Wild North Pokie
Wild North is a beautiful online pokie from Play’n GO with a Northern Lights and wild animal theme. This fairly popular video pokie looks very lovely in any case: especially the animals really come to life on the screen, and the bluish Northern Lights create an almost mystical atmosphere.
The big attraction of Wild North lies mainly in the bonus games: there are no less than 7 different bonus features you can win. Of course, one is a bit nicer than another, but that is simply the way it is. Fortunately, the bonus features fall very regularly at Wild North so that during a session every bonus feature usually comes by at least once.
Payout Percentage and Variance
The payout percentage of this slot machine may differ depending on the online casino where you play it. Online casinos can determine themselves with Play’n GO titles with which RTP they want to offer the pokie.
The annoying thing is that there are immense differences between the percentages. The worst percentage is no more than 88.21%. The best percentage is 96.21%. Indeed, a difference of exactly 8%. That is quite something.
Our advice: always check the rules of the game to find out the RTP of the pokie. If it is not there, ask the help desk. If they do not provide a clear answer, you should choose another casino.
The variance of Wild North is low. You win many bonus features and some small and medium prizes. This is not a game that will make you rich. It is a pokie where you can have a long-term pleasure.
How Does Wild North Work?
Wild North is played on 5 reels with 4 symbols. There are 40 fixed paylines where you always pay a fixed bet per spin. The minimum bet is 0.20 dollars, the maximum bet is limited to 50 dollars.
Symbols and Payouts
The premium symbols consist of 5 animals: the lynx, the deer, the bear, the wolf and the owl.
The lynx is wild and replaces all symbols except the scatter symbol. 5 wilds on an active payline pay 12.50 x the bet. The other animals are good for payouts between 2.5 x and 6.25 x the stake. So no shocking amounts at all and this is entirely in line with the low variance that this pokie has.
The card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A mainly serve as padding and pay out 1 x to 2.25 x the bet.
7 Different Bonus Features
The bonus features are of course the big eye-catchers of this pokie. 3 scattered Northern Lights symbols activate 1 of the 7 bonus features, via a wheel.
The Great Wilderness: this is probably the most lucrative bonus. You win 3 free spins with 4 x 4 Mega Symbols appearing on reels 2 to 5.
Wild Lynx: here you also get 3 free spins, with each spin turning 1 or 2 reels completely wild.
Running Reindeer: 1 free spin, where the reindeer symbol is stacked on reels 2 to 4. In some cases, you get a free respin where the reindeer are sticky!
Savage Bear: you get 1 free spin, with a multiplier applied to all winnings of a minimum of 5 x and a maximum of 30 x. This bonus has a high all-or-nothing content.
Wolf Pack: 1 free spin with 4 Wolf symbols appearing. You will then receive free respins with sticky Wolf symbols as long as new Wolf symbols are added.
Eyes of the Owl: you get 1 free spin with two large 2 x 2 Owl symbols on the screen. You can receive extra respins with sticky Owl symbols until you spin a winning combination.
Wild North Explorer: a pick and click bonus where you can win cash prizes and a bonus feature. Watch out for the "X" - it immediately ends the game.
What Do We Think of Wild North?
We actually like Wild North. Because of the low variance, you will not easily win the main prize, but the game is well balanced, and due to the many bonus features, there is always something going on.
This pokie can also appeal to us graphically. Play’n GO manages to create a typical, icy cold atmosphere that works very well in one way or another.
3 stars out of 5 for Wild North.