Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™ Slot

 

Ever since the launch of their Red Riding Hood slot we knew that Netent would add more titles to their Fairytale Legends series similar to their Rock slot trilogy. The Brothers Grimm have certainly written enough stories and fairy tales for it to be even more than just a trilogy.

The second slot in the series is Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™, the story probably everyone has heard or read and certainly enjoyed at some point in his life. Netent transformed that into a 10-pay line slot with stunning graphics and animations as well as some special pay mechanics that I have never seen on any of their games. Time to take a closer look and find out what it is all about.

 

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™ Slot

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Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™ Slot

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Slot details

Netent kept the basic slot design similar to Red Riding Hood with Hansel and Gretel standing on each side of the game window. Spinning the reels sees them turning around and walking deeper into the forest, reminiscent of how the fairy tale was written by the Brothers Grimm. The background of the slot is the said forest at night lit only by a faint moonlight and stars.

 

 

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel™ is a 5-reel, 3-row, 10-pay line (fixed) with Random Fairy Features in the base game, Free Spins, a Candy House Bonus Game and a new pay mechanism. Bet levels and coin values range from 1 – 10 and 0.01 – 1,00 allowing for bet sizes between $0.10 – $100. Maximum pay on a single spin is 4,000 coins or 400x bet with a full screen of stacked FL symbols. TRTP is stated with 96.71% for this medium variance slot in HTML5 format that will be available for play on desktop, mobile or tablet across all OS platforms.

Pay symbols including Wilds can appear stacked covering all positions on a reel. Low pays are candy pieces in yellow, red, violet and green colors whereas high paying symbols are Hansel, Gretel and the top symbol is an artistically written acronym for Fairytale Legends. Wilds are a stretch of pathway with birds who pick up the bread crumbs Hansel left as markers when they where led into the forest. No scatters on this slot but bonus symbols in the form of Treasure Chests.

 

Adjacent Symbol Pay Mechanism

One new pay mechanism that Netent has introduced for the first time on one of their slots are the adjacent pay symbol combinations. The wins are not paid just for left to right combinations but any adjacent 3 – 5 symbols starting on any reel on any of the 10 lines will pay the according coin win for 3 – 5 OAK.

One example is shown in the image below where the Hansel symbol landed adjacent on reels 2 to 4 with the combo paying multiple 3OAK Hansel.

 

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Random Fairy Features

As anticipated in the sneak peek for this slot the Fairy is making an appearance on Hansel and Gretel as well and provides again three different features. These can be triggered on any spin in the base game with the screen going dark and the Fairy magically appearing to randomly grant one of the features.

Fairy Wonder Spin

A random cluster of 5-9 FL logo symbols are placed on reels 2 – 4 with reel 3 always being fully stacked with FL logo symbols and the reminder being placed randomly on reels 2 and 4. Since the slot pays starting from any of the reels this will guarantee at least some 3 OAK if no further FL logo symbols land on reels 1 and 5.

Fairy Wild Spin

Two full stacks of WILDS can randomly appear on 1, 2, 4 and / or 5. A Sticky Wild Re-Spin starts after the initial spin and continues until now further new stacked Wilds appear on the next spin.

Fairy Surprise

This feature activates randomly at any time after a non-winning spin. One symbol is randomly chosen and the fairy is turning the other symbols on the screen except the FL symbol, starting from the lowest one, into the same symbol until a win is awarded.

In the image below Gretel was chosen and it lead to a multiple 4 + 5 OAK win.

 

 

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Stacked Wild Re-Spin Feature

Stacked WILD symbols can appear on reel 2 and 4 in the base game and additionally on reels 1 and 5 in the Stacked Wild Re-Spin. The Re-Spin is triggered when a full stack of WILDS land on either reel 2, reel 4 or on both. The respective reels are held and the remaining reels spin again until no further full stacks of WILDS land on the re-spin. Win amounts are paid after each re-spin providing the potential for a series of multiple line wins. The total amount is displayed when the feature ends.

 

 

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Bonus Features

The Treasure Chests appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 only with all three needed to trigger the Bonus Selection. The three chests move to the front of the slot allowing players to make one pick to reveal one of the three possible bonus features. The game will make an automatic random selection after 7 seconds.

 

Candy House Bonus Game

  • Bonus round with a payout range of 1.2 – 120 x bet
  • 3 out of 15 candies are picked with each corresponding to a multiplier
  • The multipliers stay hidden while the player can select to take the average of all 3 candies or just one.
  • The game will reveal all multipliers once the choice is made and the selected multiplier will be paid.

Free Spins

  • 10 Free Spins are awarded with Sticky Wilds appearing on all reels
  • Hitting Treasure Chests the Free Spins will award 2, 4 or 10 extra spins for 1, 2 or 3 symbols
  • Stacked WILDS can now appear in any spin on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5, triggering the Wild Re-Spin

Coin Win – Instant Coin win of 15 x bet

 

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Final Words

Is this an awesome sequel to Red Riding Hood? Not too sure, to be honest. 10 pay-lines, 400x bet as maximum single spin pay, Free Spins with no multiplier, a rather simple bonus game and a quite plain slot design do not provide that much suspension and awe that we expect nowadays from new slot releases. But it can be a very likeable, medium variance video slot which provides ample entertainment and frequent enough smallish wins to avoid a quick bust.

 

Happy spinning, starting 24th April 2017!

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