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Get ready to visit the majestic Canyon where Native Indians live in perfect harmony with the Wolves, in iSoftBet’s latest release, Wolf Canyon Hold & Win!
Wolf Canyon Hold & Win is a more spiritual addition to iSoftBet’s extensive Hold & Win collection, but will it be one of the better ones? Moon Spirit Hold & Win focused on the Moon which is of significant importance in Native American Culture.
Following on from this, Wolf Canyon Hold & Win now draws our attention to another important part of Native American Culture, which is Wolves. In most Native American Cultures, wolves are believed to be medicine and are associated with successful hunting, loyalty, courage and above all, strength.
It’s hard not to judge Wolf Canyon before we’ve reviewed it because of the overused Hold & Win mechanic, but we’re willing to keep an open mind if you are. We already know that Wolf Canyon Hold & Win touches upon Native American Culture, but what else can we expect to see?
The view in the background is quite breath-taking and the graphics do well to make it look realistic, with rocky mountains, swaying trees, a little fog and the odd migration of birds flying overhead. Sound effects and music also capture the theme really well.
Will Wolf Canyon Hold & Win have us howling at the moon? Let’s play on and find out!
Wolf Canyon Hold & Win is a 5 reel slot with 25 fixed paylines. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbol types from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. The minimum bet available here is £/€0.25 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€250 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Wolf Canyon Hold & Win is the Tribe Lady, followed by the Grey, Silver and Brown Wolves. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. There is also a Wild symbol presetn, which substitutes for all symbols except Scatters and Cash Moons.
The base game may seem a little dry on occasion, but you will pleased to know that iSoftBet has thrown in Totem Wilds and the Dreamcatcher feature to kick things up a notch. More on these below!
Each time Wild symbols land in view 3 high, they will automatically transform into Totem Wilds.
Once this happens, all present Wild symbols will join together to form one fully stacked Wild on the reel. Wild symbols will only appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Another interesting part of the base game is the Dreamcatcher feature. During any random spin in the base game, the Dreamcatcher can award an instant Cash Prize of either 8x, 88x, 888x or 8,888x your bet.
Pay close attention to the Dreamcatcher on the right side of the screen, it may shake during the base game but it doesn’t always guarantee the feature.
Landing 3 Scatters in any position on reels 1, 3 and 5, triggers the Wolf Feature Pick which can either award the Free Spins round or Hold & Win feature. Before the Bonus round can begin, you will need to choose either the Light or Dark Wolf which determines the round you will be awarded.
Triggering the Free Spins round will award 8, 10 or 12 Free Spins at random, plus 25, 50, 75 or 100 additional Wild symbols.
During the Free Spins round, when Wild symbols appear 3 High on the reels they will expand to become fully stacked Wilds, only available on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Landing 3 Scatters during the Free Spins round, awards the initial amount of Free Spins awarded at the start of the round.
The Hold & Win feature can be awarded in both the Base Game and Wolf Feature Pick. This can be done by landing 5 or more Cash Moons in any position on the reels or by revealing this feature behind one of the Wolves. Once active, you will granted 3 Respins.
During the Hold & Win feature, all High and Low paying symbols are removed and only Cash Moons are in play. Landing a Cash Moon symbol on the reels automatically locks into is fixed position, remaining there for the duration of Respins. For every Cash Moon symbol that lands, your total Respins will reset back to 3.
In additon to this, there are also some juicy Jackpot Prizes up for grabs in this round, these are as follows.
Its definitely a hard pill to swallow when you find out iSoftBet has bought us yet another Hold & Win title, but once you open your mind to it Wolf Canyon Hold & Win isn’t so bad after all.
When it comes down to theme, Wolf Canyon Hold & Win isnt exactly oozing uniqueness considering there’s a fair few Native American slots on the market right now, but where it lacks in theme it soon makes up for in Gameplay in some ways. Wolf Canyon Hold & Win isn’t a complete lost cause thanks to the Totem Wilds and Dreamcatcher feature which can deliver some really nice hits when they want to.
What’s nice about Wolf Canyon is that its not just a Hold & Win slot, alongside this there is also a Free Spins round which will definitely open a window to players who wouldn’t necessarily go for a Hold & Win slot. iSoftBet has definitely earned themselves some brownie points here.
Statistically, Wolf Canyon Hold & Win isn’t looking too shabby, with an above average RTP of 96.00% and a maximum win capacity of 8,888x. The maximum win capacity may not seem like much compared to other slots, but for a Medium Volatility game, this seems about right.
All in all, if you’re in the market for a new Hold & Win slot with a few tricks up its sleeve and some nice stats, Wolf Canyon Hold & Win is the one for you!