The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a drab spin on an ancient ballet that accomplishes nothing to justify its existence, whether it's via terrible aesthetics or uninteresting gameplay. If I were you, I'd keep pushing on.
The Nutcracker - iSoftBet - 5-Reels

The Nutcracker – The Nutcracker is a drab spin on an ancient ballet that accomplishes nothing to justify its existence, whether it’s via terrible aesthetics or uninteresting gameplay. If I were you, I’d keep pushing on.

The Nutcracker RTP 95.97%

Slot functionSlot description
Slot Provider:iSoftBet
Slot date created:November 2018
Features:Free spins, Autoplay
The Nutcracker themes:5-Reels
Popularity:Very low
Available on:Mobile, Desktop
Win lines:20

Review of The Nutcracker Ballet

Theme and plot of the story

Originally based on a short tale by E. T. A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker was Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky’s third and last balletic work, and it is now considered his masterpiece. It has been a perennial favorite since its premiere in the 1890s, when it was shown on television and staged performances are held in theaters around the country leading up to Christmas.

A spoof on the classic ballet, The Nutcracker slot machine has a mouse king, sugar plum fairy, and an animated nutcracker who comes to life and embarks on adventures with the mouse king. You may play with him in this slot machine developed by the iSoftBet team.

Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.

In addition to having an unappealing art style and a pink and purple color palette that clashes violently with one another, the visuals are not very well-rendered. The animations are equally rudimentary and do not function aesthetically, despite the fact that they are clear and simple to understand.

The music, which is both irritating and low-rent for a slot based on a legendary ballet, is the major letdown. It is a pseudo-waltz with Christmas bells jingling, which is both obnoxious and low-rent.


Easy to play, this 20-payline slot machine has five reels and three rows of symbols, and it has a simple interface. There is no gamble feature to add some volatility, though for a little spice there are two bonus features – the Nutcracker Free Spins and Sugar Plum Fairy Free Spins – which are detailed below.

Overall, the gameplay is great, but it is lacking in originality.

Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.

With the exception of the Bonus sign, the Wild symbols may be used to replace any other symbols.

If you manage to land the Nutcracker stacked Wild over the whole third reel, you will be awarded the Nutcracker Free Spins. During the Nutcracker Free Spins, reel three continues to be loaded with Wild symbols for the duration of the bonus round. The amount of free spins is awarded at random by a selecting game, which might provide 5, 7, 8 or 10 free spins depending on the outcome.

Getting five of the Bonus symbols, which depicts the face of the Sugar Plum Fairy, will offer you 30 Fairy Free Spins, while getting four will award you 20 and three will award you just 10 Fairy Free Spins.

If one, two, three, four, or five fairy symbols appear on the reels, the Fairy Free Spins feature may be retriggered with 1, 2, 10, 20, or 30 spins, respectively.

The winning symbols are locked in place and a respin is rewarded if the Nutcracker Wild symbol appears on reel 3 during the Fairy Free Spins round.

Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance

A 95.97 percent return to player has been achieved in this game. In light of the fact that our yardstick for average is around 96 percent, we are unable to endorse a specific product.

There was a wide variety of bets available on the site we tested, ranging from a minimum of $/£/€0.20 to a maximum of $/£/€200.00 each spin.

The level of volatility in this game is moderate.


When compared to some of its competitors, the lackluster gameplay is exacerbated by the poor aesthetics, making this a frustrating proposition. Its volatility is middling and its return to player is average. Really, there isn’t much to entice a gamer to give the game a go.

If you make the mistake of giving it a chance, you will find yourself entangled in something that seems far more like a tangled rat king than the King of the Mice’s kingdom.