Pixies of the Forest Slot Machine
Pixies of the Forest transports you to a magical world where you can find the pixie treasure. It is a 5 reel, 99 pay line game that features a "Tumbling Reels" feature that allows you to win multiple times on the same spin.
What Are Pixies?
The heart of the legend of the pixie can be found in the Devon and Cornwall regions of England. Pixies are known for their short stature, their mischievous behavior and child-like looks. The creatures are usually compared to fairies or sprites. To this day, Devon celebrates Pixie Day, where they reenact the banishment of the pixies for the town and then have a huge celebration that includes a fireworks display.
Speculation about what pixies actually are has been argued for centuries. Some people believe that they are the souls of children who were never baptized. Some say that they were the last remaining people of the Pict tribe that inhabited Scotland until around 1000 A. D. Still others relate pixies to the Puck, a mythical creature that made many literary appearances, including in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
How to Play Pixies of the Forest
Pixies of the Forest has a 3 for 1 betting scenario. What this means is that for every coin you bet, you activate 3 pay lines. Since the game is a 99 pay line game, it only cost 33 coins as a minimum bet.
You have the opportunity to multiply this 33 coin bet by 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 or 30 times, allowing for a maximum bet of 990 coins. Each time you increase the bet, the payout will increase by the same multiple.
The game allows for further wins in the same spin with the Tumbling Reels feature. This feature is activated any time there is a winning pay line.
When you hit a winning pay line combination, the winning symbols disappear and the symbols above them drop into spots of the winning pay line forming a new combination of symbols. The new symbols are then evaluated by the game to see if there is a new winning pay line. This will keep occurring until no more winning pay lines are found.
Pixies of the Forest also has a bonus feature that is activated when 3 bonus symbols appear anywhere on the screen. When they appear, you will be asked to click on one of the symbols to see how many spins you win.
Once the number of free spins are determined, you are then transported to the bonus spin screen. The bonus spins have more potential for winning spins as the first 4 reels have additional wild symbols added to them.
How Bets are Placed
When you play Pixies of the Forest, the betting options are listed on the bottom left of the screen. You will see 3 boxes. The first box is labeled 99 Lines and has 33 coins entered in the field below. This is the minimum bet which you can place.
The second box is labeled coin value and below the label is a default of 1.00. You will see arrows to the left and right of this figure. To increase you bet, click the right arrow. To decrease, press the left arrow. The arrows will not allow the number to go below 1.00 or above 30.00, the minimum and maximum bets.
The third box is the total bet. This figure is defaulted to 33.00, the minimum bet. As you adjust the arrows from the middle box to increase or decrease your bet, the total bet figure will automatically adjust.
Once you have placed your bet, you only need to press the spin button to start the game.
Pixies of the Forest combines some well-known features with some unique features to make for a thoroughly entertaining game. These features include:
- Auto Spin
This feature allows you to set the game to spin automatically for you. You can select 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 spins when you select this feature. The spins continue until one of the following situations occur:
- The number of spins you selected are exhausted
- You press the stop button
- You trigger the bonus
- You do not have enough credits to place the next bet
- Tumbling Reels
Any winning pay line will trigger the Tumbling Reels feature. It occurs in both the regular game and the free spin bonus game. Any winning pay line is evaluated, paid out and then disappears from the screen. The empty spots created are then filled by the symbols above to create a new combination. These are then evaluated for any new winning pay lines. This continues until no new winning pay lines are created. This is all counted as 1 spin.
- Connected Lines with 3 for 1 Betting
Lines in Pixies of the Forest are connected by symbols that are next to, or have a corner touching each other. This creates 99 pay lines in the game. The 3 for 1 betting feature will activate all 99 lines for 33 coins, thus granting you 3 pay lines for every one coin bet.
Free Spin Bonus Round
The free spin bonus round is triggered when 3 bonus symbols on any pay line appears. It can only be activated once on any given spin, so if the 3 bonus symbols appear on more than 1 pay line, it will only activate the bonus 1 time.
