Free Miss Red Slots
When you think of Little Red Riding Hood you’ll probably envisage a young girl with an innocent air, skipping through the forest carrying a basket. However it seems that the little girl has grown up somewhat, Miss Red here looking seductively out from the slot wearing a revealing red dress with the hood now replaced by a red headband, more than a match for the wolf (IGT have done a similar makeover at their ‘Miss White’ slot, where Snow White has attitude). The slot machine has the Multiway Xtra feature, meaning there are 1,024 ways to win when playing, and the End2End expanding symbol feature, where a whole row could be turned into the same symbol.
This game is played at night, trees and flowers from the forest growing up into the night sky, while the reels are all backed in a deep, dark blue. The symbols are all drawn in a cartoon style and represent a combination of characters from the story alongside creatures and plants from the forest. You’ll find some impressive animation on the reels when the End2End feature shows the silhouetted wolf or Miss Red running through the woods. The accompanying sound is very atmospheric while still retaining something of a fairy tale feel, perfect for the slot.
Playing Miss Red Slot
Most five reel slots play in a similar way, but this one differs greatly. Firstly you’ll find that each reel is four symbols high as opposed to the more standard three, making for a much larger game than normal. Secondly the game makes use of the Multiway Xtra format used by IGT for real money slots. This means that wins come along when landing symbols on adjacent reels, paying from left to right, right to left and indeed on the centre three reels – these wins coming wherever the winning symbols are positioned on the reels. This effectively means that you’ll have 1,024 win lines and these will come at the cost of 45 credits. Having chosen your coin amount, you’ll be ready to hit spin.
The highest paying symbols are the grandmother and the lumberjack characters, with 150 and 125 coin wins when landing five of these respectively. The rabbit and the squirrel come next and are joined by a mushroom, a pine cone and two different flowers.
Perhaps surprisingly, the Miss Red and the wolf symbols aren’t the highest paying, with wins of 50 and 40 coins coming when landing five in a row. However, you’ll be able to win these amounts on a regular basis due to the End2End feature, so this does actually make some sense.
Features on Miss Red
The expanding symbol feature comes into play when either Miss Red or the wolf appear twice (or more) on the same row. If this happens, any symbols in between will transform into Miss Red or the wolf – meaning for example that Miss Red at either end of a reel will now fill the row with Miss Red symbols. Should Miss Red or a wolf land between two of the other symbols, this will now transform into a symbol showing both the wolf and Miss Red and this will become a wild where it can be either.
The final symbol in the game is the one featuring the title of the slot in front of an imposing house. This is the scatter symbol and should this appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 you’ll be taken to the free spins round. You’ll now to be taken to a screen where you’ll choose one of five baskets, each showing fruits or flowers, which will reveal the number of free spins you’ll have. You’ll earn between 5 and 15 free spins and like any good pick-em round, you’ll also find out the values behind the non-picked baskets.
Summary of Miss Red
The Miss Red Slot is a job well done by IGT. Yes, there are a number of fairy tale based games out there, but the reworking of the central character gives the slot a fresh feel and this is only added to by the excellent graphics and sound. With the extra ways to win, the expanding symbols and the free spins round, Miss Red has more than enough features to keep you playing again and again and as such, is a highly recommended game.