Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood Basic Information:
Some pokies are developed with such passion and an interest in quality that they spawn sequels. Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood is one such entry, as part of the Fairytale Legends series. In this game Red Riding Hood aims to bring the player her basket of goodies. Are these worth trying, or should you simply keep the front door to this game closed, thereby using Red Hood as bait to satiate a hungry wolf? Check out our review to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood is no exception. This game was released on the 18th of October. 2016.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood comes with a total of 15 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 20
- The maximum coins bet sits at 200
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 1.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 96.66%, which is towards the higher end of average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This brings up a small menu with three separate options. These are as follows:
Enabling this option speeds up the spinning of the reels. This means that these is less time spent waiting around between the time you click spin and when the reels come to rest, speeding up the entire experience.
- Intro Screen
This option disables the intro screen from appearing the next time the player starts the game.
- Spacebar to spin
This option lets the player start the spinning of the reels with a simple press of the spacebar, in addition to the regular methods.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are five different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- When bonus feature is won
- On any win
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- If cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood also comes with question-mark and i help icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the i button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the i button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
The game can also be muted by simply toggling the sound button located on the lower right of the game main screen.
The origins of Little Red Riding Hood can be traced back as far as the 10th century. Over the years the story has been retold hundreds of times, though those based around the version most are familiar with have a few things in common. In these versions a young girl makes her way to see her grandmother. A big bag wolf eats the grandmother and dresses in her clothes, in an attempt to trick Little Red Riding Hood to get close enough to eat. All eventually works out, as a hunter or woodcutter eventually manages to cut the wolf open, freeing the girl and her grandmother.
This story raises more than a few questions. Firstly, why was Little Red Riding Hood walking alone through a forest containing wolves. Who thought that was a great idea? Secondly, how on earth did the wolf learn to speak? Thirdly, how did the wolf manage to dress itself? Fourthly, how did the wolf manage to consume both the grandmother and grandchild without killing them? Fifthly, why did the wolf see the need to dress up to trick Red Riding Hood, its not like a little girl is going to fight off a wolf. Sixthly, how did the pair survive once within the stomach of the wolf, even provided they were swallowed whole?
The answer to the question is, of course, obvious. It's a fairy-tale.
Other Features and Bonuses
There are three random features which are activated randomly within the main game.These are detailed below.
The first of the random features is the fairy magic spin. With this feature a random cluster of 5-9 medium win symbols (except the game logo symbol) will appear as on overlay on the reels for one spin only.
The second of these is the fairy surprise feature. This feature is activated randomly on any non-win. When active a symbol is randomly selected from the medium win symbols on the reels following a spin. Other symbols, starting from the lowest value, will then change into this selected symbol until a win is awarded.
The last of the three is the fairy wild spin feature. When this is activated 3 or 4 wild symbols will randomly appear on reels 2,3 and 4. After the spin is complete a sticky wild re-spin will be awarded.
The sticky wild symbol in Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood comes in the form of Red Riding Hood against a background of green and gold. These appear on reels 2,3 and 4 during the main game, and all reels during the free spins bonus game. If the player manages to gather 2 or more of these in one spin, in the main game, the wilds will stick, and a free spin will be awarded.
The bonus symbol in this game comes in the form of a blue treasure chest. These can appear on reel 1,3 and 5 within the main game. A bonus game will be awarded when the player gains three of these on a single spin. Details for these are listed in the below section.
The bonuses in this game are won from the above blue bonus chest. When three or more of these are gained in a single spin the player will get access to the bonus games by selected one of the three displayed chests. This can result in one of three different bonuses. These are as follows:
The first of these are the free spins. This one simply gives the player 10 free spins when it is won. The amount used a bet for these free spins is the quantity which was bet in the round in which the free spins were won.
The second of these bonuses is the coin win bonus. This gives the player a simple coin win which equals 15 times their current bet.
The last of these is the beware the wolf bonus. When this is won the player will be greeted with a board-game style game. This game has 5 possible locations which can be visited: Coin Win, Double, Arrow, Jackpot Coin Win and Collect. Clicking on the game screen rolls the dice, and allows the player to move around. The double location doubles all wins from this game when landed on. The arrow moves the player along the course when landed on. Collect ends the bonus game and awards all of the coins which have been collected so far. The other two are self-explanatory.
How to Play:
Basic play for Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins. From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
There aren't many pokies that NetEnt care about as much as those in their Fairytale Legends series, and it shows. This game has been expertly crafted, with an enormous amount of effort and skill being put into crafting the symbols, animations, and background images of this game. The look is accomplished mostly through the use of reds and golds, which work together with a background of a forest in Autumn to create one of the most pleasant looking pokies out there. This extends to Red Riding Hood herself, who shows an immense amount of character, joyfully celebrating your wins as she makes her way across the forest floor. This attention even extends to the betting bar, which is often ignored, even among the most popular of pokies. A seriously beautiful game.
When it comes to usability there aren't many issues here. In fact the only real issue we have with this game is the lack of graphical options. There is a lot on offer here, and it is disappointing that people on older or less powerful devices might have to miss out. Other than this issue the game runs extremely well, with no problems in our testing procedure arising in terms of response time or reliability.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
One of our favourites, and a game we can recommend for everyone. NetEnt have really brought their A-game to this one, and it shows. The game itself is one of the best to look at out of all of the pokies we have reviews, and on top of that its bonus structure also stands far above the herd. This is a pokie not just for fans of the theme, if you are a fan of pokies at all then this is one you will not likely want to miss. One of the best from NetEnt, and one of the best out there full-stop.
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