This game is a five reel and three row offering, so in that instance, it’s a very standard layout that you’ll be dealing with. Upon this layout, you’ll be able to see the various different icons of the game, the first of which exist in the form of A, J, K, Q and 10 symbols, often found within video slots. These are joined by more theme-relevant symbols, such as the portrait shot of a beautifully crafted wolf, as well as the prey that it might be stalking – that being two elks. The third and final high paying standard icon is that of the game’s logo. A couple of other icons have also been added to the game, although these are part of its special features, which we’ll get to shortly.
Alongside the reels, rows and symbols, this game has also had a total of 50 different pay lines incorporated into its layout, but Microgaming has made it possible for you to alter these to suit your own personal preferences. You can also make use of the option to change your wager around before every spin, and this is done first of all by choosing the value of a single coin. This provides a range of between $0.01 and $0.20, while the amount of coins you’re able to bet per line is changeable between one and 10. Therefore, with these options pushed to their highest levels, you’ll be playing a maximum overall wager of $100 per spin.
As we noted a little earlier, there’s a variety of special features included in this game, but the first of them is represented by the game’s wild icon. This is the shot of the howling wolf, and as a wild symbol, this will substitute for all others on the reels in order to form a winning combination, with the exception to this rule being the scatters. Five of these wilds showing up on a winning pay line will see you receive a maximum pay out of 1,000 coins, and they will appear stacked during the game’s freespins feature.
And speaking of the freespins round, this is triggered by the aforementioned scatter symbol. The scatter is represented by the paw print in the snow, and they will pay out wherever they show up on the reels. Scatters will multiply the total amount of your wager placed, with five of them offering up a multiplier of times 50. You’ll need to spin three, four or five of them in to view in order to activate the freespins round, and you’ll be given an initial total of 15 of these, as well as a five times multiplier alongside.
Finally, there’s also a gamble round added to Silver Fang, and this is triggered at the end of every win formed in the base game. In this round, you have the possibility of doubling your winnings by guessing the correct playing card colour, or quadrupling them by guessing the correct playing card suit.
Howling at the Last Minute
While games of this nature have been designed in abundance as far as the online slot world is concerned, this offering from Microgaming is one of the more appealing products. It’s got some high quality graphics, nice special features included in it, and it contains an appropriate soundtrack as well. On the whole, it’s a winner for us!