Spin that reel – Hansel and Gretel slot review
Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel is a slot with 5 reels and 10 paylines that is playable on all devices. The second game in the Fairy Tales Legends looks great, as we can expect from Netent. This brand new slot comes with a Stacked Wild Re-Spin feature where you get re-spins when Stacked Wilds appear on certain reels.
We all know the tale of Hansel and Gretel who were left behind by their parents in the deep dark forest. But you are there to help them find their way back out! The game is filled with beautiful animations, enchanting music and sound effects to add to the magical fairy tale theme. Again Netent proves it knows how to make good games and this game is clearly in the same line as Red Riding Hood.
Hans and Gretel are set on both sides of the reels. The reels themselves have symbols like coloured candy, Hansel, Gretel, birds, treasure chests scatters and the Fairytale Legends logos.
The game has 3 randomly triggered base game features with up to 9 logo symbols added to the reels. These symbols will transform to winning combos and 2 full stacks of wilds appearing to trigger the Stacked Wild Re-Spin feature. The game also has three main bonus features where you can win cash prizes: the Coin Win feature, the Candy House Bonus feature (win up to 120 times your stake) and the Free Spins feature (up to 20 free spins to be won). There’s also stacked wilds appearing on up to 4 reels to trigger all-important Stacked Wild Re-Spin feature. A lot going on when playing this slot, making it one of our favourites for 2017.
Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel also comes with 3 random features which can be randomly be triggered in the base game. You have the Fairy Wonder Spin feature where a cluster of between 5 and 9 game logo symbols appear as an overlay on the reels for 1 spin. This can lead to massive wins of up to 400 times your stake.
The Fairy Surprise feature occurs randomly when you get a non-winning spin in the base game and can give you a win up to 31 times your stake. How is that for a non-winning spin surprise? With the Fairy Surprise feature a symbol is chosen randomly from the symbols on the reels with the other symbols turning into the chosen symbol until a winning combination appears.
Last but not least we have the Fairy Wild Spin feature where 2 full stacks of wilds can appear on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 during a regular game spin. This will then trigger the Stacked Wild Re-Spin feature and can lead to win of up to a whopping 400 times your stake!
3 different bonus games
Keep your eyes open for the treasure chest bonus symbol appearing simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 in the base game. This will trigger 1 of the 3 main bonus features. They are as follows:
The Candy House Bonus feature lets you pick 3 from 15 items which will give you different multipliers. After you’ve picked 3 multipliers, you can choose to receive the average value of the 3 multipliers or pick 1 of the 3. Here, you can win up to 120 times your total stake.
The Coin Win feature simply gives you a cash amount of 15 times your total stake and the Free Spins feature rewards you with 10 free spins. More bonus symbols landing on the reels as 1, 2 or 3 will result in 2, 4 or 10 extra free spins respectively. And there are the Stacked Wilds appearing fully on reels 1, 2, 4 or 5 which will trigger the Stacked Wild Re-Spin feature. This can lead to wins of up to 400 times your stake on every free spin.
Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel will rank high on the newcomers list this year and we predict it will definitely win prizes – it’s a medium variance offering which gives you a nice balance between win amounts and entertainment. I also recommend you try NetEnt’s other fairy tale inspired game, Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood which is equally good.
Specifications Hansel and Gretel
- Developer: Netent
- Reels: 5
- Win lines: 10
- Max. Coins: 40.000
- Bid: € 0.10 – € 100
- Jackpot: Yes, € 80.000. Not progressive
- Volatility: Medium
- Bonus Feature: Stacked Wilds, Free Spins, bonus games, Pick Objects, Respin Wild
- RTP: 96.71%
Hansel and Gretel is an enchanting game with a lot of different features. The game has fantastic graphics and animations and the enchanting music and sound effects are a good match, making it a worthy part of the Fairy Tale Legends. The variance of the game is medium, so when you play it, no doubt some nice wins can come your way. We certainly enjoyed playing this game.