Betsoft heads into the world of fairytale cliches as greedy goblins go stealing, princesses need rescuing and brave knights fight flame-happy dragons.
Once Upon a Time mobile slot was the first in a series of Betsoft fairytale slot games. As such the graphics don’t have the same complexity you’ll find in more recent slot games of it’s kind, but that actually helps this mobile game rather than hinders it.
For one, though it’s clearly far more suited as an iPad or Android Tablet slot, you can still make sense of it on your mobile phone – something that can be hard to do with the likes of the more complicated Jekyll and Hyde or Goods Girl, Bad Girl slot games.
Best of all, players who don’t like risky slots but enjoy plenty of action on the reels may find themselves living happily ever after on the Once Upon a Time video slot.
We are not going to start describing each and everyone – that’s what the feature section below is all about. Most are either Instant Cash wins, or simple Click Me Bonus.
There is a free spins bonus, but it’s damn hard to catch and we’ve had far more luck on some of the other random feature. Not to say the free spins aren’t fun. You start with 5 and then can get an infinite amount, depending on how many extra free spin symbols you get on the five reels. However, truth is that the best you get is maybe 8 free spins? And with no multiplier, the best you can expect is about 10x your bet.
In all honestly, that’s about all you can expect generally. Sometimes the golden click me bonus or the save the princess click me bonus can get you 20x to 30x your bet… but mostly, yeah, it’s about 10x for all.
The point is that there’s so many bonus features and they do keep giving. All you need is a good streak of a cumulation of several bonus features to get a good 20% on top of your budget.
Once you get there, we wouldn’t try any harder to get more. Once Upon a Time slot for mobile isn’t going to suddenly pay out big. It has no big multipliers, no frequent wilds. This little fairytale here is as a cute bedtime story; entertaining, fun, light, but no real gripping long-term story line.
On the other hand, you know the good guy will win in the end and your budget will last you a good long while. So if you’re not prepared to risk a lot of cash, but still would like a chance to get something decent on top, this Once Upon a Time casino game can provide with plenty of action.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 30 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.02 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.60 / 150|
|Free spins||Starts at 5 Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wild Reel, Click Me Bonuses, Free Spins|
How She Loved The Knight Instant Win: Get the knight and Princess symbol adjacent to each other on paylines 1,2 or 3 and you'll get instant cash in your wallet. The top and most common amount is about 4x your bet, so don't get too excited. But still a useful little top up.
Those Crazy Goblins Free Spins: Get at least three house trees on any active paylines and you'll trigger free spins. Yeap, on a payline. So not the easiest, but not too bad.
3 will get you 5 free spins, 4 will win you 10 free spins and 5 will, as you can guess get you 15 free spins.
If you think that that's not very much, you'll be right. Bright side, is that every time you get a tree symbol on the reels during the free spins you'll win yourself a few extra free spins. So as you usually start with 5 free spins 90% of the time, you usually really end up playing between 8 to 10 free spins.
Obviously the more free spins you get, the better the results as there's no multipliers here to make things particularly interesting.
Goblin Treasure Bonus: Yeap, it's those goblins again. Only this time they have gotten into the castle and are stealing valuables. And of course, you get a share of the loot.
This bonus is triggered when you get at least 3 goblin symbols on an active payline. As this isn't one of the highest value symbols, it's probably the most frequent occurring bonus in the game.
Which means, you'll mostly get about 5x your bet, maybe a little more if you are lucky.
Greedy Goblins Touch Me Gold Bag: You can start to see why the follow up of this game was the popular Greedy Goblins slot machine right? Betsoft loves those Goblins, and honestly, we love this 'touch me' feature.
Though they could have possibly chosen a better way of phrasing it.
Thank-fully, your touching gold bags and not goblins, making this bonus feature far more palatable. Especially as the bigger 20x to 30x our bet wins are generally found here.
Get three scattered bags anywhere on the screen and you'll keep clicking till you hit collect. Sure, sometimes it give you the usual 5x to 10x your bet as with the rest of the feature. But when Once Upon a Time mobile slot machine decides to hit a decent win, it will usually be here or the save the princess feature.
Save the Princess Bonus Round: Again, a pretty little bonus game triggered by getting 3 knight symbols on an active payline. A little harder than the treasure or gold bag bonus, as this symbol actually pays a little more than the rest.
Here you'll play the role of the brave knight, who has to pick one weapon out of four to beat the slightly goofy looking dragon. Save the princess, get rewards, yada, yada, yada... you know how this ends.
The most we've gotten is about 10x our bet, though we believe it is possible to get more according to the manufacturer. So one to watch.
Wild Dragon Reel: The only wild symbol on the reel, it's not missed as much as you think. Mostly because this slot game hits so often, it rarely goes a couple of spins without you winning.
As a mater of fact, when the wild reels shows up, it always takes us by surprise. Mostly because we forget it's even there, as it doesn't come often.
Reason being, you need to get the dragon symbol on the top of reel one. Then that whole reel will flame and turn wild. For every consecutive win after, it will stay sticky there until you don't get a win.
It's remarkably effective just a shame it doesn't show up a little more often.
There are no really big wins here, but plenty of smaller 10x to 20x your bet wins that come frequent and often, that a streak could get you walking away with some golden coins in your pocket.
Once Upon a Time mobile slot is a fun, light game for gamblers who like lots of action on the reels and want their budget to last.Play Now at Vera & John »
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 20, 2016 - Rating