Based on the classic fairy tale about the brother and sister who are kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch and kept in a house made of cake, Hansel & Gretel Treasure Trail is an 8 reel, 60 payline slot from 2 by 2 Gaming. It comes with super stacked symbols and a bonus round that offers up to 100 free spins with all payouts doubled. You’ll also have a shot at winning 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. Play on all devices from between 40p and £60 per spin.
Visually, Hansel & Gretel Treasure Trail is very nicely constructed as the reels are set against a magical woodland with the famous house of sweets in the background. Joining the A to 10 playing cards are the woodcutter’s axe, a white swan, a bag of gold, the wicked witch and Hansel and Gretel. Hansel is the most rewarding symbol, paying 12.5 times your total bet if you land 5 on a payline.
The gingerbread house is the wild – it replaces everything bar the scatter and, like Hansel, offers awards of up to 12.5 times your stake. The reels are a little unusual in that all of the non-playing card, wild or scatter symbols can land 6-high on the first 2 reels and 3-high on reels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
Each reel can also contain special mystery symbols. These can transform into matching symbols on any given spin to create new winning combinations. This is known as the Mystery feature.
The main extra on offer is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing between 3 and 8 bonus scatter symbols on the same spin. As well as a payout of between 0.5 and 30 times your stake, you’ll also receive 8, 12, 16, 20, 30 or 50 free spins. All payouts during the free spins round are doubled. You can also re-trigger more free spins by landing 3 or more scatters to give you up to 100 free spins in total.
You’ll also have a chance to land a mystery progressive prize courtesy of the Treasure Jackpot Game feature – this can hit at random on any spin. Pick from the drawers to reveal gemstones, each of which relates to 1 of 4 jackpots. Land 3 matching gemstones and that’s the prize you’ll win.
Hansel & Gretel Treasure Trail is a well-designed slot – the setup is a little different but the imagery is very nicely done and everything is crisp and clear. There’s a decent range of extras on offer too. The mystery symbols spice up the base game but it’s the free spins that offer the best potential thanks to the doubling multipliers.
The fairy tale theme won’t be for everyone but if you do like these kind of slots, you should find Hansel & Gretel Treasure Trail as sweet as the treats on the wicked witch’s gingerbread house. I also recommend you try NetEnt’s Fairytale Legends: Hansel & Gretel and 2 by 2 Gaming’s Humpty Dumpty Wild Riches which have similar themes.