Take a trip to an enchanted forest in Fairy Gate, a 5 to 7 reel, 20 payline video slot from Quickspin. These fairies can serve up some magical treats in the form of respins and free spins. Look out for the special Fairy Orb symbols that can add up to 10 wilds to the reels in each feature. Stakes range from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Fairy Gate is very easy on the eye and ear. The visuals are very nicely done and have a lovely fantastical feel. The same goes for the soothing soundtrack which is a nice complement. You’ll see lower value A to J playing cards spinning alongside a quartet of fairies. The best of the these is the red fairy who pays 1, 5 or 20 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in a single payline. There’s also a wild and a scatter. Top marks then to the Quickspin design team. What of the features?
Hitting more regularly of the 2 bonus rounds is the Fairy Wild Respins feature. You’ll see a tree with a door carved into it to the right of the reels. Once the feature triggers (it does so randomly), the door opens to reveal 2 extra reels. The only symbol that can land here is a Fairy Orb. If one does hit, it will pop and release between 2 and 5 butterflies.
These drop onto the reels and turn between 2 and 5 symbols wild. A new payout follows with the extra wilds in place. It’s possible to land multiple Fairy Orbs on the same spin which can deliver even more wilds. You can also look forward to another respin whenever an Orb hits. These respins continue until the added reels feature just blanks and no Fairy Orbs.
The second bonus offering is the Fairy Wild Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing the Free Spins scatter on reels 3, 4 and 5. Once again, the magic tree door opens and the 2 extra reels come into play. The Fairy Orbs offer the same wild magic as in the respin round. The only difference being that they don’t offer a respin.
We weren’t expecting anything too special when we opened up Fairy Gate. We got a pleasant surprise though as this is a very entertaining game. We landed the respins round at regular intervals and the Fairy Orbs delivered some wild action. The free spins were much harder to come by but again the Fairy Orbs offered plenty of thrills.
That combined with the high-end design makes Fairy Gate well worth a look, even if the fantasy genre isn’t one you’d usually consider. If you like fairies and all things magical, you have Novomatic’s Frogs Fairy Tale which is worth playing.