Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel from NetEnt: Slot Review - don't eat the rooftop!

Join Hansel and Gretel as they find themselves in front of a candy house that is smack bang in the middle of a dark forest!

NetEnt has been on a roll as of late when it comes to fairytale themed slots as their most recent take on Red Riding Hood has been hugely successful with players. So much so in fact that they decided to release a new slot based on the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. This classic story is all about a brother and sister who find themselves lost in a dark and dangerous forest where an evil witch invites them to stay the night inside her magical candy house. Little do the children know that she plans on eating both of them! Will this NetEnt slot have a happy ever after?

It is a 5 reel slot with 10 paylines that includes as Free Spins, Stacked Wild Respins, Fairy Wonder Spins, and much much more.

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature that I encountered while playing this game is the Fairytale Legends logo symbol. The reason this symbol is so special is that it is the highest paying symbol in the game. If you manage to land 5 of these symbols on an active payline then you will be awarded a sweet 40X your initial bet!

The Wild symbol is represented by a bright red brick road, it only appears on reels 2 and 4 but it comes nicely stacked. Whenever a Stacked Wild covers reels 2 or 4, then you will trigger the Stacked Wilds Respins feature. When activated, the Stacked Wilds will remain in place and you will be awarded a free respin. If you land another Stacked Wild, then you’ll receive another respin. It is possible to land Stacked Wilds on up to 4 reels as they will also appear on reels 1, and 5 as well. This feature ends when no more Stacked Wilds land when you respin the reels.

The game features 3 fantastic Random Features which can activate at any time as you play the game. They are as follows:

Fairy Surprise: Sometimes when you have a non-winning spin, a fairy will appear and she will select a lower paying random symbol on the screen and will transform other symbols into that symbol until a win is formed.
Fairy Wild Spin: 2 Stacked Wilds will appear on any of the reels. After the win, a respin will take place with the Stacked Wilds remaining on the reels.
Fairy Wonder Spin: A fairy will magically appear on the screen and place 5 – 9 Fairytale Legends logo symbols on the reels. These are the highest paying symbol in the game so expect a decent payout when this feature is triggered.

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel also features 3 amazing Bonus Features. To trigger these games, you will need to land 3 Bonus symbols on reels 1, 3, and 5. The Bonus symbol is denoted by a red and golden treasure chest. The Bonus Features are listed below and to activate them, you need to pick from one of three treasure chests.

Candy House Bonus: This is a fun mini-game where you pick 3 out of 15 pieces of candy. Each sweet carries a multiplier and these multipliers are removed until you are left with only 3 amounts. Here you can choose to get a guaranteed average of the 3 amounts, or chance your arm and aim for the bigger multiplier by picking one of the 3 original pieces of candy. It is possible to win 120X your original bet in this feature.

Free Spins: In this game, you will be awarded 10 Free Spins and the chance to get 2 more Free Spins for every Bonus symbol you land. That is not all as you will also get Stacked Wilds on all of the reels except reel 3. Stacked Wilds Respins are also active here.

Coin Win: This is the least interesting Bonus feature as if you select this chest then you will be awarded an instant cash multiplier prize of 15X your original bet.

Theme and Graphics

The graphics are outstanding as you watch Hansel and Gretel make their way through a dark forest filled with a misty night sky and lots of twinkling stars. Each time you press the Spin button, you will notice the brother and sister will walk forward a few steps, inching their way ever closer to the witch’s candy house. Symbols consist of Hansel, Gretel, a treasure chest, a red brick road filled with breadcrumbs and an assortment of colourful sweets. The animations are very impressive as symbols spark and come to life and Hansel and Gretel will wave and smile at you whenever you form a win on the reels.

The music is enchanting and haunting at the same time. It suits the game superbly and sets the tone nicely as you play the game.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 10 paylines, a brilliant RTP of 96.71% and a fantastic jackpot of 80,000 coins.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Coin Value 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00

  • Fairytale Legends Logo Symbol: 20 for 3X, 60 for 4X, 400 for 5X
  • Hansel Symbol: 10 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • Gretel Symbol: 10 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • Red Sweet Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 40 for 5X
  • Yellow Sweet Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 40 for 5X
  • Green Sweet Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 40 for 5X
  • Purple Sweet Symbol: 5 for 3X, 10 for 4X, 40 for 5X

Our Verdict on Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel

Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel is made by NetEnt and it is a highly engrossing game to play. It is full to the brim of amazing features, slick graphics, cool animations and an absorbing soundtrack. The Stacked Wilds Respin is the most rewarding feature in this game as it can lead to some very lucrative payouts especially when you consider it is possible to win up to 400X your original stake! The game is of medium variance, so expect to invest some time and money in order to trigger all the features, but I can guarantee you that it is definitely worth it.

Escape a hungry witch in Fairytale Legends: Hansel and Gretel!