Silver Fang is White Fang’s bigger, more silvery brother and is raring to get mushing. It is also Microgaming’s take on the legends on the snow dogs of the frozen tundras of the north, of the ice fields of Canada. Alaska? Okay, but you better hope she says “yes” because we’re ready to play the game. Aha.
The first thing that grabs you with this classic five reeler from Microgaming is the soundtrack – folk drums and pan pipes as of that favoured by the inuit peoples beyond the wall. The high symbols are the wild animals of this frozen landscape – the Silver Fang of the title and the famed Alaskan moose – while our lower game symbols include the favoured 10s through Aces drawn with an indubitable Alaskan style. And in true doggie style the Howling Wolf Wild substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter, while also triggering a neat animation in keeping with the game’s theme.
Playing across 50 paylines in classic games like these mean that betting options tend to run between a tight band. Here, the minimum bet is 0.01 credits per line and the maximum bet is 0.05 credits per line with coin bets ranging from 1-10, making the minimum bet 0.01 and the maximum bet 25.00. This two-step betting process gives increased room for strategy, but an FYI for players unfamiliar with this kind of system in that max bet may not be activated when the game first fires up.
Three or more Frozen Paw Print Scatter Symbol trigger the Free Spins Bonus Feature, landing us 15 Free Spins per go as well as awarding us the relevant Scatter win. As well as enjoying the game’s 50 paylines we can expect to benefit from a whopping 5x multiplier from each win during the bonus game, leaving huge win potential from a game with an RTP of 96.30%.
With trademark Microgaming attention to detail this game’s Gamble feature is done out in the style of the game, making the transition from gameplay to Gamble Feature seamless, crisp and exciting each time.
This game will not only make us wish we had a pack of wolves lapping at our toes (somewhat more nibbly than goldfish) but also that we were out in the arctic tundra with a busker and his pan pipes. And a case full of tinned food, with maybe a satellite phone to radio in some help if we needed it. Atmosphere? Not in spades but in snow shovels.