If you're a fan of wild animals, online slots and big wins, Wolf Gold by Pragmatic Play may just be the perfect match for you. The slot features a classic, old school design with symbols like eagles, horses, pantheres, buffalos and of course, wolves. In terms of gameplay, there are giant symbols and money respins to keep things interesting!
Betting Options and Bonus Features
At its heart, Wolf Gold is a simplistic online slot game; it comes in a 5x3 layout and 25 paylines in total. Different from many modern slots, it has medium variance, but the max prize can still pack a punch at 5,000x the bet. Behind these beautiful animal symbols is an RTP of 96%, which when combined with the $0.25-$125 bet range would suit players of different budgets.
Among the 8 symbols in Wolf Gold, the 4 animal symbols are the premium ones with the buffalo one paying 20x for a 5-of-a-kind combination. Wilds come with the illustration of a wolf, substituting for any symbol except Scatter and Money. Collect 3 scatter symbols to enter the bonus round with five free spins.
The free spins bonus round transforms reel 2,3, and 4 into one giant symbol! This opens up huge room for multiple winning combinations. During free spins, if you manage to hit 3 scatters again, 3 more free spins will be awarded. There is no limit to how many times players can do this.
The final special symbol in Wolf Gold is the money symbol, or moon symbols since they have the shape of the moon. Each money symbol appears showing a random value from a predefined set, or a MINI/MAJOR jackpot. Whenever 6 money symbols land on the reel, the Money Respin Feature begins.
In this mode, every symbol except Money disappears. Players have 3 respins at the start, but every time another money symbol lands, the number of respins is reset back to 3. The round ends if all positions are filled or there is no more respin left, and all the values on the money symbols will be added to your total win. Moreover, players will be awarded with the MEGA jackpot (worth 1,000x the bet) if they manage to fill the whole reels.
As promising as some of the features in Wolf Gold slot are, it is an underwhelming experience compared to other Pragmatic Play games. The illustrations of the symbols, first of all, are way too similar to some classic buffalo-themed slots. This lack of originality carries on into the gameplay when both the bonus games have been done before a thousand times.
However, even though the respin feature is generic, it does often result in very nice wins. Still, the same cannot be said for the bonus free spins. The giant symbol is great but it doesn't make sense that you only get 5 free spins when most online slots offer at least 10.