Slot games come in all shapes and sizes, but a popular recurring theme is that of fairy tales. Game developers love creating games which are based on the stories which marveled players when they were young. Apart from the nostalgia factor, such games allow the developers to be as creative as they wish, without having to consider real-life limitations. Here are just a few of these creations.
Jack And The Beanstalk
The list begins with one of the biggest game developers in the industry, NetEnt. Whilst they have many fairytale themed slot games, one of their most popular is Jack and the Beanstalk. This slot is based on a very old story which is thought to have been first published back in 1734. Back then, the story was more adult themed and included threats, violence, and sex.
Since then it has been toned down, and the slot reflects this child-friendly experience. The slot is very exciting, with cute animations going on throughout the game. An animated video also plays when the player succeeds to unlock the free spins feature.
Jack and the Beanstalk feature NetEnt’s signature feature, the walking wild symbol. Unlike other wild symbols which are static, the walking wide symbol moves one reel to the left each time the reels spin. Each time it triggers a re-spin until there are no more reels for it to move to. This exciting feature allowers players to get even greater wins.
During the free spins feature, apart from enjoying the normal winnings, players also collect key symbols. For every three keys they collect, they get stacked money bags, golden hens, and golden harps. These are all special walking wild symbols which allow the player to truly walk away with a golden egg.
Most fairy tales have a tragic story with a happily ever after ending. Miss White is a little different because throughout the game it’s all about happiness. Although the game features the dark witch and the poisoned apple, getting any of these helps the player win big payouts.
There is a lot going on in this game that can be quite overwhelming for new players. Luckily, the game explains the main features of the game at the top of the slot as the reels spin. In this way, the player gets to learn about the many features and bonuses little by little. Naturally, the fact that the player can use the free mode before using his money, helps a lot too.
In Miss White, IGT proudly showcases their expansion systems. When two symbols, such as those of Miss White or the dwarf appear on the same row on different reels, the symbols in between them change to these symbols, creating a horizontal stack. When a dwarf symbol is between two Miss White symbols or vice versa, a special combo symbol appears, which is also a wild symbol.
The game’s bonus symbol is the symbol of the castle in the night. Getting three of these symbols triggers the exciting Magic Mirror Free Spins feature. The player needs to first choose an apple. Choosing wisely rewards him with 15 free spins, although even the worst choice is not so bad, with at least five guaranteed bonus spins. The best news is that during the free spins it is possible to land another three bonus symbols and get even more free spins.
Wish Upon A Jackpot
When it comes to fairytale themed slots, none is so comprehensive as Blueprint’s Wish Upon a Jackpot. This game includes a collection of popular characters, including the Gingerbread Man, Pinocchio, and even Puss in Boots.
During the game, the fairy godmother appears randomly and presents the player with three mysterious orbs. Each of the orbs holds a secret prize, which can range from Pinocchio turning random symbols wild to Fairy Godmother guaranteeing a big winning spin. There are a total of five possible orb bonuses which the player can receive.
Another great feature of the game is the Fairy Tale Bonus. Getting three of the bonus book symbols on the reels activates this feature. The player then gets to choose one of four fairytale bonuses. These are:
- 3 Little Pigs Free Spins
- Rapunzel Free Spins
- Jack And The Beanstalk
- Rumpelstiltskin’s Deal Maker Bonus
Each of these four bonuses gives the player a unique opportunity to improve his wins. In the 3 Little Pigs bonus, for example, the naughty pigs turn random positions wild which remain static until Big Bad Wolf blows them away. The player also gets a random number of extra free spins on the last spin.
If the player really wants to try his luck, then Rumpelstiltskin’s Deal Maker Bonus presents the greatest thrill. Rumpelstiltskin offers the player the choice of a guaranteed cash prize or a mystery bonus. This is a great opportunity to see if its the player’s lucky day.
The Adventure Continues
These three games showcase a very tiny percentage of what awaits players in the land of dragons and fairies. No matter what the player is in the mood for, be it a simple, classic reel, like Playtech’s Adventures in Wonderland, or an immersive, 3D experience, such as the one offered by NextGen’s A Dragon’s Story, the choice is almost endless. Thanks to advances in technology most of these games have been developed for mobile devices, so players can carry the magical experience with them, wherever they go.Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.