The Enchanted online slot is a 5-reel, 30 pay line slot game from Betsoft. This is an original game with superb graphics and a fairy-tale theme. You spin the reels to win cash prizes, aided and thwarted in equal measure by Tonk the Tinker, Crazy Hat the evil Wizard's Hat, Feera the Fairy, Rufus the Ogre and Elrid the Wizard. Think Harry Potter meets Shrek in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way, and you're getting the picture.
The symbols are all the characters as described above, plus a few interesting artefacts and a very tired-looking owl. To play, choose your coin value from 0.05 to 1.00, the number of lines you want in play from 1 to 30, and your bet per line from one coin to five. Once, you're happy with your selections, you hit the 'spin' button. To be in the money you need to land at least three symbols in sequence from the left hand reel on an active pay line, or two in the case of the four main characters.
Payout & bonus rounds
Tinker Tonk is the lowest pay out – just double your stake for two of him. The most welcome sight is Elrid the Wizard, as five of him lands you the x5,000 jackpot.
There are no wild or scatter symbols during normal play, but there are four bonus games. The first is Tonk's Tinkering Doors, which you enter once you've landed a total of three golden key symbols on the fifth reel (Tonk collects the keys for you). The reels will crack and you must help Tonk to fix them. You're awarded coins as you do.
The second game is Crazy Hat's Crazy Reels. Two or more Crazy Hat symbols triggers this feature. Crazy Hat will turn one reel completely wild and award you three free spins.
Game number three is the Spellbook Free Spins games. There or more spellbook symbols on any active payline triggers the Ultimate Spellbook Free Spins Feature. You get ten free spins, and if you land the 'enchanted' symbol in the exact centre of the reels, it sticks and becomes wild for the rest of the round.
Finally, there's the 'Save Feera's Birdie' game, which is activated if Seera and Rufus appear side by side on an active payline. You help Feera blast fairy dust at Rufus. Each hit earns a cash reward, and three hits turn Rufus into a frog and awards you the bonus.
Enchanted sure does look wonderful, but once you've passed the stage of enjoying all the animations, you're really just hoping for bonus games to pop up. Betsoft committed a cardinal sin by omitting wilds and scatters. You can't help but think this slot would have been a little more 'enchanting' if they hadn't!