Fri, Mar 1, 1:24am by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:26pm
Wolf Run is considered a classic pokie on the floor of live casinos around the world and online. This features wolves and other creatures of the frozen northern American continent. While the game-play is solid, the feel is atmospheric – with the howling of a wolf welcoming your wins.
Adding the life-changing MegaJackpots has been achieved without upsetting the balance of the original game. Having the potential for a life-changing jackpot certainly adds an element of excitement. With free spins and stacked wilds, there are many other ways to win cash prizes on the Wolf Run MegaJackpot pokies. Here are the highlights:
This jackpot prize is linked between many classic IGT online pokies. These include Siberian Storm, Golden Goddess and Star Lanterns. It is seeded at $500,000 and regularly goes over $1,000,000.
You’ll often need to line up 5 of the special MegaJackpot symbols to win this prize. Wolf Run does things differently. You’ll see special logo symbols stacked on the reels. To win the big one, you need to see 20 of them hit on a single spin. The reels are in a 5×4 shape. This means you’ll need to cover the entire visible area.
The big prize is available on any bet amount, though the second way to win it gives you a bigger chance the more you bet. This is a simple random shot at being awarded the big prize. The bigger your bet, the bigger your chance!
There are two features which remain from the original classic version of Wolf Run. These are stacked wilds and free spins.
Stacked wilds will often cover entire reels. These show a classic shot of a wolf howling against a full moon. The MegaJackpot symbols are also wild, they substitute for the wild wolves, though the wolves don’t count as jackpot symbols. You will often trigger wins over multiple win-lines with these stacked wild symbols.
Free spins can be triggered by hitting 3 symbols showing a Native American dream-catcher, one on each of the middle 3 reels. You get 5 free spins to start with, though this number can be extended with more dream-catchers – up to 225 spins maximum.
During the free spins the wolf / moon wild symbols are much more common. You’ll often see 2 or more reels covered – and will sometimes trigger all 40 win-lines at once. You can win the big progressive during the free spins bonus.
This game has a 40 win-line setup, with a minimum bet of 1c per line over a 5-reel, 4 row grid. Higher paying symbols show wolves. The wild wolf against the moon plays an important role in the game as the substitute symbol. It is also the highest paying symbol – worth 1,000 coins for 5 of a kind. Next some two other wolves. A grey one looks right at you from the reels, while the white one glances side-on.
There are totem style native symbols completing the unique themed symbols – along with playing cards as the fillers. Note that you get 2x your total bet as well as the 5 free spins when you hit all 3 of the dream-catcher scatters.
Wolf Run is a classic rather than a recent game – and the graphics did not get a revamp for the MegaJackpots version. Above the reels you’ll see a far away view of snow-capped mountains, with dense green forests on either side. The reels are backed in beige, highlighting the wolves. Totem symbols stand out, looking sinister against the natural beauty of the scene.
When you hit the free spins, Wolf Run MegaJackpots does the classic day to night switch. There are lightning effects for big wins, and a big picture of the moon (complete with howling wolf) while your total wins are counted.
With all the MegaJackpots pokies, IGT have been careful not to upset the balance of game-play that made the original game popular. Wolf Run is a classic example of this. Having the special symbols keeps things interesting – though they essentially replace many of the wilds from the original game. In addition to the chance of a life-changing prize, there are plenty of other great reasons to play. Those stacked wilds can trigger a lot of wins. Get the free spins, and you’ll find bigger stacks of them on every reel!