Miss Red Review
Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up now and goes by the name of Miss Red. You get the picture – this is IGT’s
take on the worldwide popular short tale, with a modern, sinister and sexy twist. While adding a certain dark and doomy ingredient to famous (otherwise innocent) storylines is not new, this online slot game has some features that are typical for this developer only – one of which made its debut here. Well, what could it be? Let’s find out.
Let us begin by saying that this five reel game has a whopping 1024 paylines, which means there are many ways to win with action present in this game. More winnings mean it will induce more special features. The symbols here are something to behold: special symbols are the seductive heroine from the game title and big bad wolf that work as expanding symbols (more on that in a minute), but also a granny’s cottage that works as a scatter symbol. Besides these, there is a host of low-value symbols like pine cones, mushrooms, flowers, the deus ex machina lumberjack that saves the day and some woodland creatures. The playing experience is more than decent. The atmosphere if this game is quite adequate for its eerie nature both in the graphic and audio department.
We are happy to report that Miss Red is one slot game where you won’t feel let down by the special features selection – not by a long shot. The expanding symbol we’ve mentioned above is a novelty in slot gaming that began with this game. Whenever Miss Red and Wolf symbols end up on the same row, all of the symbols between them will morph into their symbols (these two can even transform into one hybrid symbol under some circumstances) – prompting a distinct animation and an instant win.
Then there’s the Multiway Extra Wins feature which explains how a 20 slots game can have as many as 1024 paylines. To simplify, the winning combinations can be won in both directions (left to right and vice versa) but also in the centre three reels.
Finally, the amazing Granny’s Free Spin bonus rounds are opened every time a player collects three scatter symbols. A mini game of choosing one of the baskets will begin, and depending on the choice, you will be taken to a 5 to 15 spins. With the potential right combination of expanding symbols and additional scatters, you can have as many as 280 spins.
While not as complex as first impressions might suggest, Miss Red is quite a roller-coaster of a video slot, with its game-changing special features. A promise of 280 free spins and a winning payout 100 times your deposit makes this otherwise medium volatility game strangely ambiguous but in a very good way. Not only will it save you from losing too much if you’re not careful, but it can turn out to be quite lucrative, after all. A game of contrasts, pioneering efforts and with an attractive lady at the helm? We approve!