Set sail for a reel plundering tour on the slot from NoLimit City. Pixies vs Pirates is not your usual pirate-themed game as it is pegging two of the most used slot characters against each other for a tense battle that can lead to wins of up to 11,907 times your bet. The epic brawl will go down on a variable reel set with up to 11,664 ways to win with xNudge Wilds, xWays Mystery Chests and a free spins round where you have to guess the winning side to retrigger the feature.
Pixies vs Pirates is a video slot with six reels, three rows and 729 ways to win as default. It can increase thanks to the xWays Mystery Chests up to a maximum 3-6-6-6-6-3 size with 11,664 ways. Pays are awarded for three to six matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. Available on desktop or mobile, you can jump in on the reel brawl from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game is highly volatile with an RTP of 95.91%.
A pirate ship sailing the high seas is in the background of the wooden game window that is dominated by the characters on the reels. Among them are the arrow-wielding Willow Winklehorn and the Pixie Queen Grevilla Glittertoad on the pixies side and the knife-savy Prickly Paddy and Captain James “Crimson” Cook on the pirate side. A fast-paced electronic track might sound like out of place on a pirate-themed slot but it is actually well synchronized with the action on the reels.
Open the game to find the usual card royals from 9 through to A at the low end of the paytable, awarding 1x to 1.25x your stake for a single six of a kind. The premium symbols are three pixies and three pirates, each on a differently coloured tile – blue, green and gold for the pixies and turquoise, purple and red for the pirates. The Pixie Queen and the Pirate Captain are the most valuable with 3x your bet when six land across the reels while the other two characters from each group pay 1.5x and 2x your bet.
A magical tree that expands and nudges when it lands is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols. The xWays Mystery Chest will trigger a reel modifier while the slot logo acts as the scatter. All three special symbols appear on reels two to five only.
There is a lot happening on this slot that looks at times like a fusion of Megaways from BTG and Payways from Play’n GO, mainly because of the variable reel set that can change on any spin. We will go through the two modifiers first before getting to the main act on Pixies vs Pirates.
The first modifier that will play a significant role as to whether a win becomes a mega or even a super mega win is the xNudge Wild. It can land on reels two to five only and will always nudge into full view to cover the entire reel. For every nudge, it increases the win multiplier by x1, which means on the default reel set, it will reach a maximum of x3 while on an expanded reel with six reel positions it can go as high as x6. More than one multiplier in a winning combo will be added to create even bigger multipliers. The maximum you can have is x24.
The second modifier can also have quite an impact on your spin result as it can increase the symbol positions on a reel from three to four, five or six. The xWays Mystery Chest can land on reels two to five only and will reveal 1 – 4 matching symbols. With one symbol, the reel height will stay at three symbols while with two, three or four unveiled symbols it will increase the reel to 4, 5 and 6 positions respectively, which will add more ways to win accordingly. The maximum peaks at 11,664 when you land a chest on all four centre reels and each is unveiling four matching symbols, leading to a 3-6-6-6-6-3 game window.
The Pixie Queen will face the Pirate Captain in an epic reel brawl that is played on the maximum game window with 11,664 ways to win. Hit three or four scatters anywhere on reels two to five to trigger 6 and 8 Battle Round Free Spins respectively. Before the round starts you have to choose one side, either the Pixie Queen or the Pirate Captain. All symbols of the two characters will be collected in a meter shown at the top of the game window. The character with the most symbols wins. Making the right choice will retrigger the free spins round. The process repeats until you chose once the losing side.
During the feature, the xNudge Wilds can nudge up to five times for win multipliers of up to x6. There are no scatters on the reels for an organic retrigger.
Well, this is a fun and hilarious slot from NoLimit City. Well designed, plenty of features and a scorching win potential – that about sums up Pixies vs Pirates. Beware though, the game is highly volatile just like its main characters, so some caution on the bet size is recommended.