The Pixies are back! And this time they’ve invited their Fairy Queen who adds more than a little magic to this Pixies of the Forest 2 slot game.
When you first open up this Pixies of the Forest 2 mobile slot, you’ll be forgiven for thinking this is the first Pixies of the Forest. It looks almost identical, with the same 3 audacious fairies drawing you into an enchanted woodland full of magic.
You even have the same 99 paylines at the low low cost of 0.33 a spin, one of the lowest in the IGT game collection. The tumbling reels make symbols disappear and more pop down from above, giving you value for money on each spin.
But that’s the great thing about sequels; keeping the things you love but added extra layers to the gameplay that only increases the excitement.
The main difference we noticed straight away was the fact that this Pixies of the Forest 2 online slot now comes with 3 jackpots – one progressive.
It won’t hit much over 10,000 in cash, so not as high as in our Megajackpots Wolf Run review for example, but often enough that it will be worth your while.
But more than the jackpot, it was the spirit meter that caught our attention. If the first game suffered from anything was that you needed a lot of patience to catch the free spins.
You still need that here, but at least now every 3 consecutive tumbles or avalanche of wins will trigger some fantastic wild features that pay out enough to keep you invested in the gameplay.
But yes, it’s the free spins that are the star of the show, and it’s the extra character of the Fairy Queen that brings most of the glory.
They’ve kept what made the original great (richer reels in the free spins) and just ramped up the volume in the Pixies Of the Forest 2 free spin bonus round.
Now she will randomly pop up out of nowhere, destroy symbols, trigger wild features and award extra spins. Add that the high paying Fairy symbols are now worth twice as much during this feature, and we fell in love with these beautiful fairies all over again.
It’s a little more dangerous than the It’s Magic slot machine by IGT, so if you don’t have the budget it may be worth going for something a little less volatile.
But we know we will be back to be enchanted. After all, all you need is a little faith, trust and Pixie dust.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2019|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||One Progressive, Two Personal|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 99 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.43% / 96.57%|
|Min/Max bet||0.33 / 33|
|Max win||20,000 times the coin value|
|Free spins||Varies / Richer Bonus Features & 2x Multiplier|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Wild Reels, Sticky Wilds, Extra Wilds, Free Spins, Avalanching Reels, Richer Reels, Symbol Destroyed, Multipliers|
Wild: The 'Wild' symbol substitutes for all symbols on the reels, except for the fairy queen bonus and the jackpot symbol.
It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base game and reels 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the bonus games.
Tumbling Reels and the Spirit Meter: Working much in the same way as avalanching wins, any winning symbol explodes and more come tumbling down from above. Tumbles continue until no more wins can be found.
Three tumbles will fill up the spirit meter. At this point you get one spin with any one of the features below:
The RTP of the spirit meter wild bonus is much higher than in the base game.
Mystery Bonus and Jackpot Trigger: At the start of any Spirit Meter wild tumble, any wild may randomly turn into either a bonus symbol or a jackpot trigger.
Pixie Queen's Free Spin Bonus: 3 or more Pixie Queen scatter symbols appear anywhere on screen you will choose from three symbols. This will trigger a random number of free spin bonus round - usually around 5 to 10.
Not only do you get more wilds and richer reels, but the three highest paying symbols (the other fairies) now come with a 2x multiplier.
In addition, the Fairy Queen may pop in at any point and gift you with:
How to trigger the Jackpots: There are three prizes you can win in this Pixies of the Forest 2 jackpot slot.
If you get 3 golden fairy symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4, you'll trigger a mini game where you pick from fairies and reveal which of the 3 pots you've won.
Generally, you can expect the progressive prize to trigger any time over 10,000 in cash.
So, for example, the general RTP may be 96.57%, but once the jackpot hits over 10,000, that RTP increases to 98.83%
It may be that we are nostalgic for the original game, but we found it hard to fault this Pixies of the Forest 2 slot on mobile.
Granted, you have to be happy to play on a progressive jackpot game, which not everyone likes, but in that case, this is still a 4-star slot and very enjoyable - especially with the high RTP of 96.57% including the golden pot prize.
IGT have kept what we loved about the original, the gorgeous graphics, the tumbling reels, that feeling you are getting value for money, but improved and modernised the features.
We love the wild features you catch after every 3 tumbles. It brings an air of excitement to every little win which the first one lacked.
And yes, the free spins are yet again the belle of the ball, with plenty of random features, more wilds, and richer reels.
All in all, a well-balanced fun to play IGT casino game that makes us hope we get more like this in the future, now they have moved on from their awful Wishwood slot phase.
Pixies of the Forest II is a 5 reel 99 payline video slot with a minimum bet of 0.33 a spin, tumbling reels and 3 jackpots. Every win increases the spirit meter which triggers random wilds and occurs more frequently in the free spin bonus.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating