The far north calls as you’re led on a pleasant, if not incredibly thrilling, ride with your trusty winter dogs.
Set in the far north to music befitting the Hallmark channel, Wild Huskies mobile slot from Bally didn’t sit right with us when we first we opened it. In one way, you could look at it like a prettier version of IGT’s Wolf Run.
In another it looks cheap and dated; like one of those late night 80’s films where the kids are lost in the frozen Alaska wilds and yet somehow manage to survive thanks to their intrepid husky. Oh no! My Goodness! Shucks! Honestly, we think that’s a movie.
However, before we dismissed it completely, we remembered this is a Bally slot machine which dates back from the land based Vegas casinos and we continued playing to understand why this one graced our Androids tablets and iPads.
Wild Huskies video slot doesn’t re-invent the wheel. It’s old and the feel of it is fairly simple. You get free spins with a 3x multiplier, where you can get decent 40x to 60x your bet. The mechanics are, at least, a little exciting, as though you start with only 3 free spins, every time you get a free spin symbol on the screen, it adds one to the count up to a maximum of 50 free spins.
This would be far more exciting if you got anywhere near that number, but in reality, you average out at about 10 free spins each time. The click me bonus is equally good for giving decent wins, but unexciting in look.
The stacked wilds, at least, have the decency to show up often, taking up several of the five reels at a time and giving you some moderate wins as you wait for the slots bonus games.
All the above we could forgive, and did in fact when we found ourselves up on our budget. Then we looked at the return to player rate which was a low 93.98% and we cried a little. No wonder then. RTP only usually go that low if you have big in-game jackpots to win. Which this slot does not.
It’s not a complete deal breaker, but you have to wonder why it was necessary to put it so low when it clearly meant to help keep your budget flowing. It does play well as an Android slot and iPhone / iPad slot and those free spins can get you over the edge if you hit them early enough in the game. But if you get over 15% your budget on Wild Huskies slot machine we would recommend you move on before it bites you and you die of shock from seeing a trusted friend turn on you.
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|Mobile Slot released||June 2014 (on mobile)|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.40 / 40|
|Free spins||Up to 50 Free Spins / 3x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Free Spins & Click Me Bonus|
Wilds: The white wolves are the wild symbol in this mobile Bally game, coming in threes or more, stacked on the reels. Thank-god for them and their frequency to liven up the screen.
Scatters & Free Spins: The 'free games' symbol is the free spin symbol, cleverly enough. Get three and you get an amazing 3 free spins. Ok the sarcasm isn't actually that necessary because despite this low number, it comes with a three times multiplier.
Also, every time a free spin symbol shows up on the screen, you get an additional free spin, this means you generally walk away with about 10 free spins. So it makes it worthwhile in the end. The maximum amount of free spins you can accumulate is 50.
Click Me Feature: Get three or more 'bonus' symbols (yes, again, clever) and you'll get to pick one of the three symbols on the screen. We have won 100 times our bet on this one, to our delight, which made the waiting worthwhile.
Wild Huskies mobile slot game is what happens when you take a land based game and put it online without really thinking about your competitors. It doesn't look half as sharp as the NetEnt and Microgaming slots and even IGT, who sometimes make this mistake, have other beautiful games to make up for it.
It does play well, especially as a phone slot, but it this slot is a little too tame for our taste. Still, casual gamblers may enjoy the easy rules and the occasional lucky big wins.Play Now at Vera & John »
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 5, 2014 - Rating