Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel

Continuing their Fairytale Legends series (see also Fairytale Legends: Red Riding Hood), NetEnt’s take on Hansel and Gretel is actually a more pleasant place to be than the tale itself. Losing the terrifying witch that tries to kill and eat the children, this version brings a peaceful fairy into the fray, ready to award special prizes and bonus games. Much more preferable, we’re sure you’ll agree. And don’t worry, the most important (and delicious!) part of the tale remains firmly intact. Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel features an abundance of tasty, colourful sweets plucked straight from the infamous gingerbread house. Travel to a land of fairytales right here at Mega Reel.

About the Developer

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About the Game

With only 10 winning bet lines, Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel can look a little stingy at first glance. It’s only when you unlock the extra features and bonus games that you realise there’s plenty more opportunities to the player under the surface.

But first... let’s take a look at the Gameboard. Following a common 5-reel, 3-row layout, the first thing you’ll notice about the Gameboard is that there’s no board at all! Instead, the 15 icons onscreen suspend themselves in mid-air, adding to the magical feel. The background is a stroll through a night-time forest, blended in hues of purple, blue and green with a bright moon beaming down from above. Stars twinkle while fairy dust twinkles and floats into the ether.

Hansel and Gretel stroll either side of the screen while the reel’s spin. They are presented as little pixies themselves, all button-nosed with cute, chubby features. They also feature as two of the medium win symbols, along with an ornate title logo. Low win symbols come in the form of 4 coloured gummy sweets.

WILDS are shown in a slab of crazy paving and can also stack on reels 2 and 4, awarding a STACKED WILD re-spin.

But where this online slots game mixes things up is in its 3 random fairy features:

FAIRY WONDER SPIN – a cluster of 5-9 title logo symbols overlay on the Gameboard.

FAIRY SURPRISE – If you spin a no-win situation, this feature may randomly activate, progressively turning random symbols into one symbol until a win is awarded.

FAIRY WILD SPIN – 2 full STACKED WILDS can appear on any 2 reels, excluding the middle reel.

Lastly, there are treasure chest bonus symbols that can award one of 3 bonus games:

CANDY HOUSE BONUS – Choose 3 out of 15 candies to reveal various multipliers.

FREE SPINS – The player is awarded 10 free spins.

COIN WINS – The player is awarded a coin win equal to 15x the current bet.

The Verdict

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel is a charming online slots game with a generous wealth of featured extras that make up for its initial appearance of being rather sparse and low on pay opportunities. Why not also play Halloween Jack?