|Symbols||Hansel and Gretel, jewels, treasure chest|
Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel is a 5 reel, 10 payline online slots game from NetEnt, which takes its inspiration from the classic fairytale of a brother and sister lost in the woods, and combines a charming art style with a host of bonus options that will appeal to players eager for a fun new gaming experience.
Look and Feel
Fairytale Legend: Hansel and Gretel has a cute art style reminiscent of modern computer generated animated movies, with lots of nods to the classic story in its design. Hansel and Gretel, the siblings abandoned in the forest only to be caught by a witch in a gingerbread house, flank the open-design reels, which are decorated with symbols that evoke the witch’s candy dwelling.
Vines and flowers decorate the play window and the deep blue background suggests an eerie forest at night. The soundtrack is atmospheric and traditional, with twinkling sound effects to accompany spins and wins, and the game has an overall feel of whimsical, old-world mystery.
There aren’t many reel symbols on offer, with four lower value symbols reminiscent of brightly colored candy pieces in red, yellow, green, and purple, and character portraits of Hansel and Gretel standing as medium win symbols, along with the game’s calligraphic logo, which can be worth up to 400 coins.
Text-based ‘Free Spins’ and ‘Coin Win’ symbols are available, and there is a treasure chest bonus symbol, but no specific wild icons apart from the Stacked Wild Respin, which shows a paved road with doves pecking at the breadcrumbs which, in the story, Hansel left as a trail to follow.
Fairytale Legend: Hansel and Gretel offers just ten fixed paylines, and bets are controlled through the ‘Level’ and ‘Coin Value’ selectors. There are autoplay and max bet options available, with the possibility of stopping autoplay spins early if required.
The minimum bet per spin is 0.10, with a ceiling of 200.00 per spin. There is a maximum coin value of 2.00 and Fairytale Legend: Hansel and Gretel offers ten possible bet levels.
As with many newer NetEnt slots, the gameplay in Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel is quite simple, with the bulk of the game’s features and player interactivity being in the bonus games and feature spins.
Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel offers a number of bonus features within and as an extension to the main game. The Fairy Wonder Spin, Fairy Surprise, and Fairy Wild Spin features can all occur randomly within the main game as random features. The Fairy Wonder Spin adds a cluster of between 5 and 9 of the game’s high win logo symbols as an overlay on the reels for one spin, giving the players a chance at a high win.
The Fairy Surprise random feature activates randomly in the case of a no-win spin, and transforms a random symbols – starting with the lower value symbols – into new symbols until a win is achieved. In the Fairy Wild Spin feature, two full stacks of wild symbols can appear randomly on the reels, and a stacked wild respin will also be awarded.
Scoring three or more of the treasure chest bonus symbols on reels 1, 3, or 5 in the main game activates one of three bonus features: the Coin Win, Free Spins, or Candy House Bonus games. The Free Spins bonus awards ten free spins, while the Coin Win feature awards a coin win to the value of x15 the player’s current bet. The Candy House Bonus game offers a second screen pick and click where the player may select three of fifteen candies from the gingerbread house. These picks will award a random multiplier.
Overall, Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel is a whimsical and engaging game which offers some innovative and well-designed bonus features that will appeal to players seeking to inject a little magic into their gaming experience.
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