Cossacks: The Wild Hunt from Foxium is an upcoming action packed adventure utilising the Wonderways feature.
Cossacks The Wild Hunt has plenty of potential, with up to 46,656 ways to win and a Foxify feature that enables you to play at maximum wonderways all the time! Increasing Win multipliers in this slot makes it a very potential rich game, with up to 10,000x possible. One thing that stands out from our first impressions of Cossacks The Wild Hunt is how superb the design of this slot is. Can this brilliance extend to more than just the design and theme?
Join us in this Coassacks The Wild Hunt Slot review as we check out this impressive new offering from Microgaming partner Foxium
Cossacks The Wild Hunt: Betting and Symbols
Foxium has included a broad variety of betting options for players in Cossacks: The Wild Hunt. The lowest bet option here starts from £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest option is £/€25 per spin. Players also have the option to select a Foxify option, which increases your stake by 5 in return for maximum wonderways at all times. This option may not be for everyone, even playing at £/€0.20 per spin puts you up to £/€1 per spin if you select the foxify feature, but it’s great to have if you’re feeling a bit daring.
When it comes to symbols, the highest paying symbol is Roman, followed by Taras, Yana, The Bear, The Wolf and the Boar. Lower paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10 & 9. There is also a wild symbol, which substitutes for all other symbols except for Scatter. Perhaps the most boring symbol is the blocker symbol. This does not pay anything and it doesn’t substitute for any wins, but you’ll only see this if you’re not playing with maximum Wonderways.
Cossacks The Wild Hunt: The Base Game and Features
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is a 6 reel slot with up to 46,656 ways to win. To form a win, you’ll need to connect at least 3 symbols from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel. In the middle of the reels, you’ll see a bordered inner zone. On any spin, symbols outside of thezone may contribute towards a win, and any winning symbols within and outside of the zone will disappear. The remaining symbols within the zone will persist, and those outside of the zone will respin to bring in more symbols which may create more wins.
It’s a strange concept, but you’ve got to give credit to Foxium for coming up with something a bit more unique when they could have just as easily succumbed to the allure of the Megaways mechanic instead.
If you’re playing without the Foxify Feature then you’ll notice some of the blocker symbols on the outside zone, these dictate the number of Wonderways for that spin. The less blockers there are, the more Wonderways there are.
Rewards for connecting high paying symbols all the way across can be significant, but to make Cossacks: The Wild Hunt even better comes the Base Game Features which may trigger on any spin.
Arrows may fly at the reels on any spin. Symbols that are hit by the arrows will change into another symbol to create a 6 of a kind win. Other symbols of the same type may already be present on the reels when this happens, so wins can be significantly better if this is the case
Release The Wilds
Blades can smash into the reels on any spin. Any symbols hit by blades then turn into Wilds and create winning combos.
Again, its another rather simple feature, but its effective in keeping that balance topped up until you get to the main event, which is of course, Free Spins
Cossacks The Wild Hunt Free Spins
Free Spins are won when you land 4 Scatters that spell the word ‘HUNT’ on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and you’ll be given 8 Free Spins. Extra Scatters may also land, which awards an extra 2 Free Spins.
Free Spins always starts with a 1x win multiplier, and every win increases this increment by 1. The multiplier is unlimited and persists for the remainder of Free Spins. At the bottom left of the screen you’ll also see a target with 4 spaces. Fill this up with 4 Axe Symbols and you’ll get 3 extra Free Spins.
Anyone who is familiar with the Megaways mechanic will know this kind of bonus, and how effective it can be. Incremental multiplier is a simple concept, yet when it’s paired with up to 46,656 ways to win it can be formidable.
Cossacks The Wild Hunt: Bonus Buy
Those outside of the UK can buy their way into the action via a Bonus Buy option.
3 choices are presented to you here, and each vary in cost
- x1 Starting Multiplier + 8 Free Spins – 100x
- x10 Starting Multiplier + 8 Free Spins – 250x
- x20 Starting Multiplier + 8 Free Spins – 400x
Cossacks The Wild Hunt: Our Verdict
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is a thoroughly impressive offering from the guys and girls at Foxium. The Wonderways Feature and the way it works with the inner and outer zones is a very welcome change of pace from other slots that work with ways to win, and the potent potential of both The Base Game and Free Spins makes it very exciting at all times, and win potential of up to 10,000x and a decent 96.16% RTP value makes Cossacks stand out as a very viable option for those tired of Megaways slots.
Our only issue with it is the starting multiplier for those within Juridstictions that can’t buy bonuses. Extra Scatters give you 2 extra spins, but we think it would have been a lot better if 5 or 6 Scatters took you up to the next multiplier levels instead. Sadly, this aspect is only open to non-UK players, so the rest of us will have to work hard within Free Spins to try to get to them upper levels.
Overall, Cossacks The Wild Hunt is a great slot in almost every aspect including graphics, audio, gameplay and potential, but its another that is much more potential for non-UK players in some aspects.