Magic All Around
Lucky Fairy is actually a fairly impressive game in terms of graphics. The deep blue background evokes some sort of magical forest, with trees covering most of the space and shimmering stars in the sky above. Fairies fly around, shooting sparkles around and framing the reels and command bar underneath. The Microgaming team did go with what was the most obvious in terms of graphic universe here. That being said, we did enjoy the way Lucky Fairy looked. The command buttons are nicely integrated within the rest of the screen, making the whole experience quite smooth for players overall.
No Time to Waste
Lucky Fairy is played on 5 reels and 20 paylines, with a medium volatility. You can bet from 0.20 to 40 credits per spin, with the usual autoplay mode available at any time. Our experience playing Lucky Fairy was fairly average, with decent results after just a few spins – nothing more, and nothing less. Sparkling card icons make up the lower half of the paytable. The most interesting symbols, however, are the butterflies, mushrooms, fairies and game logos. Their combinations can be worth up to 500 times your wager. So far, Lucky Fairy is a very average slot game without nothing to make it really stand up, except for its beautiful graphics.
Where the Big Wins Are
Fortunately for us, the Microgaming developers did introduce some special features in Lucky Fairy as well. The game logo mentioned above, for instance, is a wild card and can replace other symbols. The star symbols can be scattered around and still trigger the Lucky Fairy bonus game. Spin the wheel and move along the trail to discover hidden cash prizes. Finally, Lucky Fairy also contains a classic bonus that all players love: a progressive jackpot. This super reward can be awarded randomly whenever you spin the reels. You have no control at all there, but remember that the more money you bet in Lucky Fairy, the more likely you are to trigger this awesome feature.
New Worlds to Explore
Pharaoh’s Secret by Tain is fairly close to Lucky Fairy in terms of gameplay. Set in an Egyptian atmosphere, the game is guaranteed to catch the eye of many fans of the genre out there. The volatility is also lower than in Lucky Fairy, making it noticeably more dynamic overall. If you’d rather take on a slightly bigger challenge, check out Robocop from OpenBet. The legendary TV series has finally gotten its slot game adaptation, similar to Lucky Fairy in many aspects as far as the basic rules are concerned. You won’t have any kind of bonus to help you out there, so be ready to be a little more patient than usual.
Fun but Lacking Ambition
Lucky Fairy is overall a rather classic slot game experience, and nothing particularly stands out in the beginning. Your chances of winning are average, even if the bonus game adds a little bit of variety to the experience. Fortunately, the graphic atmosphere of the game is there to make the experience more pleasant. We’ve had rather mixed feelings while testing Lucky Fairy. This obviously isn’t a bad game, but we also felt that the Microgaming developers didn’t go far enough in terms of playability. Adding free spins and more special symbols on the reels would have made the experience much more memorable, in our opinion.