Sultry Fairytale Update in Lil Red Slot
For imagery to use on its Lil Red slot title, casino games developer WMS Gaming has turned to the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairy-tale and given it a sexy update. The heroine is now a sultry young women, complete with garter belt, stockings and cleavage.
The other characters: the woodcutter, Grandma and the Big Bad Wolf, are more humorous, but also rendered with WMS’ traditional attention to detail and beautiful graphics, as are the lower-value characters. Grandma’s cottage in the woods serves as the backdrop.
Colossal Reels for More Wins
Lil Red is one of the slot titles in WMS’ Colossal Reels series, meaning there are two sets of reels in play. The first, a standard 5X4 grid, has 25 paylines, and the Colossal Reels form a 5X12 grid with another 75 paylines which gives you more than the simple red or black options seen in online roulette in New Zealand.
Players must bet on all 100 paylines, but the lowest setting is usually a bet of 0.01 in the appropriate currency to cover two lines. Players can bet a minimum of 0.50, and a maximum of 250.00, on each spin.
Cards Suits and Story Icons
Apart from the four card suits: spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds, the Lil Red slot uses no other card icons. Instead, there are two medium-value symbols represented by artefacts from the fairy-tale: a bunch of flowers and a basket of goodies.
The Lil Red Scatter symbol is Grandma’s cottage, and like most slot Scatters, it requires three of them in any position to trigger a round of free spins. However, these three Scatters can appear on either of the reel sets; all three on the standard set, all three on the Colossal Reels, or three or more Bonus icons scattered between the two sets. As a result, players may find themselves triggering bonus rounds more often than they’d expect.
Stacking, Nudging and Transferring Wilds
The Lil Red Wild is simply the slot’s logo, but it does have the unique WMS advantage of being able to stack and transfer. If a stack of Wilds appears covering a reel completely on the standard set, these Wilds also transfer to all 12 windows on the corresponding Colossal Reel, to create more potential winning paylines there as well.
Multipliers in Free Spins Rounds
The number of free spins in a Lil Red slot bonus round is determined by the total number of Scatters in the triggering spin. Three Scatters activate 8 free spins, along with a 2X multiplier on any wins. Four Scatters trigger 12 free spins with a 5X multiplier, and five Scatters are rewarded with 20 free spins and a 20X multiplier.
Although its selection of bonus features is quite small compared to some other WMS titles, the transferring Wilds and free spin multipliers can add significantly to prizes. This is especially true when stacked reels of Wilds transfer to cover Colossal Reels during bonus play.