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Red Riding Hood Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Red Riding Hood

Help the small girl during her long and dangerous way to her Grandma!
User rating: 33 (85%) 6 (15%) 18 comments

Red Riding Hood was available as a giveaway on June 18, 2017!

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Remember the fairy-tale from your childhood about a little girl in a red tippet? It was probably one of your favorite, right? Now you have a wonderful opportunity to help the small girl during her long and dangerous way to her Grandma. In the game Red Riding Hood you will be helping the adorable child collect all the apples and flowers and arrive safe and sound at her Grandma's house. Don't be afraid, just remember to follow the path and never turn off the road.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; Processor 800 Mhz or better; 128 Mb RAM; DirectX 8.1





File Size:

51.1 MB



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Red Riding Hood
In Brief
A cute themed platformer similar in looks to Turtix.
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If you miss today's game giveaway you can always get the game via MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE.
Red Riding Hood downloads to a 51.1 MB zip file that unzips to three files, (a setup.gcd security wrapper, the set up file and a read me). Those with multiple hard drives are able to save games on any drive they wish. The newly installed game is 71.8 MB in size. The game installs to the following path by default, but can be changed by the user if you prefer:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyPlayCity.com\Red Riding Hood
Four shortcuts are installed to the desktop. three of which can be safely deleted (Play Online Games, MyPlayCity Games and shortcuts to a free online game which vary each week). Also, if you don't like icons installed to the quick launch task bar, make sure you uncheck the box when the additional tasks window appears (after the Select Start Menu Folder window)
Remember the fairy-tale from your childhood about a little girl in a red tippet? It was probably one of your favorite, right? Now you have a wonderful opportunity to help the small girl during her long and dangerous way to her Grandma. In the game Red Riding Hood you will be helping the adorable child collect all the apples and flowers and arrive safe and sound at her Grandma's house. During the journey you will meet different angry animals such as birds or hedgehogs who will try to stop you. Don't be afraid, just hit them on the head and continue your way. But remember to follow the path and never turn off the road. When you complete the first levels of Red Riding Hood you will be able to fight the animals with acorns. So next time when you see the one on your way, pick it up, it will come in handy later. Beware of the wild animals and sharp branches! You have to be very attentive and collect all the apples, flowers and mushrooms. Otherwise, you won't be able to complete the level. Besides, you need to hurry up to get to the Grandma's house before darkness falls and the forest becomes a very dangerous place for Red Riding Hood. There are more angry wild animals now: foxes and lightning bugs will try to hurt the poor little girl. But she is brave and she throws cones at them. Red Riding Hood is a very catching game with pleasant cheering music and excellent animation. Find yourself in a real fairy-tale and help your favorite childhood character cope with all the obstacles and dangers on her way to her lovely Grandma!
Reference accessed HERE. 2017
If you have a problem installing or activating or getting Red Riding Hood to work please visit the problems section, which I've now incorporated into the FAQ's thread, and which you can find HERE
The Game:
I've installed Red Riding Hood onto two of my Win 10 computers and both fail to run. I've tried all the usual fixes, compatibilty mode etc, to no avail, so haven't been able to play the game, nor have I found any information or videos of game play apart from a couple of images, so cannot write a review at this time. This is only the second time ever since the gamegiveaway opened Dec 2006 that I've not been able to get a game to work. The first one 80'% of the community also couldn't get the game to work as it was created for win 98 and wouldn't work on XP or later operating systems. I actually purchased that game prior to the giveaway and have since tried to ge it to work on every operating system since to no avail. Alwas get a memory access violation.
From the images I have seen, the game reminds me of the platformer Turtix which we've had a few times over the last several years.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank MyPlayCity for giving away Red Riding hood and also to the game giveaway team, as always, for securing other ways to get free games. Tomorrow there will be two Steam games offered. both running over 7 days, one has 25 keys on offer, the other one as yet an unknown quantity. Last mondays Steam game, 'Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age' is still live for another day and is still worth applying for. At the present time for those who have got the maximum number of entries, they should have a 100% chance of winning a key.
Useful Information not related to today's game giveaway:
The problems section that used to be posted here in the Game review is now included in the Game Discussion FAQ's thread; which you can find HERE.
I've updated the games section that used to be posted with the review. The thread is now called 'Weekly round up of game deals', formerly the games section of the weekly reviews. You can find the new thread (which I've posted in the sticky section of the game discussion forums to make it easier to find if you are perusing the game discussion forums) HERE.
The rest of the information that used to be posted here can be found in the forums HERE. Don't forget, if you have an account with DOT.emu, you need to download any games you have before June, when the site closes permanently. Finally, check out Delenns thread over in the forums HERE. There are games available for free, some of which are limited to the number of free keys available.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Looks good for the kids and as a single guy without any, I won't be downloading this.
Just posting because I did want to wish you a Happy Father's Day!

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This game was made with Macromedia Projector, a very outdated object-oriented presentation tool sometimes used as a primitive game engine, and that may be the reason it doesn't work on many people's systems. I tried it out and it works on Win7 X64, as far as that goes.

The difficulty in controlling movement with any precision is the reason I found the game hard, not because it was really challenging in the design of the game itself. It should be fine for younger children if they are persistent enough to overcome the awkward bounces of the character. While it's extremely rare for me to uninstall a GGOTD offering, I'm done with this one.

