Loading Winning Wolf, you will notice a stunning design sitting behind the reels, it almost resembles the Grand Canyon. Rolling beneath the reels is a sea of mist as it drops down between the rocks, the sky produces a mystical display of volcanic red, black and glittering stars. The reels are wrapped in bamboo and are gold in colour. As you spin the reels, the symbols you will find on there are; wolf, snowy mountains, eagle, buffalo, owl, squirrel, moose and card values 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Ainsworth create their slot machines to be pleasant on the eye and extremely easy to navigate. The lower of the reels is where you will find a message bar detailing wins that are found on the reels, a cog that offers up the betting options such as increasing and decreasing bet per line and the number of paylines in play and the paytable. The very bottom of the screen shows your balance, current lines in play, your bet per line and your total bet.
Winning Wolf offers 5 reels and 100 different paylines, of which can be altered to play 1 or all 100. Minimum stakes start at 0.01 a line (1.00 for all 100) up to 100.00 a payline – that’s a staggering 10,000 a spin. With big stakes obviously comes big jackpots so, spin in 5 of the snowy mountain symbols to be awarded with that life-changing 1,000,000.
Other symbols offer additional prizes – so fir maximum stakes the eagle will offer 50,000, the buffalo will offer 25,000, the squirrel/mouse/owl offers 20,000 with card values offering between 5,000 and 15,000.
The wolf symbol is the wild and will prowl the reels and replace other symbols (except scatter) to help create paylines. He appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only.
There is a scatter symbol that is represented by the snowy mountains – three of these will award 8 free spins.
During the free spins, when a wolf wild makes an appearance, he will become a sticky wild and be held in position for the duration of your free spins. Trigger 8 more free spins when three or more scatters fall onto the reels. Up to 15 scatters can appear on your reels during your free spins to award additional free spins and big wins.
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Whilst Winning Wolf may seem like a very basic online slot machine, it isn’t. The game is rich in design and graphics and offers crystal clear gameplay. High rollers will love the jackpots on offer – but that doesn’t mean you have to bet the earth to win great amounts of cash, because with minimum stakes of just 1.00 you can still win 100.00 for triggering the mountains.
The big wins for us came when we triggered the free spins bonus – not only did we mange to trigger more free spins, but we managed to accumulate some seriously big wins, all thanks to the sticky wild wolf symbol.
Winning Wolf is a medium to high variance slot machine with very little features. It has a return to player (RTP) percentage of 98.85% which is among the lowest for Ainsworth slot titles.
Take not that the symbols featured during this slot machine will change in value when you trigger the free spins bonus, but the paylines remain the same. There is the potential to win large amounts during the base game, purely by spinning in 5 of a kind – but the big wins as previously stated will come by triggering the elusive free spins bonus.