The decision to play this video slot of 10 pay lines was reinforced by some good experiences obtained previously playing slots produced by Merkur Gaming; similar slots not only in appearance but also shared the “Special Expanding Symbol” feature that occurs during the free spins round, which is a feature that I enjoy a lot mainly because it has great potential to create big wins.
The feature works like this, first we need to get three wild-scatter symbols simultaneously located at any position on the reels, after which we move to a land page where the machine randomly chooses one of the regular symbols to make it the special symbol that, during the free spins, it will expand through its own reel and will form combinations regardless of whether those expanded reels are adjacent or not.
Now, the best-paid symbols of the game construct combinations from just 2 of a kind, so it is quite unlikely to complete the round of free spins with empty pockets, although I would like to clarify that this doesn’t mean that most times we will get a big win from this feature.
In fact, and according to what I could experience today, the vast majority of free spins rounds end up with winnings less than 25x our bet per spin; however, on a couple of occasions I won sums higher than that value, and from these latter rounds, I got my best big win by achieving a prize equivalent to 176x my total bet.
Now, not everything is rosy in this slot; my last and the most profitable round of free spins basically served to return my balance to its starting point since, of course, my spins during the base game only caused me losses.
Anyway, I think the performance of “Red Lady” slot was pretty good today as I did not lose a single dollar even when I only used a flat betting system; if at some point I had decided to increase my bet a little, and outcomes of all the spins would have been the same, then that last round with winnings of 176x, it would have sufficed to finish my session with profit.
In conclusion, I am happy with having found this slot and I am sure that after trying other slots in this casino, I will come back to make a few more spins in “Red Lady” slot; it is still possible that this beautiful pirate woman makes the decision to give me her treasure map; I suppose I will have to pronounce the correct words to get it.