ALL EVER AFTER SLOT
After the enjoyable Wild 3, NextGen deliver this slot that is not a million miles away from NetEnt’s 2018 fairy tale release, Mirror Mirror. And like NetEnt’s game, this one uses a 243-way-to-win engine, although with a lower RTP but much higher win potential.
It seems that if you’re going to release a fairy tale slot these days you better make it have a dark twist – see MG’s Wicked Tales: Dark Red. And so it is with Ever After. The game is set in an enchanted forest called Darkwood, and our heroine is not a girl in a red hood, but instead a fairy named Faye!
But what will make this slot playable is not the mediocre graphics or the fairly standard features, but the free spins round where you can re-trigger for up to 60 plays and the nice potential of 4,860x in both the base game and free spins rounds.
Ever After Game Set Up
This is a standard 5 reel, 3 row slot with a 243-ways-to-win pay model. It comes with a medium variance and a 95.46% RTP. It can be played from 15p to £37.50 per spin and comes with a Mirror Magnificent feature that transforms symbols and lands expanding wilds, and a hot free spins round.
Ever After Game Symbols
The standard low value symbols in this game are the card suits – spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts. The premium symbols are a girl and a boy, an owl and a mouse. During the Mirror Magnificent round these symbols can transform into wilds equivalents. These are Prince Rakaq, Princess Adva, Dangerfield the Mouse and Bria Delmy.
The top paying symbols is the girl at 4x for five on a payline, and 20x for five on a payline when she transforms into her wild equivalent of the Princess.
Ever After Slot Features
There are just 2 key features in the Ever After slot game. They work as follows:
Mirror Magnificent Feature
This feature in the base game triggers when a golden outline appears on the first reel. This is the signal for Faye to show up and ‘enchant’ this reel to give better win opportunities. The following outcomes are possible:
Enchanted Wild– a wild on the reel becomes enchanted and expands to create a wild reel.
Enchanted Scatters– 2 scatters appear to trigger the free spin round.
Enchanted Premiums– 1 or more premiums are upgraded to wilds.
Enchanted Upgrades– 1 or more low value symbols get upgraded to premiums.
Free Spins Feature
Even in the base game here there is good potential on each spin, but NextGen have loaded things up even further in the free spins round. Here you can 6 spins for 3 scatters, 12 for 4 scatters and 30 for 5 scatters.
There is also a chance of re-triggering during the free spins feature by landing more scatters – 2 adds 6 more to your cache, 3 adds 12 more to your cache, 4 adds 30 more to your cache and 5 adds 60 more.
This is a MASSIVE bonus feature – you can land UNLIMITED re-triggers, PLUS on EVERY spin you’ll get an Enchantment from Faye!
THE SLOT BUZZ VERDICT
Whilst on the surface this may not look like a classic, and to be fair it’s not one of NextGen’s best games, it does hide a tidy little potential for anyone lucky enough to hit a big run in the bonus round. Those re-triggers and the possibility of hitting a full screen of wilds with a 4,860x payout make this slot worth a spin or two.