Pixies of the Forest™ is a magical online video slot machine game from IGT (International Game Technology) that was released in January 2012. This video slot game has 5 reels and 99 pay lines. The theme of Pixies of the Forest is inspired by the wonderful and magical world of the Disney character named Tinker Bell (the pixie who first appeared in the 1953 animated Disney film Peter Pan). In actuality, Pixies of the Forest is the online version of the IGT classic land-based game Secrets of the Forest™, which is known as one of IGT’s top 5 performing games!
Disney-animated films are geared towards children, and for sure you have already seen some of their classic films when you were once a small child. If you have watched Peter Pan many times before and loved the antics and pixie dust of the adorable Tinker Bell, for sure you will love playing its online slot machine game version!
Slightly different from usual slot games, when you “spin” the reels on the Pixies of the Forest slot game, instead of spinning, the icons tend to fall or tumble down. Whenever you hit a win, the icons involved in that win will be eliminated, and the space that is left by them gets filled up with more new icons that seem to fall down from the sky, courtesy of the game’s Tumbling Reels™ Feature. This means that you can get multiple wins in just a single spin! Most people love playing this slot game because not only can they get multiple winning combinations in one spin, but they can also activate the Free Spin Bonus Feature game without much effort! The concept is so cleverly implemented that it is worth seeing for yourself!
Another thing that slot players really love about IGT online slot games is that they can play the game instantly, and they are not required to download anything! Whether or not you believe that fairies (or pixies) exist, you will certainly them when you play Pixies of the Forest as you get to experience an excellent and rather unique slot game wherein you can play their whopping 99 pay lines for only 33 coins, it has scatter wins, wild symbols, a Tumbling Reels™ Feature in both the main game and the Free Spin bonus game, a Connected Lines™ Feature, and last but not least, it has a theoretical average return to player (RTP) of 93.00% to 94.90%!
Graphics & Sound
Pixies of the Forest is one of online slots players favorites of IGT because it utilizes what is called the Tumbling Reels™ Feature. Even if this feature is used by other slots games (just under a different name), what’s unique about the Pixies of the Forest is that the Tumbling Reels Feature not only is active during the main game, but it is also active during the Free Spin bonus game! In the game, the background of the reels is of a minimalist style, colorful symbols are laid out on a black backdrop, which actually does not strain the eyes. The reels are separated by leafy vines, and the outer surrounding of the reels display the lush green forest, which is usually the home of the pixies. The symbols are drawn beautifully and you will surely become mesmerized by the pretty pixies and other symbols as they tumble down the reels. When you form winning combinations, the symbols become animated, such as the pixies whose wings will flutter when they’re part of your winning combination. The overall graphic design of Pixies of the Forest displays a wide array of colors such as green, blue, pink, purple, red, orange, white, gray, purple, yellow, gold.
As for the sound of Pixies of the Forest, you will hear the chirping of birds and someone “running” and playing in the forest, with occasional laughter of the female pixies when you spin the reels – it seems like the pixies are playing a game of tag or something. When you form winning combinations, you will hear sparkling and tinkling sounds as you see your wins are added up to your total!
In the Pixies of the Forest slot game, the card deck symbols used are Q, K, and Ace. The other symbols that you will see here are the purple-haired fairy, the brown-haired fairy, the blonde-haired fairy, and the Pixies of the Forest logo.
The Wild Symbol is the Wild. The Wild symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols (except for the scatter symbol) in order to help you complete winning combinations. The Wild symbol only appears on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels in the main Pixies of the Forest online slot game, while it only appears on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels in the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
The Scatter Symbol is the Bonus. The Bonus scatter symbol is not required to come out in a line on an active pay line for you to win. The Bonus scatter symbol can be found on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd reels in the main Pixies of the Forest slot game. If you manage to get 3 Bonus scatter symbols, you will trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game. Please take note that the Bonus scatter symbols do not give out any winnings; however, they are your ticket to enter and play the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
• Pixies of the Forest Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – The Free Spin Bonus Feature game can be activated if you get 3 or more Bonus scatter symbols to come out on an active pay line. If you get 3 Bonus scatter symbols on multiple pay lines, you will not trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game multiple times. You are allowed to trigger the Free Spin Bonus Feature game for one time only, on a given spin.
When the Free Spin Bonus Feature game is triggered, you are prompted to choose one of the Bonus scatter symbols to unveil your initial Free Spin count. You can be awarded 5 up to 11 Free Spins. Your Free Spins will be played out automatically.
Your coin value in the Free Spin Bonus Feature game is exactly the same amount of coin value on the reel spin that triggered the Free Spin Bonus Feature game. During the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, the reels are richer – more wild spins to be precise! The Wild symbol, in the Free Spin Bonus Feature games, appears on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels.
Please take note that a non-wild symbol has to be part of any winning combination. For instance, the following sequence on a pay line will get you an award for 5 Ace symbols: Wild – Wild – Wild – Wild – Ace.
Also, keep in mind that you cannot re-trigger extra Free Spins in the Free Spin Bonus Feature game. The Free Spin Bonus Feature game play will continue until all of your Free Spins are used up.
When the Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you will be taken back to the main Pixies of the Forest online slot game, and your winnings from the Free Spin games will be included to your overall balance.
• Pixies of the Forest is well-liked by many online slots players because of its unique Tumbling Reels™ Feature that is active during both the main slot game and the Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
All of the winning combinations are calculated, and the values are included to the credit meter. All symbols involved in the winning combinations will disappear, and then new symbols will tumble from above, in sequence, filling in all the empty spaces. The Tumbling Reels™ Feature will stay active until there are no more winning combinations made from the Tumbling Reels™ Feature.
• Another great feature of Pixies of the Forest is the easy-to-follow Connected Lines™. With 3-for-1 betting, you get all 99 Connected Lines™ for only 33 coins! A line is deemed to be connected if each of its symbols share a corner or a side with the symbol/s on the neighboring reel/s.
There are 99 potential pay lines that utilize the Connected Lines™ Feature, and they are all present in the Pixies of the Forest online slot game. With 3-for-1 betting, you enable all these 99 pay lines for merely 33 coins, which gives you 3 pay lines for just every 1 coin staked!
Pixies of the Forest™ has 5 reels where you may bet on as many as 99 pay lines. The minimum bet is 0.03p and the maximum bet is up to 5.00 per line. You may wager only 1 coin per pay line. Since the betting is fixed at 99 pay lines, the minimum bet amount is 33p (or coins) and the maximum bet amount is 165.00 per spin.
Please take note that the amounts mentioned are in Pounds, but they will remain the same if you choose to play in US dollars, Euros, or Canadian dollars. Also, betting is fixed at 99 pay lines, but it only costs you a mere 33 coins.
It is absolutely more fun and easy when there is an Auto Spin function available in online slot games. In Pixies of the Forest™, you can access their Auto Spin function by clicking on the Auto Spin button on the lower right corner of the screen. You are given the choice of how many spins you would like the game to do automatically for you – from as low as 10 up to as high as 50 Auto spins. When you choose a number, say 10, the Auto spin will keep track of the remaining number of automatic spins. The Auto Spin will stop only when the Free Spins Bonus Feature game is triggered or your balance is insufficient to spin again. Also, you are actually given the option to stop the Auto Spin yourself, just in case you want to.