Little Red Slot Tells a New Tale
A new slots title from casino games developers Leander Games and their distribution partner, Amaya Gaming, Little Red delivers a new version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale. The slots game combines breath-taking artwork, realistic effects, detailed animations and a storyline that runs through the standard reel play and two different bonus options.
Little Red plays on five reels, each holding three rows, and offers 25 fixed paylines. The rippling water of the river that forms the game backdrop is one of the new special effects that keeps the game visually exciting. The reels are transparent, set against an idyllic riverside scene in the forest, with Little Red waiting patiently on one bank of the river to cross.
Theme-Related Icons Progress Little Red’s Journey
The new Little Red icons, spinning unsupported on see-through reels, dispense with Poker symbols and stick to features of the story. In ascending order of value, these icons are a Posy of Flowers, Granny’s False Teeth by the bed, an Apple Pie, a Woodsman’s Axe, a Butterfly, a Bed and a Picnic Basket. The Basket wins 20, 100 or 500 coins for three, four or five of a kind, respectively. The higher value standard icons are Granny, who is worth 30, 150 or 1,500 coins for matches of three, four or five, the Big Bad Wolf, scoring 40, 200 or 2,000 coins, and Little Red herself, worth 50, 250 or 2,500 coins.
Another icon that features on the reels from time to time is the log, which scores no prize but does progress the bonus features. Every time a log appears to the left of Little Red’s position on a reel, it drops into the river and become a stepping stone. Little Red thus moves off the river bank, and step by step crosses the river in this To Granny’s feature. If she makes it all the way across the river, she heads into the woods for a new Into The Woods Bonus adventure.
Two Bonus Triggers and a Wild increasing Wins
The Wild icon, a picnic basket with Little Red’s cape on it and a Wild label, can double for any other symbol to create more winning paylines, with the exception of the Bonus icon. Wilds also score for their own payline matches; up to 7,500 coins for five of a kind.
The Free Spins Bonus icon, a picture of Granny’s Cottage, needs to arrive on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously to activate the Free Spins Bonus. During free spins, the player needs to secure five different elements to unveil the wolf and score an extra prize. Each of these elements will also add randomly determined multipliers to enhance the total win on free spins. However, there is another feature that can trigger this bonus.
Into the Woods to Trigger Free Spins
A free spins round, with the same prize and multiplier elements can also be triggered in the Into The Woods feature. If Little Red crosses the river successfully, she is faced with a number of paths. At each branch in the track, Little Red must choose a path, which hopefully scores her another prize or multiplier, and eventually leads her to Granny’s house, to launch the Free Spins round. If she meets the wolf after picking a new fork, however, the Into the Woods Round ends without free spins, and normal play resumes.