A new collaboration between Microgaming and a smaller studio has been announced, this time being Triple Edge Studios that has worked on Wicked Tales: Dark Red for them. The theme for this new game of theirs is related to fairytales, and it’s going to remind you of the story of Red Riding Hood.
5 reels will feature a total of 25 lines in Wicked Tales: Dark Red. It’s a game with wins of up to 5,000x to give you, and it’s considered a Medium volatility title. Features include excellent wilds, scatters, the Wandering Reels, Jumbo icons and free spins, so things can get really exciting.
Betting and Prizes
The bets that are going to be available to you will typically start from a minimum of $0.25, a small enough bet that everyone could use, while at the same time giving you all active lines. At the other end, the range will allow you to make use of bets of $200 even.
The promise that the game makes is that it can deliver jackpots of 500x the stake per line, or $4,000. The presence of up to 10x multipliers in the bonus game can increase the rewards up to $40,000. It’s a Medium volatility slot machine.
Quite a few features have been implemented in Wicked Tales: Dark Red, to the point where this is no longer an average slot machine. Instead, you get unique or rare features, and it can be a fun experience going through them all.
An easy one is the wild symbol, which relies on the game’s logo to be its image. It pays as much as the jackpot icon and it acts as the replacement the rest of the time. It’s useful and it works pretty much as you’d expect, there is nothing special about it in this case.
The Wandering Reels are part of the game, and they are available to be used each round. These are three grouped reels which will spin at the same time and are next to each other. You can get them in the first three, middle three or last three positions, in the five reels area that you play in. These Wandering Reels get jumbo symbols, so you can have them fully covered with a single type of icon. You get best results from them when they’re on the first three reels.
Wolf’s Wheel is another feature that you will find inside, and it’s triggered via the Moon scatters, if they are present at least three times. You spin a wheel and you get wins from it, as high as 20x the bet. You also get access to another feature, where you can find up to 10x multipliers.
The free spins will give you 9 rounds if they’re triggered. The high symbols get replaced by the symbol that you got from the wheel before the free spins were triggered, so you have increased odds of getting a big payout.
Theme & Design
Wicked Tales Dark Red has its fairytale theme and gorgeous graphics, and so I think it’s going to be a hit with most players. It tends to look funny, thanks to the Wandering Reels and the jumbo symbols, but it’s got a good design otherwise. There are logos, a beautiful woman, gold coins, red candles, wolves, pendants and a man, but you will also discover playing card royals in there.
You’re looking at a different version of the story of Red Riding Hood, and you can count on Microgaming and Triple Edge Studios to get an interesting design and features as well.