Since it was first published in the mid-19th century, Lewis Carroll’s uniquely imaginative story of Alice and her fantastic adventures in Wonderland has been inspiring creative minds. The story has been adapted into musicals, comic books, stage plays, more than twenty films, and now, thanks to UK based casino gaming company 1x2gaming, it’s providing the theme for at least one online slots game: Alice and the Red Queen Slot.
As you’d expect from a game drawing on such well-loved source material, Alice and the Red Queen is chock-full of familiar characters and themes. The titular blonde heroine of the story, Alice, takes her place on the reels, along with her royal adversary, the Red Queen. Other familiar faces include the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat, and of course there are teapots, cakes and magic potions galore! All of the reel artwork is rendered in a modern, colourful style and smooth visual effects add a touch of style and polish to the game’s visuals.
Alice and the Red Queen features a game commentary bar that adds to the immersion with timely reminders to “Beware the Red Queen” or “Follow that rabbit”. A well-crafted soundtrack also assists in establishing the game’s whimsical atmosphere. Light and airy music forms the game’s backdrop, with a healthy use of tinkling xylophones and gentle strings.
Alice and the Red Queen Slot is a five reel game which features up to 25 paylines. In addition to the standard matching of symbols, this game offers players another route to winning with its unique card flush system. Each symbol on the reels has a card suit. When players land five symbols of the same suit along a payline, they get a bonus flush payout.
The game’s Wild symbol is impossible to miss, being conveniently labelled “Wild” in chunky white letters on a bright orange background. Teapots are the game’s scatter symbols, and landing three or more of these is the cue for a tea party…or a free spin mode, at least. We get up to 15 free spins and during this mode special cake symbols become available which boost our bonuses.
Like its literary inspiration, Alice and the Red Queen has all the ingredients to be a classic in its field. The card flush concept gives the core game more depth than most slots, as players seek to match suits as well as symbols, while the charming artwork and music help to make Alice and the Red Queen a thoroughly enjoyable experience.