The Lil’ Lady slot from IGT is another in a series of games cloned from their popular Wolf Run slots, meaning that it's identical in every respect, except for the graphics which in this case are based around a romantic ladybug theme (or ladybirds for European folk!). It's one of several games that use the Wolf Run model - Coyote Moon and Great Eagle being the other two most of you will have seen in land-based casinos. If you’re familiar with these games, then you know what to expect; loads of reels packed with Stacked Wilds, a couple of free spins and several retriggers.
The reels are set in the grassy undergrowth full of creepy crawlies. The base game has plenty of cartoon symbols, including a pair of lovebugs, a mushroom and a flower with the usual playing card symbols A, K, Q, J, 10, 9. The Wild is the ladybug’s spotted shell and the Scatter is the Bonus icon – three of these on reels 2, 3 and 4, as in the other clones, will activate five free spins. The Wild substitutes all symbols apart from the Scatter. It’s also the highest paying icon on the pay-table, imagine the pay-out on five of these in the bonus feature when your reels are stacked with ample ladybug shells! Graphically speaking it is the best free and real money slot out of the bunch. Several icons are animated, like the ladybug’s shell opens to reveal the Wild symbol when on a winning pay-line. The soundtrack is pretty decent too, featuring some jazzy 1930s swing
Lil’ Lady is a 5x4 reel 40-payline slot with Stacked Wild symbols on every reel and a free spin bonus which is hit when you get the three Bonus symbols anywhere in view on reels 2, 3 and 4. The minimum bet per line is 1 credit and the maximum is 25 credits – the lowest out of all the duplicates, making it suitable for those players with smaller bankrolls and inexperienced players alike. It’s classed as a low to medium volatility slot with 94.98% RTP, therefore, expect smaller but more frequent pay-outs. As with Wolf Run and the other clones, Lil’ Lady's feature only awards five free spins when hitting three Bonus symbols on the centre reels, but extra Stacked Wilds are added to the reels and you can retrigger the free spins in exactly the same way – that is with three Bonus icons on the centre reels. The game allows you to trigger up to 255 free spins!
As with the other copies, Lil’ Lady also has the fresh nifty IGT feature wherein you can choose the quality of the graphics on your screen. I recommend selecting ‘High’ mode as performance might suffer in ‘Best’ mode – who in the right mind would opt for slower reels? This free and real money slot is available to play across desktop, tablet and mobile devices, however the graphics on the mobile version are not the finest. It’s the kind of game which is best played online.
The concept of triggering the bonus with scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 only isn't my favourite to be honest but it's become quite a popular method with IGT video slots and aside from those mentioned above, it's also the same method used on other IGT games like the 50-payline Wild Wolf slot, Diamond Queen, Kitty Glitter, Cats and Noah’s Ark. Although with Lil’ Lady it happens with reasonable regularity, I much prefer the three scatters anywhere in view approach myself. But hey, Lil’ Lady, Coyote Moon and Wolf Run are very popular slot games so this must be their winning formula, what do I know.