Wicked Tales: Dark Red by Microgaming released on 24.09.2018 is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 25 paylines and a 96.1% RTP. This is a fairytale-themed game offering players a max win of up to 625x their stake. Wicked Tales: Dark Red can be played on all devices from €0.25 to €200 per spin and is considered a medium volatility game.

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Design and Symbols

You will instantly notice the well-designed symbols and strange reel set-up. At any time you will have three reels with four symbols, and two with three. That said, the reels tend to move around (The now popular Moving Reels Mechanic from Triple Edge), so you never really know where you will have those extra chances for a win.

Special Features

Wicked Tales: Dark Red has a score of pretty features, albeit lacking on the volatility side. First of all, as mentioned we do find the moving reels functions, which grants a chance of higher RTP whenever active on the first three reels. In addition, we find a bonus wheel whenever it is triggered with the Moon Scatter symbol. The wheel can also send you to the wicked forest for even more picking game enjoyment.

Wheel of Fortune - The Wolf’s Wheel Bonus

During the base game, you can trigger the wheel of fortune by landing three or more Moon Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Feature triggers are guaranteed during the bonus wheel round.

  • Gain win multipliers until either free-spins or the Forest of Fortunes feature is triggered.
  • Win up to 20x your stake during the bonus wheel round.

Forest of Fortunes: The bonus picker in Wicked Tales: Dark Red

Image showing the Fored of Fortunes feature in Wicked Tales Dark Red from Microgaming If you manage to land that Treasure chest during The Wolfs Wheel bonus, you will be taken to an enchanted forest, filled with small leather pouches. What do you need to do? Just get cracking on those pouches and find new prizes! Or maybe a wolf, or even an axe. What are the different symbols during the bonus picker? Glad you asked! First of all, find the multipliers, which grants cash prizes. - For every multiplier you find, you will move one step in the counter on top of the game. The ultimate goal is to get to the end of the counter, to get that 20x multiplier on your win! Look out though, as you will stumble over the wolf, who effectively ends the bonus round, and grants the accumulated win. - To prevent this from happening, you will find a third symbol; the axe. For every Ae you find, you will be able to defeat a wolf, letting you continue picking prizes.

Free Spins

In the bonus wheel, you will find free-spins as well! These are represented by the high paying symbols.

  • Whichever High paying symbol that lands will replace all others during the free-spins

The wild symbol in Wicked Tales: Dark Red

The wild symbol works like all other wilds, substituing all symbols except the Scatter. The symbol itself is the title of the game.

Our Thoughts

Image showing Big Win in Wicked Tales Dark Red from Microgaming

Honestly, the game is a beauty to look at, and the entertainment factor is there! That said, there’s a “but”, actually a major “but”. To get to the money in this game seems impossible, and with 25x Max payout without multipliers during the base game, you can expect the balance to go down real quick.