When you have triggered the bonus, you are told to select one of the bonus symbols. One selected, it reveals the number of free spins you receive. You can win anywhere from 5 to 11 free spins.
When in the bonus spin screen, you have more chances to win due to the addition of several more wild symbols. In order to win, a pay line must show at least 1 non wild symbol. 5 wild symbols are not considered winners in the bonus round.
Spins in the bonus round continue until all spins are exhausted. And while the Tumbling Reels feature does apply in the bonus round, there are no opportunities to win additional bonus spins.
Symbols and Payouts
Pixies of the Forest has 9 symbols in regular game play. These symbols are:
- Pixies of the Forest
- Pink Pixie
- Red Pixie
- Green Pixie
- A symbol
- K symbol
- Q symbol
- Wild symbol
- Bonus Symbol
The Bonus Symbol - The best set of symbols to get in regular game play is the bonus symbol. 3 of these symbols on the same pay line will allow you to play the bonus round. The bonus symbol only appears on reels 1, 2, and 3 in regular play.
The next best symbols to get is the Pixies of the Forest symbol. On the minimum bet of 33 coins, you can win the following:
- 5 Pixies of the Forest symbols = 2000 credits
- 4 Pixies of the Forest symbols = 400 credits
- 3 Pixies of the Forest symbols = 20 credits
A set of Pink Pixie symbols can pay out well. These symbols pay:
- 5 Pink Pixie symbols = 1000 credits
- 4 Pink Pixie symbols = 200 credits
- 3 Pink Pixie symbols = 15 credits
The Red Pixie symbol is the next highest ranking symbol in the game. The payouts for these symbols are:
- 5 Red Pixie symbols = 400 credits
- 4 Red Pixie symbols = 50 credits
- 3 Red Pixie symbols = 10 credits
The final pixie in regular game play is the Green Pixie. The Green Pixie symbols pays out the following:
- 5 Green Pixie symbols = 150 credits
- 4 Green Pixie symbols = 30 credits
- 3 Green Pixie symbols = 5 credits
The symbols of the A, K and Q are reminiscent of the playing cards Ace, King and Queen. The big difference is that this is not a video poker game, so the only combinations of these that win are 3, 4 and 5 of a kind (in poker speak).
The A symbol is the highest letter symbol in the game. Matching 3, 4 or 5 of these symbols pays out the following:
- 5 A symbols = 40 credits
- 4 A symbols = 10 credits
- 3 A symbols = 3 credits
The next letter symbols is the K. Combinations of 3 to 5 of these symbols will pay:
- 5 K symbols = 30 credits
- 4 K symbols = 10 credits
- 3 K symbols = 2 credits
The Q is the final letter symbols. Sets of this symbol pay the lowest of all the symbols. The payouts are:
- 5 Q symbols = 25 credits
- 4 Q symbols = 5 credits
- 3 Q symbols = 1 credit.
The Wild symbol in the game can substitute for any symbol listed above except the Bonus symbol. The wild symbols only appear in reels 2, 3, and 4 in normal play and reels 1, 2, 3, and 4 in bonus play.
These pay outs are all based on placing a minimum bet of 33 coins which is considered 1 times the coin value. You have the option of betting 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 20 or 30 times the coin value, which will increase you winnings by the same factor.
In the case of 2 possible winning combinations on the same pay line, the game will only pay out on the highest winning combination.
All slot machines have an expected payback. This value is based on long term play over thousands of spins. The value can vary for short term play.
The expected Payback for Pixies of the Forest is 93% to 94.9% this means that for every $100 you spend, you can expect to win back up to $94.90.
Because casinos are for profit businesses, you will never find a slot machine that pays 100% or higher. At that rate the casinos would lose money.
The highest pay out in Pixies of the Forest is 2000 credits with a minimum bet in regular game play. While this may seem low, the opportunities for winning are increased by the 99 pay lines and the Tumbling Reels feature. The bonus feature adds additional chances to increase winnings with adding 5 to 11 free spins that will increase your chances of winning even more. With a 94.9% expected payback, you might very well win all of the pixies treasure.