You probably wouldn't want to have been around when dire wolves existed some 200,000 years ago as they were pretty fierce and hunted pray several times their size. If you still want to learn more about these amazing creatures and would rather not search for their remains in the Black Hills of South Dakota, you should give Wolf Run video slot a go and see them up close and personal, but without the risk of getting hurt.
Having already become quite popular on the casino floor, Wolf Run was released online in 2012, and we have to admit that the game is not too visually appealing. Featuring five reels and 40 paylines, the IGT title also offers really high coin values that could prove to be a problem for most gamers, with less than impressive Free Spins bonus adding to the lengthy list of drawbacks.
Play Wolf Run
The North American mountain tops basking in the sun serve as a fitting setting for the Wolf Run video slot, which has symbols like dark wolf, white wolf, wolf howling at the Moon, two Native American totems and playing cards Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. All these icons occur during the Free Spins round as well, but look slightly different to those populating the reels in the main game.
How to play
The player is given a choice between, 1, 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 paylines, whereas line bet can be anywhere from $1 to whopping $50.
This means that you will have to wager at least $40 per spin if you want the maximum number of lines to be active, which is definitely too much.
Auto Spin and Options buttons are found in the bottom right hand corner, whereas you can check the Game Rules and Paytable by clicking on the corresponding icons.
Strategy & Tips
Howling Wolf is Wild, acting as a substitute for other game symbols, with the exception of Scatter. Stacked Wild feature can occur randomly to add four or more successive Wild icons to the reels.
Three Bonus symbols on reels II, III and IV award an instant cash prize of 2x total bet and at the same time unlock the Free Spins bonus.
A total of 5 free games are played initially, where Stakced Wild occur on almost each spin and additional free games can be won.
IGT decided to try and appeal to mobile gamers as well by recently launching the HTML5 version of Wolf Run, but you are unlikely to be impressed with how the five reel, forty payline game appears on tablet and smartphone.
While the gameplay is obviously identical, it would appear as though IGT haven't done a great job in optimizing their slot for seamless experience on the move, with everything looking quite outdated.