Fairytale Legends – Red Riding Hood Slot
Thrills Casino has just added the brand new NetEnt slot Fairytale Legends – Red Riding Hood to their casino, this is a new 20 fixed payline 5×3 reel slot from NetEnt packed with a variety of bonus rounds and special features.
As you would expect from the title, this fairytale-themed slot features Red Riding Hood along with the wolf in the Beware the Wolf Bonus, but doesn’t focus too heavily on the fairytale theme during the base gameplay.
Red Riding Hood Slot Base Gameplay
During base game play, there is definitely lots going on, there are some heavily stacked high paying symbols on all of the reels, along with special wilds that can trigger sticky wild re-spins if 2 or more land on the reels, a main bonus round to trigger with 3 scatters with a variety of bonus rounds, and a healthy mix of randomly triggered features that can occur on any spin too.
Red Riding Hood Random Features
The randomly triggered features are as follows,
- Fairy Magic Spin – 5-9 Medium pay symbols are randomly added to the reels as an overlay to the normal spin.
- Fairy Surprise – Activated on a no-win spin, a medium pay symbol is chosen and other symbols transform on the reels until a win is created.
- Fairy Wild Spin – 3-4 Wild symbols are added to reels 2,3,4 followed by a Stick yWild re-spin.
Thankfully NetEnt has produced quite a lengthy promotional video which covers all of the random features and bonus rounds (shown below).
Red Riding Hood Slot – Bonus Rounds
There are 2 main bonus rounds of note that can be triggered from the base game, firstly you will need to land 3 of the special scatter symbols on the reels, then you must pick from 1 of the 3 treasure chests with 3 possible outcomes, the Free Spins Bonus Round, Beware the Wolf Bonus, or simply a coin prize win (15x stake).
Red Riding Hood Slot – Free Spins Bonus Round
When the free spins are triggered you are initially granted with an initial 10 free spins, however landing any further treasure chests (Scatters) during the bonus round adds extra free spins to the round.
- 1 Treasure Chest – 2 Extra Free Spins
- 2 Treasure Chests – 4 Extra Free Spins
- 3 Treasure Chests – 10 Extra Free Spins
During the bonus round the Sticky Wild Re-Spin feature can also be activated when landing 2 or more wilds on the reels in 1 spin, this process will continue if further wild symbols land on the reels on the next spin, with heavily stacked symbol reels a few wilds can really help with the bigger wins this slot is capable of.
In our playtests the Treasure Chests do seem to land quite often on the reels and this increases the total number of free spins during the bonuses massively, by the time the bonus round has ended it wasn’t unusual to have had 40-50 free spins or even more in total.
Beware the Wolf Bonus Round
If the Beware the Wolf Bonus Round is picked from the Treasure Chests, the player is transported to a board game, where they must spin a whirligig to progress around the board, there are several different things you can collect here, for the most part, these will be coin wins, along with multipliers, but there are also Jackpot Coin Wins on offer here too for very lucky players.
The Jackpot value is normally 100x Stake, but with a Multiplier this can rise to a 200x Stake win, the bonus rounds end when you land on the Collect icon.
Red Riding Hood Slot – Overall Opinions
The Red Riding Hood Slot offers all you would expect from NetEnt, the game is visually fantastic, with some great animations and music too, the random bonus features are fairly decent, and the main bonus features both seem capable of some decent wins.
We definitely preferred the free spins bonus round, and with the Treasure Chests adding further free spins this can really lead to some seriously long bonus rounds, and with heavily stacked reels and sticky wilds there are definitely some big hits to be had playing this slot.
The main negative with this slot is the “Coin Prize” win of just 15x if you happen to pick this particular Treasure Chest after triggering the bonus round, especially if you have waited a long time for a bonus round.
Where to play the Red Riding Hood Slot?
Overall though we really enjoyed playing this slot from NetEnt, if you are looking to play this on release day then the slot is already live and playable at Thrills Casino, along with both of their sister sites Kaboo Casino and Super Lenny Casino.