About Pixies of the Forest
When you compare Pixies of the Forest to other earlier IGT slots, like Monopoly Pass Go and Wolf Run, it really gives you an idea of how much this gaming company has embraced the technology on offer from online flash based casinos. They’ve achieved this without having to use the work around of photographic symbols on the reels, which we always feel looks a little bit cheesy.
Equally impressive is the sound palette that’s used in Pixies of the Forest, which again is out of this world. There’s a tingling background music track that’s accentuated by footsteps and laughter, giving you the impression that there could be real little people just over next door’s hedge.
Reel spins hit all the right notes as the symbols artfully and delicately drop into the grid, whilst somewhere, somehow, someone strums a lyre. It’s so delightfully artistic its enough to make you want to split up with the missus and hook up with a traveling company of players who’re putting on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
IGT have trademarked another new technology that’s used on Pixies of the Forest. They’re calling it Three Lines for One Coin ™ making us wonder if there’s nothing that can’t be stamped by this gaming giant. What does this new system actually do? Well its very simple, for a fixed bet of 33 coins, you get 99 pay-lines. You can’t adjust this in any way, but you can change your coin size.
Pixies of the Forest is another one of the IGT Tumbling Reels slot. This is the mechanism used in such games as Da Vinci Diamonds (the title that introduced this concept) where winning combinations on the reel disappear, leaving new spaces for the symbols above to drop down into. This can form cascades where you hit win after win after win.
When you put this feature together with the 99 pay-lines on offer here, you’ll see that there’s a lot of win available in the reels. The combinations award fairly low prizes, however with so many different ways to win you simply can’t help scoring massive multiples every time you stop in even a three symbol combo.
As with many an IGT slot the bonus here is a free spin game. We have to say that whilst this is hardly original, we’re anything but disappointed as this kind of bonus works so well with the Tumbling Reels feature. Here you need to stop three of the bonus symbols on the first three reels on any pay-line. Pick one of the activating symbols to uncover your number of free spins, then it’s off to the second set of reels to see what you can win.