Wolf Rising is an online pokie dedicated to all things lupine. On the reels you’ll find a polar wolf with bright white fur, a rare black wolf, a grey wolf and the more familiar brown furred wolf. The game has a distinct Native American theme, highlighted by the huge totem pole that can fill the reels. And what reels they are! Each of the reels contains a total of eight symbols, allowing for a game with an impressive 100 win-lines.
While the graphics have a familiar feel, IGT have come up with an original and engaging pokie in Wolf Rising. Here are some of the eye-catching highlights:
While the majority of the symbols in Wolf Rising take up the usual one space on the reels, there are five oversized symbols too. Both the polar wolf and the black wolf are stacked three rows high. This gives you the opportunity to trigger wins across more than one win-line when you line them up. The other two wolves each appear on two row high symbols.
The standout symbol in this game is the totem pole which is stacked eight high. Being as tall as the reels themselves, this can take over entire reels. What makes this symbol especially good is its wild quality, substituting for any other symbol in the game to produce many extra wins. The best spins in the game come when you can land these stacked wilds across two or more reels. In theory it is possible to fill all five reels with the wild, which will pay you an incredible 100,000 coins!
Look out for the bonus symbol which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. This symbol features a beast designed again in a Native American style and will activate the feature when landing on each of these reels during the same spin.
You’ll be awarded 5 free spins initially. This might not sound too enticing at first, however the reels in the bonus feature are richer than in the base game, giving you many more winning opportunities. With more wilds in play those wins can potentially cover many of the 100 win-lines.
This feature can be retriggered at any time. Landing three more bonus symbols will see an additional five free spins added to your existing total. You can retrigger multiple times, with the feature only ending if you reach the upper limit of 255 spins.
The 8×5 reel set of Wolf Rising is striking the first time you play, while the 100 win-lines is perfect for the action junkies among you! However, if all 100 lines are too much, you can opt to play 75, 50, 25, 8 or just a single line too.
A look at the pay table shows you that the wild is the highest paying symbol, worth 1,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. The black and polar wolves each pay 500 coins, while the grey and the brown wolves each pay 250 coins. The lower end of the pay table features the standard ‘filler’ playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
During the base game the backdrop shows a snowy scene with the grey wolf looking serene above the title to the left-hand side of the reels. On the reels themselves, the oversized wolves look impressive, while the totem pole is perhaps the stand out symbol. While you spin you are accompanied by Native American pipe and drum music which gives the game an authentic feel.
IGT has designed a game with instant impact in Wolf Rising. Those colossal reels make the pokie stand out from the very first spin, while those 100 win-lines promise action too. The stacked totem pole wild symbol can have a large impact on any spin, especially when you line them up on adjacent reels. Enter the free spins feature and you’ve got even more chance of winning and you can retrigger too. An entertaining pokie for those who their native wildlife games to have a little more action.