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Once Upon A Time Slot Review & Bonus

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Overall impression

Graphics - 82%
Gameplay - 92%
Bonuses - 57%
Value - 93%

Old Kings and Castle Themed 3D slot from Betsoft, Fun with regular payouts

Game Information
Name:Once Upon A Time
Game Type:3D Slot
Progressive: No
Whats hot: Whats not so hot:
Loads of bonus roundsSmall payouts
Low variance 3D slotsFew Free Spins In Bonus Round
Small but regular payouts
Medieval theme

Where to play?

If you’re up for a 3D slots with a fairy tale theme then Once Upon A Time is a delight. The in-game graphics are colorful and expertly crafted. You’re the not so hot looking prince charming and you must rescue the damsel or shall I say the beautiful princess in distress.

Characters that ply their trade across the reels are thieving goblins, castles, wooden door, knights in shining armor, dragons galore, bags of gold, catapult, wooden door and turkey. The game graphics are not as sharp as some of the other Betsoft slots I’ve played but it’s more suitable to mobile.

Once Upon a Time is a 30 payline, 5 reels slots. The total jackpot payout is 75,000 coins and the RTP (return to player) is 95%. I played the game in the free mode at the max. bet per spin and landed some nice wins. That said, due to the game’s volatility the free credits I received were gobbled up in no time.

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Before you start slaying dragons and rescuing the damsel in distress select the amount of coins you wish to wager. Click on “Choose Coin” you’ll note that the bet size varies from 0.02 to 1. When you click on “Spin” the wheels will start spinning. If you’re a high roller and believe you can win the jackpot simply click on the “Max Bet Spin” button. If you’re working you can select the “Autoplay” which assigns a certain amount of reel spins. Once you’ve selected the amount the reels will spins automatically.

I haven’t seen a Betsoft game with so many bonus features. If you manage to trigger the free spins you can win up to 8 with a 10x multiplier. If you’re lucky the save the princess click me bonus will land you a win of 20x or 30x your initial stake.


Bonus Games

There are a ton of bonus games the most I’ve come across in any 3D slots machines.

  • How She Loved The Knight Instant Win: When the Princess and the Knight symbol are adjacent to reels 1, 2 or 3 you’ll receive an instant payout. The wins aren’t spectacular you’re looking at 4x your stake.


  • The Goblins Free Spins: If you hit 3 tree houses on an active payline the free spins are triggered. You’ll receive 5 free spins for 3 tree houses, 10 free spins for 4 and 15 free spins for 5. Yes I know it’s not earth shattering but it’s still better than nothing. If you manage to hit the spins 80% of the time it will be a nice little windfall. Unfortunately there are no multipliers during the free spins.


  • Goblins Treasure Bonus: Yeah you guessed right, it’s those pesky goblins again. This time round they’ve managed to breach the castle walls and they’re inside causing what they do best-havoc! I’m glad to say you’ll get a share of the loot.  When 3 Goblins appear any where on the reels the bonus is triggered. Again the wins aren’t spectacular we’re looking at 5x your stake.


  • Greedy Goblins Gold Bag: It’s not difficult to figure out why Betsoft loves its Goblins. This section of the games offers a unique ‘touch me’ feature. For every gold bag you click or touch your initial stake can be as high as 20x to 30x. If you land 3 scattered bags you’ll receive a cash reward of 5x to 10x your bet.


  • Save the Princess Bonus: This is more like it and my favorite bonus game of the lot. The game is activated when you land 3 knight symbols on an active payline. I understand why it’s quite hard to trigger because the rewards a higher than the other bonus games. I must admit it cracked me up a bit. As the brave knight you must pick a weapon and defeat the rather comical-looking dragon. If you succeed glorious rewards await. Must I go on?


  • Wild Dragon: This is the only wild icon in the game. I don’t think it’s missed simply because the slots pays out quite often. When the dragon symbol appears on the top of reel the entire reels burst into flames and all the symbols on it turn wild-cool. The reels will remain sticky for a certain amount of spins, so expect loads of payouts but they’re small.



Once Upon A Time is an entertaining 3D slots. The game has more bonus rounds than a dog has fleas. Because of its regular payouts I consider it a low to medium variance slots. However, it does not offer huge payouts. This game is tailor-made for low rollers.

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