Wildcat Canyon manages to bring a bit of humour and colour into the mix with its Looney Tunes style animal antics. Set in a desert canyon that takes up the background of the reels, the sun is blazing hot in the sky, and on the reels is a cast of cartoon characters including a scared goat, a nervous looking snake, a hassled crow and the fearsome wildcat itself. The low value symbols are the standard 9 – A, but at least they’re colourful to inject more life into proceedings. Sadly there is no music and a generic spinning sound, but the little animations that play out in wins as the cat tussles with his enemies are pretty funny.
The layout of this slot is very traditional with five reels and three rows, while there are 25 pay lines. The biggest headline about the Wildcat Canyon slot game is that the maximum bet is massive, way up at £/$/€625 per spin, so you can well and truly take advantage of any wins that come your way by betting high. Added to that, the top paying crow symbol is worth a truly magnificent 5000x your bet for five, and though the second symbol drops off a little at 1000x your bet for five, there are still plenty of opportunities to make cash with such a high bet. In common with many higher variance pokies the tradeoff is in the RTP, which sits below average at 95.5%.
Ther bonus Wildcat Canyon is activated by landing three or more of the paw print scatters which grants you up to 15 free spins. You get a choice though, because you can choose to go with fewer free spins and a higher multiplier or more free spins and a lower one, depending on how tempting that 10x multiplier is with only five spins to use it. Having said that, the 3x multiplier you get with 15 free spins seems a little low in comparison! There is also the gamble feature after any win, allowing you to stake your prize on the colour of the next card double or nothing, or on the suit and colour quadruple or nothing.