Cossacks: The Wild Hunt Review
The Cossacks originate from Eastern Europe with the term meaning 'adventurer'. Throughout history, Cossacks have become folk heroes as they helped colonise Serbia and are known for being strong warriors. That's why it's no surprise as to why Microgaming's Foxium decided to base an online slot all around it.
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is an adventure slot that plays on 6-reels with 46,656 ways to win due to the Wonderways mechanic. This slot contains free spins, multipliers and modifiers to help you join the hunt and win up to 10,000x your stake.
Set in some dark and dingey woods in Eastern Europe, Cossacks: The Wild Hunt starts off with a dark tone. There are various baron trees mixed with dead bodies and sinister-looking animals in the distance. On the reels, there are three hunters mixed with beastly animals which make up most of the symbols on the reels.
These symbols definitely fit in with the theme and look well designed as well. Throughout spins, the screen will turn red with blood at certain moments which is just a cool little detail that adds more terror to the slot.
As expected in an adventure slot, there are various drums and violins to create an epic score that you'd expect to find in an action movie. On top of the music, there are various chanting and screams throughout to create a tense atmosphere.
Foxium has definitely decided to shake up online slots and has used the inspiration of Megaways to create something new. The Wonderways separates certain parts of the reels into inner and outer sections.
Reels 1 and 6 are in the outer section with the top of the reels included in this with potential blockers to restrict this section. Reels 2 to 5 are in the inner section and will always be accessible. There are 46,656 ways to win throughout this mechanic.
Aside from the Wonderways, the gameplay is pretty straightforward and easy to pick up. All of the spins can be found at the bottom of the screen with the spin button centred in the middle.
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt is a medium to high volatility slot with a great RTP of 96.19% which is just over the average standard. With the volatility level, you can expect the slot to lean more towards high volatility so expect high payouts but less frequently.
Throughout this slot, you can win up to 10,000x your stake throughout the free spins round with the unlimited multipliers. Non-UK players will be able to buy the free spins, but we found that we triggered them naturally a fair few times throughout our 200 spins.
As soon as you open up this slot, you know you are in for an exciting slot. The Wonderways mechanic adds a whole new level to the slot and is something that we expect to see in many other slots in the future.
The design of this slot is pristine and befitting, the gameplay is vibrant and engaging, plus the win potential is solid which makes Cossacks: The Wild Hunt a slot not to miss. If you love adventure slots or even slots with new mechanics, then this is one that you definitely don't want to miss.