PixiePop slot REVIEW
PixiePop ReviewWe have seen many different, and sometimes also strange, themes in AvatarUX’ PopWins series, and the time has finally come for a fantasy fairy themed release. PixiePop will probably not appeal to all players, as the fantasy genre is a somewhat narrow niche. The visuals are decent, however, and we encourage players to look a bit deeper than the cover. There are some new and innovative twists in this game, and things can really ‘pop’ in the bonus round.
The PopWins mechanic expands the grid as is usually the case, giving you more ways to win as you go. A Nudge feature has been added this time, however, and it can help you out in many different and somewhat unexpected ways. The bonus round multiplier increases per win, and it can be significantly boosted by 2 different types of multiplier symbols. You also get a Pay Anywhere symbol in the feature, and this can lead to payouts up to 20,000x your stake.
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PixiePop Slot Features
You can turn on the Ante Bet between base game spins, and keeping it on means you will be paying 25 % extra per spin. This doubles your bonus round chances, so it’s definitely something to consider. The 6 pixie premium symbols pay between 2 and 6 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and you can land Wild symbols on reels 2,3, and 4 only. Wilds step in for any pay symbol to help complete and/or improve wins, but they hold no value of their own.
The PopWins mechanic takes center stage as usual, which means that all winning symbols are removed and replaced by 2 new symbols. This expands the grid accordingly, and the process repeats for as long as your winning streak lasts. You can get up to 6 rows per reel in the base game, and removed symbols are replaced by only 1 symbol after the grid is maxed out.
The Nudge feature triggers at random times, and reels are then nudged to improve your win. Bonus symbols can also be nudged into view to help trigger the bonus round, and give you extra free spins during the feature. Nudges can also expand the grid, nudge in a pay anywhere symbol, or even a wild symbol.
The Bonus Round triggers from at least 3 scatters in view, and below is an overview of what you get from each number of triggering scatters:
3 scatters lands you 5-7 free spins with a 5x4 starting grid.
4 scatters gives you 7-9 free spins with a 5x5 starting grid.
5 scatters give you 9-11 free spins with a 5x6 starting grid.
You win +2 extra free spins each time a reel maxes out at 8 positions in height, and the bonus round win multiplier increases per popwin. A multiplier symbol can boost the win multiplier by between x2 and x11 when it appears, and the additive multiplier will add +5 to +50 to the win multiplier. The win multiplier keeps building for as long as the bonus round lasts, and you win 1-3 extra spins from a single scatter.
Hold on, however, as we aren’t quite finished with this feature yet. A random premium pixie symbol is chosen up front, and this becomes the pay anywhere symbol. You need at least 5 pay anywhere symbols in view to win, and the win is boosted by the win multiplier. Landing 5-6 to 31-35 pay anywhere symbols award between 12.5x and 500x your stake.
The Buy Bonus feature is available in some jurisdictions, but not in the UK for sure. Below is an overview of what you can expect:
Buy Bonus - pay 125x your stake for 5-7 free spins with 1,024 default win ways.
Buy Bonus Plus - pay 250x your stake for 7-9 free spins with 3,125 default win ways.
Buy Bonus Premium - pay 500x your stake for 9-11 free spins with 7,776 default win ways.
Buy Bonus Max - pay 1,000x your stake for 9-11 free spins with 7,776 default win ways (plus higher multiplier symbols of both kinds in the feature).
The 200 Spins PixiePop Slot Experience
You get an uneventful taste of the base game, before we purchase the Max Bonus Round at 0:48 into the 4-minute highlights video. We got 10 free spins, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
The pixie theme will probably narrow the appeal of this game to a certain degree, and the somewhat annoying inactive spin button problem is present in this installment as well. You have to wait a few seconds before the spin button becomes clickable again after each round, which slows down the pace. The visuals are also not the most convincing stuff we’ve seen from AvatarUX, but the presentation is not too shabby either.
The PopWins mechanic does its usual thing, and the nudge feature comes to the rescue once in a while when you least expect it. It’s a decent innovation actually, as it can be helpful while also adding unpredictability to the gameplay. The multiplier symbols take things to the next level in the bonus round, and this is where PixiePop truly shines. The pay anywhere symbol system adds to the fun as well, and you can win up to 20,000x your stake. The bonus round saves the day in many ways, and the pace problem only exists in the base game anyway.
PixiePop Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of PixiePop?
The top-tier PixiePop RTP of 96 % is about as average as they come. However, operators can adjust the RTP down via different settings.
How volatile is PixiePop?
This is a high volatility installment from AvatarUX, and you can therefore expect ups and downs with regards to your bankroll.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 20,000x your stake in PixiePop, which is a solid potential, but far from the highest we’ve seen in this range.
How does the Nudge feature work in PixiePop?
It triggers at random times to improve wins, and it can also nudge wilds, pay anywhere symbols, or extra scatters into view. In addition, a nudge can increase the number of rows on reels.
Is there a free spins mode in PixiePop?
Yes, you get up to 11 free spins for starters, and the progressive win multiplier keeps building per popwin. The multiplier can be boosted by additive or multiplicative multiplier symbols as well, and a ‘pay anywhere’ symbol is chosen up front.
How many winning ways are available?
You will play with between 243 and 65,536 ways to win in PixiePop, thanks to the grid-expanding PopWins mechanic.
Can I play PixiePop Slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you will also find casinos our scan has confirmed to carry this title.