Slot Name: Hairway to Heaven
USA Players: Accepted
Hairway to Heaven is a fairy-tale themed game from RTG, which has 5 reels and 50 paylines. The top prize of $25,000 might be a great reason to play it, but so is the fairytale that inspired it. It’s based on the story of Rapunzel, the girl with very long hair that’s locked in a tower, and whose hair is used by the prince as a stair, to climb to her. Disney actually did an animation movie recently, based on this particular German story.
The fairytale might be German at its origins, but plenty of people in the United States know it. You will be happy to hear that the slot machine can be played in the US as well.
Betting & Jackpots
The bets you place in this game have two components. You wager on the 50 paylines first, and then the game adds an additional 20% to cover the Feature Guarantee extra bet. A total of 60 coins are used in a bet which covers all the lines, with values going up to $300. The coin value ranges from $0.01 to $5.
With a combo of Tower symbols, where the princess wild is also present, the prize is at 5,000 coins, or $25,000.
One of the things that you will notice in this game is the Feature Guarantee. You see it mentioned in the FG Bet, asking you to pay extra for it, and you see it mentioned in the top right corner as well. This feature guarantees you access to the free spins within 125 regular spins, if you don’t get it yourself by then. If you do trigger them, the Feature Guarantee resets.
The wild symbol in this case is the Princess, Rapunzel herself. Showing up only on the 3rd reel, she acts as a substitute and her symbol can even replace the scatter. The Princess is actually an expanding wild, so the symbol takes over the entire reel when it appears. It also doubles prizes of combinations which it was a part of.
The Prince is the scatter, and it has two things to offer you. This symbol is used both as a way to trigger the feature, and as a trigger for payouts of up to 25x the bet value.
The main feature is activated when a minimum of three Prince scatters appear on consecutive reels, starting from the leftmost one. You choose one of the Prince icons, and you get one of three possible features. Damsels in Distress is one of them, bringing you 8 free spins. Princess Pays is another one, which has 10 spins for free and 3x multipliers for the wilds. Hairway to Heaven is the third possible feature, with 5 to 20 free spins and multipliers that go up by 1x for each free spin you go through (as high as 20x).
The fairytale inspired design looks stunning in Hairway to Heaven, and it’s good enough to be part of a Disney licensed title (though no such thing exists, of course). All the symbols look the part, and even the poker cards are elegant enough to fit right in.
It is a game that you will enjoy if you love fairy-tales, or at least if you don’t have a problem with the storybook like graphics.