Cossacks: The Wild Hunt Online Slot by Microgaming and Foxium explores some lesser-known characters from Nordic mythology. The Cossacks were fabled to be expert wandering hunters and a trio of them take centre stage in this game as they track their wild beast quarry on the reels against the backdrop of an eerie forest, complete with skeletal remains and owls. The cascading reels mechanic removes winning symbol combinations, causing more symbols to fall in their place, potentially creating a chain of wins. The bonus features include free spins and multipliers.
The game contains two randomly triggered modifiers. The Release the Wilds! feature hurls blades at the reels, turning some symbols into wilds. The To Arms! feature fires arrows at the reels, creating a 6 symbol win.
A multiplier that starts at 1x will activate when you achieve a winning cascade, it will increase by +1 with each following win, resetting back to its initial value once the cascade sequence has ended.
Landing 4 scatters will award you 8 free spins and any further scatters that land will hand you an extra 2 spins each. The win multiplier is unaffected by new spins and will continue to rise as you play. Special golden axe symbols appear while the feature is active and if you collect 4 of them, you will be awarded 3 extra free spins. In some territories, a buy option will be available where you can trade 100x, 250x, or 400x your stake for 8 free spins with a 1x, 10x, or 20x, starting multiplier, respectively.
You can manually activate this feature that removes all blocker tiles from the reels, making forming winning combinations exponentially easier. The trade-off is that your stake will be increased by 5x for as long as the feature is active.
Cossacks: The Wild Hunt ticks all the boxes for an engaging and lucrative slot experience. The theme is an interesting take on Viking lore, sending you on a sensory adventure with highly detailed graphics and a stirring soundtrack. The random modifiers create exciting, sporadic wins and the free spins round pumps up your potential with an enduring multiplier that could see you take home the slot’s top prize of $250 000. This title delivers on all fronts and will probably become a favourite once you give it a spin.