Enchanted Slot Review
I'm a sucker for anything magical. Long before Harry Potter exploded onto the literary scene, I was buried in J.R.R Tolkien books. Because this review is anonymous, I can tell you that my friends and I still gather once a month to play magical strategy games. Yes – I'm a geek and proud of it! (Well not that proud – a bit embarrassed at times…) So, invariably I'm always slightly disappointed with online casino games that have a magical theme. So often not only do they lack real spirit, but the animations and graphics fall flat. However, Enchanted, a progressive video slot by Betsoft, may well be the exception. Being a Betsoft game, not only did I know the presentation would be flawless, but I was confident it would be playable on pretty much any device, whether it be PC, mobile or tablet.
Once I began I was blown away – this was more of a Terry Pratchett wizarding world than a Lord Of The Rings one. But, that was great because it opened up the door for some fun humor. Enchanted doesn't take itself seriously and there's a tongue in cheek feeling to everything, without losing the magic of course!
Enchanted is a 5 reel and 30 payline low volatility slot. The standard symbols are all part of the magical forest: wizard, gnome, a girl named Feera, an ogre named Rufus, owl, crystal ball, chalice, wand and drum.
There are also some special symbols which I'll explain a bit later:
Enchanted game icon
The controls are artfully embedded into the game screen and don't detract from the visuals in the least. Up top are View Pay and Progressive Jackpot displaya. Below the reels are Balance, Bet, Win, Credits, Choose Coin, Payline, Bet Per Line, Total Bet, Spin, Auto and Max Bet Spin. Unfortunately, there is no way to cast a spell and make the reels turn quicker (That's magic talk for “there's no Turbospin”).
- Spellbook Free Spins: 3 or more spellbooks on a payline activates 10 non re-triggerable Free Spins. During this feature there's a special Enchanted icon and if this lands on position 2 of reel 3, extra rewards are won!
Tonk's Tinkering Doors: Collect 3 golden keys on the 5th reel to unlock this feature. Unlock the doors on the reels using your keys to reveal prizes.
Crazy Hats, Crazy Reels: 2 or more crazy hat symbols triggers this feature in which 3 re-spins are issued.
Save Feera's Birdie: A Feera (girl) and Rufus (ogre) symbol alongside each other on any active payline activates this feature. Help Feera zap the ogre to rescue her bird and earn rewards for you!
Progressive Jackpot: Use Max Bet for a chance to win the random progressive jackpot!
Enchanted offers up some of the most spellbinding graphics and animation I've come across in any game. It's an intricate world which is created just for your enjoyment. The music is the perfect accompaniment with an air of cheeriness and humor, while the sound effects are hilarious. On every platform I tested Enchanted on, the performance was magical.
The only downside to Enchanted is a somewhat low RTP. On the plus side though, it has immersive gameplay on the highest level. When that's coupled with some of the finest features around, the result is an instant classic that we'll be playing for years to come.