Halloween might be long and forgotten, but the dark slots still keep us intrigued. We always like to have a good fright, admire horrific characters and if we can enjoy all of that in slot form then even better. That’s why we keep coming back to Microgaming’s Wicked Tales slot, a five reel, 25 payline slot expertly forged from the partnership between Microgaming and Triple Edge Studios.
A Howling Hoot
When you retell an epic story like Little Red Riding Hood, you’d better do it justice. Microgaming and Triple Edge do just that, but by adding extra edge to the tale. For starters, this is definitely no fairy tale we’ll tell our kids. It’s a dark interpretation with a very grown up femme fatale. Let’s just say, if Red was my daughter I wouldn’t be letting her go out like that.
But Microgaming is no stranger to grown up slot interpretations. The studio’s battle of the thrones slots, Game of Thrones and Forbidden Throne, prove the Isle of Man-based behemoth has plenty of pedigree on that front. Back in Wicked Tales: Dark Red, we notice the unusual reel setup due to the Wandering Reels feature along with symbols such as Gold Coins, Wolves and Candles. We have groups of three reels that spin together, stopping in one of three positions, either the first three reels, middle three or last three. With jumbo blocks we get massive symbols and bigger chances of winning. Which is enhanced with the Wolf’s Wheel Bonus and the Forest of Fortunes Pick Bonus, the latter giving us Multipliers and the chance to win Free Spins. The the trip through the woods definitely takes an interesting turn.
The Not So Horrible Tale
Even in a darker tone, Red Riding Hood isn’t going to have us quaking in our boots. It was a great Halloween outing, setting the tone for mystery and intrigue but now it can simply be enjoyed any time of the year, with just the right amount of spook and spin. And the wins aren’t half bad either!