The Microgaming-powered video slot called Wicked Tales: Dark Red was launched in September 2018 as the result of the cooperation between the renowned developer and Triple Edge Studios. With the abundance of features it offers, stunning graphics, smooth animations, a suspenseful soundtrack and generous payouts it delivers, the game provides an intense gaming experience. With chances to deliver massive prizes of 5,000x the bet, Wicked Tales lures you into a world where everything is not quite as it seems.
The game is played on 5 reels and 25 paylines with a somewhat unusual, shifting grid. The set of Wandering Reels consist of a 3x4 grid which contain Jumbo Blocks of symbols. These Wandering reels change position randomly, moving to the left or right, or taking the central position. Before starting the game, you need to make sure you’ve adjusted your wager. Pressing + or - will set the number of coins per line on a scale from 1 to 8. The next thing to do is choose a coin size which goes from $0.01 to $1.00. The total bet can be anywhere from $0.25 to $200 per spin. To receive payouts you should align symbols on a payline, from the leftmost position to right, on consecutive reels. Click on the Spin button to spin the reels, or activate Autoplay to choose the number of automatic rounds.
The Red Riding Hood is the most profitable symbol, awarding 20x the wager when 5 land on a payline. The Vampire, Wolf and Locket represent other high-win icons delivering from 4.8x to 8x your bet for 5 of a kind. Middle-value symbols, a Bag with coins and a Candle awards 3.2x and 2.8x the bet respectively if 5 appear on a payline. Low-paying icons are represented by playing card symbols Jack through Ace paying out from 1.2x to 2.4x your wager. Wild depicted as the Dark Red logo contributes to winning combinations and replaces all symbols but Scatters. Landing 5 on a payline will grant you a 20x the bet win. Scatter is represented by a full moon, appearing on all reels and triggering the Wolf’s Wheel Bonus when 3 hit the grid.
Cash prizes during the Wolf’s Wheel Bonus display a multiplier going up to 20x that will be applied to your bet. In order to trigger the Free Spins or the Forest of Fortunes Pick Bonus, you should collect cash prizes. When the Wolf’s Wheel Bonus points to one of high-value symbols, that icon is chosen to replace the remaining 3 during the Free Spins game which, when triggered, award 9 free spins. The Forest of Fortunes Pick Bonus will be triggered when the Wolf’s Wheel points to the Treasure Chest. You will be offered to choose an object and thus reveal a Wolf, Axe or a cash prize. The bonus multiplier increases by 1 after every cash prize revealed. Finding all 10 cash prizes will grant you an Exit prize of 20x the bet. This feature ends when you reveal a Wolf icon.
This action-packed slot will certainly keep you coming back for more, trying to trigger its bonuses which hide huge payouts that are supported by a theoretical RTP set at 96.38%.With a new twist on the well-known fairytale, Dark Red offers an exciting and gripping gameplay.