A magical, moonlit forest is the setting for Fairy Queen, a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Novomatic. This volatile, fantasy-themed offering comes with a quality free spins feature that offers expanding symbols and guaranteed wins. It’s not for the faint hearted though with its high variance. Play from between 10p and £100 per spin.

The visuals on show in Fairy Queen are pretty standard Novomatic fare. Look out for an assortment of elves, dragons and talking trees alongside the standard playing card symbols. The fairy queen herself is the game’s wild, substituting for everything with the exception of the scatter. She’s also the top payer, offering 9,000 coins for a 5-symbol combination.

Like many Novomatic slots, the main attraction in Fairy Queen is the Free Spins feature. To trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the scatter symbol (the portal of light) – here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. At first glance that doesn’t sound especially impressive but the added extras make it a very appealing proposition.

1 symbol will be chosen at random before each free spin plays out – the mystery symbol will then be placed in the middle position of reels 1 and 2 and then expand to create a guaranteed winning combination.

Fairy Queen may sound like a slot with a gentle theme – don’t be fooled though. This is a highly volatile affair that can suck up your bankroll in next to no time. The upside to that of course is that it’s possible to win a stonking amount of coins in that same blink of an eye.

You don’t play slots from Novomatic because you want to be dazzled by stunning looks or wowed by a catchy, earworm inducing backing track.  Slots from this developer are popular because of the high variance action they deliver and the prospects of hitting a bumper jackpot. That’s certainly the case with Fairy Queen.

You’re unlikely to be awed by the imagery but if you have deep pockets and plenty of patience, then a trip to this enchanted realm with the Fairy Queen can be a high octane and potentially lucrative proposition. If you like high variance action, other Novomatic titles like Lord of the Ocean and Book of Ra Deluxe are recommended.