Many slot games to have been produced over the years have been formed by developers who have been able to take inspiration from a theme that already exists and has perhaps proven popular over a period of time. Indeed, the fairytale genre is one that has been hugely popular with players.
Thus it should come as no surprise that NetEnt have provided bettors with another slot game that has clearly been adapted from a classic fairytale with their Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel slot game.
The first thing that we noted during this Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel review is that the slot game consists of a playing grid that contains five reels and three rows in which the icons can appear. There are 10 fixed paylines in which combinations of three or more can be formed, whilst bets can range from as low as €0.10 per spin and as much as €200 per turn.
Whilst the amount that can be placed on each spin is adjustable, the number of playlines are not. However, NetEnt have provided players with the chance to alter their gameplay experience in other ways, with their trusted and traditional ‘Autoplay’ and ‘Max Bet’ functions.
Winning combinations in this Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel slot game do not have to be formed traditionally, though, as a winning combination of three can start from either reel 2 or 3 and not just from reel 1.
The symbols available on the paytable are a mixture of things that can be found in the story of this game, with things such as different kinds of candy that are in different colours. Naturally, Hansel and Gretel are the premium value icons, whilst the slot game’s logo provides the biggest reward with 400x the bet available for five of them.
NetEnt have provided players with a number of Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel bonus features, thus making things as interesting as possible for bettors that look to spin the reels of this video slot.
One of the features that can be found is via the Stacked Wilds that appear. This icons can potentially cover a whole reel and act as substitutes for any of the regular paytable icons when forming winning combinations. In addition, they will also trigger a free respin when they appear and will remain locked in place for the spin.
This Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel slot game has three special random effects that can happen during the spins that take place, with each brought to life by the fairy that floats across the game screen. The ‘Wonder Spin’ will see anywhere between five and nine game logo icons added to the grid in a single cluster, whilst the ‘Fairy Surprise’ will see a losing spin turned into a winning one as symbols will change in order to match. The last of the special random effects is the ‘Wild Spin’ and this will see two fully Stacked Wilds being added to the screen, whilst an additional respin will be added as well.
Players will also notice that this video slot has a treasure chest icon available and this can prove rather exciting for those looking for more bonus features. If three of these are landed on in one spin, then bettors will be given the chance to pick a treasure chest to unlock one of three bonuses.
The ‘Candy House Bonus’ will see three of 15 candies chosen, and players will have the choice of either taking the average of the hidden prizes or pick one in the hope of winning the most valuable. There is a ‘free spins’ round, which will provide 10 free spins, or there is an ‘Instant Coin Win’ which will see 15x the bet won!
RTP (return to player)
This Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel slot game has a return to player (RTP) rate of 96.71% and features a medium volatility level.