NetEnt’s new fairy tale-them
Red Riding Hood has proven a popular theme for pokies games, and NetEnt’s latest offering will sit alongside Miss Red, Little Red Riding Reels and Big Bad Wolf by IGT, mFortune Casino and Quickspin respectively, among others. NetEnt itself has also previously released a pokies game inspired by fairy tales, in the form of Jack and the Beanstalk.
This is a challengingly saturated market, but FairyTale Legends: Red Riding Hood’s preview video makes the game look very impressive. In fact, there are so many bonuses to showcase that the pokies preview trailer video is over 6 minutes long.
Fairytale Fun and Big Wins
Smooth functionality and well-executed graphics and animations are as high quality as players have come to expect from NetEnt, and the whole game has the feel of an old and well-loved book of children’s tales. Some industry insiders have even speculated that this is the first in a range of FairyTale Legends from NetEnt, and future releases in the same genre will follow.
Up to 20 paylines can be activated in Red Riding Hood and the action plays out over 5 reels, with a betting range of 0.2 to 200 on every spin.
Chock Full Of Bonus Features
The base game has 3 randomly triggered features: the Fairy Magic Spin, Fairy Surprise and Fairy Wild Spin. The first covers the reels in a single spin for more lucrative spins, the second guarantees a win by turning the low-value symbols on the screen into a randomly selected medium value icon, and the third features 3 or 4 Sticky Wilds on Reels 2 to 4.
The Treasure Chest Bonus Round, activated by the appearance of 3 of these icons, also results in 1 of 3 potential Bonus Rounds; Coin Win, Red Riding Hood Free Spins and Beware the Wolf. The Coin Win is simplest, awarding an instant prize, and the Red Riding Hood Round awards 10 re-triggerable Free Spins that also feature re-spin Sticky Wilds.
Beware the Wolf is an involved Bonus Round, with Red Riding Hood walking along a path and scoring coin and multiplier wins as she makes her way to Grandma’s house.
With so many special features, bonuses and rewards up for grabs, its clear that Red Riding Hood will be another huge hit from NetEnt.