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Widely renowned developer NextGen Gaming are famed for their wide range of online slots, but it’s their cheeky comedy-themed games that really appeal; anyone who’s played the saucy Doctor Love slot or the outdoors-themed fun of slot, Bigfoot, will attest to that.
With their slice of Americana – the 5 reel, 25 pay-line, Wildcat Canyon – NextGen have reached yet again into the bag marked, ‘wacky’. At first glance Wildcat Canyon is like a Road Runner cartoon – all twangy banjo music and barren desert landscapes everywhere. On the reels are plenty of wild icons like snakes, cacti, mountain goats, vultures, and of course, the obligatory 9-through-Ace symbols.
The Wildcat of the title spends most of the time riding bareback on the goat during spins (as you do), and when he’s not tearing across the reels he acts as the game’s Wild, substituting for all symbols other than the Scatters. The Wild appears on reels 2 and 4 only.
The paw print icon is the game’s Scatter and a free spins bonus round can be triggered by hitting three or more of those Scatters across the reels. Activate the feature and you can choose from three options - each with a different number of free spins and a different multiplier. It’s the common dilemma: choose 15 spins with a 3x multiplier, 10 spins with a 5x multiplier, or 5 free spins with a 10x multiplier? Personally I go for the middle option every time, and it’s worth noting that Scatters can appear on all five reels, so the free spins feature gets triggered fairly regularly. What’s more, the feature can be re-triggered.
But wait – I nearly forgot the Sticky Reel feature that kicks in during free spins. If you hit the Wildcat Wild during a free spin the whole reel that includes the Wild will lock and you’ll receive an extra spin. It’s yet another nice little addition to an already pretty sweet bonus round.
NextGen have a good reputation in offering solid slots fare, and though the graphics in Wildcat Canyon will never any beauty prizes the free spins bonus certainly makes it worth a visit.