A magical forest filled with elves and unicorns is the setting for Faerie Nights, a fantasy-themed slot from 1×2 Gaming. It’s a 5 reel, 25 payline slot that comes with base game expanding wilds. Trigger the feature and you’ll win 7, 9 or 11 free spins with sticky wilds and potential 2x multipliers. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 25p and £100 per spin.

The design in this magical woodland is very nicely done. With a forest filled with vegetation in the background, you’ll see woody looking A to J symbols covered in creepers as well as toad stools, flowers, butterflies, dwarves and sprites. The best paying standard symbol is the unicorn. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these for a payout of 2, 14 or 40 times your stake.

The tree man is the game’s wild. This can appear in the base game only. Whenever this hits, it expands to fill the whole of the reel and turn it wild.

The faerie is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin to trigger the Free Spins feature. On offer here are 7, 9 or 11 free spins. These take place on a new set of reels in a night time setting. You won’t see the expanding tree man wild here. There are a couple of extras in its place though.

The larva style wild substitutes for all of the standard symbols. This wild sticks for multiple spins too. The number of free spins it sticks for varies each time. Look out too for the faerie queen – whenever she lands, she grants a 2x multiplier which doubles the payout.

This isn’t one of our favourite themes but Faerie Nights is a well-constructed slot. The visuals are excellent, complemented by a suitably fantastical backing track. The gameplay is pretty straightforward but the expanding wilds and sticky wilds and 2x multipliers mean there’s enough going on to keep things interesting. You can win up to 2,000 times your stake on each free spin with the doubling faerie queen too.

If you enjoy the fantasy theme, then a trip to the Faerie Nights forest should appeal. I would also suggest you play Dragon Maiden by Play ‘N Go which is more volatile.