Think Northern Lights, lofty snow-covered peaks and the Aurora Borealis and you have the key theme of Wolf Ridge, the fantastic online slot from IGT which comes with lots of clever features including a creatively animated howling wolf, and plenty of wildlife and stunning scenery to entertain you. As you play snow lightly falls in the background to capture that northern atmosphere, and Wolf Ridge is a five reel slot that has three rows and thirty fixed pay lines. Symbols of a wolf, big cats, raccoons and antelopes signify the higher values, and lower values are represented by playing cards in orange, red, green, dark blue and another symbol is a sparkling blue gem. The orange wild symbol appears on reels two, three and four and is a substitute for all other symbols except the bonus wolf.
The standard set is five reels and three rows but this is enhanced by thirty pay lines that are non-adjustable. There are some great features in the game that can trigger prizes and free games:
Prize Disk: an exciting key spotlight of the game - this feature means that if you land a scattered bonus wolf on any of the reels you can trigger the Prize Disk. This is actually a separate reel above the main grid that entails coin wins and free game triggers. If a bonus wolf lands on reels one, three or five the prize awarded is shown above that reel.
Free Spins: When the bonus wolf lands beneath the 'free spins' feature on the Prize Disk, ten free spins are awarded. During spins all reels show Prize Disk, and each one that lands below 'Extra Spins' will then be awarded two more spins and the maximum that can be awarded is 250.
The game is fixed at 50 coins a spin, and there are prizes ranging from just fifty pence up to a thousand pounds so plenty of options for all wolf fans to join in the fun. There is a variable RTP of 92.11% to 96.05% and the bet can be amended at any time by clicking on the plus and minus symbols which are located on either side of the bet amount. Once you have chosen the amount you are happy with you simply hit spin and the game is on!
The Wolf's Head bonus symbol gives a great howl when it is landing on the reels – one, three and five in the base game - and all reels in the bonus spin feature. The special feature is the separate reel above the main reel that doesn't really come into play until a bonus wolf symbol is landed on the reels below. Wolf Ridge gets infinitely more thrilling at this point, as if the reel has an instant win amount and lands a wolf bonus symbol you are immediately awarded the prize. The excitement continues as the cash prize on the wheel is then multiplied by x3 the amount shown. For great features and atmospheric winter scenes Wolf Ridge really is a must, and you can also come away with some pretty decent prizes in the process!