NextGen Gaming Just Launched Wolfpack Pays Pokie Machine
Wolfpack Pays is a 243 ways to win, 5 reel, 3 row video pokie game coming from NextGen Gaming. This is one of the few video pokie games that NextGen released in the past month and it was surprising to see that it is very much different from all other pokie games from this provider.
The animations and the overall visual design is on a very higher level than most of their games. The minimum bet level is decent and is set at $0.40 per spin, while the maximum goes up to $80.
There are no scatter symbols and the bonus round and the wilds feature is activated by landing consecutive winning spins on the reels. The bonus round is also very original and we are happy with the overall game design.
What We love
We have to admit that 243 ways to win pokie games are one of our favorites, so we were very excited when we saw that this pokie has the same design. The game theme is great and we love the fact that much attention has been paid to the animations and visual details.
It was about time that NextGen worked on that in order to create better looking pokies. We also like the way the bonus feature is triggered and the way the wilds land on the reels.
What we Do not Like
From everything that we saw in this game the only thing we don’t like is the high variance and the low value pay table.
We expected much bigger winnings that only 10 x bet for 5 of the highest paying symbols on the reels. Even with an extra wild the payout is still small and is no match to other 243 ways to win pokie games.
Usually each game that has the 243 ways to win design is considered as a good pokie game. This is due to the fact that they can pay big in the bonus round and can boost your balance in a very short time.
Still some games from this collection can only eat away your balance and give no decent payouts in return. From our test session we can say that Wolfpack Pays is one of those games that only eats balance and it seems almost impossible to win anything decent on it.
Once we started spinning the reels our balance started shrinking and we never got any win to bring us back to our starting balance or to end up in some small plus. The winnings were always small and we got an occasional 10 x bet win, with 5 of the highest paying symbols on the reels.
Still these wins were nothing compared to the empty ones we got in between and the bonus round was hard to trigger. Considering the fact that you only need 4 consecutive wins to trigger the free spins we expected them to come more often. The wilds in the free spins should land more often but the most we got were only 2 in one spin. Even so the wins from the bonus were small and not enough to compensate for our losses.