Everyone knows the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood, right? In the tale, a girl travels to visit her sick grandmother only to get duped by a Big Bad Wolf.
NetEnt's Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood slot uses this childhood story as the basis of a cracking slot. As part of their Fairytale Legends series, which also includes a Hansel and Gretel themed game, you can expect beautiful graphics and complete mobile compatibility.
Moreover, whilst the fairy tale theme may have been done to death, this slot somehow feels fresh and unique – which is always the case with NetEnt's content. This is partly because this Red Riding Hood slot offers a ton of features which fit the theme well and reward the player generously. But is there too much to get your head around? Let's find out.
Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood Slot Overview
As we've just mentioned Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood was developed by NetEnt. The slot uses HTML5 technology, which means it runs flawlessly across all devices and can be played on both iOS and Android smartphones.
- Original Release Date: October 2016
- Reels/ Paylines: 5 Reels/20 Paylines
- RTP: 96.33%
- Bet Limits: 20p – £200
- Features: Wild Symbols, Free Spins, Multipliers
Slot Gameplay and Design
Visually, Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood is a stunning title – but we've come to expect no less from NetEnt. In the game, the reels hang against a forest background and symbols include books, pink roses, keys and crowns. The game's lower paying symbols are represented by the traditional 10 to Ace playing card values.
The game's highest paying standard symbol is the Fairytale Legends logo, which will give you 400x your wager for a five of a kind combination.
Players will also benefit from a wild symbol, which is represented by Red Riding Hood herself. This will substitute for all other symbols, aside from the scatter, to create a winning combination.
As we've already mentioned, Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood includes a plethora of bonus features, including bonus rounds and base game modifiers.
Whilst the theme of this slot is generally good, upon closer inspection, NetEnt seems to have made a few bizarre choices when it comes to the features of their Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hoot slot. For instance, we don't remember there ever being a fairy in the original story.
Yet there are no fewer than three fairy-based wild symbol features. These can be triggered at any point in the base game, and reward you as such:
- Fairy Magic Spin – This feature covers all of the reels with the same symbol, giving you the chance of getting four or five of a kind
- Fairy Surprise – This will appear when you don’t get aligning symbols; the feature will select any of the medium pay symbols and spin it again until a win occurs
- Fairy Wild Spin – Three or four wild symbols appear on reels two, three or four including a sticky wild re-spin for the chance to get more wins
In addition to base game modifiers, there are three different bonus games players can enjoy. These are slightly more relevant, in regards to the classic tale, and can be activated when players land a treasure chest scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. Players will then have to select a treasure chest to begin one of the three games:
- Coin Win Feature – Collect an instant cash prize worth up to 15x your stake
- Beware the Wolf! – Collect multipliers as you journey to Grandma's house
- Free Spins – Players will be initially rewarded with 10 free spins, with extra bonus symbols present on the reels. This feature can be retriggered by landing more scatter symbols on the reels.
All in all, there's plenty of features to enjoy and all of them lead to plenty of excitement and the potential to win big.
This game is very reminiscent of NetEnt's previous mobile slot Koi Princess. And no, not because of the fairy tale theme – Koi Princess is heavily based around manga/anime.
What makes them similar is their numerous features. While the game is still immensely satisfying to play, it's hard to deny that the slot is a little overstuffed. Almost every other spin you activate another feature which can be a little distracting at first but we'd argue it's easy to get used to once it increases your winnings.
We hope the Fairy Tale Legends: Red Riding Hood slot will be the same. Although we must say that sometimes less is more. Not every player wants their slots to be stuffed with features. Not every player wants winning to be too easy. Otherwise, what's the point? Where's the fun in it?
NetEnt's Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood slot was released on 18th October 2016.