This cat is certainly a wild cat. He is fierce and angry, and prowls around this canyon, getting into all sorts of escapades. He wrestles with a snake, and hitches a bareback ride on a mountain goat.
NextGen has provided again an amusing cartoon like slots game, this time set in the barren desert landscape lined with the steep brown walls that look like the Grand Canyon, and filled with symbols like cacti, snakes and mountain goats, vultures and the standard playing cards from nine through to the ace, that represent the symbols with the lowest value.
These letters and numbers have been clawed at by the wildcat, but if you find three to five of them you will be rewarded with an amount between five times and 250 times your initial stake. The symbols with the highest value are the red and black Snake, the Cacti, a tired Goat at the end of his bareback race, and a Buzzard. Five of the Cacti or five Snakes will award you a prize of five hundred times your stake, and five Goats will earn you a thousand times your initial wager. Five Buzzards will earn you a great five thousand times your stake.
The soundtrack is an American banjo twanging away in the background, together with some animal sounds. Wildcat Canyon has five reels and twenty five pay lines.
Free Spins Round Is the Main Feature
The snarling Wildcat is the game’s Wild, and when he is not racing across the screen, he can replace all other symbols in a winning combination, apart from the Scatter symbol. The Wild appears only on reels two and four.
The Paw Print icon is the Scatter symbol in Wildcat Canyon, and will trigger the game’s free spins bonus round when you find three or more Paw Prints on the reels. The free spins round offers you a choice of three options. You can choose fifteen free spins with a three times multiplier, or ten free spins with a five times multiplier. The third choice is five free spins with a multiplier of ten times. Scatters do appear on all five reels, so the free spins bonus round can be activated fairly frequently. The feature can also be retriggered by the appearance of three more Scatters.
A Sticky Reel Feature Also Available
There is another great feature in Wildcat Canyon, and that is the Sticky Reel feature. This will be activated during the free spins round, if you land a Wildcat Wild during a spin. The entire reel that includes that Wild will lock, and you will receive an extra free spin.
Wildcat Canyon offers players the Gamble feature that many modern slot games include. You can guess the colour of the next playing card, and if your guess is correct all your winnings will be doubled. If you want to go further, you can attempt to guess the suit of that card, and a correct guess will quadruple all your winnings. You could lose everything, though, with an incorrect guess.
Wildcat Canyon is a fast moving slots game, and good fun, especially if you remember the old Road Runner cartoons. The extra touches to the free spins New Zealand Casino bonus round are also a great feature.