You might expect a slot called Cinderella Wintime to be a lavish fairy story filled with pumpkins, slippers and Prince Charming. In fact, it’s a 3 reel, 50 payline slot that is more classic fruity than fairy tale. Play this very low variance game from between 50p and £125 per spin.

The set up here is a little unusual – the game is played using a 3×3 game engine. Each symbol spins individually rather than by reel. Winning combinations can be created horizontally, vertically or even by landing matching symbols in 3 of the 4 corners.

There’s a definite fruity feel to those symbols as you’ll see oranges which pay 30 coins, plums and melons which pay 40 coins and single, double and treble bars which award 60, 80 and 100 coins respectively. If you land any combination of any of the 3 bars, you’ll get a payout of 20 coins. The top paying symbol is the lucky 7 – land 3 of these in a payline and you’ll pocket a 4 times stake reward.

Cinderella is the wild – she can land anywhere on the reels and substitutes for all other symbols. The other symbol you’ll see spinning around the reels is the cherries symbol. The payouts on offer from landing 3 of these varies thanks to the Cherry Meter feature to the right of the reels.

On each spin, the Cherry Meter also spins – if you land a win featuring 3 cherries, the line bet is multiplied by whatever is showing on the meter. This can reach up to 200x per payline win.

This isn’t a very volatile game. In fact, the variance is extremely low. You’ll see plenty of smaller payouts rather than anything particularly explosive. The upside to that low volatility is that you can expect plenty of play for your investment. If you’re looking to eke out a small bankroll, then this is a good place to start. Saying that, you can win a cool 1,000 times your stake on each spin if you’re lucky.

Cinderella Wintime offers a new take on the old school fruity. The low variance will put off some players. If you’re looking for a simple take on a classic theme then it’s worth taking Cinderella Wintime to the ball though. I prefer other Stake Logic slots such as Valkyries of Odin and Lord of Darkness which are more volatile.