A frosty forest is the setting for Winter Wonders, a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Look out for the magical fairy who can float onto the reels and deliver extra wilds, nudges, transforming symbols and high value symbol spins. There’s also a free spins feature where the lower value symbols are progressively removed. Play from between 20p and £500 per spin.

As usual with a Red Tiger Gaming created slot, the design in Winter Wonders is pretty glossy – set against a wintry, woodland backdrop, the reels feature lower value playing card suit symbols next to a medallion, necklace and crown. The fairy is the wild, replacing everything bar the free spins scatter.

An animated version of the fairy can also float onto the reels – with a wave of her magic wand, she can deliver 1 of 4 special mini features.

  • Random Big Wilds feature – the fairy will turn 1 or more reels totally wild. A new payout is made with the stacked wilds in place.
  • Special Reels feature – a spin takes place with all of the lower value playing card suit symbols removed.
  • Magic Reels feature – 1 or multiple reels will all morph into the same symbol.
  • Magic Nudge feature – the fairy will nudge assorted reels to create a winning combination.

Winter Wonders also comes with a traditional Free Spins feature that is triggered by landing 3 of the gemstone Free Spins symbol anywhere on the reels. You’ll then be shown 3 gemstones – pick 1 of them to reveal the number of free spins you’ve been awarded. This will be between 9 and 15.

You can add to your tally of free spins by landing the gemstones once the free spins begin too. Look out too for the fairy who can magically remove lower value symbols from the reels.

Winter Wonders is a fairly typical Red Tiger Gaming offering – the design is super slick and it comes with plenty of base game extras that hit at regular intervals. The free spins are much harder to come by but if the fairy works her magic and removes all of the lower value symbols, some decent rewards are possible here. I found it to be a medium variance title with the bigger wins coming from the Magic Reels feature.

Even if you find the enchanted theme a little too cutesy, the broad range of features on offer makes Winter Wonders a playable slot. A few timely waves of the wand and this fairy can deliver plenty of goodies if luck is with you. If you like fairy dust, Novomatic’s Fairy Queen is a good option but is highly volatile.