Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel — Intro
Nothing beats a good old fairy tale like Hansel Gretel. Forgive me, but I am a sucker for good slots with a fairy tale theme behind it. Why? Simple, with a solid theme already laid out, all the slot developers have to do is redirect all their resources into making the slot amazing in both gameplay and features. As a result, most slots that are based on fairy tale legends usually have more features and so on.
Besides, a fairy tale theme in a slot by itself already elevates your gaming experience. Not only does it remind you of the good old times you used to have as a child, it also brings back some level of familiarity. Fortunately for all of us, this is exactly how playing Fairytale Legends Hansel and Gretel made me feel – like a child again.
About The Slot
Fairytale Legends Hansel and Gretel slot sports a 5x3 reel layout and 10 paylines. You may start playing this game from a mere 10p and you can go all the way up to £200 if you wish to wish to do so. As you start playing the slot, you will come across some recognizable characters, namely, Hansel, Gretel and the fairy that watches over them. The storyline in this slot is still pretty much the same, and you will have to help Hansel and Gretel out of the forest. Beware, there are lots of magic and enchantment involved. Believe it or not, NetEnt even added in a fairy.
As you may have noticed, the number of paylines in this slot is a bit lower than what you are probably used to play with. There is nothing to worry, even with the lower paylines, wins are compensated by higher amounts per payline. The Return to Player (RTP) rate in this game stands at 96.7%, higher than the industry average, which really makes this game an interesting proposition for all player regardless if you are just a casual or an enthusiast. In this game, you can expect somewhat frequent payouts of decent amounts. The cash only starts to get real big when you trigger some of the bonus features.
How Does This Mobile Slot Perform?
The Fairytale Legends – Hansel and Gretel mobile slot is extremely well-designed and it has executed the theme precisely. The characters that are present in this game will remind you of the real Hansel and Gretel on first glance and are expressive throughout the game. I especially loved the animations during the Fairy bonus features are being played. Gameplay wise, everything is smooth as works flawlessly, even after 30 minutes of continuous spinning from me. Then again, this is a NetEnt production, so I would expect no less form them.
As of late, we are seeing more developers out there that are developing games after famous fairytale titles and I am glad that NetEnt has done the whole industry a favour by raising the standards of these slots. Many of the new games these days are literally unplayable on older devices because they are not optimised properly and so on. Speaking of which, Fairytale Legends – Hansel and Gretel mobile slot run flawlessly with zero lag or bugs on a four year old Samsung Galaxy.
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Game Features: Win Multipliers, Extra Spins and Mini Games!
In total, there are eight unique features in this game. Yep, you heard that right! Eight bonus features… As a player, you can never complain about a game having too many features. Firstly and obviously, are the Wilds. In this game, you will find the normal Wilds, the Stacked Wilds and the Stacked Wilds Re-spins.
As usual, wild symbols will replace all symbols except scatters to complete winning paylines for you. The symbol with the dove eating the bread will be the wild symbol in this game and it may come stacked on your second and fourth reel. For the Stacked Wild Re-spin, it will be triggered when a stack of wilds occupy a whole reel. You will keep getting re-spins as long as you keep receiving stacks that occupy new reels.
Next up, we have the Treasure Chest Bonus. Upon receiving three chest scatter symbols on your first, third and fifth reel, you may activate any one of the three following bonuses.
- Extra Spins: You will be rewarded 10 extra spins with loads of stacked wilds on your first, second, fourth and fifth reel. It doesn’t stop here. During the extra spins, each chest symbol that you get will add another 2 extra spins to your remaining.
- Instant Cash Prizes: Hansel and Gretel will reward you with a hefty cash prize. Amounts vary from 5x-30x your spin wager.
- Candy House Bonus: The most interesting off the three as it is a mini game, you will be given the chance to choose three out of fifteen candies that contains win multipliers. Next, you will be given a choice to either receive the average of the three multipliers as a prize, or you can in opening one of the three candies which will reveal your final multiplier.
Here comes the Fairy Bonus features. There are three fairy features in total, and I have listed them briefly below.
- Fairy Wild Spin: Two stacks of Wilds may appear on first, second, fourth and fifth reel in the base game. If you are lucky, this will lead to you triggering the Stacked Wild Re-spin feature
- Fairy Surprise Feature: If you don’t get a win in the base game, a symbol is randomly chosen from your reels and other symbols will start converting into the chose one. This results in winning combinations that may pay up to 35 times your wager
Fairy Wonder Spin: A fairy will appear and will replace up to 9 of the symbols on your reels with the Hansel and Gretel symbol. Keep in mind that these replacing symbols are the highest paying in the game which means more winnings!
Fairytale Legends Hansel and Gretel — Eight Bonus Features?!
There are two thing that I found particularly impressive about this slot. First being the execution of the theme and its integration to a slot and the second being the sheer number of features that NetEnt has included in this game. In terms of the theme, I loved how the designers at NetEnt paid so much attention to detail in designing every aspect and visual element in the game.
It’s so good that if you didn’t know you were playing a slot, you might just think that you were watching a Hansel and Gretel cartoon. I still can’t believe the fact that NetEnt has made this slot with eight unique bonus features. How cool and crazy is that?
To make it all the more impressive, there is a mini game and the other features in this game aren’t just copy pastes from elsewhere. Each of them were designed according to the theme of the game from ground up. If NetEnt keeps making slots of this calibre, the other slot developers have a lot to catch up to.