The Microgaming ‘Untamed’ series has been highly successful for the company. There’s been Giant Panda’s and Bengal tigers and here it’s the turn of the wolf pack to take centre stage. It’s fairly similar in game play to the others in the series but has its own distinctive look and is an entertaining and profitable game to play.
The graphics in this game are really impressive and you can never go wrong with the stunning look that the wolf possesses. Not too sure about the untamed bit though, think looking at that on the computer screen sounds a lot safer.
In the background to the reels we see some of the untamed wolves in their environment of forested and mountainous terrain. The game has five reels, three rows of symbols and an impressive 243 ways to get a winning combination. Wins are paid out on adjacent reels. Playing the game costs you between
The four main symbols in the game are a deer, adorable looking wolf cubs, an adult wolf and another view of the landscape. We also get the Ten to Ace playing card symbols.
The wild symbol here is the Untamed Wolf Pack logo and has a really busy time in this game. It substitutes for other symbols to get you some wins and plays a key role in the Collect a Wild feature, more about that shortly. The wild can’t substitute for the wolf’s eye scatter symbol as that would help get you some free spins.
During the base game keep an eye on the boxes that are underneath each of the five reels. At the start of the game these will be empty but when you get a wild symbol land on the reels at the end of a spin, one of the boxes will fill up. Once all four are filled up the reel turns entirely wild and you receive four free spins. Now that’s going to give you a great chance of getting some winning combinations. It’s actually possible to get several reels completely wild if your luck is really in. Just depends if more wilds turn up during the free spins.
If you can get at least three of the wolf’s eye scatter symbols then this gets you ten free spins. You get a bit of help from the lucky nudge feature. If you land two scatter symbols at the end of a spin and there’s a third one just out of view, the nudge can bring it either up or down to complete a set of three and get you more free spins.
That busy wild also helps here as the stack on each reel grows during the free spins. In the latter part of the bonus round there’ll be wilds aplenty on the reels so you’re bound to win something.
When you get a win in the base game you can go for the gamble feature if you so wish. Alternatively you can decline the offer and just go onto the next spin knowing your account balance has just increased. If you do go for the gamble it’s a game where there’s a big dial on a circle. You can choose how much to gamble, the more you do, the more the size of the winning section will change. Then spin the dial and if it lands in the win section you’re a winner. If not, then you just lose and it’s onto the next spin of the reels.
This series is a popular one and it’s easy to see why. There are lots of bonus features with the wild working overtime to help you. The look of the game is a good one, the soundtrack not off-putting and this is definitely worth playing for a while. Just be careful with the gamble feature and keep those wins.