Wild Hunter Introduction
Wild Hunter is a five-reel, nine-payline pokies games from Playson for online and mobile play. The theme of the game is a loose, cartoon-style Native America. It is probably closer to the Warner Bros version of cowboys and Indians than the actual Pre-American history, but that’s OK. Expect to see tomahawks, teepees and drums in this pokies games, which is available as free-play at Online Pokies 4U.
How to play
First off, players will need to decide on their bet value. The minimum coin is 0.01 and the maximum coin is 1.00. Likewise, players need to lock in the number of paylines they wish to play. The interface here is very smooth. As you dial through the number lines, they show up in different colours against the reels so that players can clearly see what they are getting. Now it is clear what you need to do.
Press Spin to play and watch our friend the Wild Hunter prance about happily because you are playing his pokies. If you stop for too long, he will get bored and smoke his pipe. There is a Max Bet button so that you can avoid clicking all the way up to 1.00 coin and there is also an Autoplay, which is pre-set to 20 spins.
Symbols, wilds and bonuses
There are the usual high-value, playing-card based icons from nine through to king and symbols such as the drum, the eagle and the teepee. Make combinations here to win prizes. After every win, the player can choose to gamble. Here they are taken through to a ‘choose a card’ game. The computer shows its card and all the player has to do is pick which of the four mystery cards to turn over and hope it is higher than the house card.
After the standard symbols, the most needed icons on the reels are the grinning Wild Hunter Wild and three Scatters, the Tomahawk, the Buffalo and the Totem. The Tomahawk (landing in the first reel) and the Buffalo (landing in the last reel) award 10 Free Spins. After this, the Tomahawk becomes Wild and can sub for everything except the three Scatters.
The game then becomes a bit more complex. If the newly-made Wild Tomahawk falls in the reel next to the Eagle symbol, a random multiplier is applied with a value between 2 x and 50 x. The player then gets some bonus animation as the Wild Tomahawk flies across the reels. In Wild Hunter, as the name suggests, you want a line of five Wild Hunters to land the 5,000 x your stake jackpot.
The look and feel
The graphics on this Playson game are sharp and enjoyable and can be played both online and on tablet and mobile. The overall theme is a fun style of cheesy - it is not going for historical accuracy. The colours are warm and the handling is very comfortable. The quirky soundtrack includes eagle calls, drumming, chanting, and a string guitar during the card game element. This is a great game that seems to give you a win every six or so spins.