Pixies of the Forest Slot Review


Do you remember the Cottingley Fairies story? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the famous Sherlock Holmes series of books, was a believer that these woodland mystical creatures, although faked in photographs, were real. Well if the eminent author were alive today then he would no doubt take a keen interest in the exciting Pixies of the Forest slot by IGT which brings a trio of Forest-dwelling fairy folk to life.

The game is a 99 payline slot based on a standard 5×3 reel set up, however in a nice touch, one coin covers three individual paylines, which means that the minimum coin value is £0.33 per spin although you can ramp that up to far greater amounts and wager £50 per line for a maximum bet of £1,650.  The top base game win is 2,000 coins for landing five of the Pixies of the Forest logos across the reels.

There are a good mix of lower value symbols (playing card symbols) and higher value symbols (each of the three pixies plus the game logo) and these have been beautifully drawn to fit in with the forest-theme.  During the base game there are Wilds on reels 2, 3 and 4 which can help create winning paylines, but if you trigger the Free Spins bonus round, then you gain additional Wilds on all these reels, plus you also have Wilds introduced onto the first reel too.

Pixies of the Forest Bonus Features

The biggest and most appealing of the Pixies of the Forest bonuses is the Tumbling Reels feature. This means that not only do the symbols fall into place from the top of the screen, but also that when you hit a winning payline, the symbols that make that payline up will disappear, to be replaced with other symbols dropping down into the empty slots. This can then trigger further wins from the same spin and increase the value of a win markedly.

The other key bonus feature is the Free Spins round which is triggered by landing three of the Bonus symbols on a payline. This sees you earn up to 11 free spins, which is decided by you picking one of the three Pixies prior to the spins beginning. During free spins, Tumbling Reels is in action and you also have the additional benefit of Wild symbols on the first reel too, plus additional Wilds on Reels 2,3 and 4.

Pixies of the Forest is a lower variance slot as wins are generally common but many of them are smaller amounts and that is partly because one coin covers three paylines. You can of course wager more to increase the value of the win, but that then also increases the cost of every wager too.


Editor's Review

Pixies of the Forest is a fun and enjoyable slot that has some great features, notably the Tumbling Reels feature and the Free Spins game, but it does offer players a stern challenge. For a 99-payline slot, it can be cheap to play, but the size of the wins are not huge unless you can trigger multiple paylines, or several wins from a single spin. Aesthetically the slot looks great and has many nice touches and this is a slot that will appeal to lower to medium stakes players in particular.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:99
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:IGT