Who doesn’t love a corny pun in a slot title? Played over five reels and featuring up to 25 Paylines, Once Upon a Dime Slot evokes a world of medieval fantasy and fairy tales.
It’s from 888 Games and is powered by Random Logic software. The colourful background encompasses princesses, wizards, castles, princes and unicorns, against a Tolkienesque mountainous backdrop with verdant hillsides.
Immerse yourself in its world, with the chance to rake in some healthy cash rewards at the same time.
How to play
There’s a large range of coin sizes in the game, ranging from 25p to £250, and Once Upon a Dime is aimed at high rollers as well as those who prefer a more modest stake. (Although, inevitably, the more you stake, the greater your chances of a worthwhile win.)
The strong graphics are accompanied by some cracking bonus features plus a progressive jackpot to enhance winning potential.
Symbols include a pumpkin, flying horse, sack of gold coins, and three character icons including a wizard and a female and male protagonist. You only need two of these to pay out on an active Payline, while for all others you need a minimum of three.
Meanwhile, the lower-value icons comprise the Jack, Queen, King and Ace symbols.
Once Upon a Dime Slot special features
The Wild is the Once Upon a Dime gold coin. Any wins to which it contributes are doubled and, as usual, it can replace any other icon. Equally, it won’t get you any winnings in its own right.
The Scatter is the castle icon, and this triggers the main bonus feature as described below.
The main event in Once Upon a Dime Slot, this round shouldn’t disappoint. It’s triggered when three, four or five castles appear on the reels. Five castles award 50 free spins and four castles give 20 free spins while landing three castles awards the player 15 free spins.
In each round of the free spins bonus game, you will have the chance of winning even more free spins.
As with the base play, any win which contains the Wild has a 2x multiplier, and you can also retrigger further respins if you continue to land more Scatters, creating potentially endless winning opportunities.
Hit the jackpot
The current jackpot is displayed in the screen’s upper right-hand corner, and you win it at random. There’s no need to land any special symbols. It’s worth an impressive 2,500 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
The RTP in Once Upon a Dime Slot is below the average at 95.12%.
You may feel the fairy-tale theme is somewhat overdone here. Equally, it’s not the only slot to take this theme. Still, it’s a smart-looking slot, and there’s a lot going on here to hold your interest. The quality of the graphics arguably overcomes the slightly so-so storyline.
Some have complained that the sound effects are somewhat ear-splittingly loud, but remember that jackpot, and the fact that you can win with just a couple of symbols.
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