Have you ever seen a wolf howl at a full moon? Well in person it could be a spine chilling site, but it’s definitely something you will want to see on your reels as you play Wolfpack Pays. The animations and visual effects are on a very high level and the background music corresponds perfectly with the overall theme. Thanks to this you can keep spinning for hours at a time trying to land 5 of these beautiful creatures howling on your reels and awarding coin prizes as they do.
Wolfpack Pays is the latest video pokie game coming from NextGen Gaming. We saw a few new releases by this provider this month and Wolfpack Pays is the best so far when it comes to visual effects. It seems that NextGen finally decided to pay more attention to how the pokie looks and make it more attractive to the average player.
How to Play
Wolfpack Pays is one of the few pokie games from NetGen Gaming that features the 243 ways to win design. The minimum bet to spin the reels is set at $0.40 while the maximum is set at $80 per spin. Since there are no pay lines to worry about all that is left is to hit the spin button and hope for some big win on the reels to happen.
This video pokie game has a very interesting design awarding bonus features with every winning spin. You need four winning spins in consecutive order to activate the free spins but you are awarded with extra wild symbols which can land in every winning spin.
Once you trigger a win on the reels in the next spin you can get a wild symbol on reel 3. If you get another win after that the wild can land on reels 2, 3 and 4. The next two winning spins can award extra wild symbols across all reels. This way you have bigger chances of winning and triggering the bonus round. Once you get 4 consecutive winning spins you trigger the free spins bonus round. Here you can win extra wilds across all reels in each spin.
There is no predefined number of free spins, but you have 3 paw tokens instead. One token is deducted each time you don’t get a win in the bonus and the round ends when all tokens are gone. Needless to say you need to have a lot of winning spins on the reels to get a decent win and preferably a big number of wilds across the reels. What’s great about the wild symbols in this game is that they can cover up to 2 positions on a reel. Sometimes you can get 2 wilds on a single reel so they turn the entire reel wild.
Wolfpack Pays has a very weak pay table. The wild symbol has a 800 coins payout for 5 of them on the reels. The next highest paying symbols award 400 and 250 coins for 5 of a kind wins. Base play wins are small to medium and the biggest payout can come in the bonus round with the entire screen full with wilds.
It’s not every day we see a 243 ways to win pokie game by NextGen. Until now the number of pokies that follow this design was very small and Wolfpack Pays is a nice refreshment to their collection. Unlike most other games by NextGen more attention has been paid to the visual effects and animations making this game very attractive to the eye.
The bonus feature seems very interesting with added wilds in every consecutive win. We like the fact that there is no fixed number of free spins in the bonus round and that it depends solely on your winning spins. You can end up with a big number of spins in one feature if the game goes into paying mode. Still our game play was very disappointing. Base play wins are small and medium wins come very rarely.
We never had a big win during base play nor in the bonus round. The 3 tokens seem too little to win anything decent. You usually play 6-8 spins before the bonus ends and the wins are mostly small. Wolfpack Pays has the potential to pay big but like all 243 ways to win pokies, it’s a high variance game and can eat a lot of balance without giving anything in return.