The Wombat says: We all know the Red Riding Hood fairytale, but in this reboot from Triple Edge Studios and Microgaming the famous kids story takes on a macabre and slightly saucy twist. This game is certainly a mile apart from the Fairytale Legends Mirror Mirror slot and other games that follow the storylines more closely- racey, is what we’d call it-!
Will you live happily ever after with tonnes of cash?
Let’s dive right in and see!
Look and Feel
The design in Wicked Tales: Dark Red slot is top notch with the eerie forest backdrop and sexy Red Riding Hood (complete with lace up basque). Put it this way, it’s no Disney movie. The reels themselves are set on wooden planks and you can see grandma’s cottage in the background. We like the stylised graphics that look hand-painted. The name Dark Red should give you a clue as to the colour scheme! Think of the Berryburst slot and then add in some capes and a wolf.
Wicked Tales: Dark Red Slot Game Play
Wicked Tales: Dark Red slot is a 5 reel, 25 pay-line slot from Microgaming. Your symbols on the reels include red candles, gold coins, a photo of Red and her granny, a regal looking wolf plus a very handsome chap with his abs out and the very buxom Red Riding Hood. These are joined by the J,Q, K & A playing cards that make up your lower value symbols. It’s all dark and broody- a bit like the Lightning Horseman slot we’d say, on the colour front at least.
The wild in this slot is the Wicked Tales: Dark Red logo and it will substitute for all symbols on the reels (except for the scatter) to give you extra winning combos.
The big shiny full moon icon is your Scatter in this game, but more on that later…
You’ll notice that this game has an unusual reel layout wombat fans and that’s thanks to the Wandering Reels feature. ‘So what’s all that about?’ I hear you ask? Well, let me enlighten you. There is a group of 3 reels and 4 rows that spin together, moving randomly from left and right and varying in height. They also include jumbo blocks that are 3×4 versions of the reel icons that will land to give you more chances at winning combos.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
Wolf’s Wheel Bonus
Land 3x of the Full Moon scatters and you’ll set off the Wolf’s Wheel Bonus feature. This is basically a wheel of fortune with multipliers, icons and a treasure chest. Spin that wheel Wombat Fans, and if the pointer lands on a multiplier value you’ll get a nice big win!
If it lands on a treasure chest, you’ll set off another bonus pick me round, and if it points to any of the high value symbols, you’ll enter the Free Spins game.
Forest of Fortunes Pick Bonus
Pick from a selection of Red’s satchels on a new screen. Uncover an instant cash win and you can play again (plus the multiplier increases x1). Keep on picking until you find a stopper! FYI: the multiplier here can go up to 10x.
Free Spins Feature
It’s 9 Free Spins for you in this bonus with the Wandering Reels active throughout the round. Plus, your reels will be entirely made up of whichever high value symbol set off the bonus in the first place – which could means hefty wins!
Wicked Tales: Dark Red slot is a grown up remake of a classic fairytale. It looks very good indeed, and this Wombat likes that it also features some lucrative bonuses – in particular the Free Spins. Venture deep into the woods and give it a spin. You won’t be disappointed.
Wombat Score: 4/5
This game is not available to UK players. Why not try Bloopers slot from ELK Studios?
Players from New Zealand, Ireland, Canada (excluding Ontario) and many other countries can still play Wicked Tales: Dark Red slot here at Wombat Casino.