Based on the enduringly popular fairy tale, Riding Hood Riches is a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. Boasting impressive, cartoon-style design it comes with a picks round where each selection can deliver up to 100 times your stakes as well as a free spins feature where all payouts are doubled. Take a trip to grandma’s house from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.
We’ve sometimes been a little underwhelmed by the design of Eyecon slots but Riding Hood Riches is 1 of the developer’s best efforts. A lush green forest and grandma’s stone house form the backdrop to the reels.
The symbols are drawn cartoon style and include trees, teapots, balls of wool and rocking chairs which award up to 100 coins per line. Next come the flowers and pumpkins which pay up to 125 coins and the house and rabbit which offer up to 150 coins. The top standard symbol is the owl – land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll pocket 25, 100 or 200 coins.
Little Red Riding Hood is the wild – she can land on all reels and replaces everything apart from the 2 scatters – the wolf and the deer. Both of these scatters trigger their own feature:
Prize Pick feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the wolf symbol anywhere and you’ll win a payout equal to 1, 20 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the pick’em round. Just choose an object to reveal a cash prize which can be anything up to 100 times your total bet. The number of picks depends on how many scatters triggered the feature.
Free Games feature – this round is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the deer scatter anywhere on the reels. Once again, you’ll get a payout equal to 1, 20 or 100 times your total stake. You’ll also receive 15, 20 or 25 free spins. All payouts during the free spins are doubled. You can re-trigger more free spins here too, up to a maximum of 15 times giving you potentially 400 free spins.
Riding Hood Riches is a step up as far as look and sound go. The visuals are very nicely done and there’s a jaunty little backing track to accompany the action. Thankfully, Eyecon has left their regular pick’em and free spin features intact. Saying that, it’s a low variance game with wins of only 200 times your stake on each spin.
This is a simple but enjoyable take on an old favourite. If you enjoy the theme, also take a look at Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood from NetEnt which offers a much glossier take on the same story.