Wild Hunter is a 3D slot game set in the southwestern US – at least, that’s what we’re guessing based on the landscape against which the game board is set. The Native American character – dangerously close to caricature, by the way – starring in this slot is clearly a mishmash of several cultures’ worth of accoutrements. The silliness of the dancing fool is a bit of a bummer because online casino game software producer Playson can otherwise take pride in Wild Hunter’s rich graphics and nicely clean sound, with the screech of the eagle which sounds on wins involving the symbol among the most impressive soundbites.
In terms of gameplay, the Wild Hunter slot is a low-stakes game, with just nine paylines to be played at 1¢ to $1 per. The slot’s mascot, that faux native character, stands to the left of the reels in typical 3D slots fashion, occasionally engaging in some shenanigans with his frenemy the anthropomorphized buffalo. This happy dude also serves as a wild symbol in the game as well, but the wilds take a backseat to three different scatters.
Yep, technically the Wild Hunter slots game contains three symbols it calls “scatters,” but none really work in absolutely traditional ways. The first such symbol is a … well, gods know WTF that thing is, actually, so let’s call it a totem. In reality a simple high-paying bonus symbol, five totems on a payline is worth a healthy 100x the total wager.
The tomahawk and the bipedal buffalo are the second and third scatters; these launch a free spins bonus round when appearing on reels 1 and 5 – and then things really get insane.
Within the bonus round, the tomahawk becomes a spinning tomahawk and a second wild symbol. How wild? Really wild. Any time an eagle symbol appears on an adjacent reel, the player wins a multiplier ranging anywhere from 2x to 50x the original wager. If no eagles are on the screen, the spinning tomahawk flies across the reels, creating wilds along the way. The tomahawk ultra-wild may stay on the reels for spins thereafter as well. In short, the free spins bonus round in the Wild Hunter slot game is quite generous with payouts.
In the final analysis, Wild Hunter is an engaging slot game which makes top use of 3D graphic capabilities. The lack of a proper video bonus round is something of a minus, but at the low wagers expected in this game, it’s worth the price of a few spins.
The Wild Hunter slots game: Fly like an eagle in the casino / Fly like an eagle, let my bankroll carry me…