There have been a number of slot games based on popular fairy tales and folk tales. Tales are a great theme, everyone is familiar with them and the characters and interesting animations and bonus features can be developed, based on the main aspects of the story of each tale. Following the huge success of NetEnt Rocks, the company decided to release another series of slots, this one centred on a fairy tale theme. The series name is Fairytale Legends.
Second Game in a Successful Series
Following the successful release of the first title of the Fairytale Legends series, Red Riding Hood, in 2017 NetEnt launched Hansel and Gretel, a German tale that was collected and then published by the famous Grimm brothers.
The game has all the advanced graphic and sound features that characterised all games which have been released by NetEnt in the last period, with truly breath-taking animations. The reels are set on a forest background and you will notice the little brother and sister as they walk, Hansel on the left of the reels and Gretel on the right.
Standard Layout with 20 Paylines
Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel features five reels and 3 rows, and there are 10 paylines. All 10 paylines are always active and you can wager as little as 1p per payline, which means that you can play for as little as 10p. The maximum wager is 10 coins per payline and considering that the maximum coin size is £2, it means that you can wager as much as £200, if you feel up for it.
By using the level and coin value buttons you can regulate the desired amount you wish to wager, and if you wish to wager the same amount for a number of spins, you can press the autoplay button. With the max bet you can set the stake amount to £200 directly.
The symbols that you will see in this game are sweets in different colours which Hansel and Gretel used in the original tale in order to be able to find their way back, then birds, Hansel and Gretel, the game logo, and a treasure chest which serves as a stacked symbol. There’s also a stacked wild which can appear on the second and the fourth reel in the main game. The game logo is the highest paying symbol, you will receive 400 coins for a combination of 5.
Bonuses Triggered by Symbol Combinations
Getting three treasure chest symbols on the first, third and fifth reel activates one of the three main bonuses in this game. The Coin Win bonus is consisted of a cash prize worth 15 times your original wager and 10 free spins. If you get more bonus symbols on the first three reels, you can receive extra free spins, either 2, 4 or 10. And if you get stacked wilds on the first, second, fourth or fifth reel, the Stacked Wild re-spin will be activated.
The Candy House bonus allow you to select 3 out of possible 15 items each containing a multiplier. Once you have 3 multipliers, you get to pick whether you want to get the average value of all 3, or one particular multiplier.
Random Bonus Features
In addition to the activated features, this game also offers three random ones, and each of them can be triggered at any point in the main game. The Fairy Surprise happens after a non-winning spin, where neighbouring symbols turn into a random symbol until a winning combination is formed.
During the Fairy Wild feature, two stacks of wild symbols appear on all reels but the third which causes the triggering of the Stacked Wild re-spin, which has been explained above.
Finally, during the Fairy Wonder bonus, a combo of 5 to 9 game logos appear on the reels during the course of a spin. Such a combination of symbols may result in payments as high as x400 the stake.
Top Quality Game
Hansel and Gretel is another testament to NetEnt’s determination to produce high-quality thematic games, with a range of original game features and astounding graphics. The RTP of this game is 96.71%, the wagering limits are pretty flexible, plus there’s a wide plethora of random and triggered bonuses. All in all, a very playable game.