Pixies of the Forest by IGT Slot Review 2020

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4.0
/5
Last Update April 20, 2020
reviewed by: Andrej
Maximum Jackpot: 250,000

Pixies of the Forest is a slot based on the enchanted little folk of the woodland, and it was developed by IGT. It has apparently been one of the most popular cabinet-based slots in Las Vegas for many years now, so we were excited to see what it could offer.

You can see if this game provides mystery and magical entertainment by reading this Pixies of the Forest slot review. Read on to see if those reels are sprinkled with fairy dust!

Slot Information

Pixies of the Forest Details
House Edge: 7.00% Return to player: 93.00%
Autospin: Yes Softwares: no download - instant play, mobile, Mac
Released: January 1, 2012 Min Bet: 0.33
Max Bet: 990 Scatters: Yes
Gamble: No Max Coins: 33
Reels: 5 Paylines: 99
Spins: Yes Bonus Rounds: Yes
Wild: Yes Software: IGT
Pixies of the Forest comparison
Pixies of the Forest AVG
Rating: 4.0 4.5
House Edge: 7.00 % 4.02 %
Return to player: 93.00 % 95.98 %
Paylines: 99 20.0
Bonus Features: 4 3.8

Key Facts about the Slot

The pixies of the forest slot machine is played on a grid of 5 reels and 3 rows, with 99 paylines. The minimum bet for UK players is usually £0.33 and the maximum £990. The maximum win that you can claim is usually £250,000, but, as with the minimum and maximum bet levels you should check with your online casino as these can vary. The game makes use of HTML5 technology so can be played on a wide range of mobile devices without there being an compromise in its quality.

You can adjust the quality of the graphics in the game if you want to speed up and smooth the animation. The quality levels range from Low, to Medium, to High and finally to Best. There is also an Autospin option if you like to watch the action unfold without having to click away at your screen repeatedly. The game also makes use of the Tumbling Reels feature that can be found in many slots these days. We’ll take a closer look at that later on in this review.

Pixies of the Forest Slot RTP

The RTP for the Pixies of the Forest slot is given as between 93.00% to 94.90%. This puts it on the low side for a slot of this type. This is not an untypical figure for a slot from IGT, though, as their slots often fall into this range. Cats is another of their games that is similar in this regard, with its RTP given as 93.04% to 94.93%. Other IGT slots with a comparable RTP include Apollo Rising (92.56% to 96.33%) and Baywatch (92.54% to 96.25%).

The game has low to medium volatility, so the smaller wins should rack up pretty quickly for you when you play. It was first released by IGT in January 2012, so has been around for quite a while now in its online form. The latest update to the game was applied by IGT in March 2020.

A Walk in the Woods

This Pixies of the Forest slot looks very appealing, and you certainly get an impression of magic and mystery when you open it up. The reels are set in an ornate golden frame, with the individual reels separated by individual lines of ivy. Around the reels, you can see a leafy forest scene, with the dominant colour being green. Although not as detailed as the graphics in some other slots that we have seen, this woodland vista does help to set the scene and immerse you in the world of the pixies.

When the symbols disappear you hear one of the pixie girls laugh in a light-hearted manner. There are also ambient sounds from the forest, such as more pixie laughter and mysterious music, as well as bird song and the sound of trudging through the trees. When you get a win and the symbols disappear, a nice little tune plays to mark your triumph. This game features lush and immersive sound, and it really impressed us. There was nothing jarring about the sound effects.

Pixies Bring Bigger Wins

As we have hinted at above, the symbols disappear on each spin and new ones tumble into their place, so this slot looks a little more interesting than many others. The symbols on the reels are quite appealing and a certainly very detailed, at least when it comes to the higher-value ones. The letters K, Q, J and A are used as lower value symbols and there is nothing especially remarkable about these.

The higher value symbols, though, are much more interesting. You will see 3 pixies used as higher value symbols. One is a blonde, another a brunette and the last has an interesting purple haircut. These symbols are packed with detail and look really great. The wild symbol is the word ‘wild’ so it is easy to spot. The scatter is the word ‘bonus’ so that too is not hard to find when it appears on the reels. There is also a Pixies of the Forest logo that is the most valuable symbol on the reels.

Reels Tumble and Spins are Free

There are two features in this slot that can generate winning chances for you. We have already mentioned the Tumbling Reels feature, but you can also benefit from some free spins. Read on to discover more about these features here.

Tumbling Reels

If you are a seasoned slots gamer you have probably seen other games that use Tumbling Reels or a variation on them. The idea behind them is similar to the Avalanche feature that you may have seen in games like ELK Studios’ Cygnus. What happens is that every a time win spins in on the reels, the symbols that constitute that win disappear. They are then replaced by new symbols that can create new wins for you. This process continues until no new wins are recorded. This can be very lucrative if you enjoy a run of good luck, and it’s a feature of the game that we particularly enjoyed for its excitement.

Pixies of the Forest Slot Free Spins

You trigger the free spins feature in this slot when 3 of the bonus symbols land on a payline. You must then pick from a choice of another 1 to 3 bonus symbols to see how many spins you are awarded. There is no skill to this aspect of the feature – the number of spins that applies to each symbol is random. So you need to trust your luck rather than relying on judgment.

You will receive a minimum of 5 spins and a maximum of 11, so this feature is not especially generous. Your chances of winning are improved, however, by the wild symbol being able to appear on reel 1 as well as reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spins feature. During the base game it can only appear on the middle 3 reels.

Slot Verdict: Could be More Generous with Free Spins

We have mixed feelings about this game, so this Pixies of the Forest slot review will conclude on a bit of an ambivalent note. While the graphics are decent, they do look a little dated. We also feel that the feature could have been a little more generous in terms of the number of spins it offers to player. The Tumbling Reels feature can certainly generate plenty of excitement, though.

If you enjoy slots based on a fairytale kind of theme, you might also want to try Red Riding Hood from Net Entertainment, or perhaps Big Bad Wolf from Quickspin.

Pixies of the Forest Slot FAQs

❓Is it necessary to find a Pixies of the Forest slot download option to play this game?
You do not need to download anything to be able to play this game. You can play it in a browser or on a casino’s mobile app. You just need to find the right casino that offers IGT games. We have an up-to-date here at this website, so you can check it out to find the best online casino for you. The list is being added to all the time, so check back here as often as you can!
🎰What is the maximum number of free spins I can receive when I play the Pixies of the Forest slot online?
The maximum number of free spins that you can receive during the bonus feature in this slot is 11. Sadly, it is not possible to retrigger the free spins during the feature, which would certainly have added to our appreciation of the game. Nevertheless, with the wild symbol able to appear on an additional reel your chances of winning are given a bit of a boost during the free spins.
⌛How long can the Tumbling Reels last for during the base game in the Pixies of the Forest slot?
The beauty of the Tumbling Reels feature is that it continues until no more new wins are generated. This means that it can continue for a very long time indeed if you are lucky enough to enjoy a lengthy winning streak. Of course, as with any slot, it is the Random Number Generator that determines how often you win. The game’s low to medium volatility means that smaller wins should come along fairly often for you, though.

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