The central figure of this five reel-slot which offers 243 ways to win is the famous Gray Wolf, or Canis Lupus, if you prefer Latin. Placed on a mountain top and surrounded by beautiful nature scenery, the 2016 release takes us back into the wilds, to enjoy ourselves by the peaceful river and feast our eyes on a beautiful landscape.
The developers did a fine job concerning the graphics and the soundtrack, since the notion is you are actually outside playing this game.
What We Love
Let us start from the beginning, since the first thing we loved was the beautiful view from this mountain top. The graphics are done very well, actually bringing the background scenery to life. The soundtrack starts pretty smooth, but when the special features start, the tension rises and reaches its climax in the Wolfpack feature.
On A Roll feature automatically start the free spins, meaning that no additional money is needed, adding full-reel Wilds first on reel 3, than on reels 2 and 4, and in the final stage on reels 1 and 5, giving you the possibility land plenty of winning combinations and enter the Wolfpack feature. When you get all the wolves running, free games are triggered which could last quite a while and deliver hefty payouts.
What We Do Not Like
To be quite honest, we do not really understand what the Eagle has to do with a running wolfpack. The possible answer is that people from NextGen wanted to stress the wilderness, or predators, or they simply ran out of ideas what to put on the reels. The same question goes for the suits of cards symbols, which could have been replaced with various types of wolves, or their common pray.
Concerning the special features, the On A Roll feature and Wolfpack feature are quite good, although hard to achieve, but we do believe that with a bit more inventiveness, NextGen could have added some more bonus games just to keep things interesting, since, after a while, the game becomes monotonous, especially if you fail to win free spins for a longer period of time, which was the case with us.
The soundtrack is quite good, but we expected to hear a wolf howling every now and then, especially during the Wolfpack feature, but all we got was an icon of the howling wolf, with the actual wolf nowhere to be heard, or maybe we just skipped it.
The excitement that prevailed when we first started playing Wolfpack Pays slot turned into boredom after a while, since all we did was pressing the spin button and waiting for the two connected special features, which are quite hard to trigger on regular basis.
As mentioned, a few more bonus rounds would have made things more interesting, but you could have fun with this NextGen title for a certain period of time, especially because it offers a chance to earn a respectable amount of money.
The overall feeling is that NextGen could have done a better job in adjusting the slot with the main theme in terms of symbols used.