Wolf Gold Review
Wolf Gold is a Native American and Southwest United States themed online slot game that has become a classic. Part of the reason this game became such a classic over the years is because it is incredibly easy to play. The gameplay is easy to understand and with only two bonus features, the simplicity of the game is undeniable.
Reels: 5 reels with 3 rows.
Paylines: 25 paylines.
Release Date: 2017
Studio (Creator): Pragmatic Play
Max stake / Min stake (per spin): Min: $0.25 Max: $125.00
Available on Mobile: Yes, available on all devices.
The graphics and sound effects are mediocre at best, but the fast-acting reel makes for quick gameplay. The payouts and winning potential for this game is low compared to other slot games, and the only real way to win anything significant is in the bonus rounds. The pay table for winning combinations during regular gameplay is extremely low.
Pragmatic Play also built in an Autoplay function that will spin anywhere from 10 to 100 times at the wager that you set. The Autoplay function also has a turbo spin feature that will speed up gameplay. You can set the Autoplay function to stop once your balance increases or decreases by a certain amount, if a single win is greater than a set amount, or if a bonus feature is triggered.
Wolf Gold contains the typical low-level symbols that you see in many other slot games. The low-level symbols are the Jack, Queen, King, and Ace. The high-level symbols are the mountain lion, the stallion, a bald eagle, and a buffalo. Five mountain lions will net you eight times your wager while five buffalo will win you 20 times your bet. There is also a wolf wild symbol which can act as any symbol to make the best winning combination. The wolf wild symbol can not act as a moon or a scatter canyon symbol. If five wolves come up in a payline, the payout is the same as the buffalo payouts.
Winning through normal gameplay contains small amounts and it will not increase your bankroll quickly. The best way to stack up those winnings is through the two different bonus features.
Free Spins Feature
The canyon scatter symbol can trigger a free spins feature that has the potential to give you limitless free spins. How it works is that if you get three of the canyon scatter symbols, you are taken to a new reel that has one large symbol that takes over for reels two, three, and four. That one large symbol will fall first followed by reel one then reel five. You only need to match the middle large symbol with the same symbol anywhere on reel one for a big win and match on reel five in addition to reel one and win even bigger.
Land three scatters and add an additional three free spins to your total free spins. You can add an unlimited number of free spins by landing scatters throughout the free spins bonus game.
Money Re-spin Feature
During gameplay, you may notice another symbol of a full moon. If six of these moon symbols appear on your reels after a spin, a money re-spin feature will be triggered. During the play out of this feature, all the symbols will turn into moon symbols and three re-spins will begin. If another moon lands during any of those re-spins, and additional three re-spins will be added to your total number of spins.
If you run out of re-spins, the total values of all the moons will be added together to determine your total number of winnings.
If you can continue re-spinning until all 15 spots on the reels are filled with moons, you will win the Mega Jackpot of 1,000 times your wager. During the re-spins, you also have chances to win the Mini and Major Jackpots which can range from 30 to 100 times your original bet.
The max win amount from jackpots is 2,500 times your wager while the max win per spin is 500 times your bet.
Overall, Wolf Gold is an online slot game that can come off as a bit lackluster. However, Wolf Gold has proven to be a huge success in popularity in its short history. This is mostly because some people prefer simple games that are not too over complicated with thousands of paylines and confusing bonus features.
It is our opinion that Pragmatic Play could justify the development of a sequel to Wolf Gold that contains a higher winning potential, enhanced sound and graphics, and that adds some extra dimension to their bonus features.