Wildcat Canyon Online Slot Overview
Wildcat Canyon is a Wild West-themed online slot game powered by casino software from leading provider NextGen Gaming. The action takes place over 5 reels and 25 paylines, and features a theme centred on a dusty canyon in which a number of desert animals reside in fear of a ferocious wildcat.
Wildcat Canyon’s main bonus feature is its free spins feature, in which players can choose a combination of free spins and a respective multiplier value. Sticky wilds also feature during the free spins round, helping to create extra winning combinations.
Game Play and Themes
The reels of Wildcat Canyon are set against the backdrop of blue skies and a dusty canyon scene, across which the occasional animal scurries as the game plays out. The reels themselves are bordered by a rocky outcrop and on them is a selection of comedic animal symbols in a cartoon-like design style. These animals all wear expressions of shock, cowering in fear of the prowling wildcat who surveys the area. In keeping with the slot’s theme, each reel symbol is decorated with the slashes of the wildcat’s claws.
Wildcat Canyon Reel Symbols
On the reels of the Wildcat Canyon online slot by NextGen Gaming are a variety of theme-related symbols. These symbols include a black eagle, three different cacti, a hissing red and black snake and a mountain goat. Also featured are the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, which have been displayed in a brightly coloured script.
The game’s main protagonist, the wildcat, appears as Wildcat Canyon’s wild symbol, landing on reels 2 and 4 to complete winning combinations. The wildcat wild symbol can substitute for all other symbols in the game, with the exception of the paw print scatter symbol.
The paw print graphic acts as a scatter symbol in the Wildcat Canyon online slot. Landing 3 or more of these paw print scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will activate the free spins feature.
Free Spins Feature with Multipliers
Once the free spins feature has been triggered, players will be able to pick one of 3 options from a ‘Pick Me’ style feature. Players can select a combination of 15 free spins and a 3x multiplier, 10 free spins and a 5x multiplier or 5 free spins and a 10x multiplier with which to play. Additionally, any wildcat wild symbols that land during the feature will be automatically converted into sticky wild symbols, which will remain in place on the reels to create extra winning combinations until the free spins end. A re-spin of the reels will also be awarded for each sticky wild symbol that appears.
Wildcat Canyon also offers a gamble feature, which allows players to wager their most recent win in the hopes of increasing its value. Correctly choosing the suit of a mystery playing card will award players 4x their stakes, and choosing the card’s colour correctly will double the value of the respective wager.