The first thing to know about Fairest of Them All is that it’s a progressive slot. That means there’s some major cash to be scooped from it, whiter-than-white princess and shorter-than-short sidekicks willing. Aesthetically, Fairest of Them All is a Marmite slot: you’ll either love or hate the way in which Ash Gaming have rendered the characters. One thing’s for sure, this game certainly isn’t short on colours: you’ve never seen a forest filled with so many shades of green or an evil queen who wore so much lurid eye shadow.
The value of the progressive jackpot is revealed on a digital display above the reels. Below it, the autoplay, paytable and total stake buttons do their best to stand out against the technicolour woodland that lies behind them. The game features 20 paylines and a line bet that can range from 0.20 to 200. Audio and graphics options can be found in the top right of the screen.
Ways to Win
The bog standard playing card symbols aren’t much to look at, but the proprietary symbols, including the charmless Prince Charming, evil queen and Snow White in her glass coffin are far more fetching. There’s also an apple, naturally, and a gormless looking dwarf who surfaces as scatter.
Incidentally, did you ever stop to think that Snow White and the poisoned apple is an allegory for the original sin when Eve ate of the forbidden fruit in the garden of Eden? Just a thought.
There’s a lot of ways to win in this game – six to be precise, over and above anything that can be won in the base game. This super six include a butterfly that will flutter onto the reels to grant you between one and five scatters. Wooing woodland animals and insects was Snow White’s party trick remember. The owl performs a similar role, alighting on the reels to dispense between one and five wilds.
There’s also a rabbit who’ll supply between one and three stacked wilds and a bird that will alight nursing a win multiplier of up to 30x. The Magic Mirror will grant free spins including locking spins while Guardian Angel will dispense reel modifiers just to further meddle with the base game.
Silver Dust and Gold Dust are the game’s two primary bonuses. Silver will respin two or three reels, converting a losing spin into a winning one in the process. Gold Dust will upgrade an entire winning symbol combination, turning it into a more lucrative win. As for the grandest prize of all, dubbed the Prince’s Progressive Jackpot, it can be won in three ways: by Snow White summoning her paramour in the base game using Pink Dust, by the prince appearing in the Mine Cart Bonus or by his face surfacing on the reels during free spins.
Fairest of Them All is a fine take on a classic fairy tale. Graphically, the slot isn’t the best offering Ash Gaming have ever released, but it’s no slouch either. Even those who aren’t a fan of the illustrative style deployed will have to concede however that the features in this progressive slot take some beating. There’s so many ways to win and so many birds, insects and irate monarchs alighting on the reels that there’s never a dull moment in Fairest of Them All.