Little Red from Leander Games: Slot Review - don your red hood and head for the woods
Leander Games has just been shortlisted for the third consecutive time for the EGR B2B awards. While smaller in scale than some of the software giants, such as NetEnt and Microgaming, Leander Games provides some of the most innovative casino games to an array of big casino brands, including Betsson, Gala, FullTilt and CasinoLuck. One of its recent slot developments is Little Red.... and, you guessed right, the little and red refers to 'riding hood', the character in the famous children's tale of the same name.
If that still doesn't sound powerful enough, let's talk game features. The design is more than just pretty. It depicts the bonus game 'to granny's'. On the opposite of the stream, a sign reads 'Granny's' and points into the direction of the forest. To cross the stream, a player needs to receive log symbols. When that symbol appears, Little Red Riding Hood is allowed to advance across the small river. Once she's made it across, Little Red Riding Hood needs to find her way – through the woods – to granny's house. Several paths are available. In this fun 'pick game' it's up to you which one little red riding hood takes. Even better, with every correct pick, little red riding hood earns you an instant prize. If you reach granny's house, a free spins bonus will be triggered, but if you met the big bad wolf, it's all over and you are back to the base game.
While this pick game is a favourite among many players, Leander's Little Red also provides a regular free spins feature, which is triggered upon receiving free spins symbols. While I did say regular, this bonus is less conventional once it's been triggered. The player has the opportunity to reveal five elements in those free spins rounds, and if he is successful, then he receives a multiplier (which is valid for all free spins rounds or until he hits a better multiplier). Best about this feature is that it takes place in granny's home with the big bad wolf dressed as the granny. The graphics are fun, especially when the big bad wolf shows on his fingers the multiplier amount you just landed or shakes his head in despair.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
Not into games which draw on children's themes? I am certain that the design of Leander's Little Red can convince you otherwise. The background depicts a picturesque forest scene, little red riding hood stands on a jetty, basket in hand, looking out on the stream, which is cleverly designed and even moves to the currents. The theme song, a cute little tune, adds to the atmosphere as do the buttons, which are designed to resemble wood.
Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game is so-so when it comes to payouts. There is no jackpot available in Little Red; however, there are plenty of smaller wins available in the game. For that reason, I would recommend making use of the autospin option. See what this game may throw up, and enjoy the interactivity the picker bonus provides. The great thing about the autospin button in this Leander game is, that it allows players to pick a set amount (from 5 to 100 spins). This ensures that you cannot run out of casino funds by mistake, and avoids that you have to constantly click on 'spin'.
Our Verdict on Little Red
Little Red is different to other games, not just thanks to its great theme, but also its super bonus game. It combines interactivity with great prizes, making the 'into the woods' bonus game one of the most fun features I have come across in a slot machine in a fairly long time. First, you need to manage to cross the stream, and then there are still plenty of hurdles to reach granny's house. Given that all hurdles provide decent casino wins, even stumbling here and there and meeting the big bad wolf is surprisingly refreshing.