Fantasini: Master of Mystery is a illusionist inspired slot released in April 2015 by NetEnt. You may not have heard of it and that would be because it's been exclusive at Sportingbet casino. Until now. Fantasini is now up for wide release as it leaves its exclusivity deal.
We can effectively treat this as a new NetEnt release, and like all NetEnt releases, it's something to get excited for. So let's take a look at this long hidden away slot and see if it's worth picking up all these months later.
Fantasini: Master of Mystery Features
Fantasini is one of the more streamlined NetEnt slots we've seen. It doesn't come with any bonus rounds of any kind, meaning there's no free spins mode or anything like that. The slot focuses entirely on linked reels and it's that which we'll take a look at.
- RTP: The theoretical RTP is 96.6%
- Reels: 5×3 reel layout slot
- Paylines: 243 Ways to Win
- Key Features: Linked Reels Feature
- Platforms: Desktop & Mobile
The setup is pretty self explanatory. One of the key differences between this and other NetEnt slots is that it doesn't involve paylines. Fantasini goes for 243 ways to win, so any win is calculated if symbols are adjacent in lines of 3, 4 or 5 from the left of the slot, to the right.
There is also a mobile touch version available right from the get go.
This is the main feature of the slot. There are no scatter symbols due to this. The slot is comprised of regular symbols, wild symbols, all of which can be included in Linked Reels. Every spin of the slot will have at least 2 reels spinning the same symbols each time.
Since wilds can be included in these linked reels, this means its possible to get almost half of the slot filled with wild symbols. All these wilds can be substituting whatever symbol they can to create a winning combination with. This potentially can be great for your winnings.
The linked reels expand also. The mechanism for this seems to be quite random and isn't explicitly stated. The reels can expand to 3 reels, 4 reels or even the entire slot. If you manage this, you can hit some pretty big jackpots, however it should be noted that this is a rarity.
Fantasini Slot Now Available
As of yet, no one has snatched up the slot yet. There are definitely some contenders for who will be the first to pick it up. Leo Vegas were the first casino to pick up Play'n Go's Rage To Riches, which was another exclusive slot that was let free, to the delight of us, who loved it.
Reel Island is another casino who are heavily into NetEnt games, so we'd bet they will definitely have this on their casino within the next week. Mr Green are similarly closely tied to NetEnt and so we'll also expect to be seeing it grace their casino as well.
We'd recommend keeping your eyes tied to these casinos for the next week to see who gets Fantasini first. In our opinion, it's a different type of slot for NetEnt. Its one issue is it clearly hasn't had the usual innovative NetEnt ideas put into it, due most likely to it's exclusivity. It's understandable that they didn't want to put in the same development time as they would have with a widespread release.
But it's certainly an intriguing slot that we haven't seen from NetEnt before and is more than worthy of your time if this preview has peaked your interest.