Thank you anyway, MyPlayCity, for participating here. You do offer a good bit of variety. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Why does this program support Windows 8?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed and ran fine on my HP Windows 10 Core I3 desktop. Except for the notice from my system saying the graphics resolution was not optimum (not sure if it means program graphics was not high enough resolution or if it was saying that my machine couldn't handle the level of graphics that the program used as default). Anyway, as a previous reviewer mentioned, the controls are a bit soft, not responding at the same rate with your moves, sometimes moving too quickly, sometimes too slowly. My biggest issue, however, was the fact that it is a keyboard-only game. Most keyboard controlled games have some sort of response to the mouse. I'm sure that the movement functions could be translated to mouse controls.

Reply   |   Comment by bebop  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It downloaded and installed fine on my w10 pro - collectors edition ( i turned off the antivirus) and ran well.
However i just couldn't seem to play it. Every time i had to jump, or move in a certain direction to avoid trouble, there seemed to be delayed in responding. The characters are cute for a while but would become boring eventually.
I ended up getting so frustrated that i just uninstalled it, tried again - loading, installing but still the same result.
Sorry, not for me i guess

Reply   |   Comment by Krystal  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Red Riding Hood

Didn't get a notification about this game for some reason, and had to come to a bookmarked link to see if there was a giveaway, then downloaded and installed on my portable, and got the Memory access violation error WR saw, downloaded it to the desktop however and after 1 false start, on the 2nd opening it ran. A jumper type game that my daughter had fun with for a little while, but even she said it got redundant after awhile.

Would recommend to the developers that they change the areas and play more than it does currently, and the control isn't always accurate, as we would time a jump, only to have it happen to late for the objective we were trying for.
Also the obvious problem of not working on some modern machines.

Reply   |   Comment by JBurt  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Though I'm not into fairytales, this would be a great gift for kids who like them. Little Red Riding Hood was my favorite one. I'm a young person. I'm not old.

Reply   |   Comment by Zoe Russell  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ Whiterabbit-uk, a shame that -- of all people, -- Red Riding Hood would fail to run on your computers! I did not play the game, but it installed and ran fine on my 64-bit Windows10 laptop. Only I don't quite understand why it asks permission "to make changes" to my device (perhaps in order to store preferences and/or the score?)

Extra, unrelated note: Haven't followed any possible update posted by you, but I hope your children's exam preparations go on smoothly.

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Exams are going well so far. My daughter has her last exam (Further Mathematics) tomorrow morning and my son finishes his the following week. Looking forwards to it as it's been a stressful month, with exam revision sessions every day, marking past papers etc Another 4 weeks and we will be away in Croatia on vacation..

Reply   |   Comment by Ioannis  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Would not run on my Win 10 PC (Dell XPS 980, 64-bit, Core i7 6700 processor, Nvidia GTX 750 Ti graphics card). Tried setting Compatibility Mode for Vista SP 2 and XP SP 3, no help.

I almost didn't try at all, the characters in the pictures never change, it looks like animation consists of moving the same images to different places. That tells me the rest of the game is likely made from similar shortcuts, not something that would draw me in.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr.Dave  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Game installs & works fine on my Win 10 laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by HvH  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Not my type of game, but from the description, seems ideal for kids for sure. Since I still have plenty of games from past giveaways, I'll pleasantly pass this by.

Reply   |   Comment by Therese  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and runs OK on Win 10 Pro, with a 10 year old Nvidia graphics card installed. Definitely similar to Turtix, but nowhere near as good, in my opinion, though still very playable for kids and adults alike, assuming you like this type of game. Being in my late 60s, my reactions have slowed a bit (a lot!) in the decades since Doom arrived on the scene, so these simple platformers are ideal to pass a couple of idle hours these days. (Unless another Borderlands episode is released. :)

Reply   |   Comment by wolrik  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Seems like a fun game since I like Turtix. Couldn't get it to run on my win10 computer even when I changed the game settings. I guess the game is for lower screen resolutions than newer screens have.

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Did the game appear to boot up (but no obvious sign of the actual game, just a black screen, then the desktop changed resolution temporarily, then goes black again, the everything reverts back to normal, with no game running? That's what happens for me every time I try to run the game on two different computers. Had to give up on it eventually.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna-Kar  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed and running for me on Win 10 without any problems. Not normally into these types of platform games but seems ok for an hour or so if bored. Thank you GGAOTD

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Thank you for your feedback Colin

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed and (perhaps surprisingly) works fine on Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Maybe it just wasn't tested thoroughly enough on Win 10. A colorful platformer with nice graphics, indeed very similar to the Turtix series. Primarily for kids, but adults may enjoy it too. Thumbs up from me.

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Thank you for your feedback Joe

Reply   |   Comment by JoeJ  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I've given this a thumbs up because I really liked the original Turtix game, it was fun and quirky without being too hard for people with considerably slower reactions than a 10 year old :) Hope it doesn't have the same mouse issues as Turtix 2 (windows XP. 7 and 10) but have not had a chance to play as very busy today.

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Thank you for your feedback Harri

Reply   |   Comment by Harri  –  12 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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