Wed, Feb 27, 2:32am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
Enter a Magical Forest Where You Spin 3 Lines for the Price of 1!
There is a lot of magical features in the Pixies of the Forest pokies from IGT. As you’ll see below, this includes some unique aspects to the game play. The setting for this game is deep in a forest, where 3 winged pixies play. You’ll see them on the reels, complete with insect-like wings. The mystic music is interspersed with laughter – as well as firefly like magical effects. Pixies of the Forest has 99 win-lines. One magical aspect is that you can spin for just 33 coins. Add to this tumbling wins, wild symbols and a free spins bonus found.
Highlights of Pixies of the Forest
Pixies of the Forest is popular both live and online. Here is a quick summary of what to expect:
You can trigger multiple wins from a single spin with this pokie. IGT call the system ‘tumbling reels’. You might have come across it by other names from different pokie software makers – for example ‘cascading wins’.
When you hit any winning combination of 3 or more symbols they will disappear from the reels (after you get paid!). This leaves gaps, sometimes just 3 symbols, other times a lot more – especially if you win over more than one line on the same spin.
Symbols fall into the gaps left, with new symbols coming in at the top of the reels. What you are hoping for is some extra wins. These will also disappear, with the process repeating until no more wins are available.
Sometimes a sequence of tumbles will bring the bonus symbols into play. This means you get the free spins bonus in addition to your sequence of wins.
When you hit 3+ of the bonus symbols anywhere on the reels, day will turn to night on the reels. The bonus symbols turn into purple gems on the reels, each with the words ‘Pick Me’ on it. You pick one, revealing the number of free spins you are awarded.
During the free spins the reels are richer – making wins bigger and sequences of tumbles more likely. There are no bonus symbols during this feature, so you will not be able to retrigger for more spins.
99 win-lines is an unusual number to pick for a standard 5×3 reel grid. What is even more unusual is that you spin in increments of just 33 coins.
Wild symbols are in play (these say ‘wild’ in big letters with a leafy background). These only appear on the middle 3 reels – and so do not have a prize of their own. Wilds do not substitute for the bonus symbols, though will make wins with the pixies, logo symbols and playing cards.
Logo symbols have the biggest prize. 5 of these on a win-line will get you 2,000 coins. Next come the 3 pixies, led by one with purple hair (1000 coins) then a brunette and a blonde. Playing cards have been given a mystical font – and make up those smaller wins.
There are two scenes behind the reels of Pixies of the Forest. For the base game, there is a woodland scene. For the free spins bonus, this gets replaced by a magical looking lake.
It is the pixies which give this pokie character. They each have individual colouring – and can be seen in playful poses on the reels. You’ll hear their laughter woven into the background music, with the occasional thundering of hooves too.
The main animation on the reels is when the symbols disappear. Coloured light swirls around (this reminded me of a firefly), and the symbols explode in a magical fireball. These effects continue during the free spins, though the background music is more intensive.
This pokie has proven to be popular in both live and online formats. It is a solid game rather than an overly complex one – and has a well-produced mystic setting. While it is a shame the pixies on the reels are not animated, this did not take away from the enjoyment of the game. Tumbling reels and 3 lines for the price of 1 make this game stand out. The free spins have richer reels, giving your winning chances a big boost on every ‘tumble’.