Fri, Sep 13, 3:23am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Wed, Oct 9, 6:12am
Enchanted Garden is a popular online pokie from RealTime Gaming. So popular, that they have since created a newer version. All the magic elements you’d expect from an Enchanted Garden can be found here. These include unicorns, a fairy (with green hair), butterflies and glittering gems.
Gameplay revolves around a free spins bonus game. Both the way that this is triggered, and the way it can be extended, are different from other RTG poker machines you can play. What this game does share is the idea of a progressive jackpot that can be won completely at random. Here are the reasons this online pokie will enchant you:
On most RealTime Gaming pokies, free spins bonus games are triggered by hitting 3+ bonus (scatter) symbols anywhere in view. This game does things differently. To trigger the initial 7 free spins, you need to hit a garden symbol (which shows a fountain) on reel 1 and a fairy princess symbol on reel 5.
When the music plays and the line hits you, wins are tripled compared to the paytable for the duration of this bonus feature.
You will also notice some symbols have a small golden overlay. These appear on the top right or certain symbols and show a firefly emblem. If you get 3 of them on any spin, the symbols showing them say ‘+1 spin’. These are then added to your existing total. There is no regular retrigger, though these fireflies will often extend your bonus more than once.
Scatters might not be directly involved in this game, though they do have some big prizes attached. This shows a fountain, presumably at the center of the Enchanted Garden. 5 of these in view will get you a big 200x your triggering bet.
Wilds can’t create wins on their own. These show the face of a green-haired fairy princess. She only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. Fairy symbols substitute for everything except for the garden scatters. They will also double all wins they become a part of. This applies during the free spins bonus, where the double is in addition to the overall 3x multiplier.
RTG have added their standard random progressive jackpot to this pokie. None of the unique gameplay involves this prize. Instead, you can win it completely randomly. It can drop after any spin, win or lose.
This is not the newest online pokie – which is reflected in the setup, as well as the graphics/design. RealTime Gaming has used a 20 win-line setup, you are welcome to lower this all the way down to a single win-line if you prefer. Auto-play is offered too.
Winning symbols are headed by the unicorns. These get you 2500 coins for 5, which can be doubled and then tripled during the free spins – for a top prize of 15,000 coins. Next come the butterflies, diamonds, and jewel. Playing cards have been given a garden-style makeover and make up the smaller wins.
As well as the 200x prize for 5 garden scatters, there are prizes all the way down to 2 in view. You’ll get 15x your bet for 4, 5x your bet for 3 and 1x for 2 scatters on any spin.
Around the reels of this pokie is a forest scene. The mature trees appear to lean right over the reels. Jet black backgrounds for the reels allow the colorful symbols to stand out. These are bright designs, though they are showing some signs of old age. The butterflies and unicorns stand out on the reels.
There are few animations, with a quick zoom into the fountain and flashing of winning lines the only notable effects. Mystical ambient music plays while you spin.
This is a solid and enjoyable pokie with great real money options. It is easy to see why it became a big enough hit to have a sequel made. RTG have included their infamous random progressive jackpot to add some excitement to the base game. The main attraction is the 3x multiplier during the free spins bonus. This works alongside the 2x wild multiplier – giving your winning combinations a magical boost.