The third in a an IGT series of wolf themed slots, this Wolf Rising slot is a 100 paylines game that is surprisingly good, though more than a little on the wild side.
We should point out that the Wolf Rising mobile slot can only be played in portrait on mobile. Yet, we’d say this IGT game is perfect for Tablets and iPads far more than mobile phones.
Why? Because the drawings are beautifully executed, with the stacked wilds here represented by detailed totem poles and the wolves staring straight at you, taking up double the space and counting as two symbols, instead of one. Sure you get the generic high card symbols, but overall you can’t deny it’s well done.
So if it’s so great slot for tablets, why is it in portrait? Which is usually reserved for mobile phone slots only? Because, Wolf Rising slot machine is a 5 by 8 reels games – not 5 by 3 as per standard.
That makes it looooong and in need of space.
It seems like IGT is slowly, but surely, improving on each of their wolf themed mobile slots. You see, the Wolf Rising video slot belongs to a family of games, with each having certain identifying figures. They are all fairly volatile, they all have stacked wilds and they all give you 5 free spins as a bonus game.
We’d argue that this is the best of the lot. And we know we are about to get a tons of disapproving glances at our screen from loyal fans of the iconic Wolf Run slot which, at 40 paylines, was the first to make a splash on the scene. But it’s not the prettiest. Then came the Wild Wolf slot machine, which is just a copy of Wolf Run, but with 50 paylines.
This Wolf Rising slot machine is a very different beast – and not just graphically. Sure the stacked wilds are still there, but the 100 payline gives this game a new twist. For one, high card symbols only pay on 4 symbols, not 3. Two, though you get 5 free spins, the richer reels means you are far more likely to re-trigger the free spins, with usually getting a minimum of 10 free spins, sometimes 15, sometimes 20. In the other two you had to be happy with your five.
What has remained consistent is that you are as likely to get a really big whopper of a win in the base game as with the free spins. Because it’s the five symbol wins, with several stacked wilds, that will lead you to some crazy big wins. We are talking 150x, and more, of your bet.
Yet we had to admit that it took several times for us to really enjoy the Wolf Rising slot game. The first couple of times, it felt like it ate our money, especially with the minimum bet starting at 1 in cash for all 100 paylines.
The reason it felt like that was because it did. However, because we don’t give up easily and we know IGT games can be a little tough to crack, we played again… and this time… this time… we felt in love as it gave us 633% up on our starting budget.
Just be careful and remember: this mobile video slot is as likely to bite you as let you run with the pack. But what a run that would be.
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|Mobile Slot released||September 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 100 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||6.63% - 3.95% / 93.37%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 5.00|
|Min/Max bet||1 / 500|
|Free spins||5 Free Spins / Richer Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wild & Free Spins|
Wilds: The totem pole is the wild symbol, and comes in a series of 8 to cover the whole reel. It replaces all other symbols except 'bonus'.
Bonus Games / Free Spins: You'll need to get 3 bonus symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger 5 free spins. This isn't the easiest, so we wouldn't go chasing for it, as you can get equally big wins on the base game.
However, if you do hit the free spins, it's usually more than rewarding. They come with richer reels, meaning more stacked wilds and more bonus symbols. So you are likely to retrigger at least another 5 free spins.
No multiplier, but Wolf Rising mobile slot is all about the stacked wilds anyway.
An excellent addition to the IGT wolf slots family, yet it's also probably the most dangerous. Be careful with your budget, but if you are brave enough to run with it, it can richly reward you, with a combination of stacked wilds and symbols bringing together winter magic.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: June 1, 2020 - Rating