When discussing iconic fairy tales and fables, the classic Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood, and Sleeping Beauty usually overshadow The Three Little Pigs, yet it's a beautiful story that teaches us the value of hard work. So, inspired by the legendary tale, Pragmatic Play has come in and revived it on the reels of the slot titled - Greedy Wolf. Get ready to build the best houses, for the wolf is always nearby to tear them down!
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Greedy Wolf is a medium-volatility slot with 5 reels and 4 rows, all of which are filled with J, Q, K, A or farm-related symbols. The highest paying symbol is the wolf, which grants 20x the bet for a full line. As for the RTP, the number fits right into the standard range at 96.48%, and the max win is solid at 3,000x.
With an ordinary structure and only 20 paylines, one may think the base game to Greedy Wolf is simple, but the game actually carries a bunch of secrets. The first feature is called Greedy Wolf Wild - appearing only on the central 3rd reel, this feature is all about fully stacked and expanding wolf symbols. Not stopping there, all the pig symbols into wolves to potentially create some lovely wins.
The second feature in the base game adds a random number of wilds to the screen, then a wolf comes in and either moves each wild symbol one step to the right or removes all the wild symbols off the screen. Meanwhile the reels are respined every time wilds move until there's no room left for them. In addition, there is also a guaranteed wins feature, which on any random dead spin can summon up the wolf to give you a respin with a guaranteed win of 20x or higher.
Now, let's go to the bonus game. It's triggered by 6+ scatter symbols, which give players 6 free spins. All the scatters then turn into straw squares. The aim of this round is to collect as many scatters as possible, for scatters either create new straw squares or upgrade existing straw squares into wood, then bricks and castles. After the free spins are over, a random prize is revealed behind each marked square with the value correlated to the level that the square is on.
Retriggering the bonus , fortunately, is much easier than triggering it. You only need 3, 4 or 5 scatters to activate additional 1, 2, or 4 free spins. What's more, there's an Ante Bet option to increase your chances of getting the free spins feature. Basically, you bet 25% more every spin but only need 5 scatters to enter the bonus.
Greedy Wolf slot doesn't bring anything wildly innovative regarding its theme or mechanics, but the number of features it has carries an enormous entertainment value. That being said, although all the base-game features are fun and rewarding, the frequency of them happening is too low for me.
Some people might not enjoy the free spins bonus in Greedy Wolf for how short it is, but I think it's really good. Many slots drag the bonus on without actually providing players with substantial wins in order to create the illusion that there is more potential for rewards. That's not the case at all, and I'm glad Greedy Wolf is straight to the point and still providing amazing payouts.