Red Lady Slot Game from Novomatic
The Red Lady slot machine game is visually striking. While the topic is not clear from the name alone, you’ll quickly see that it is based on pirate ships. The reels are transparent, and you’ll see a stunning old style ship in full sail when you spin the reels.
Red Lady is a 10-win line slot, and the main attraction is the free spins bonus game. During this game you’ll be given a special symbol (randomly selected in a similar way to the ‘Book of Ra’ type slots) which will expand on the reels. This gives you the potential for a lot of simultaneous wins.
How to Win on Red Lady
Considering that the prizes below are for just 10 coins per spin, some of them are quite generous. These are topped by the red lady herself, who you’ll find in portrait mode wearing a pirate’s hat. 5 of these on one of the 10 win lines will get you 5,000 coins with 1,000 coins for 4, 100 for 3 and 10 coins for just 2 from the left.
A dramatic looking and somewhat ghostly pirate ship sailing straight towards you is the next best paying symbol. This is worth 2,000 coins for 5, 400 for 4, 40 for 3 and 5 coins for just 2. Next on the pay list comes a parrot and crossed pistols. Playing card symbols (which are striking in their design and much bolder in color than the rest of the slot) make up the smaller wins.
Wild Symbols, Special Symbol and Free Spins
When you hit a scatter symbol (compass) on the reels you will hear a short ‘chant’ type sound – this is a little confusing at first, though makes more sense when you hit 3 or more. The compass is a wild symbol, which will substitute for the regular symbols covered above to create more wins. This pays a maximum of 2,000 coins for 5 on a win-line.
The compass also acts as the bonus symbol, 3 of more of them on the reels will award 10 free spins – along with a random expanding symbol.
When you win this bonus the first step is to see a giant sized compass with a rapidly changing symbol in its middle. This will stop and the symbol shown will then expand to cover all 3 spots on a reel whenever it can create a win during the free spins. This means that you can sometimes cover 3 or more reels completely in the same symbol. In addition to the regular (line) wins, you will receive scatter wins based on the total number in view. If you can get one of the top paying symbols, particularly the Red Lady herself, then this bonus game has the potential to be very profitable.
Detailed Design on Both Calm and Stormy Seas
Around the outside of the Lady Red slot reels are day and night views of a ship. On the right you’ll see white sails billowing and calm seas, past a golden statue on the side of the reels. On the left the scene is a night time one, the ship is now on fire and battered by lightning and stormy seas – a ghostly grey statue frames this scene. Above the reels the logo includes the jolly roger (skull and crossbones) and a much calmer sea.
This level of detail continues onto the symbols, with the ghost ship and the crossed pistols the standout drawings for me. There are smaller animations (the parrot moves and compass twists and so on) when you hit wins. The scene where you choose your mystery symbol is excellent, with trinkets chained to a wall around the compass itself. When you do hit the bonus game, the background graphic changes (to a rocky island) and a classical music score which would fit very well with a pirate movie kicks in.
10 Line Setup
In contrast to the complex visuals, the setup is very simple. This is a 10-line slot, and you’ll only need to choose how many coins to bet per line before you spin. You can choose the standard auto-play, and will be offered the infamous Novomatic gamble-after-win too – along with the familiar ticking sound.
The Lady Red video slot is sure to have its fans. It is a visual treat, one of the best pirate themed slots you’ll find from any slot software company on the casino floor. More importantly the solid Novomatic game play and possibilities for a big win are both in place. The highlight is the free spins game, where the mystery symbol will often cover a lot of the spots on the reels.