Cossacks: The Wild Hunt Slot
Acclaimed software provider, Microgaming, and rising star and provider, Foxium, have teamed up once again with Cossacks: The Wild Hunt – another thrilling addition to the world of slots at JackpotCity Online Casino.
Originating in the steppes of Eastern Europe, the Cossacks (free men/adventurers) were a group of mainly East Slavic people, who became famous serving as guards on national and international ethnic borders. They were feared for their wild and unpredictable nature and did not adhere to the same laws of war as regular military.
If that sounds like an interesting and unusual theme for an online slot, players will be equally excited about the features – ranging from Free Spins to Release the Wilds, To Arms!, Cascading Symbols, Foxify®, and up to 46656 possible ways to win: referred to here as Wonderways®.
What’s more, as it’s a 2021 release, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt has been optimised to suit all compatible devices – from smartphone to tablet, laptop, and PC – so regardless of one’s screen size the game looks and sounds great.
In this online casino game review, we’ll take a more in-depth look at the basics, symbols, and features – plus, we’ll talk about the software providers and of course, JackpotCity.
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Inspired by Cossacks folklore, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is a visual feast of a game complimented by crystal-clear sound accompaniments, ultra-smooth gameplay, and simple-to-use navigation.
Played across 6 reels, 6 rows and up to 46656 possible ways to win, this medium to high volatility online and mobile casino slot has a payout percentage of 96.19% and a total hit frequency rate of 31.76%.
Set in a knotted forest haunted by fiery-eyed owls, smouldering candles and skeletal remains, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt creates a suitably creepy atmosphere – with an evocative soundtrack hinting at dread during the quieter times, before escalating into full orchestral mode when the hunt commences.
The reels of the game are divided into the outer and inner reel zones. The former includes reels 1 and 6, as well as the top row of the reel grid. The latter includes reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
A story-driven online and mobile casino slot, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt tells the tale of Roman, the leader of the Cossacks warband, who is out to avenge his brother. Along for the ride are Taras, the weaponsmith, and Yana, connected to the spirit realm and able to move swiftly and quietly through the trees to catch out her enemies. An added surprise is that all characters are fully voiced, with soundscapes including clashing swords, haunted whispers, and crossbow bolts.
As Roman, Taras, and Yana embark on the Wild Hunt, they will come across other symbols like the fearsome bear, wolf, and boar. Plus, there are the low-yielding symbols like A, K, Q, J, and 10.
The Wild symbol, represented by the W, only appears in the inner zone, and can substitute for other symbols to help complete possible winning combinations. Blocker symbols only appear in the outer zone and do not pay anything and cannot replace other symbols. Now for the features.
The To Arms! feature can activate on any spin (but not a respin) in the base game and during Free Spins. Arrows appear on the reels and can transform some symbols to potentially award a 6-of-a-kind win. Other possible winning combos can appear together with the 6-of-a-kind.
The Release the Wilds feature also activates randomly on any spin (but not a respin) in the base game and during Free Spins. When in play, blades smash into the reels and any symbols that are struck will turn into Wild symbols to create possible winning combinations.
A random number of Blocker symbols can appear on the outer zone to determine the number of Wonderways® that will be active for that spin. The maximum number is a whopping 46656.
Every win will activate a cascade, in which case the contributing symbols will fall away from the reels and be replaced by new symbols.
Notably, symbols in the outer zone are also removed and replaced by random new symbols. Every cascade increases the Multiplier by 1x. In the base game, the Multiplier is reset to 1 when a non-winning combo occurs. During Free Spins, the Multiplier comes into play at the end of the feature.
The Foxify® feature only triggers in the base game, in which case the total bet increases by 5x. Furthermore, all Blocker symbols are removed, so there are more opportunities for activating Free Spins
To activate the Free Spins feature, players must land 4 Scatter symbols, together spelling out HUNT. 8 Free Spins are subsequently awarded, with every additional Scatter that lands awarding an extra 2 Free Spins.
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt also gives players a Buy Free Spins feature. The three options one can buy here include 8 Free Spins starting on a 2x Multiplier, 8 Free Spins starting on a 10x Multiplier, and 8 Free Spins starting on a 1x Multiplier.
Microgaming And Foxium
As stated previously, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is a collaborative effort between software legend, Microgaming, and smaller studio, Foxium.
Microgaming has been in the game since 1994 – its experience of more than twenty years making it one of the oldest and most established developers around. While its range of games include roulette, baccarat, video poker and blackjack, its particularly famous for its online and mobile casino slots – with their immersive features, stellar graphics, and pitch-perfect soundscapes.
Microgaming is also known for its work with third-party providers like Foxium. Founded in 2015, Foxium focuses its efforts on slots with standout features and eye-catching visuals. Other games by Foxium include online slots, such as Boom Pirates and Stumpy McDoodles.
Hunt Away At JackpotCity
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt can be enjoyed at JackpotCity, of course.
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JackpotCity Casino – the perfect place for revelling in the action-packed Cossacks: The Wild Hunt online slot.