Game Review: Wolf Run

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BetMGM Aug 24, 2021, 10:04 AM

The theme of this 5-reel, 40-payline casino slot game by IGT is – as you might have guessed – wolves. If you enjoy playing slots that have an animal theme, this title offers exciting gameplay with plenty of features and bonus rounds, and you can play on Windows and Mac desktops or laptops without having to download any software.

Game overview

A white wolf and a black wolf stand on a rocky outcrop with snow-capped mountains in the background.

If you’re brave enough to set foot in the forest on a dark night, entering the territory of the majestic wild wolf, you may be able to discover hidden treasure watched over by the pack. In this game, the more wolves you find, the bigger the payouts.

The symbols that appear on the reels of this online slot are the black wolf, white wolf and a wolf howling at the full moon, along with the playing cards ace, king, queen, jack, 10 and 9. Even the “O” has been replaced with a paw print. The wild symbol, which can stand in for all other symbols except for the bonus symbol, is represented by the howling wolf. The stacked wilds and free spins features have continued to win over fans ever since the game’s 2014 release.

One of the standouts of this online casino slot is the “wild” wolf, whose lupine howl rings out every time you click the spin button or land a winning combination, perfectly in keeping with the theme of this slot.

Wolf Run has an RTP (return to player) of 94.9%, with low-volatility bonuses and winning combinations that are relatively easy to hit. If you’re after a simple user-friendly interface and want a title that throws up the possibility of making regular wins with quick gameplay, we think you’ll enjoy playing this online slot for real money.

How to play

First you’ll need to set your bet size (between 1 and 20 coins) per line, and choose how many paylines (up to 40) you wish to bet on, which you can do using the buttons in the bottom panel. Then all you have to do is hit the “spin” button in the centre of the bar, and you’re away!


While the visuals of Wolf Run may seem a bit simple, they remain impressive – the reels are displayed on top of a dense forest, with totem poles, and realistic-looking wolves. The howl of a wolf every now and then does add some atmosphere to this game, although the soundtrack is otherwise unremarkable. If you intend on playing this title on a mobile device, keep in mind that it will look better in portrait mode. Also, since the graphics are not HD, they do sometimes seem a bit blurred when playing on your iPad or tablet.


Wolf Run has two features for players to enjoy. These are the stacked wilds and free spins features. There is also an autoplay function, which allows you to click on this button and select 10 to 50 automatic spins. The automatic spins on online slot machines perform at the same speed as normal spins, and do not affect a player’s chances of hitting the bonus and winning combinations. Spins stop only when betting credits run out or a bonus round has been activated.


The wild, represented by a wolf howling at the moon, increases players’ chances of landing winning combinations by substituting other symbols on the reels.

Free spins

The free spins feature rewards players with 5 free spins when 3 bonus symbols land on reels 2, 3, and 4. It’s also possible to retrigger the feature when another 3 bonus symbols display on the reels within a player’s allotted 5 spins. In addition, the free spins feature has a boosted stacked wilds mode that can happen on any of the 5 reels, and when landing multiple stacked wilds on any of the reels, you can significantly boost your winnings.

Bonuses and jackpots

Wolf Run line bets run from 1 to 50 with a maximum bet worth 2,000 coins when playing all 50 lines. The wolf howling at the moon is the highest-paying symbol with 5 in a line paying out 1,000 coins. All line wins reward, left to right, and are multiplied by your line bet.

Similar games

A white wolf stands on a rock and howls with a forest in the background.

If you’re on the lookout for some wild fun in a similar vein to Wolf Run, you can try these slots.

  • Wild Wolf is a classic IGT game that has garnered a following around the world, but don’t expect any bells or whistles. This is a simple title that has the potential to pay out handsomely.
  • Wolf Rising is generally accepted as one of the best wolf-themed online slots thanks to 100 paylines and 8 rows, which increase a player’s chances of landing winning combinations.
  • Wolf Queen is a recent high-variance release by AGS that offers 5x3-reel action with 243 ways to win and an RTP of 95.9%. Join the wolf queen as she guides you through her icy landscape in search of treasure.
  • Fire Wolf II is the blazing sequel from AGS to the original Fire Wolf slot, which gathered a popular worldwide following. This title gives you 576 ways to win in the base game and includes a ground-breaking Reel Surge feature that triggers the reels so they expand to create 4,608 ways to win during free spins play.

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