Wolf Run Slot Machine
Here, we have an absolutely free Wolf Run slot game, which you can play on both desktop computers and mobile devices. There is no need to register to enjoy this free game, no annoying pop-up ads and no spam. All you have do is click and enjoy.
Wolf Run is a 40 pay-line slot machine game produced by IGT. The game is based around a mystical, native american theme, featuring wolves, Indian dream catchers and the full moon as the major winning symbols
The main features of the Wolf Run slot are the stacked wilds and free spin bonus round. The stacked wilds, when aligned, can produce many winning lines simultaneously, giving rise to potentially huge wins.
The Wolf Run bonus game triggers 5 free spins, during which there are many more stacked wilds and hence, a much bigger chance of hitting a big win. Free spins can be re-triggered multiple times, up to a maximum of 255 free spins in total.
The biggest potential win on Wolf Run slots during regular play, is 40,000 credits. This maximum win can be achieved if you hit a full stack of wild symbols on each of the 5 reels, which would pay out a 1000 credit win on each of the 40 pay-lines.
The Story Behind the Name
In what must be a world first - the creator of Wolf Run slots was inspired to create the game because of the name of her apartment block.
The story goes that one of IGT's lead game designers was moving into a new residential apartment block called 'wolf run' and she just thought it would be a nice idea for a slots game!
The 'Wolf Run' term is used quite a lot throughout the USA, not just for the slot machine. So for example, as mentioned before, there are apartments which have this name, including some student housing in Reno, one of the homes of gambling. There is also a Wolf Run Golf course on the shores of Lake Scugog.
As well as a name for places, the Wolf Run branding has also been applied to the wolf run event wild running event where people battle with nature to overcome mud running, trail running and obstacles.
I have to say, the energy and fitness involved to compete in that sort of thing is beyond my capability, so I will stick to the slot machine for now, but for anyone interested you can see a video of the event here.
To play Wolf Run slots for cash, you have two options. The best option would be to visit a land-based casino - the game can still be found in just about every casino I have ever been to, despite the fact the game is now getting quite old.
To play online for real money, you will need to visit an online casino. Our casino listings will help you find the best place to play at a trusted casino, with excellent bonus offers.
Where to Play Wolf Run Online
The online version of Wolf Run is just about identical to the Vegas version in every possible way. Even the way the Wolf howls is just the same, so when you play the free slot it is certain to bring back great memories of the land-based casino slots.
The designers have done an amazing job in getting it right. The sounds, the graphics, the way the game plays is just so polished. It is superb.
Wolf Run Free Spin Bonus
The Bonus game for Wolf Run is in the form of Free Spins - if you get three of the 'Bonus' symbols appear then you will initiate the free spin bonus. The number of free spins can vary quite a lot, from 5 right up to 20. There are also now new machines where, like Cleopatra 2, the free spins are attached to a multiplier that increases with each spin that passes. So, by the time you get to the 20th free spin, your win is multiplied 20-fold!
Unlike many games with 'free spins', in Wolf Run it is not that bonus that gives you the really big money, it is in fact in stacked wilds. Columns of stacked wild symbols populate the reels and when they line up in a row (as you can see in the video above), this can be massive.
The wins on stacked wilds really comes into effect when you have both the maximum 40-lines being played and you get four stacks in a row. When that happens, bonus wins can run into the many thousands
The chained Wild feature is now seen on many IGT games, like Lil Ladybug, Stonehenge, Witches Riches and many more. Usually they are situated all together in the casino, so you don't have far to go to get a whole bunch of them in one place. You can hop from machine to machine to find the one you like
Wolf Run 2
Out of all the follow-up slots I have been most excited to play, Wolf Run has to be one of the most memorable. Unfortunately, when I got to play the game I was really disappointed with it. Alas, it seems that other players felt the same, because the game never really took off and the original remains far more popular than the second version.