Microgaming continues its partnership with Just For The Win, the gaming house that brought us the excellent retro hit, Deco Diamonds, with the indie studio’s Goldwyn’s Fairies Slot. This release is a fanciful affair, whisking us to the woods to spin with fairies as we hunt down wins on five reels and 20 paylines. With playfulness at its heart, this wild adventure is just that, offering Free Spins and Returning Wilds to entice slots fans eager for wins.
The enchanted wood’s leafy backdrop sets the scene nicely for our spinning action, as does a magical tune that accompanies our gameplay. The fairies in question take their places as our high paying symbols and pay between 7.5x – 12.5x our total bet for landing a five-of-a-kind combo. They all show off impish smiles – no doubt up to cheeky fairyish deeds – and enjoy different coloured backgrounds to help us distinguish between them. Gems of various shapes and hues make up our low-paying symbols, while the Classic Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except Free Spins symbols. All symbols except Wilds can appear stacked to boost base game win potential.
While we will be looking to the Classic Wild symbol to help us complete winning combinations across the game’s 20 paylines during the base game, we can look to other Wild symbols to boost our payouts when it comes to the Goldwyn’s Fairies slot’s bonus features. The Re-spin Wild looks like a fairy queen, and she can bestow the magical gift of re-spins when she appears on reel 3. We then enjoy continuing re-spins until no more Re-spin Wilds appear, but with the added introduction of the Returning Wild feature.
Each time we land a Re-spin Wild – or a Free Spin Wild during the Free Spins feature – the fairy in question draws a magical circle around her symbol. This circle is then held until the final spin, when all Wilds of this kind return in their positions. If a Re-spin Wild or Free Spin Wild appears in a magic circle, they instead turn another symbol into a Returning Wild. These Returning Wilds won’t complete winning combos when they are held for the free spins or re-spins, but instead set us up nicely for a big payout on that final spin in what Just For The Win calls the Final Re-spin and Final Free Spin features. To trigger the Free Spins bonus game we are looking for three Game Logo Scatters to land on reels 1, 3 and 5.
With Wilds, Gems and Fairies galore, Just For The Win treats us to a magical slots escapade that promises plenty and delivers to boot. Of course, we would rather the Returning Wilds were Held Wilds for the duration of the Free Spins and Re-Spins, but the promise of these Returning Wilds does add a tingling element of anticipation to the features. With a metaphorical drumroll and the promise of magical payouts when the Final Spin comes round, Goldwyn’s Fairies can turn out to be one magical adventure no online slots fans will want to miss out on.