Wildcat Canyon slot review (Nextgen)


NextGen Gaming has a habit of making either superb online slots or plain dull ones; this slot is a testament to that. The smaller budget for the design of this Looney Toons cartoon-like video slot Wildcat Canyon doesn’t excite us from the get-go; it is a bit boring. The background of the desert canyon reminds us of Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner. The difference between this slot and those cartoons is that the wacky animations are actually fun to watch.

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In this video slot, the wild cat is in charge. Despite the not too exciting design, we will look at the features and bonus game of Wildcat Canyon.

Maybe the Wildcat Canyon video slot by NextGen Gaming will surprise us with the bonus game and possible wild features?

Wildcat Canyon gameplay and features

The Wildcat Canyon video slot has a 5 x 3 reel setup and 25 paylines.

The minimum bet is $€ 0.25, and the maximum bet is no less than $€ 250.

Besides the picture with the catlike wild animal that roams around the desert, there are other symbols with their own values.

The reels in the basic game have four high win symbols: an eagle, a red and black coloured snake, the cacti, and a frightened goat. The royals are the low-win symbols.

The wild cat itself is the Wild symbol and appears on reels 2 and 4.

Then there is the footprint of the Wildcat.

The most fascinating part of this video slot is the Wildcat Canyon Free Spider bonus game.

The payout rate of 95.461% is on average and is fine. The variance is, as with almost every NextGen slot, medium.

Wildcat Canyon Wild Bonus Features

We said it earlier; we were curious if the Wildcat Canyon Wild Bonus Features might surprise us. And we were! Only not in a positive way.

The Wildcat Canyon Wild Bonus Features are barely present and just as dry as the desert where the game is staged.

Many NextGen video slots are provided with the Gamble feature, giving you an extra chance to gamble with your last spin’s profit. This also applies to Wildcat Canyon.

Gamble Feature: If you pick the card’s right colour, you multiply your winnings by 2.

Selecting the correct symbol on the card will quadruple your winnings.

Five times the right colour and the right symbol is the max. If you pick the wrong one, you’ll lose all your winnings.

And now quickly on to the Wildcat Canyon Free Spin bonus game.

Wildcat Canyon Free Spin Feature bonus game

When you activate the Wildcat Canyon Free Spin Feature bonus game, you finally experience a bit of action in the game.

When you spin 3 or more footprints, the Wildcat Canyon Free Spin Feature bonus game is activated. You can choose how many free spins you want.

There are three options:

  • 15 free spins: All winning combinations with the Wildcat symbol are multiplied x 3.
  • 10 Free Spins: All winning combinations with the Wildcat symbol are multiplied x 5.
  • 5 Free Spins: All winning combinations with the Wildcat symbol are multiplied x 10.

Besides, every Wildcat symbol you spin is locked in place and awards you a Re-spin.

The free spins can be retriggered if you spin more Wildcat symbols.

You can take your pick from the 3 Free spin options again when that happens.

Wildcat Canyon doesn’t get any wilder than this, but the bonus game is where you can make the big bucks.

Our verdict on the Wildcat Canyon slot

We can’t say anything nice about the Wildcat Canyon video slot, except that it fits nicely in the list of the most boring NextGen Gaming slots.

The sound effects are simple, and the annoying screams of the Wildcat almost make us hope that we won’t spin it anymore, which is special as it creates the most significant opportunities of the game.

The Wildcat Canyon video slot is severely out of date.

When we figured out Wildcat Canyon only had one Wild Bonus Feature, the great outro of the Bugs Bunny cartoon immediately popped into our head: “That’s all folks!”

2,5 out of 5 stars.