Head to ancient Japan where only the mysterious Akaneiro can save Yomi Island from an invading horde of demons. This fantasy themed slot from Odobo comes with double wild wins, a pick me bonus feature and a free spins round. Start your quest from between 25p and £25 per spin.

The back story to Akaneiro is that Red Riding Hood has journeyed east to form the Order of the Akane, a crack team of demon hunters who hope to rid Yomi Island of their nasty new arrivals. The visuals are unlike anything else you’ll see on an online slot – the reels are filled with dark, almost grotesque imagery and are very well done.

There’s plenty on offer on the features front, starting with the multiplier wilds which come in addition to the standard wilds and double the payout of every winning payline in which they appear.

Land 3 or more of the blue karma shard bonus symbol to trigger the Bonus feature – it’s a pick me round. First choose from 1 of a quartet of characters then make a pick from the choice of 5 coins. Prizes of between 5 and 100 times your total stake are on offer here.

Akaneiro also comes with a Free Spins feature which is triggered when you hit the red karma scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. To start with, you’ll receive 10 free spins. You can re-trigger more if the red karma scatter symbol appears in sufficient numbers.

Likewise, the Bonus feature which can be triggered from both the base game and the free spins round. The multiplier wild is also in play during the free spins which can provide some timely boosts to your bankroll when it lands on the middle reel.

On the variance scale, Akaneiro is in the medium range, offering a balance of payouts. Both of the features come along fairly regularly but are a bit hit and miss in terms of payouts. Ideally, you want to see plenty of multiplier wilds in the free spins and also trigger the bonus round.

Akaneiro is certainly original and is worth a look for that fact alone. The imagery, animation and excellent Japanese style soundtrack are very different to pretty much any other slot we’ve come across. It offers more than curiosity value though thanks to the decent array of features that accompany it.

If you’re after something totally fresh in your slots play, then this strange, dark, demon hunting extravaganza may well fit the bill. If you’re after Japanese themed offerings, NetEnt’s Koi Princess is worth playing.