Theme of the Game
One of the most famous fairy tales of all, Red Riding Hood comes to life in NetEnt’s new video slot which is set to launch by the end of October. The little girl with her basket walks through the woods unaware of the dangers that might befall her.
The same happens in the video slot, only now she has the help of a fairy. The developers probably felt sorry for the naive little girl and decided to introduce a new character that proves to be very handy in the game play as she whimsically sprinkles you with random bonuses.
Wrapped in bright and vivid colours, the slot holds tons of features that will make your head spin, so even if this children’s bedtime story does not appeal to you, give it a go.
NetEnt are leading developers of gaming software and solutions based in Sweden. Founded in 1996, they are constantly striving to keep up with trends and justify the confidence of over 100 world’s greatest gaming operators.
Their portfolio of games features around 200 titles that boast state-of-the-art technology and high payouts rate.
How to Play It
The main game functionality is pretty basic and intuitive with all the main controls displayed at the bottom of your screen. You can set the coin value from 0.01 to 1.00 per line and the number of lines, or you can just hit the “maxbet” button and stake the maximum amount possible.
The game features symbols of lock and key, a book, a rose (which is more symbolic of Sleeping Beauty) a crest, slots logo and playing cards symbols.
The main protagonist, the red-caped girl appears as game’s Wild as she winks at you and hops up with her basket full of goodies. She can replace any symbol (except the treasure chest) in order to form a winning combination. Red Riding Hood will always appear on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The Treasure chest triggers the Bonus round that comes with three options: Free Spins, Coin Win and Beware of the Wolf Bonus.
We were surprised to see a Fairy in the slot as she definitely is not a part of the traditional story. Perhaps the developers mixed several fairy tales into one. Still, she comes as a lucrative addition to this slot as she holds three random bonuses in her magic wand.
T&C Apply 18+
Like we said we do not understand how Fairy ended up in this game, but she definitely holds some surprises under her wings.
As all fairies, she appears out of nowhere and grants one of three features: Fairy Magic Spin, Fairy Surprise and Fairy Wild Spin.
Fairy Magic Spin will overlay the screen with up to 9 medium-valued symbols and leave them for the next spin.
Fairy Surprise comes when you most need her to transform your losing spin into winning combinations by selecting one symbol and transforming other symbols to match it.
Fairy Wild Spin adds wilds on their dedicated reels and leaves them locked for a re-spin.
The Fairy is an addition to the base game, but the real treat comes from the Bonus Round, which gets activated when you land three treasure chests. Each of the three blue chests holds one bonus game, but the machine will decide whether you unlock Free Spins, Coin Win or Beware of the Wolf Bonus.
When playing Free Spins you get to spin the reels for free ten times, while you also have the chance to win up to 50 if enough treasure chests appear on your reels. Also, you can get the help of Red Riding Hood as she will appear in the form of Sticky Wilds.
Coin win is the simplest option as it awards you with a random cash prize, while Beware of The Wolf Bonus opens up a whole new screen that resembles a board game. Red Riding Hood goes around the woods collecting multipliers that can go up to x200. But be careful, if the wolf appears the game will be over.
Maximum amount you can stake here is $200 which is high enough to satisfy bigger appetites. With the RTP 96,33% and the possibility to hit a 200x multiplier, we believe that this slot could pay off nicely.
Also, we should not disregard the numerous in-play bonuses that can crop up at any time.
Though at first sight Red Riding Hood sounds slightly childlike or at least girly, we advise you not to jump to conclusions.
There are plenty of tricks under the cape of the sweet little grandma’s girl. With the help of a Fairy, we see this slot full of random bonus features, as an addition to the main Bonus game that can lead you to a 200x multiplier. Though it might seem cramped and confusing to keep track of all these features, it is definitely worth a shot.