Introduction to Pixies of the Forest II
IGT slots are always excellent, but Pixies of the Forest II is truly outstanding. It seems to have everything a player could want, from an attractive 99 paylines and a wide range of stake values, to seemingly endless bonuses and free spin extras. Plus it’s fine to play on any kind of device so you can play whenever and wherever you find it convenient.
The graphics are endearing, and the type you never get tired of looking at, and there are some great added touches like the sound of fairy dust being sprinkled while the reels spin, and the sparkly motes of that dust rising up from the ground again as the game plays out. Add to this the wilds, tumbling reels multipliers, free spins and not one but three progressive jackpots, plus a few more surprises along the way, and you can see why there’s never a dull moment playing Pixies of the Forest II.
Review / First Impressions of Pixies of the Forest II
It’s hard to imagine that anyone could fail to be instantly impressed by the Pixies of the Forest II slot. It’s lovely to look at, has one of the highest RTPs we have ever seen, and there are so many ways to win that it can almost become a bit too much! In fact, we strongly suggest that new players, especially those who have never played the original version, (Mark I of this slot), don’t even try to figure out how the bonuses work. Just play, enjoy them, and things will make sense eventually.
Payout Ratio (or RTP) of Pixies of the Forest II Slot
There are many reasons why this is no ordinary slot, and perhaps the most surprising is that it has two RTP rates. If you are familiar with how slots work you probably know that RTP stands for Return to Player - and is the way you know how much you can expect to win back for every NZ$100 wagered, both in free play and real play mode.
This figure is decided by independent auditors who check it regularly to make sure nothing has changed - but you should keep in mind it is reached after a fairly long period of play. Often this is longer than the average person would spend playing the slot at any one time.
The standard RTP of Pixies of the Forest II Slot is 96.57%, (technically, expect to win back around NZ$96.57 for every NZ$100 wagered. which is quite generous in the overall league table of RTPs, but should the jackpot get past 10k the RTP increases to a massive 98.83%! That is very good indeed.
Pixies of the Forest II Slot Graphics
We expect forests to look either dark and sinister or light and ‘enchanted’, and in this slot the designers have gone for the latter. The result is absolutely perfect - with the reels superimposed on a backdrop of lush greenery and ancient trees. It looks modern and well thought out and a perfect foil for the story which will unfold.
The graphics are simple and well drawn too, with the prettily coloured card symbols of A, J, Q, and K, three pixies with blonde, brown, and purple hair respectively, the shimmering pixie queen and the icons with words - depicting the jackpot and the Pixies of the Forest logo.
Pixies of the Forest II Game Theme
The title of this slot does give things away, right? This is definitely set in a forest, and there are lots of pixies who take starring roles, and if you are unfamiliar with small creatures from folklore - elves are the naughty ones, pixies are much more fun to have around, and they’ll be positively delighted to be your guide around their magical kingdom, helping you win some cash and other rewards along the way.
How to Play Pixies of the Forest II Slots
To get started playing Pixies of the Forest II you need to set up the control panel to your liking, and that’s pretty easy in this slot. Across the bottom of the reels you will see buttons indicating, (from left to right), the number of coins in play, the coin value, the total bet - there’s a minus and plus sign either side to make changes - a space to display your winnings per spin, and finally the space where your current balance is displayed.
Some of this information (for example, current balance) is also displayed at the top of the reels, for your convenience, and should you want to check out the paytable, the rules, or to change the sound level, those icons are at the far top right of the screen.
Once you have decided on the stake per spin simply hit the spin button on the far right and you are good to go.
Pixies of the Forest II Game Volatility
Pixies of the Forest II is a medium volatility slot. This means that independent auditors have checked it out and consider it to pay a reasonable amount of coins per win, which players can expect to happen fairly often. A high volatility game pays higher amounts less often, and a low volatility game pays low amounts, more often. Overall then, this places this slot somewhere in the middle.
How to Win at Pixies of the Forest II Slots
To be honest, you really don’t need to do an awful lot to win at this Pixies of the Forest II slot. Apart from random features which are triggered as and when, three pixie queen icons bring free spins, but they also offer access to the three jackpots. The jackpot icon is the other major way to access the big win bonuses.
During the base games it’s the Pixies of the Forest symbol which pays the best rewards. Get five together and a very nice 1,000x multiplier will be applied to that spin’s stake. The purple haired pixie is the second most generous, with a 500x payout for five of her lovely face on the reels. To be honest, most of the symbols are decent enough. Even the picture card letters pay between 10-100x for five matches.
Pixies of the Forest II Bonus Features
If there’s one thing this fun slot is not short of it is bonus features and, in fact, it is tempting to say it almost hits the overload button. New players could perhaps feel a little overwhelmed, so we suggest simply playing and getting familiar with the extras as you come across them. Once you are familiar with the slot it will all make more sense.
