- When you wish upon a star, fairytale slots are what you will find
- Here we shortlist six of the best currently on offer to LeoVegas Casino players
There are more fairytale themed slot games arriving at online casinos than ever before, making it increasingly difficult to know which slot games you should be playing.
Our team of expert slot boffins have dived head-first into the world of casino once-upon-a-times to reveal our favourite fairytale-themed slots.
6. Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood
Launched in October 2016, this slot was the first in NetEnt’s Fairytale Legends series and is inspired by the classic story of Red Riding Hood.
You’re invited to venture through the woods and see what bonus features and winning combinations they might land on this highly themed and immersive slot, though of course they’ve got to stay clear of the Big Bad Wolf! The 3D slot has a total of five reels, three rows and no fewer than 20 fixed paylines.
One of the best aspects of the slot is the fact that it has quite a high number of bonus features. There are three that can be triggered at any random time during standard gameplay: the Fairy Magic Spin Feature adds between five and nine medium-value symbols over the reels; the Fairy Spin Surprise Feature is triggered after a no-win combination and sees a random, low-value symbol duplicated until you score a win; the Fairy Wild Spin scatters several wild symbols on certain reels and after your win, you earn a Sticky Wild Re-Spin and can earn another one if sticky wilds appear on the reels.
Another great feature is Beware the Wolf, a bonus feature set out like a board game where you have to help Red navigate her way through the woods, collecting various bonuses along the way. There are a total of five ‘locations’, offering things like doubling up all bonus game multipliers and awarding you everything they’ve won during the bonus feature.
5. Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel
This slot was launched in April of this year and is the second in NetEnt’s Fairytale Legends series. It’s themed after the brother and sister who are kidnapped by an evil, cannibalistic witch living in a house made out of confectionary. Using their wits, they manage to outsmart the witch before she can eat them.
This fairytale was adapted by the Grimm Brothers nearly 200 years ago and now you can live the siblings’ well known adventure for yourself by playing the Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel slot.
It has a total of five reels, three rows and 10 paylines altogether; the Hansel and Gretel symbols pay out the highest, while the four candy symbols, each one a different shape and colour, pay out less.
While this slot has some of the same features as the Red Riding Hood one, such as the three Random Features, the Coin Win bonus and the Free Spins bonus, it has plenty of new features. These include the Candy House bonus, which, along with the previously mentioned Coin Win and Free Spins bonuses, can be triggered by landing at least three Treasure Chest Symbols on the first, third and fifth reels.
The Candy House bonus takes you to the witch’s house and has them choose three out of 15 candies, all of which are hiding multipliers of different values. You’ll then receive a multiplier whose value is the average of the three you chose. There’s also a Stacked Wild Re-Spins feature where Stacked Wild Symbols can cover up to four reels and remain sticky, giving you the chance to claim better winning combinations.
4. Jack and the Beanstalk
Another fairytale-themed slot by NetEnt, Jack and the Beanstalk was launched in 2011 and has become one of the provider’s most popular slots. It’s inspired by the classic British tale where Jack ascends the towering beanstalk and finds riches such as a magic harp and a goose that can lay golden eggs, though he also comes across a fearful giant, who he ends up killing by chopping down the beanstalk. The slot has five reels, three rows and 20 paylines altogether.
Land a minimum of three Treasure Chest Symbols to activate the Free Spins bonus round – you’ll receive a total of 10 free spins and should you land a further three Treasure Chest Symbols, you’ll receive an additional five free spins to use. During the Free Spins bonus round, you can also unlock various rewards such as having all the reeds turn into wilds, by collecting golden key symbols. Another good feature to look out for is the Walking Wild.
If the wild symbol appears on the left side of the reels, you’ll receive a re-spin, whereas if it appears on the right side, you’ll receive a maximum of five re-spins. This particular feature is so-called because once all the re-spins have been used up, the wild symbol will either walk across or jump off the reels. Not only does it trigger re-spins, it substitutes for any other symbol (except the Treasure Chest Symbols) and all wins you get with the wild symbol are trebled.
