We’re all familiar with the story of the three little pigs, who built their houses out of different materials in order to withstand the powerful puff of a hungry wolf. However, there was no mention of the chance of a gigantic win in the original story. Regardless of this, Greedy Wolf is a slot that offers a relaxing overall experience, with quality graphics and a fun soundtrack.
This slot was made by Pragmatic Play, a provider you’ve surely heard of in the past. With games such as Wolf Gold Power Jackpot and Wolf Gold, they have taken the world by storm. However, now that we really think about it, it’s clear that this software provider has a favourite animal. Like with most Pragmatic games, Greedy Wolf comes with an easy way to adjust your stake.
There are a variety of different features and mini-games within Greedy Wolf, which can be randomly triggered. Seeing something happen on a reel is a pleasant surprise, especially when you haven't landed any matching symbols. You can play with as little as 0.20 per spin, with a maximum bet of 100.00 per round. Speaking of maximums, you can potentially win a juicy 3000x your stake during the bonus mode!
At the lower end of the symbols in Greedy Wolf are the usual J-A values. Next is a trowel and hammer, which are presumably being used to construct shelters for the little pigs. Five of either symbol will reward you with 5x your bet.
Next are the three little pigs themselves, one of which is pink, another is blue, and the final pig is green. With a gold background, the wolf is the second highest paying symbol on the board, giving punters 20x their bet size if five are matched. Wilds just trump the wolf symbol, paying 25x for 5. There is also a construction sign, which acts as the scatter in this slot.
First, there is a small bonus known as ‘3 little pigs'. At random intervals, pigs can place ladders on the slot itself and perform maintenance, leaving behind a set of wild symbols. Next, the wolf comes along and blows the reels, once after each spin. Each time this happens, the wilds will move towards the right of the screen. When these wilds are blown off the board, this mini-game will finish.
Another feature that has no trigger is a guaranteed win generator. If you’ve spun without receiving a winning combination, the wolf can blow away all the symbols, causing new ones to drop into place. Should this happen, you are guaranteed a minimum win of 20x your bet.
The third bonus is achieved when the wolf appears as a fully expanded wild in reel 3. When this happens, all pig symbols will transform into the wolf icon, with all combinations being paid directly to the player!
Finally, let's take a look at the free spin mode. This can be unlocked by landing six scatters in the playing area, which will give you the same number of free spins. During the bonus, building signs will appear and leave behind the frame of a house. The first time this happens, a straw frame will be left behind. If the sign appears in the same section, it will be upgraded to a wooden house, with a brick house being the final version.
You can get respins by landing three or more scatter symbols. After all your spins have been used, the frames will turn into houses, and an angry wolf will make a return. He will then blow down all of these houses, revealing different cash values behind each. This is tallied up and added to your balance, with the values being dependent on the type of house built.
While this isn't the first slot to be centred around a children's fable, it's a contender for one of the best. An immersive gaming experience combines with a handful of different bonuses to make a slot you simply have to try for yourself!
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