The first in the Fairytale Legends series from NetEnt, this online slot is inspired by the adventures of Little Red Riding Hood. It boasts 5 transparent reels, 20 solid paylines, and a full load of features and bonuses. Plus, you’ll be sure to appreciate the fact that it is playable in both desktop and mobile devices.
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Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood Online Slot Review
Progressive Jackpot: No
When NetEnt decided to launch a series of online slots inspired by some of the world’s most popular fairytale stories, they started with Red Riding Hood. Although the game has the classic 5x3 structure, it is far from common. For one thing, the backdrop moves every time the reels spin, giving you the illusion of travelling in the forest with Red Riding Hood, who also walks along to the left of the reels.
The reels in this game are transparent, which truly allows you to appreciate the moving backdrop. The magical background music, magical creatures, and game surprises also help draw you into the whole fairytale scene. Plus, you’ll be sure to like the fact that the slot is playable on both desktop and mobile devices.
Gameplay begins with setting your bets. Set your preferred amount by clicking on the Coin Value tabs, and the number of coins to bet per line by clicking on the Level tabs. Click on Max Bet if you want to wager the maximum amount allowed. Clicking on the Spin button in the middle of the control panel sets the reels in motion, and Autoplay gives you a chosen number of uninterrupted spins.
Low-value symbols for this game are the usual playing card symbols you see in slot machines—A, J, K, Q, and 10. In keeping with the fairytale theme, these symbols have a whimsical design. Mid-value symbols include a book, a rose, a golden shield, and a gemstone-encrusted key. The game’s high-value symbol is the Fairytale Legends logo, which can help you win 400x your wager.
The game’s Wild symbol is Red Riding Hood herself, with the word “wild” printed across. It may be worth noting that this symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the base game, but may appear on any reel during a free spin. There is also a blue-and-gold treasure chest, which is the game’s Scatter symbol.
There are three randomly-triggered bonus rounds in this slot. In Fairy Magic Spin, you get a cluster 5 to 9 mid-value symbols as an overlay for one spin, giving you more opportunities to land a winning combination. In Fairy Surprise, a symbol is randomly chosen during a non-winning spin, and the other symbols start turning into the chosen symbol until you land a winning combination. In Fairy Wild Spin, 3 or 4 Wild symbols appear on any of the 3 middle reels and award you with a Sticky Wild Re-spin.
The Sticky Wild Re-spin feature may be triggered in both the base game and in a free spin. When you land 2 or more Wild symbols, they remain in their respective position while the other symbols go for another spin. The feature continues if you keep getting Wild symbols.
Landing three Treasure Chest symbols is also something for you to celebrate, as it gives you the chance to win one of three bonuses. The Coin Win bonus gives you 15x your wager. The Beware the Wolf bonus allows you to play a round where you try to get to grandma’s house and win cash prizes. And then there is the Free Spins bonus, which awards you 10 free spins, plus opportunities for more.