Pragmatic Play rekindles a childhood classic with its latest online slot release, Greedy Wolf, which takes a page from “The Three Little Pigs” fable. In the story, a trio of pigs builds three houses each using different materials, and a Big Bad Wolf “huffs and puffs” and is able to blow down the houses of the first two pigs who rushed to build their homes of straw and sticks so they would have more time to play, while the third pig took more time to build his house of bricks, which could not be blown down by the wolf. The moral of the story being hard work pays off.
Unlike the three little pigs from the fable, in the developer’s version, players want this Big Bad Wolf to be successful, as his long-winded effort has the power to blow two wilds, a stacked Greedy Wolf wild, or 3 Little Pigs wilds across the reels to reveal riches of up to 3,000x the bet!
Sawing and hammering can be heard in the background, and mountains and a meadow, with a farmhouse off in the distance, and a white picket fence and a stream with a swan and butterflies flitting about are the setting for a 5-reel, 4-row and 20 paylines game panel, which appears to be attached to one of the pig’s houses.
Game Symbols & Paytable:
Formatted to be played on mobile, tablet, or desktop devices, the medium to high volatility video slot will accept bets ranging from 20 p/c to £/€100 per spin. It is also possible to activate the Ante Bet, which raises the stake by 25 percent and in turn triggers the bonus round when 5 scatter symbols land rather than the typical 6. That takes the RTP from a default 96.48 percent to 96.51 percent, when using the Ante Bet.
There are a total of 10 regular paying symbols in the game, consisting of J, Q, K & A card suits and a brick trowel and a hammer as the lower pays. These pay 3 to 5 times the bet for landing a line of five-of-a-kind on adjacent reels from left to right, starting from the far left side of the game panel.
Wild & Scatter:
Then there are the three smiling pigs, each wearing a different hat and shirt, and the Big Bad Wolf, with a sideways grin looking like he knows something we don’t. These four are the premium symbols and they are worth 10 to 20 times the stake for landing five the same way.
Helping to complete winning combinations and worth 25 times the bet, the WILD symbol can appear on all reels and substitutes for all symbols except for the “BUILDING IN PROGRESS” scatter symbol. The latter also appears on all reels and landing at least 6 of these scatter symbols triggers the Free Spins round.
In addition to the bonus round, the base game also has three modifiers that appear at random, including the Greedy Wolf Wild, 3 Little Pigs Wilds and Respins, as well as Guaranteed Wins.
Starting with the Greedy Wolf Wild, randomly landing on reel 3 only are fully stacked and expanded wolf symbols. When this happens, all pig symbols on the screen morph into wolf symbols. All winning combinations are paid after the transformations take place.
With 3 Little Pigs and Respins, wilds can be added to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd reels on random spins, and a win evaluation is done. Afterward, the wolf appears and can move the wilds one position to the right, and either trigger a respin, or huff and puff the wilds right off the screen to end the feature. Respins can continue until there are no longer any positions to move the wilds to the right or they have at random been blown away.
Lastly, the Guaranteed Win sees the wolf appear and blow all the symbols away on random non-winning spins. New symbols drop down from above, guaranteeing a win of at least 20x the current stake or landing a sufficient amount of scatters to trigger free spins.
Meanwhile, when a player lands 6 scatters, or when they activate the Ante Bet, 6 free spins are awarded when the round starts. Straw frames are placed around the position where the triggering scatter symbols land, and if during the feature scatters land, they too get frames placed at their positions. However, if a cell already has a straw frame, it is upgraded to wood, followed by bricks, then castle.
Players that land 3, 4, or 5 scatters are awarded an additional 1, 2, or 4 spins, respectively. At the end of those free spins, the positions that are framed change into houses. Then, the wolf makes another appearance and huffs and puffs and blows the houses away to reveal random money prizes. Each house has a different value upon which prizes are based.
Greedy Wolf’s unique features, beloved characters and 2,400x max win are certain to guarantee success with players and be one of Pragmatic Play’s most popular new releases.