Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? Net Entertainment certainly isn’t. The studio that brought us fantastical online slots such as Fantasini: Master of Mystery and Dracula delivers yet again with this Fairytale Legends Slot (Red Riding Hood) a five reel, 20 pay-line outing. One that serves up excellent game-play and unique bonus features, including Sticky Wilds, three dedicated bonus features and three randomly-triggered bonus games. But will we live happily ever after?
NetEnt does away with any intro when we load Fairytale Legends, but instead introduces us to a key character in this tale – a twinkling Fairy. Now, I don’t recall any fairies in the original Red Riding Hood tale, but let’s run with a little poetic license because this Fairy’s guide to the bonuses is an incredibly visual and thematically strong way to deliver the information we need to play this game. Ever get confused by reading all the information on pay tables? The Fairy is our answer.
As you’d expect for a fairytale, the game symbols are all incredibly visual. Our high-payers are an ornate Game Logo, a Shield, a magical Key, a Rose and a Spell Book. The standard 10s through Aces make up the numbers as we hunt down the game’s 20 pay-lines. Red Riding Hood herself steps in as our Wild symbol, and when we land two Wilds across our reels she will remain as Sticky Wilds in NetEnt’s favourite Sticky Wild Re-Spins feature. Our eponymous heroine (careful how you spell it) also accompanies us when we spin the reels, literally moving the action along with each spin in what is a delightful piece of slots animation.
Like any good fairytale will have us twisting and turning along with the plot, Fairytale Legends offers us a quiver full of bonus features. Remember our Fairy from the intro? She is back to bring us three randomly-triggered bonuses, each of which will see our Fairy transform symbols on the reels into either clusters of high-symbols or a selection of Wild symbols, which then trigger the Sticky Wild Re-spin feature.
Alongside these random bonuses, Fairytale Legends delivers three dedicated bonus features. The Beware the Wolf Bonus, Free Spins feature and Coin Win feature are each triggered when we land three Treasure Chest Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5. The choice is ours, and while the latter two are self-explanatory, the Beware the Wolf Bonus sees a board game-style feature that sees Red Riding Hood scamper across this fairytale land leading us to various mini-games that bestow extra pieces of treasure into our gaming satchels.
We would not dream of being surprised when NetEnt delivers a superbly crafted online slot. Nay, ‘tis what we have come to expect. Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood is another jewel in the crown for Net Entertainment, with howlingly good results.