Fairytale Legends Mirror Mirror: Overview
NetEnt seems to either have dropped in popularity or the games don't perform as they used to, something the lack of big win pictures and videos in the casino streaming communities seems to suggest. And despite a hailstorm of allegations regarding nerfed slots we've heard no comments from NetEnt regarding the matter. Every time we hear of an upcoming NetEnt title we think to ourselves that - now it's going to happen, this is the slot that will make us all forget about the recent line of low potential let-downs. Then you realize it's another one of those Fairytale slots and yeah. But NetEnt is still a major player and we're not giving up on them just yet. Let's have a look at what we know so far about their upcoming Fairytale online slot.
Fairytale Legends Mirror Mirror is the third installment in the Fairytales Legends series and is built using 5 reels in combination with 243 win ways. So far it already looks better than the previous dull 10-liners. This slot is playable on all devices from €0.10 to €100 and includes 7 features such as re-spins, cash prizes, free spins and picking bonuses.
The low-value symbols include sparkly A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 playing cards. The premium symbols are represented by lanterns, green gems, queens, princess's and the Fairytale Legends logo with the latter being the most valuable and rewarding you 15x for 5 on a payline.
Similar to Quickspin's Dwarves Gone Wild it includes a mirror symbol only appearing on reel 3. When landing in view, the Mirror re-spin feature is initiated and will display either the princess or queen symbol. All instances of the chosen symbol will lock into place during the re-spin.
Fairytale Legends Mirror Mirror: Features
There are 3 random features available in the main game. These are:
- Fairy Magic Spin feature - a cluster of 5 to 7 medium win symbols randomly appears on the reels for 1 spin
- Fairy Surprise feature - a medium value symbol is chosen randomly. All symbols of lower value transform into the chosen symbol until resulting in a winning combination.
- Fairy Mirror feature - the player is awarded the Mirror re-spin feature
When it comes to the bonus it's divided into 3 different games. The bonus can be triggered two ways - either by landing 3 bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously or it can happen randomly when the bonus symbol appears on reels 1 and 3 on a losing spin.
When the bonus is triggered, the player is awarded one of 3 following bonus games:
- Mining Bonus - players mine 1 crystal out of 9 at a time to collect cash prizes
- Coin Win - players are awarded a cash prize of 15x
- Free Spins - this is the main attraction of the game and awards 10 free spins with the Mirror re-spin feature triggering if one or more Mirror symbols lands during a spin.
Fairytale Legends Mirror Mirror: Verdict
Being a 243 win ways slot makes it straight away more interesting than the previous Fairytale games. It's a bit unusual for NetEnt to produce 243 ways slots but something they did very well with the release of Jungle Spirit back in 2017. As expected from NetEnt's Fairytale series, as they've all been medium variance games, the potential is not all that impressive although a full screen of the princess symbol could potentially result in a 1822x win during the Fairy Mirror feature or the bonus.
There's a lot of things going on in the main game which makes Mirror Mirror entertaining to play, but also means much of the winnings are allocated to the various main game features, possibly making the bonus harder to trigger. In fact, we went over 2200 spins waiting for the bonus which is just crazy! It turned out to be a decent wagering slot however as the balance didn't drop all that much, but despite several of hours of gameplay with thousands of spins, we never managed to land even a 100x win.