Hansel and Gretel is basically the story of two greedy kids who eat tons of sweets and it gets them in trouble. It seems, then, quite fitting for mFortune to have released this slot just as the season of gluttony has begun. The slot is packed with sugary delights from doughnuts to gingerbread men, however, it's not just the graphics that deliver something sweet. Hansel and Gretel is also full of wilds, free spins and two mini games. So is this slot worth playing, or is it all sugar and no spice? Read on to see what we made of this new release.
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|Release Date||November 2016|
|Software Provider||InTouch Games|
|Slot type||Video slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.5%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels / 15 adjustable paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||2p – £1,425|
|Free Spins||Up to 9 free spins|
|Features||Wilds, Free Spins, 2 Mini Games, Progressive Jackpot|
|Pros||Great graphics, profitable mini games|
|Cons||Follows similar design to other slots|
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Hansel and Gretel follows a format that most mFortune players will already be familiar with; 5 reels with 15 adjustable paylines. The slot features enough sweet symbols to give you toothache, but the graphics are noticeably better than mFortune's older releases. Instead of traditional reels, you'll notice that the symbols are hung on threads which drop in and out as you spin.
Players can choose their paylines and wager sizes below the reels. You can bet anything from as little as 2p, on one payline, up to a maximum of £1425 (£95 on each payline). This means the game is suitable to all types of players, from high rollers to those who wish to budget more. There's also a progressive jackpot up for grabs, which currently stands at just over £3,300 – not bad for a game that's only been out for a couple of weeks.
The symbols in the game are all themed around the classic fairytale itself, doughnuts and candy canes share the board with axes and water buckets. It's the perfect balance as to not make the slot too saccharine sweet.The big wins come from a cute dog and an equally adorable teddy bear, plus the jackpot treasure pot. Aside from winning the progressive jackpot, the biggest win of the game can be claimed if you manage to line up 5 dog symbols, which offers a huge 500x multiplier.
The slot also features multiplier wilds and scatter symbols. The wild is illustrated by the gingerbread man, and will substitute any other symbol to create winning paylines. It also offers some impressive multipliers, including a 2000x win if you can find five gracing your reels.
The scatter symbols are the pink candies, and they offer up to 9 free spins. The free spins round will be triggered if more than 3 symbols fall in any order on a winning payline. 3 symbols will give you 5 free spins, 4 symbols gives you 7 spins, and 5 symbols rewards you with the full 9.
mFortune don't ever disappoint, and there's always something extra beyond the reels to give you a little more for your money. Hansel and Gretel features, in true mFortune form, two mini games which each fit perfectly with the storybook theme.
The first mini game is triggered by collecting the blue bird symbols. This bonus round is called Win Peaks (we highly enjoyed the reference), and is a simple game that requires you to spin to see which multiplier you'll be rewarded. Win Peaks features two levels of prizes, and each are dependant upon how many mini-game symbols you collect in the base game. The ‘pocket sized prizes' offer multipliers of up to 90x, whilst the ‘grand prizes' can reward you with a huge 180x win.
The second mini game is the Witches Trail, and if you've ever played an mFortune slot before you'll already be accustomed to this type of bonus round. It's a snakes and ladders type game, where for every square you land on, you pick up a multiplier. You have to be careful, however, not to land on any of the Witch's traps as that means it's game over for you. As you progress down the trail, your multipliers accumulate, which means that even if you do land on a game-ending square, you'll still receive whatever you've banked so far.
Hansel and Gretel is a dream to play, both performance wise and aesthetically. The graphics are a step above what we've seen from mFortune in the past, with clean cartoon figures that don't leave the game looking too crowded. The animation is a delight, and the slot boasts an active backdrop as well as a unique reel design.
Here at Droid Slots we've already waxed lyrical about how well mFortune's games perform, and Hansel and Gretel is no different. It works flawlessly across devices and is fully downloadable for both Android and iOS. This means that the slot never lags, and whilst it is a little annoying that it takes up some of your phone's precious memory space, the app is small so it shouldn't affect it too much.
Get £5 Free To Play With at mFortune
mFortune offers all new players a £5 no deposit bonus upon registration, which means you can try out Hansel and Gretel without spending a penny! The bonus is completely free, and isn't tied to any wagering requirements, so anything you win is yours to keep. In our eyes, it's the perfect incentive to play this brand new release.
Exisiting mFortune members shouldn't feel short changed, however. All deposits at the casino are always rewarded with a 10% bonus, so if you fancy giving Hansel and Gretel a spin, why not take your extra cash and see how you fare?
Hansel and Gretel is a fun slot that is sure to put a smile on your face. It's full of all the bonus features we're always on the lookout for, and as there's so many, they trigger frequently, which makes for an exciting gaming experience.
However, whilst we're impressed with the slot's modern graphics, it doesn't offer anything innovative when compared to the casino's other games. It follows a tried and tested format, and won't be surprising to any existing mFortune players. That being said, as the saying goes, if ain't broke then don't fix it, and we think mFortune's design is yet to be broken.