NextGen Gaming offers us a trip to the wilderness which rarely seems as gentle as in this five-reel slot with 243 ways to win. The peaceful river flowing, sunbeams emerging from the clouds and forests and meadows as far as the eye can see. It almost resembles a perfect resting place, after a week of hard work.
Even so, despite such relaxing surroundings, we need to be aware of the Gray Wolf and his wolfpack, but do not be afraid, they are not here to scare you away, but actually to help you win as much money you can, since, after all, the name of this game is Wolfpack Pays.
What We Love
Despite the fact we already mentioned it, we need to say it once more – we simply love the view! NextGen did a remarkable job concerning the background graphics and the scenery seems very much real. The smooth soundtrack in the beginning really gets you in the mood, but it brings up tension as the game reaches its climax.
On A Roll feature can save you money, since it automatically starts the free spins, and no additional bets are needed. As long as you keep landing winning combinations, this feature will keep retriggering, adding full-reel Wilds on the reels. After four consecutive winnings, the entire pack of wolves are on the run and the Wolfpack feature is activated, continuing free spins as long as you have at least one of three Paw Tokens. So, with a single spin, you might end up with some lucrative winnings on your balance.
What We Do Not Like
When talking about symbols populating the reels, we would have liked if a bit more wolves appeared. Playing cards symbols could have easily been replaced with various types of wolves, and God knows what an Eagle has to do with a wolfpack. We also have a slight remark concerning the soundtrack, since we expected to hear a bit of howling when the Wolfpack feature is triggered, but none of that happened.
Even though they are presented as two, On A Roll and Wolfpack features actually seem as a single feature, since there is no way to start the Wolfpack feature without the On A Roll. The 2016 release lacks more action, an additional bonus round to break the monotony, especially because gamers will not trigger available special features quite often, because four consecutive winnings is not an easy task to accomplish, so, basically, they will just spin the reels.
If you are one of those gamers who like their slots packed with action and all sorts of special features, this NextGen product is not for you. If you are looking to relax and enjoy the scenery while spinning the reels, than you should look this slot up.
We have to be frank and say that we were far from impressed with the symbols and the (lack of) special features, but we did manage to win some hefty payouts while testing this game, because that wolfpack symbol may surprise you when you least expect it.