Embark on an adventure to the Arctic region to watch the Aurora Borealis amongst snowy mountains and wild creatures on the slot from industry giant IGT. On your reel journey to the cold plains, you will encounter the new Prize Disk pay mechanic and a free spins round with doubled line pays and wins of up to 1,000 times your bet in a single spin.
Wolf Ridge is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 30 fixed pay lines. Spin the reels on mobile or desktop from 0.50 to 1,000 credits. The RTP of the medium variance game is set at 96.05%. The Autoplay function allows you to set up 10 to 50 consecutive spins to be played without interruption.
Wolf Ridge comes with a background displaying a wintery arctic scenery, offering great views of the snowy mountains and reflections from the northern lights. The semi-transparent game window is populated by animal creatures that you might encounter on your adventure. Sparkling ice crystals highlight the symbols in a winning combination. A tribal drum beat acts as a fitting soundtrack which is only interrupted by reel noises and the cry of the wolf.
Open the game to find artistically designed gems and card suits in different colours – turquoise, green, blue, orange, and red – at the low end. They are followed by four Arctic animals – racoons, mouflons, lynxes, and wolves at the high level. The wild symbol is a piece of a tribal rug held in a wooden frame, appearing on reels two, three and four only. Pays for a single five of a kind in the base game range from 0.66x to 10x the bet. During the free spins, the pays for the four premium symbols are doubled. Scatters are a crying wolf highlighted by the Aurora Borealis.
The slot features a new pay mechanic called the Prize Disk. This is a separate horizontal reel placed on top of the reels and contains in the base game coin wins from 2x to 70x the stake as well as triggers for the free spins round. The prizes on the disk move to the left by one reel on every spin. As an additional kicker, all prizes won from reel three are multiplied by x3. Any winnings from the Prize Disk are added to potential line wins from the same spin.
The prizes are bet sensitive in such that changing bets will spin new prize icons into view. Those for the current bet size are saved and reloaded once a player returns to the same bet size.
To collect a prize, players need to land a wolf scatter on reels one, three or five in the base game. Hitting one on the selected reels will award the prize currently displayed on top of it. Collecting a Free Spins icon will award 10 free spins per icon. A maximum of 30 free spins can be won in a single spin in the base game, when Free Spins icons are on reel one, three and five as well as a wolf scatter landing on each of the reels on the same spin.
Collecting a Free Spins icon from the Prize Disk on the Wolf Ridge slot will award 10 free spins for each icon. Any free spins symbol collected during the round will award +2 free spins, up to a maximum of 250 free spins.
A different reel set is used during the feature. First, more premium symbols and wolf scatters are added to every reel, providing more potential for bigger line wins as well as more chances to collect prizes from the disk. Plus, scatters can now also appear on reel two and four. When they do, any collected prize from the disk is multiplied by x2. Further, the line wins for the racoons, mouflons, lynxes, and wolves are doubled. They range from 2x to 20x your stake for the duration of the feature.
Did we enjoy our reel adventure on Wolf Ridge? Admittedly, the slot is well designed and has an authentic feeling, especially when the wolf cries can be heard. The gameplay is entertaining and suspenseful as the Prize Disk can deliver surprise wins on every spin. Plus, the medium win potential is surely high enough for a few spins in your next session.