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Wild North Slot Review

Wrap up warm and get ready for a wild surprise in this Play'n GO video slot
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A tale of bonus games and predators

Play’n GO are placing you deep in the snowy wilderness, where only predators can survive the cold. Will you survive this Wild North slot machine and conquer the wild? Or will frostbite be your only memory?

All set deep in the wintery nothern landscape, these 5×4 reels are nothing short of beautiful. The detail that has gone into the background, and the beautifully drawn animal symbols, such as wolves, owls, bears, lynx and reindeer, are nothing short of breathtaking.

However, the Wild North slot doesn’t fizzle and pop like some of it’s predecessors, like Royal Masquerade and Spin Party.

The action is a little slower, softer, like falling snow that melts in moments. You don’t get the thrill of a big paying winning combination of symbols lining up during the base game. The wins that you do get tend to be anything from less than your bet, to around 2 – 5x at most. Nothing amazing there… or so you’d think.

But don’t let that those little wins put you off from trying this Wild North game. Out of nowhere, that softly falling snow can turn into a raging snowstorm of wins.

The potential is here, lurking deep in the regularly triggered seven bonus games.

7 bonus games each a little different from the last

This is where this game starts to get exciting. Ignore the base game, as that’s simply there as a stepping stone to keep your balance topped up a little, and to get you to trigger the Northern Lights Bonus Game.

We have to say that it’s relatively easy to trigger compared with some Play’n GO slots, which take a good 200 spins. Here we’ve gone through periods of triggering them every 20 – 30 spins or so, and other times had to spin a good 50 – 75.

So depending on how the game is feeling, you can expect a bonus at least every 50 spins on average.

How do you trigger them? Simply find the Northern Lights scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you’ll get taken to a bonus wheel. Here there are 7 different symbols each representing the bonus games we are about to describe below.

The wheel will then randomly spin, and whichever lights up, will be your bonus game to play. A little like in the Leander Games Potion Factory slot.

  • Software: Play'n GO
  • Min Bet: 0.20
  • Max Bet: 50
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Paylines: 40 Paylines
  • Reels: 5 Reels
  • Return to Player: 96.55%
  • Variance: Medium
  • Free Spins: Multiple free spins rounds with different features
  • Wilds: Lynx symbol is wild and substitutes for all except scatter
  • Other Bonus Games: 7 bonus games randomly triggered via scatters
  • Mobile: Yes
By SlotSumo | Updated: Sep 6th 2015 | Rating 3.3
Wild wins, bonus games and big wins

Which Wild North bonus game will you trigger?

There are seven games, each a little different, from free spins with multipliers, to larger symbols, to stacked wilds and more. So here’s each one in more detail.

  • The Great Wilderness: Land on the symbol with all the animals, and you get 3 free spins with 4×4 mega symbols covering reels 2 – 5. This can create some decent 50x your bet plus wins.
  • Wild Lynx: One of our favourites. Here you get up to two randomly placed stacked wilds on three free spins. Get them in the first 3 reels and you can win upwards of 45x your bet with the right combos.
  • Running Reindeer: Only 1 free spin here, however the Reindeer symbol is stacked on reels 2 – 4. You can get a free re-spin here if the reindeer symbols cover reels 2 – 4 on your first spin. An ok feature but rarely hits.
  • Wolf Pack: 1 free spin with one 2×2 wolf symbol. If more wolf symbols appear they act as the wild symbol and you get 1 more free spin with that symbol sticky.
  • Eyes Of The Owl: A simple game where you get 1 spin with two 2×2 owl symbols on the reels. Here you keep on spinning until you get a winning combination of symbols. Can create some good 30 – 50x your bet wins.
  • Savage Bear: Probably our least favourite but, the one with the biggest potential. The bear will slash multipliers onto the screen, up to 30x, for your next spin. If you win you can get some decent payouts, however we’ve walked away nothing more times than winning anything truly decent.
  • Wild North Explorer: Potentially the best of the bonus games. Land on the northern lights symbol at the top of the wheel to enter a pick me board of bonus features and cash prizes. Here you keep on picking to enter the bonus games we’ve mentioned, win instant cash prizes, or find a red x to end your go. We’ve had mixed luck here hitting a couple of bonus games on a good round, to finding cash prizes and the red x straight away.

The Wild North mobile slot

We have to mention the Wild North mobile slot game, just because unlike other slot machines you’ll find that are better online, we actually prefer the mobile version.

You get something a little extra, like snow falling in the background and an uncluttered user experience, which immerses you deeper into the game.

The online slot, even though they have the same game play and bonus features, lacks a few extra tweaks that make it truly stand out from the rest of the Play’n GO video slots.

Why play Wild North slot online or mobile?

Well, with a betting range of 0.20 up to 50 per spin it allows nearly all types of betters to have a go. With those bonus games triggering frequently you have a good chance of winning something decent, especially when you get the wild north explorer bonus.

A return to player rate of 96.55% also helps this medium variance slot provide you with winning combinations, even if you are just playing to catch the scatters.

With beautiful graphics, animations and a backing track that’s easy to listen to, these 40 paylines are definitely worth a spin.

It might not give you the thrill of a lifetime, but it will provide you with a decent session of entertainment.

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Wild North Review
  • By Play'n GO
  • RTP: 96.55%
  • 5 Reels, 40 Paylines
  • Min Bet: 0.20
  • Max Bet: 50
  • Multiple bonus games, each with different ways of creating big wins
  • Beautiful graphics create a wintery wilderness, with detailed predatory animal symbols
  • Play wherever you want, with the online or mobile phone and tablet slot versions
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