Video slot released by IGT in 2005
The first time you get to play on Wolf Run slots, you know you are playing a very special slot machine. Everything about this game is top class, from the graphics, the game play, the free spins bonus rounds and those stacked wild - if you hit those stacked wilds, then you can be for some big wins indeed.
These days, when you walk around a casino in Vegas, like the MGM Grand, the Wynn or Harrah's, you will find plenty of Wolf Run slots to play. The popularity of this game was almost instant the minute it was released. In fact, the guys were so surprised by the fact it was such a hit, they found it really hard to keep up with demand in producing the game when it first hit
As well as the classic version of the game, you can now also find a four-in-one version where you can play four slots at the same time. Although you will need a big budget to play that version (think about it, four spins, all playing 40 lines each at 25c per line - wow...) to it's full capacity, for me it one of the games to watch 'someone else' play!
In addition to that version, there is also a version that is attached to a Wheel of Fortune machine. You will only fid this in a few casinos in Vegas and sometimes it will only be in any one casino for a few months and will then be gone next time you visit. Presumably there were very few versions of this game made and it travels around different casinos at different times
When it was launched, one of the key features that made Wolf Run a success was the stacked wild. As these wilds are found on every single wheel on the slot, you can imagine how they can add up to some massive wins when they all line up. The flip side of that, is that you can also go through long periods of time without hitting any stacked wilds, in which case you can lose your money very quickly
This slot is therefore what is termed a 'high variance' slot - this means that it can hit big, but it can also give you some terrible losing streaks.
Another really cool aspect to this game, and something that is becoming more common in slots in Vegas is the theme of the BIG WIN
This means that when you hit a winning play of a certain sum (say 2000 credits), you get a feature of graphics and sounds hitting. In the case of Wolf Run, you get some great tunes and a series of exploding fireworks (although some people think it looks more like paint splatters). It is worth taking time out when you hit one of these to sit back and really appreciate the fact you just won, rather than getting straight into spinning the reels again
After it became so popular, IGT decided to create a number of other slots that are very similar (but different) to Wolf Run. So, you can now play games called Witches Riches, Wild Wolf and Lil Lady, that are all very much in the same theme as Wold Run. All of them are quite different, especially Lil Lady, with its Ladybug theme and all of them are very enjoyable too