As the leading developer of casino games in the online casino industry, NetEnt knows how to entertain its players. Give its talented team of developers a theme, any theme, and they will, for sure, create an adventure on the reels. A great design, innovative slot features and a captivating gameplay, that’s what the NetEnt slots are all about without any exceptions. Okey, maybe a few exceptions, but that has nothing to do with NetEnt, but rather with time and technology.
About three lustrums ago, when the first modern video slots came into the picture, internet was still pretty new to the people. Online casinos looked like they were programmed out of a basement and games didn’t offer the excitement as they do nowadays. A video slot consisted of nothing more than five reels, three rows, 15 images, a Wild, and if slightly innovative, a bonus round too. That was kind of it, but times have changed with technology growing exponentially. Thanks to technology, HTML5 is now available supporting innovation and quality in the NetEnt slots bringing more excitement to the reels.
That NetEnt is capable of turning a commonly used theme into a spectacle, is evidenced by slots such as Jack and the Beanstalk™, Robin Hood™, and the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ slot which came available at the NetEnt Casinos in October 2016. It’s not the first time I see a video slot based on a fairytale and the story on its own has several versions as well. In a time competition is growing, NetEnt is aware of the fact that it must come up with a distinctive video slot showing why the company is called an industry pioneer. And I’m sure that a fairytale-themed slot isn’t the easiest way to show, but as always NetEnt knows how to enthral a player investing time to come up with an enchanting design, magical slot features, and pleasant music so typical for a fairytale.
A fairytale-themed slot might not be for everyone, but why don’t you just give it a try taking a trip down memory lane, back to childhood. Who didn’t grow up with fairytales, being read out of Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, and Little Red Riding Hood? And if you don’t know the fairytales from the books, I’m sure you saw Cinderella being offended by her stepmother on television or Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumbs being eaten by the birds in a time Google Maps didn’t exist yet.
Little Red Riding Hood
As this is often the case with folklores and fairytales, the story about Red Riding Hood knows many versions. While its origins can be found in the 10th century, told by French peasants, it is believed that Italy’s The False Grandmother, originally called La finta nonna, comes closest to the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale. The best-known versions were written by Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm, but the story has been rewritten many times. Most of you know the fairytale with the wolf as the antagonist, but sometimes it’s an ogre or a werewolf. In some versions, the wolf eats the girl after she gets into bed with him and the story ends there, but the most awkward version is the version in which the wolf leaves the grandmother’s blood and meat for the girl to eat, unwittingly cannibalising her own grandmother. Despite the many versions, the classic story of a little girl that meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother is the one the vast majority describes as Little Red Riding Hood including the 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!’
This fairytale-themed slot will be loved by many offering a great design, gameplay, slot features, as well as a wide range of betting options from 0.20 to 200.00. The minimum bet of 0.20 will attract efficient players, but more adventurous players can go for a bet much higher while a 200.00 bet is primarily used by high rollers. Pretty common for a NetEnt slot, also the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ slot is offering seven different coin values combined with 10 bet levels. It is thanks to these different values and levels that you can keep on combining in order to find yourself the perfect bet to play with.
Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ slot features
As enchanting as the Little Red Riding hood fairytale, as magic are the slot features the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ is packed with. You can count on original slot features such as Fairy Magic Spins, Fairy Wild Spins, Fairy Surprises, Coin wins, Free Spins, and the Beware the Wolf Bonus feature. If you decide to join Red Riding Hood on her journey through the forest, you’re about to meet some generous fairies on the way 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.
Dearly loved by many, Little Red Riding Hood will bring some magic to the reels. You can count on a captivating adventure through the forest entertained with lots of online slot features with each of them having its own charm. Take the Sticky Wild Re-Spins, for example, bringing an incredible number of extra Wilds into the game. Sticky Wild Re-Spins will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the main game and on all reels in Free Spins. Two or more Wild symbols during the main game will act as Sticky Wilds awarding a Sticky Wild Re-Spin. While the unsuspecting Red Riding Hood keeps on walking through the forest, she might be surprised when all of a sudden the fairy shows up using her magic wand to create extra spectacle on the reels. Completely random, there will be either a Fairy Magic Spin, a Fairy Surprise or a Fairy Wild Spin. These random slot features come out of nowhere while playing the main game.
Fairy Magic Spin
Most generous of the fairy, she will turn 5 to 9 symbols into the same symbols which appear as an overlay on the reels for just one spin.
In case you didn’t win anything during a spin in the main game, the Fairy Surprise feature might be activated. The fairy will select one one symbol after which other symbols will turn into the selected symbol until at least one win is awarded.
Fairy Wild Spin
More Wilds will become available during this third random feature as 3 or 4 Wild symbols randomly appear on the reels 2, 3 and 4 during the spin while a Sticky Wild Re-Spin is awarded after as well. The story continues when 3 Bonus symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 activating one of the three bonus features. Three bonus features become available, but only one can be activated and its up to you to pick one of three chests. Depending on the bonus feature in your lucky chest, you can look out for the Beware the Wolf Bonus, Free Spins or a Coin Win.
Beware the Wolf Bonus Game
Appearing as a classic board game, the Beware the Wolf Bonus Game is one to look out for. The adventure is about to start and it’s time to find your way to grandma’s house through the deep dark forest. While many Multipliers are waiting for you to be collected, you must be careful not to fall into the Big Bad Wolf’s traps. No worries though as your courage will always be rewarded in a coin win that could equal up to 200 times your bet.
The other two chest will award 10 Free Spins with Bonus symbols being responsible for additional free spins. Bonus symbols will appear on the reels 1,3, and 5 with 1 Bonus symbol awarding 2 additional Free Spins, 2 Bonus symbols awarding 4 additional Free Spins, and 3 Bonus symbols awarding the incredible number of 10 additional Free Spins while the Sticky Wild Re-Spin feature is available too.
The worst case scenario is still one to look forward to as the Coin Win Bonus Feature awards an instant coin win equal to your bet multiplied x15.
NetEnt brings the good old fairy tale back to life in the Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™ slot and I can highly recommend this enchanting video slot for two reasons. One, you like fairytales or two, you love feature-packed slots. In both cases, I’m pretty sure you’ll be highly satisfied playing Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood™.