The Red Queen Slot Review – Pragmatic Play
For now, I have caught up with all current slot announcements by provider Pragmatic Play, the hard work has paid off, and the studio has a lot scheduled in the next upcoming months, which I will keep you all updated with! The last game I reviewed is titled ‘Rabbit Garden’, which has a max win capped at 10,000x and Coin Symbols with values up to 1,000x. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘The Red Queen’, which is set to launch on March 30th!
This slot is based on the 1865 Lewis Carroll Novel Alice In Wonderland, specifically The Red Queen character. Most people will be familiar with the Novel or various movies, especially the 2010 Alice In Wonderland movie directed by Tim Burton. The game background artwork shows Pragmatic Play’s version of the world of Wonderland. There are different-sized mushrooms, other plants and a stunning, aesthetically pleasing sunrise. Premium Symbols are represented by known Alice In Wonderland characters, including The Red Queen, The Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit with a Pocket Watch. The theme has been done before by many other providers, but Pragmatic Play has shifted the focus to one character. However, within the mechanics, the focus drifts.
The Red Queen has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows; this includes 20 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.06% and a max win capped at 5,000x. You can bet from £0.20 to £100.
The Red Queen Symbols & Pay Table
There are 13 symbols in total; this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 5 premium symbols; these are represented by Rabbits Holding Teacups, Mad Hatter, Pink Cheshire Cats, A Rabbit Holding A Pocket watch and The Red Queen. In addition to these regular symbols are a Wild Symbol, a Mystery Symbol and a Bonus Scatter. The highest paying symbol is the Red Queen premium, which pays 5x for 6 across a pay line. Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. Mystery Symbols transform into 1 to 4 instances of the same paying symbol.
The Red Queen Features & Mechanics
In the base game, the 6th reel is locked; when 2 or 3 Bonus Symbols land, it is unlocked and spins. If a Bonus Symbol lands on reel 6 the Free Spins feature is triggered. If a Queen symbol lands on reel 6 the Queen Respin Feature is triggered and scatters will transform into Wild Symbols with a random Multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x and remain for the subsequent respin. If more than one Wild is part of the same winning combination, their multipliers multiply each other.
Landing 3 or 4 scatters during a base game spin will trigger the Free Spins feature. Before this feature begins, a clock appears to reveal the number of spins that will be granted for the round. The clock hand will spin and stop on an hour, adding to the total number of Free Spins. If the hand stops on a green area, it will spin one more time. If it stops on a white area, the feature begins. During spins reel 6 is always active and contains regular symbols. On top of the reel set is an extra reel; on every spin, modifiers can land. Possible modifiers are;
- +Ways – Symbols split in 2 or 4 below the reel.
- +Wild – A Wild Symbol with a Multiplier of 2x to 5x hits.
- +1 Spin – One more Free Spin is awarded.
Overall, I this slot is an intriguing launch by the studio within the included mechanics and the familiar theme. Including a max win capped at 5,000x, a 6th reel which can be unlocked and a Free Spins feature with reel modifiers. Be sure to try out this slot for yourself on the launch and check out our exclusive casino offers.