbols. For those who enjoy the cute side of things, one of the symbols is 3 wolf pups together. This comes complete with an animated lick when it is involved in a win. There is also a very handsome portrait of a lone wolf, and a rather sinister looking wolf eye which triggers the free spins bonus game.
Playing Untamed Wild Wolf
Since this game uses the 243 winning combinations system, selecting your win-lines is not part of the playing process. Bets are in increments of 30 coins, which get you the full 243 winning combinations. You can bet from 30c up to $45 per spin. Auto play on up to date MicroGaming slots is fully configurable.
With 243 ways slots, individual wins are on the smaller side. This is balanced by hitting more of them more often. The main wolf gets you 6.67x your total bet for 5, with the 3 pups the moose and the mountain scene coming next. All of the symbols pay down to 3 of a kind from the left hand side. Playing cards add a lot of smaller wins to your total.
The single biggest win comes via the scatter symbol (which is the wolf eye). 5 of these on the reels will get you 250x your total bet, with 25x for 4 and 5x for just 3. You will also trigger the 10 free spins feature with 3 or more of these – which do not have to be on consecutive reels. If you get 2 eyes on the reels and the decoration from a 3rd one can be seen on another reel at the top or bottom of the screen, sometimes a ‘lucky nudge’ will move this into play – triggering the bonus feature when you might otherwise have missed it.
Untamed Wolf Pack logos stand out from the general colour scheme, having a yellow and blue effect. These are wild symbols, and will substitute for any of the regular symbols (not the scatters). If you land 5 in a row, you will get 16.6x your bet, in addition to any other winning combinations made up with other symbols.
These logos have a progressive element too. Each time you hit one on a reel, one of 4 small squares at the bottom of the reel is filled in. When you hit number 4, that reel becomes fully wild, and remains so for your next 4 spins. It is possible to get more than one reel wild at the same time with this – sometimes the spins will overlap, another reel becoming wild after one or two more spins.
Bonus Game in Untamed Wolf Pack
The free spins game has a progressive element of its own – though how much you will benefit from this is down to chance. You get 10 spins, and each one sees another wild symbol added to the reels in a growing block. You’ll see them spinning past, though how many stop on the reels is the chance element. When you do get a couple of entirely wild reels, along with the 243 ways winning system, the wins can be large. By the time you reach your last spin each reel will have a block of 12 wild symbols on it. In theory you could completely cover the reels in wilds, leading to a huge payday!
There is certainly more to this slot than first meets the eye. The graphics are excellent to start with and with the small but innovative additions to the game play – for example progressive wilds – this gets better as you go. The free spins round can sometimes be very profitable, and other times not. The only way to find out is to take this untamed slot for a spin yourself!