|Game Type:||Video slot|
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|Free spins feature awards 10 free spins with 1 to 6 mouse wilds||Free spins can't be re-triggered|
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|2x Distinct wilds|
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Quickspin’s Pied Piper is a 40 payline video slot with 4×5 reels that pays a non-progressive jackpot of 800 coins. It’s fitted with a free spins bonus mode that awards 10 free spins, a Piper re-spins that allows you to pocket an additional 5 re-spins along with walking wilds when the Piper Wild pitches. The theme of the game is based on the Pied Piper from the town of Hamlin in Germany, he’s also known as the rat-catcher.
The legend of the Pied Piper dates back to medieval times when the town hired him to get rid of its rats but refused to pay him for his service upon completion of the job. In the same manner as he did with the rats he retaliates by using his magical instrument to lure away the town’s children. Players interested in finding out more about this sinister yet interesting fable can read more about here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Piper_of_Hamelin.
The graphics are depicted as cartoon like, symbols on the reels are cards (10 to Ace), bags full of gold, keys, 2 cracking wilds, kings, queens and princesses. The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the King, 5 on an active payline pays 10 times your wager. The payouts offered by the high value symbols could have been better.
The Pied Piper slots boasts an average return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.32%. It can be played from 20 pence up to £100 per spin on PC desktops and smartphones (Androids, iPads, iPhones, tablets), free mode play is available too.
Before you play follow these three simple steps: choose your average bet per spin, click on the spin button and check for any wins upon completion of each spin. We find that the Pied Piper pays out on every 3 to 5 spins, wins during the base game are relatively small you do get payouts of around 15x to 20x your stake.
Pied Piper slots has 2 wilds starting with the Piper Wild and the mouse wild. The Piper Wild is a 4×1 stacked symbol that’s responsible for triggering the Piper Re-spins feature.
Keep in mind that the Piper Wild only appears on reels 3, 4 or 5 during the main game and free spins feature. However, it does have an interesting feature, during the Piper Re-spins it walks to adjacent reels and it substitutes the other symbols bar the bonus scatter icon.
The Mouse Wild replaces other symbols adjacent to it except the bonus scatter and the Pied Piper wild. In the Piper re-spins when the Mouse Wild walks with the Piper Wild you’ll receive a hefty payout, so keep a close eye on the them.
The Piper re-spins feature is initiated when the Piper Wild pitches as an expanding wild, this can occur during the base game and free spins. On every re-spin the Mouse and Piper wilds will walk one reel to the left.
As long as the Piper Wild keeps on popping up on the reels the re-spins feature continues. The buck doesn’t stop here, should the Piper Wild disappear from the reels it can drop in from the right awarding you an extra 5 re-spins. Unfortunately there are no bonus scatters during the Piper re-spins feature.
The free spins feature is played when 3 bonus scatter symbols appear any position on the reels, 10 free spins will be awarded. Of the bonus features this is the most important one and it’s also responsible for the biggest wins. With that being said it’s not easy to trigger it. On every spin 1 to 6 Mouse Wilds will be added to the reels.
The nice bit about the free spins is that it’s a double-whammy, in other words the mysterious Piper Wild can pop up at any time after each free spin which triggers the Piper re-spins feature. The downside about the free spins is that it can’t be re-triggered and it takes around 100 plus money spins to initiate it.
Quickspin’s the Pied Piper is quite entertaining especially if one considers those walking wilds, re-spins and decadent free spins feature in conjunction with 6 Mouse Wilds.
We find the slots to be of medium volatility, it pays around 1,400x your stake that can be won randomly on a single spin during the free spins. As a parting shot, it’s not easy to trigger the free spins, if you manage it’s well worth the money spend. Another slots with a similar theme is Rapunzel’s Tower.