Classic Fairy-Tale Retold In New Red Cap Pokie
When it comes to pokies themes, classic fairy-tales aren’t traditionally up for consideration. Though, after the release Red Cap from Endorphina, many designers might be asking themselves why they didn’t think of it. With the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood being central characters, exceptional art, and a host of interesting gameplay features, this is one pokie that stands apart.
First impressions of the game are great. The talented artists at Endorphina clearly went all out, pouring immense amounts of effort into the visual presentation. The background shows a dark, creepy forest, clearly where the titular character is forced to walk in order to visit grandmother.
The reels themselves are populated with admirably realistic representation of the known characters, but in this case, with each sporting a sombre expression. An artistic choice that seems to indicate that the designers understood just how dark the original story really was.
So as far as aesthetics go, the pokie is already worth a look.
Remember The Basket
In terms of gameplay, Red Cap also delivers a solid experience. The 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 paylines aren’t anything unusual, but the game more than makes up for it with creative implementation of special features.
When 3 Basket symbols match, 10 Free Spins are granted. But, it is during the Free Spins that Red Riding Hood really makes her appearance known. Her symbol is the Wild, and also happens to be expanding. But not only is the expanding feature the ticket to some impressive payouts, it also serves to reveal that Red Riding Hood could have found lucrative work as a model.
But Red Riding Hood best beware. This isn’t exactly the best place to look so fetching, as the Big Bad Wolf is always lurking nearby. Thankfully, in this version of the story he only pays out when being matched, and doesn’t make much of an effort to eat anyone.
Risk It All
Best of all, Endorphina have also incorporated their popular Risk Game into Red Cap. After a big win, the player is give the option to risk it all for a massive bump in the payout amount. If accepting the challenge, 4 cards are presented.
Some cards are good, some great, and some bad. If managing to get lucky and select the best card, the payout can be given an instant 10x multiplier. Of course, it could all be lost if selecting an unlucky card, but that’s what makes it such a nail-biting experience.
Red Cap is now available on desktop and mobile, and is a solid pokie from a developer that is quickly gaining an exceptional reputation.