Reading the following words: ‘Oh! but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have!’,’All the better to eat you with!’, there’s a good chance you can guess the story these two lines come from. No wonder NetEnt decided to use this particular fairytale for its new video slot Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™. As no other, NetEnt is able to bring a fairytale to life including an enchanting design, magical gameplay, and innovative slot features like Fairy Magic Spins, Fairy Wild Spins, a Fairy Surprise, and a Beware the Wolf Bonus. Never 100% a grownup, I’m sure every player will revive childhood while playing the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ slot once it’s launched at the NetEnt Casinos on the 24th October.
Little Red Riding Hood
Also known as “Little Red Cap”, Red Riding Hood is a famous European fairytale telling the story of a sweet little girl that was loved by everyone. But no love as the love of a grandmother who’s playing an important role in the girl’s life. A fairytale isn’t a fairytale without dwarves, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, mermaids, trolls, unicorns, witches or a big bad wolf. Since this last one is involved in Little Red Riding Hood, we are dealing with a typical fairytale of which its origins can be found in the 10th century by several folk tales from different countries in Europe. Italy’s The False Grandmother, originally called La finta nonna, comes very close to the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale.
The story has been rewritten many times, but I believe that the version of the Grimm Brothers became the most famous one. The story was called Rotkäppchen and was included in the first edition of their collection Children’s and Household Tales which was published in 1812.
I couldn’t resist writing a short version of the fairytale which can be found in my announcement, but even without writing a short version of the story, I’m sure one knows what Red Riding Hood is about. Unless you, for some unknown reason, didn’t grow up with fairytales, I assume everybody has heard at least one version of the story.
If not read by you by a loved one, you might have seen the fairytale on television or as a movie. No matter how you got to know Red Riding Hood, the majority of them tell the classic story of a little girl that meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother including this famous conversation:
‘Oh! grandmother,’ she said, ‘what big ears you have!’
‘All the better to hear you with, my child.’
‘But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!’ she said.
‘All the better to see you with, my dear.’
‘But, grandmother, what large hands you have!’
‘All the better to hug you with.’
‘Oh! but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have!’
‘All the better to eat you with!’
Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ video slot features
I‘m not sure, but there might be a new series of video slots coming up with Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ being the first in line. In that case, we might be able to play Fairytale Legends: Cinderella™, Fairytale Legends: Beauty and the Beast™, Fairytale Legends: Pinocchio™, Fairytale Legends: Aladdin™, and Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™ in the future as well. perfect to go back to childhood for a bit, because don’t we all want to escape our busy lives for a bit. Going back in time, when we didn’t have the concerns of grownup life yet. All I worried about a child was the future of Red Riding Hood, knowing that the Big Bad Wolf was after her.
Don’t we all love fairytales and their happy endings? That’s probably why NetEnt decided to bring Red Riding Hood to the reels. No matter how coldhearted you think you are, nobody can resist the innocence of a fairytale. Take Red Riding Hood, a girl who was loved by everyone and the last thing you want is her to get hurt. And even though you know the end of the fairytale, once the happy end is revealed, you still feel relieved. It’s magic and a video slot bringing a magical story can’t be ignored.
As magic as the story, as magic are the slot features the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ is going to offer including Fairy Magic Spins, Fairy Wild Spins, Fairy Surprises, Coin wins, Free Spins, and the Beware the Wold Bonus feature. Join Red Riding Hood on her journey through the forest and meet the beautiful fairies who’ve got a lot of nice surprises prepared for you. Their magic wands can bring you one of the spellbinding Random Features while you must be careful that you don’t fall into the Big Bad Wolf’s traps in the Beware the Wolf Bonus Game.