Betsoft assembles a 3d cast of medieval characters to tell an entertaining story of greed, romance and heroism in the 5 reel and 1 to 30 variable paylines slot Once Upon a Time. If you can get past the fire-breathing dragon and work with the thieving goblins then you could be well on your way to collecting the maximum payout of 2,500 gold coins per payline!
Graphics worthy of the big screen
The only thing that I can say about the graphics is wow! First, we will mention the green dragon on one side of the reels and green goblin on the other side worthy of Disney! There are no poker symbols, which I find refreshing as I find it can sometimes dilute the theme. What you do find is a coat of arms, axe, a trebuchet, sword, festive dinner, trumpet blower, guarded treasure and beautiful maiden. There is also the quasi-comical dragon symbol that guards the imprisoned maiden. The sound effects and music again are a welcome addition to the game and fully support the theme.
Fire Starter wild
The slot has a number of features sure to warm things up. It starts with the dragon symbol on the top space of the third reel that triggers the fire starter feature. Here, the dragon wild expands to cover the entire reel and substitutes for any symbol except the Knight, Goblin Treasure, Crazy Goblins, Fire starter and Greedy Goblins symbols. If the treasure symbol appears on any reel then the wild reel will be frozen for another spin.
How She Loved the Knight Bonus Feature
If you are a hopeless romantic then this feature is for you! Land the knight and princess symbol next to one another, on paylines 1, 2 or 3 to receive bonus coins.
Those Crazy Goblins free spins feature
With the appearance of three tree house symbols anywhere on the paylines, you awaken the free spins mode and are rewarded 60 coins. You can add to your total number of free spins if you land additional tree house symbols.
Greedy Goblins Click Me
This feature is triggered with the appearance of three sacks of gold symbols anywhere on the spaces. Each sack can have coins inside and clicking on it reveals the coins inside. Be greedy as a goblin and repeat until you reveal the ''collect'' at which point the feature ends and you keep what you have amassed.
Goblins Treasure Bonus Round
This is a crafty way of earning additional coins. The goblins have snuck into the castle, sack in hand to steal shiny objects. You get to choose three objects for them to steal. Only when you have selected the trinket, is the value revealed and as a reward the goblins pay you coins.
Save the Princess Bonus Round
This bonus round is triggered with the appearance of three knight symbols anywhere on the spaces. A short story unfolds where you are asked to choose your weapon of choice to help the knight rescue the maiden. Select from amongst a mallet, catapult, sword & shield, or steak used to neutralize the dragon and you collect a number of random coins.
Treasure trove of features
The Bet range in Once Upon A Time is from €0.02 up to €125 with a low variance since you can win small amounts often. The return to player (RTP) is 95.28%. This game is a great trade off between the interactive features and prizes. You are unlikely to win huge prizes but there are plenty of ways to win outstanding prizes while enjoying the story that unfolds in 3d animation. We suggest you definitely give this game a look!