Wild North Review
Playing Wild North is like stepping into a winter fantasy land worthy of Norsemen and Vikings.
Set in the Scandinavian wilderness, this atmospheric adventure with a backdrop of icy, snow laden trees is a free slots game designed by Play N Go, and a special treat for anyone with an interest in myths, nature, and wild animals.
From the gothic typeface through to the slightly sinister background music there’s never any doubt that magical moments are ahead, though what they may be remain a pleasantly intriguing mystery at the start.
The Set Up
This 5-reel, 40 fixed paylines game has a generous starting pot of 25,000 credits, making it easy to raise the default stake of 20 credits without worrying about running out. Each screen shows 20 images, with numbers and letters mixed in amongst stunning original artwork depicting classic wild animals of the region including a brown bear, wolf and reindeer.
The Wild card is, quite fittingly, represented by a wild cat, the powerful and menacing Lynx. This acts to substitute for all symbols except the Scatter. The iconic Northern Lights represent the Scatter, and lining up three of these in a row triggers a super surprise which you can read more about below.
How to Play
It’s fine to jump straight in and start playing Wild North, as this exciting free slots game is very straightforward. The default bet is 20 credits, and this can be adjusted up (max 50), or down (minimum 6), by using the arrows at the bottom of the screen.
Winnings and Bonuses
As you may expect, the more you stake the more chance you have of winning a bigger return, however in general this game offers plenty of chances to win at all levels. During the main game you can win credits for matching between 3 - 5 images in a line.
Of the animals the reindeer pays the best, followed by the bear, wolf and owl. The letters and numbers all pay from 20 - 40, as a reward for connecting five in a line. A nice touch is the detailed explanation and breakdown of how any winnings were worked out - useful as there are so many lines and possible combinations on offer.
The most exciting win has to be the Northern Lights bonus, triggered by matching 3 of the Scatter icons. You get to play one of seven bonus features, although this will be chosen at random on your behalf. Six of them bring free spins plus additional extras such as multipliers or stickies.
Bonus activity number 7 is called Wild North Explorer, and is a little different to the other six. Players choose tiles one by one from a 20 tile grid, and as each has a hidden prize to reveal, the excitement factor is very high. You could win credits, free spins or the chance to complete a task from 1 - 6.
Wild North is available in mobile and tablet form too, so it is easy to play your favourite games, wherever you happen to be
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