Released: April 2017
Software: Net Entertainment
Coin Values: 0.01 and up
Once again the good people of NetEnt are taking us deep into the woods, but this time we will help Hansel and Gretel to find the Candy House. Since the birds have eaten all of the bread crumbs, we will have to use the bright moonlight and fireflies to guide our way through this five-reel slot with 10 fixed paylines. The 2017 release is the second slot of the Fairytale Legends series, so after having lots of fun with Little Red Riding Hood, it is time to enjoy all the treats Hansel and Gretel have to offer. Playable from $0.10 per spin, Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel boasts exceptional visuals and a fitting soundtrack, while offering loads of additional features gamers can benefit from.
Like with Little Red Riding Hood, we are once again looking for rewarding treats deep into the dark forest, and once again the cute little fairy is there to help us along the way with her magic wand. The other similarity with the Little Red Riding Hood is the game’s Logo, which is once again used as the symbol that pays the most. Since this is the story of Hansel and Gretel, they are also functioning as high-value symbols, but, sadly, the Witch will not land on the reels. On the other hand, lots of candy from her house will appear as low-paying symbols, four different types of candy to be exact. Curiously enough, the very path Hansel and Gretel use to go through the woods is used as a Wild, and it can cover the entire reel from time to time. The Treasure Chest is used a Scatter and triggers the Bonus features.
Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel features a standard 5×3 grid and offers 10 fixed paylines. Unlike in other standard slots which pay beginning from the rightmost or the leftmost reel, the NetEnt title includes no such restrictions. All players need to do in order to form a winning combination is to land at least three matching symbols on adjacent reels, anywhere on a payline. Before you start hitting the Spin button, set the coin value ($0.01-$$2) and the bet level (1-10). Betting starts at $0.10 and the highest possible wager is $200 per spin. Once you get tired of spinning the reels yourselves, go to Autoplay and chose up to 1,000 automatic spins.
We mentioned that the Fairy will once again appear in the 2017 release, offering similar random features: Fairy Wonder Spin, with a cluster of 5-9 Logo symbols appear on the reels; Fairy Surprise, randomly activated after a non-winning spin. One symbol will be randomly selected and other lower symbols will turn into the selected symbol until a win is awarded; Fairy Wild Spin, with two full stacks of Wilds appearing on the reels. After the spin is over and the payouts have been made, you will get a Stacked Wild Re-spin.
A Stacked Wild Re-spin is awarded every time punters land stacked Wild symbols on reels 2 or 4. During base game, the Wild can only appear on these reels, but during the re-spin, Wilds can also appear on reels 3 and 5.
Once all three Bonus symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5, you will have to pick one of the Treasure Chests and reveal your reward. It can be a Coin Win, which will multiply your bet by 15x. There is also the possibility to win 10 Free Spins. Last but not the least is the Candy House Bonus, where punters get to pick three out of fifteen displayed candies on the wall of the house, which actually represent multipliers, which are not revealed. Spinners can either use one of the items and its multiplier, or use an average value of all three multipliers.
The Theoretical Return to Player in the Theatre of Night video slot is 96.71%. As we already said, the Logo is the most generous symbol, rewarding punters with 400 coins for the maximum combination. Both Hansel and Gretel will offer players 100 coins for five of a kind. Thanks to lots of rewarding features, there are more than enough chances for some neat payouts, so whatever Bonus feature you trigger, you will be satisfied with the outcome.
Needless to say that the NetEnt product has exceptional visuals, so we won’t waste your time praising the amazing job they have done in the graphics department. Being action junkies ourselves, we have to say that we simply love to see a slot loaded with action, so this stroll with Hansel and Gretel is sure to be exciting every step of the way. Every spin may bring nice payouts and trigger a different additional feature. Plenty to play for and plenty to benefit from, but don’t expect it will come that easy, since it never does. It will take you some time and money to trigger everything, but believe us when we tell you it is definitely worth the trouble.