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Wolf Gold from Pragmatic Play: Slot Review - a howling good time on the reels!

Join a pack of hungry wolves as they search for their next prey in this outstanding Pragmatic Play slot!

Take a trip to a desert canyon somewhere in the harsh wilderness of America in this extremely popular online slot from Pragmatic Play. Wolf Gold revolves around a pack of hungry wolves who are on the prowl for their next meal. They are not alone in the wilderness here as there are big cats, herds of buffalo, wild stallions, as well as bald eagles all roaming the land here too, looking for their next meal be it grass or meat! Let’s accompany the wolves on their latest hunt to see if they will lead us to a tasty cash prize on the reels?

Wolf Gold is a 5 reel slot game with 25 paylines that includes Respins, Stacked Wilds, 3 Fixed Jackpots, and Unlimited Free Spins.

Wolf Gold Screenshot

Special Features

This game features a raft of animal symbols including Big Cats, Buffalo, Bald Eagles, Horses, Wolves along with classic A – J playing card symbols. The most valuable symbol to keep an eye out for from this lot is the Buffalo symbol as if you happen to land 5 of these on a winning payline then you will be treated to a wonderful cash prize worth 20X your wager.

The Wild symbol in Wolf Gold is naturally represented by an image of a hungry wolf. Like most Wilds, it substitutes for all other symbols except for the Scatter/Moon symbols to help form winning combinations. Similar to the Buffalo symbol, it also pays out a nice 20X your bet for landing 5 on an active payline and also comes stacked on the reels.

The Scatter symbol in the game is illustrated by a picture of a canyon with the sun rising in the background. This symbol only appears on reels 1,3, and 5 and if you land 3 of these symbols on all 3 reels on the same spin then you will activate the special Free Spins feature. Here, you will receive 5 Free Spins which is quite small, to be honest, but if you land 3 more Scatters while in this feature then you will get another 3 Free Spins added to your overall total. Amazingly, there is no limit as to how many Free Spins you can receive! Another thing you will benefit from in this bonus feature is Giant symbols as reels 2, 3, and 4 merge together to give you a nice helping hand in landing plenty of wins on the reels.

The final feature to discuss is the Money Respin feature where you can win one of 3 fixed jackpots if you are very lucky. To trigger it, you will need to land 6 Moon symbols on the reels. Once activated, all of the standard symbols will be removed so you are just left with Moon symbols with each one displaying a specific coin value. You are then awarded 3 Respins and if another Moon symbol appears then the Respins total is set back to 3. The feature keeps going until you run out of respins or manage to fill the entire reels with Moon symbols. When the Money Respin feature ends then the value of all Moon symbols are added together to give out a big cash prize. If all 15 positions are filled then you will also win the Mega Jackpot which is worth a fantastic 125,000 coins (1,000X your bet)!

Theme, Graphics and Sound

This game looks and feels just like a real-life slot machine which certainly adds to its appeal. Wolf Gold takes place at night in front of a desert canyon with jagged rocks everywhere along with twinkling stars in the sky. Symbols are full of colour and intricate detail and consist of Wolves, Eagles, Horses, Big Cats, Buffalo, as well as standard A – J playing card icons. The animations are superb as symbols zip down the reels rapidly and burst into life when part of a winning combination. A particular highlight is in Free Spins as Giant symbols appear on the middle reels to not only make things even more exciting visually but are also quite rewarding too. It is also quite satisfying when you land a big win on the reels as a plethora of gold coins rain down on the reels.

The music is atmospheric and full of animal noises. It kicks up a notch when in the Money Respin feature and is the perfect fit for this nature-themed online slot.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 25 paylines, a respectable RTP of 96.01%, 3 Fixed Jackpots, and a maximum payout worth 1,000X your bet.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Bet Range: 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.25, 2.50, 3.00, 3.75, 4.50, 5.00, 5.25, 6.00, 6.25, 7.50, 8.75, 10.00, 11.25, 12.50, 15.00, 17.50, 20.00, 22.50, 25.00, 30.00, 35.00, 37.50, 40.00, 45.00, 50.00, 62.50, 75.00, 87.50, 100.00, 112.50, 125.00

Based on a bet of 0.25:

  • Wolf Wild Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 2.50 for 4X, 5.00 for 5X
  • Buffalo Symbol: 0.25 for 3X, 2.50 for 4X, 5.00 for 5X
  • Eagle Symbol: 0.20 for 3X, 1.50 for 4X, 4.00 for 5X
  • Horse Symbol: 0.15 for 3X, 1.00 for 4X, 3.00 for 5X
  • Big Cat Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.50 for 4X, 2.00 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 0.05 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.50 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 0.02 for 3X, 0.05 for 4X, 0.25 for 5X

Our Verdict on Wolf Gold

This game comes from top software studio Pragmatic Play and to be honest, is a gaming masterpiece to behold. It features outstanding graphics and animations, a wonderful matching soundtrack, and most importantly of all a fine selection of rewarding bonus features. Wolf Gold plays out just like an actual slot machine with very simplistic gameplay and this is one of the main factors why this game is a big hit with players all across the world. The Free Spins bonus game took quite a few spins to trigger but is worth persevering for as you can benefit not only from lucrative Giant symbols but also unlimited Free Spins! As you might expect, the most rewarding feature here is the Money Respin feature as it is here where you can win one of 3 fixed jackpot prizes. Sadly, we never one won but it did not stop us from trying! The top prize for Wolf Gold is an excellent 1,000X your bet which can be won by winning the Mega Jackpot. I found this slot to be of Medium variance so you will win quite regularly the more you play. For slots with a similar Wilderness theme, check out Wolfpack Pays and Buffalo Blitz.

Collect moons to win a massive jackpot prize on the reels in Wolf Gold!