NOTE: This game is exclusive at Casumo Casino only. Not suitable for UK casino players, check out the Trip Trap Troll slot instead.
The Wild Gruff Crossing mobile slot will have you battling your way across 5 reels in order to get to the riches on the other side of this Troll Bridge.
There’s something about beautiful graphics and imaginative story-telling that makes us want to take a spin on a good fruit machine.
And this Wild Gruff Crossing slot game has just that. You get the Troll as the wild symbol on any spin, with the background the dreaded bridge that must be crossed to get to the greener grass beyond.
The symbols are more fantasy than fairytale, with horns, swords, battle axes and jewels all spread out over 5 reels and 3 rows that make up 20 paylines. But where are those three billy goat gruffs?
This Wild Gruff Crossing slot has avalanching reels. That means that on ever win the symbols will disappear, and more will tumble from above. This continues until no more wins are found, meaning every bet can (theoretically) last for multiple mini-spins and mini-wins.
In Gonzo’s Quest slot you got multipliers for every win, and in the Pixies of the Forest 2 slot game you get additional features. Here you get walking wilds – a little wild Goat symbol will appear on reel 5 and on each consecutive win, will walk along the screen until they fall off on reel 1.
Why is this a good thing? Well, to begin with it isn’t. It’s very frustrating. The first billy goat usually never gets beyond reel 3 or 4, and its siblings are slow to follow. Worse, if they get in front of a troll, that walking wild disappears and never gets to the other side…
It’s not just greener pastures, but bigger wins, as every goat that you get across the reels will trigger 5 sets of free spins. For each set, you’ll get reel 5 totally wild for the first spin, and again if you get 3 wins in a row in an avalanche.
This is surprisingly effective at creating those bigger wins, especially as the paytable in this volatile Wild Gruff Crossing slot is generous. You don’t need multipliers to win big, just some good 5 of a kind wins.
But much like the tale, a lot of your enjoyment of this slot machine will depend on the eldest brother to show up and save the day. This goat will not only defeat any trolls, but if you can get the momentum to help him get all his brothers across, it’s spectacular to watch 15 free spins with expanded wilds popping up all over the place.
If you can’t then Wild Gruff Crossing can be incredibly frustrating and annoying. If it gets to that, you may want to jump ship to the Trolls Bridge slot which is a little easier on the wallet, or even the Wizzard game which dares to do something a little different.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2020|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4.85% / 95.15%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||Starts at 5 Free Spins / Expanded Wild on Reel 5|
|Bonus rounds||Walking Wilds, Cascading Wins, Wild, Free Spins, Wild Reels|
Wild: The Troll is the wild symbol and substitute for any symbol.
Cascading Wins: Every single win features cascading wins. Every time you have a win, the symbols will disappear, the rest will settle down on the bottom of the reels, and more symbol will tumble from above. You then get a chance at another win.
Marching Goat Wilds: With every cascading win, a random goat wild will be added to reel 5 as a wild symbol. On each win, the goat will walk from reel 5 to reel 1. New goats will be added to reel 5 on each win, up to three goats. If the first or second goat hits a troll on their travel, they are removed from the reels. If the third goat hits the troll, the troll will be removed from the reel and the goat will continue along his merry way.
If no more wins are found, the goats stop walking and you reset the games.
Free Spin Feature: If any of the three goat wild successfully exit to the left of reel 1, you trigger 5 free spins. +5 free spins will be added to the reels for every goat wild that exits reel 1.
At the start of each set of 5 spins, you'll have an expanded wild on reel 5: so on spin 1, 6 and 11. For every 3 cascades in the free spins, you'll also get an added 1x3 wild on reel 5.
In the original tale, the Troll never seems to get those goats and they easily fool him. In this Wild Gruff Crossing slot on mobile, the troll gets break, lunch and dinner served up to him in a plater so often, you may wonder whether there's any truth to the original tale.
This is a frustrating game, not unlike the Big Bad Wolf slot also with cascading reels, because you know that the real big wins will only be found once you get across that bridge and over to the free spins... and even then, it's not an easy feat.
The good news is that those cascading wins allow you to have a little breathing space and gives you enough value per bet spin that you might just have enough fun and funds to get your across and onto the greener pastures beyond.
Wild Gruff Crossing is a 5x3 reel 20 payline slot machine with cascading wins, wilds, walking wilds, and free spins with expanded wilds on reel 5 on every 3 wins or every 5 spins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 22, 2021 - Rating