The Best Animal Themed Slot Games
If you’ve taken a look at YouTube at any point since the inception of YouTube, you’ll be aware that animals, cute or otherwise, are about the most popular thing in the world.
Never an industry to miss the opportunity to capitalise on a much-loved topic, there are many animal themed slot games around, some well-known titles from high-profile software developers, others that are lesser known gems that you would be unlikely to find unless you were looking for them.
We’re going to take you through a few of the best so, if you’re a fan of animals of all shapes and sizes, you can find the right game for you.
Birds! – BetSoft
This adorable title from BetSoft is one of the more unique bird-themed slots you will find, mainly due to its interesting reel structure.
Instead of the reels spinning, you get a 5x3 grid of birds on a wire, when you spin the reels, these birds will fly off, to be replaced by others who swoop in and land in their place.
Birds! benefits a Cascading Reels feature, which is, again, different to most. A winning combination will see any birds involved in it, fly off to be replaced by others for the chance of an extra win for free.
As you pick up consecutive wins, a Tweet ‘o’ Meter will fill up, once it gets to a certain point, you will trigger between eight (for four combos) and 14 (for seven combos, 14 will be added to the number of combos to create the number) free spins. If you fill up the meter during the free spins game, you will retrigger the feature.
Wolf Cub – NetEnt
One of the newer titles on this list, software giant NetEnt released Wolf Cub in 2017. Wolf Cub follows a very cute wolf cub, unsurprisingly, and also includes other animals that are probably depicted cuter and less terrifying than in real life, including a bear and a moose.
Land three or more Full Moon scatter symbols and you’ll trigger the free spins feature, before that, all the reels with scatters on them will spin to reveal the number of spins that will be awarded. During this free games round, the Blizzard feature will be active, which can transform symbols to achieve more winning combinations.
Wolfpack Pays – NextGen
Not all the animal-themed slots present the animals they’re based on as cuter than they are. In fact, Wolfpack Pays is the antithesis of Wolf Cub, a slot from NextGen which focuses on the regal appearance of wild wolves.
With five-reels and 243 ways to win, landing the Wolf wild symbol here will take you to the free spins feature, which can offer another free wild. The On a Roll feature triggers during this round, on the fourth spin, if the following spins are successful, this can award more spins and more wilds.
Great Wild Elk – NextGen
The regal animals of the wild are something NextGen has quite a taste for, and another excellent execution of this concept is Great Wild Elk.
This slot has ten paylines (and five reels) and is set against a stunning woodland backdrop, this is arguably the most beautiful game to look at on this list.
Great Wild Elk has a Gamble option, where players can guess the colour of a card to double their win, or guess the suit to quadruple it, get this wrong though, and you lose what you’ve won.
There’s also an Elk Light feature which randomly transforms lower value symbols into higher values. The Elk symbol triggers a free spins feature, which can be re-triggered.
Fish Party – Microgaming
From two very serious games, to one of the most fantastically silly, Fish Party is a slot from Microgaming that is full of colour and has a real focus on fun.
With 243 ways to win, this game isn’t just fun to play, it can lead to some nice wins too. The artwork party in the fish tank is charming, and the slot includes stacked wilds, multipliers, and a scatter symbols that triggers a free spins feature.
In this feature, a gamble feature identical to the one in Great Wild Elk is also in play. This free spins feature can also be retriggered.
Jungle Spirit: Call of the Wild – NetEnt
Lastly, you have an epic jungle themed slot from NetEnt. The pink flower is the scatter symbol for this 243 ways to win slot, while various jungle beasts make up the higher values.
Butterflies can expand symbols randomly, while the free spins feature of this excellent slot gives you the choice of any high value symbol, which will be the only high value to appear on a six-reel bonus grid.
Many exciting and fun games, with very different takes on the animal theme, there’s a lot to enjoy here.