There are three of these on offer, and to trigger them means landing three of the pretty pixie queen icon on reels 2-4. This gives you access to a mini-game which will decide the level of jackpot you are up for. It’s random - as simple as picking a fairy, with the gold (progressive) jackpot coughing up 1,500 coins and a percentage of 0.3% of that spin's stake, the silver jackpot paying 900 coins, and the bronze is the lowest at 300 coins for a win. The progressive jackpot could pay out at any time so there’s a lot of thrills during game time.
The free spins feature
To unlock the free spins bonus you need to get three pixie queen icons on the reels at the same time. If you strike it lucky you have the choice of the three pixie symbols, each hiding a different reward. You can expect to get anything from 5 to 10 free spins, plus a bonus which will be one of the following:
- The doubling of all winning pixie symbols
- A spirit meter which stacks faster than usual
- Gifts from the pixie queen which could be more free spins or something else entirely
The tumbling reels feature
This is a feature anyone who played the original Pixies of the Forest slot will recognise. It appears with winnings combos, making the prize symbols vanish and symbols from the reels tumble down to replace them. So long as these new configurations cause a win you keep playing the bonus. At the same time, each win adds another mark to the spirit meter (max capacity 5), but you only need 3 to enjoy the feature wilds bonus.
The feature wilds
Triggered by at least 3 spirits in the meter, the reward is either one or two wild reels, random wilds in the middle which stay until you win something, or get wilds in the centre which hang around for three tumbles.
The mystery bonus trigger feature
This turns wilds into bonus symbols, which in turn triggers a free spin bonus from the pixie queen (which is the same free spin bonus style as mentioned earlier, but with extra features), or the wilds become jackpot symbols and give you a chance at the pixie progressive picker feature.
The pixie progressive picker feature
Watch out for three jackpot symbols on reels 3-5 during base game spins, as you get to choose a pixie - and they fill in one part of either the gold, silver, or bronze jackpot meters. Fill one of them and you get whatever it holds.
The progressive jackpot feature
You need to have jackpot symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5 together to trigger this, and if you do then one of the jackpots must be won. To play watch the screen - all three jackpots will appear, along with16 pixies. To win you need to pick the right pixies to fill all four orbs.
Pixies of the Forest II Strategy and Tips
As this game isn’t currently available to play for cash prizes in New Zealand, there’s lots of opportunity to get to know it well during free mode. Ramp up the stakes and see what happens, but take your time to enjoy the rich features and extras it brings, as this is a slot to be savoured not devoured.
Pixies of the Forest II Slot Biggest Possible Win
The biggest possible solo spin win is the 2,000x that the free spins 2x multiplier pays, presuming your stake is high.
Free spins on Pixies of the Forest II slot
Free Spins Bonuses are always nice to have in a slot, and in this game they are triggered by landing three or more pretty pixie queen icons. The rewards are as different as the pixies, but all players will get some free spins and an extra gift.
Pixies of the Forest II Slot On Mobile - Android, iPhones and Tablets
A mobile version of Pixies of the Forest II video slot was released in February 2019. It has the same jackpots, a house edge of 3.43%, and all the same great games you are used to. There are all the same bonuses, and the graphics retain quality too, in fact, some players even think they look better in the mobile version - and they are already top-notch in the desktop versions! So whether you play on the mobile site, or navigate via phone/tablet to the main site - you will not lose out.
Games you might enjoy if you like Pixies of the Forest II
The most obvious choice has to be Pixies of the Forest. If you aren’t familiar with it then it will be fun to compare the two, and if you are, then it’s a blast from the past. Two other slots (from Play n Go) which may appeal are Enchanted Crystals and Enchanted Meadow.
Pixies of the Forest II FAQs
Is Pixies of the Forest II available to play for real money in New Zealand?
Sadly, this fun slot cannot currently be played in NZ for real cash, but you can play it for free here along with other great free slots.
Can I play Pixies of the Forest II in NZ$?
No, you cannot, because this is not a slot which is open to players in New Zealand for cash play. Free or demo play is currently fine.
Which NZ Casinos offer Pixies of the Forest II?
New Zealand players can find a great selection of IGT games here on our site.
Does Pixies of the Forest II have a Free Spins feature?
Yes, and as well as free spins you get an extra bonus gift. Each of the three pixies offers a different free spin combo.
* Pixies of the Forest 2 is a IGT game. The trademark is owned by IGT. Online Slot NZ is not approved by IGT.
|Game Name:||Pixies of the Forest 2|
|Features:||Bonus Games Progressive Free Spins Wild Symbols Multipliers Scatter Symbols Expanding Wilds Respins|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.33|