Although no one really knows where the concept of casino games came from, one thing is certain – that whenever someone mentions playing casino games, they are talking about Wolves products. They are well loved in Europe and have been around for a long time, but did anyone ever think that the American market would ever use them? Of course no one really knew where the idea came from, but one thing is clear – people love the Wolf characters so much that it just made sense to bring these characters into the casinos. So how did this happen?
Well, back in the day before the Internet became widespread, the only way that Wolf products could gain a foothold in the American market would be by creating a game based on them. Now, Wolf is a cartoon show that was originally on German TV. It was a popular program that was highly ranked among its peers and so a similar type of game was created. It was called “Apples”. Apples was a game of chance and it was designed around the idea that if you knew just one little secret then you could win the whole thing!
Needless to say, not everyone watched the show or even knew what it was at first. However, once it became more widely known, it became hugely popular. So popular, in fact, that a whole season of the show aired in the US, lasting eleven episodes! Needless to say, Wolf and Company took off big in the US. So big, in fact, that Wolf and Company now has their own theme park, which opened last summer in Tampa Bay Florida.
But that was just the beginning. As with everything else, it was a matter of time before they moved onto the next big idea and that was trading stocks. This was a lot easier because there were already countless television shows featuring Wolf and Company characters trading stocks. Therefore, all that was needed was to take that concept and run with it. The downside to that idea was that most people weren’t experts in trading stocks and therefore the whole game would be completely theoretical. So it wasn’t really a very good fit.
Then people realised that if the show was so successful, why not try to make it into a video game? Why not create a game that was based around the same characters as the show and give people the opportunity to play the game using the Wolf costume! Everyone playing would be taking part in the same set of activities that the show uses.
So this led to the formation of Wolf and Friends. Wolf and Friends is a massive multi-player online role playing game (MMORPG). Now, instead of battling it out against computers, players take on the roles of characters from the Wolf family. This means that everyone gets to go into character and have their own adventures to take along with them. The games are quite lengthy and quite involved, so if you’re not interested in spending hours upon hours trying to get through levels, then you probably aren’t going to enjoy playing Wolf and Friends.
The first thing that I noticed when I started playing was that there were a lot of different characters to play as. There were a couple of teenagers in the beginning, but they quickly grew into their own families as well. There were some older characters too – all of them played out in their own way. It was a nice change of pace from the adult games that I used to play. Although some of the older characters look pretty cool, I found that the voices of some of the kids were a bit flat.
However, this just meant that I had to find other people to play with too! Luckily, Wolf and Friends is full of people who would want to play with you! People who enjoy a good game with a range of characters to choose from. So even if you normally don’t like to play as families, Wolf and Friends is worth checking out.