Pixies vs Pirates is a high volatility slot from Nolimit City.
Pixies vs Pirates: Slot based on xWays and xNudge mechanics
The pirates have pillaged and looted at will and unchallenged for the last time! This is because the Pixies are angry and they’re fighting back!
Pixies vs Pirates is the September 2019 release from Nolimit City based on the developer’s trademark xWays and xNudge mechanics which are part of the developer’s extreme volatility line of slots.
All told, this 6-reels and up to 11,664 win ways slot has the potential to pay out up to (a theoretical) 11,907x bet! The stakes are high in Pixies vs Pirates so we need to choose a side!
Pixies fight back!
Pixies vs Pirates slot is based on the rather darker theme of war raging between the mythical creatures of the forested island and the pirate invaders! The symbols are divided into high-paying and low-paying in a ratio of 6:6. Amongst the high-paying symbols, we’ll find three pirates and three pixies. Amongst the low-paying symbols are the standard royal flush poker icons. The slot has fast-paced music which sets an atmosphere of anticipation as the story unfolds.
This game has an RTP of 95.91% which is a tad low and the wagers can range from £0.20 to as much as £100. The technology used in the production is HTML5, so we can play the video slot from our mobile and desktop on an Android or iOS device. This is a high volatility slot so players, who can stomach it, should expect that they will likely need a higher bankroll.
The slot has an RTP of 95.91%.
This slot features xNudge Wild symbols that can substitute for any of the others except for the scatter and xWays Mystery Chest. This is a fully expanded symbol that may fully appear to cover a reel. When it partially appears, the symbol will nudge its way to fully cover the reel. At the same time as it’s nudging, a wild multiplier increases by 1. Remember that it can only land on the second to fifth reels.
xWays Mystery Chest
The xWays Mystery Chest is a symbol with the power to change into another symbol outside of the scatter and xNudge Wild. These symbols may create up to 4 identical symbols while expanding its reel, by up to 6 spaces and up to a maximum of 11,664 win ways from the base 729 win ways. As with the xNudge Wilds, it can only land on the second to fifth reels.
There are 3 main features: xNudge Wild, xWays Mystery Chest and Battle Rounds Free Spins.
Battle Rounds Free Spins
Finally, the third feature is the Battle Rounds Free Spins which can be triggered in quantities with 3 or 4 scatter symbols on the second to fifth reels for 6 or 8 respective free spins. Here’s where things get interesting! Players will be asked to choose a side! It will be either the Pixie Queen or Pirate Captain for the Battle Rounds. The appearance of these symbols during the free spins are collected and if we chose the side with either a tie or the highest number of appearances, then the Battle Rounds are re-triggered.
Pixies vs Pirates opinion: Felt a Feature short but All in All a Good Slot
Pixies vs Pirates is an interesting game, because it features its trademark xNudge and xWays features. The expanding reels reminded me a little bit of another high volatility slot called Bonanza from BTG that features Megaways mechanics, although it works a little differently.
This slot enjoys solid graphics and audio and three great features but I couldn’t help but feel that the game could have used a fourth bonus feature that helped to support the pirate and pixie narrative.
The features incorporating the xWays and xNudge mechanics trigger relatively often but, as I expected, the Battle Rounds Free Spins required some patience but always seemed worth the wait. All in all, I thought that this was a good slot with some good payout potential and worth a look if one is into high volatility slots.