3. Big Bad Wolf
Themed after the the classic fairytale The Three Little Pigs, this Quickspin slot is very well themed and has lots of exciting features that make it an excellent slot to play. It has a familiar set-up, with five reels, three rows and 25 paylines, with the three pigs and a stuffed pig toy as high-paying symbols and card values (A, 10, J, Q and K) as low-paying symbols.
The Swooping Reels feature is triggered whenever you land a winning combination. Once it’s triggered, all winning symbols disappear and are replaced by new symbols that fall from above; this keeps happening until there aren’t any new winning combinations on the reels. During this feature, every second win turns one of the pig symbols into a wild one – a maximum of three can be turned wild and they’ll stay that way until the reels don’t have any winning combinations.
To activate the free spins bonus round, you have to land three of the scatter symbols featuring none other than the wolf himself. You’ll then be rewarded with 10 free spins and will also get to take advantage of the Blowing Down The House feature. If you manage to land three moon symbols on the last reel while using free spins, you’ll receive an additional 10 free spins – if you’re lucky enough to land six moon symbols, not only will you get two free spins, you’ll also get a x2 multiplier to double your winnings.
2. Goldilocks and the Wild Bears
Another Quickspin slot, Goldilocks and the Wild Bears originally came out in 2014, though it’s been relaunched for 2017. The newest version of the slot is designed to be fully compatible with HTML5 and comes with significantly improved graphics and sound effects, along with exciting new features. There are five reels, three rows and a total of 25 paylines.
The low-paying symbols are card values (A, 10, J, Q and K) painted in different colours on a whitewashed fence, while the high-paying ones are the four bears – Papa, Mama and Baby Bear (the three from the fairytale), along with a stuffed teddy bear. If you’re lucky enough to land five of them on a payline, you can receive up to 250 times their original bet. The wild symbol, which features the image of a cottage, is more valuable: land five of these on a payline to be rewarded with 1,000 times your bet.
There’s a free spins bonus round that can be activated simply by landing three scatter symbols on the reels – the scatters feature none other than Goldilocks herself. You’ll be rewarded with 10 free spins and if you manage to land an additional three scatter symbols while using free spins, you’ll be rewarded with even more of them.
The Goldilocks scatter has the additional benefit of trebling your winnings. While the game is in the free spins mode, be sure to look out for the Goldilocks Progress scatter symbol – it’s basically just Goldilocks with her tongue sticking out teasing the bears. Land three of these and all Papa Bear symbols turn wild; should you land five of them, not only will this make Mama or Baby Bear symbols wild, it will also grant you two extra free spins.
1. Beauty and the Beast
Launching in March earlier this year, this highly themed slot by Yggdrasil Gaming is inspired by the classic fairytale which has spawned numerous film and TV adaptations. There are two symbols for Belle (one with her wearing a crown, the other with her not wearing a crown) and two for Beast (one with him as a beast, the other with him as a human) – these four symbols are high-paying ones, with the low-paying ones appearing as six differently coloured gems. The slot has a total of five reels, three rows and 20 payline altogether.
Land a minimum of three rose symbols and you’ll activate the free spins bonus round. Should you land four or five of them, you’ll also receive a large number of coins in addition to the free spins (1,000 coins for four symbols and 1,500 for five).
The bonus round starts with you having to choose one of three servants, each of whom offers a different type of bonus feature – the maid, for example, creates between two and four random wilds. Should you land any additional rose symbols during the free spins bonus round, you’ll receive more free spins and can select an additional servant; land even more rose symbols and you can have all three servants’ features activated at the same time.
The Golden Bet feature costs a bit extra but offers some good perks: Boost, which lets you choose two servants during the free spins bonus round and Nudge, with which you only need two scatter symbols to activate the free spins bonus round. You can also pay to have both of these features active at the same time.
Where to play
All of these slots are available at LeoVegas Casino, which is one of the biggest online casinos around, offering an extensive and diverse games portfolio of more than 700 slots.
It’s also packed with promotions and bonuses; its welcome offer in particular is definitely worth taking advantage of if you haven’t already done so. New players at the casino can claim up to a huge £1,600 in bonus money across their first four deposits, not to mention 100 free spins.
If that’s not enough, new players also receive 20 free spins even before they’ve made their first deposit. The casino’s slots come in all sorts of themes and here’s a look at some of its best fairytale-themed ones.
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