Pixies vs Pirates
Released in September 2019, Pixies vs Pirates is Nolimit City’s first Pirate themed slot, as well as their first Pixie, themed slot. This unusual combination of combatants do battle aboard a pirate ship in this highly volatile slot where wins of up to 11,000x the bet size are up for grabs.
Played on a 6x3 reel set on which reels 2-5 can expand from 3 to 6 symbols, this slot provides between 729 to 11,664 ways to win and comes with an RTP of 95.91%.
The biggest wins are likely to derive from a free spins bonus round with expanded reels. There is also plenty of scope for tasty paydays with Nolimit City’s patented xWays® Mystery Symbol and xNudge® Wild features, both of which expand the reels and increase the ways to win.
You can play Pixies vs Pirates from €0.20 to €100 a spin.
Design & Symbols
The action takes place aboard a pirate ship sailing the high seas on a wooden gameboard hanging from the rigging. With the gameboard and the ship's wheel in sharp focus in the centre of the screen, the rigging and galley can be seen gently rocking in soft focus either side of the board. Fluffy white clouds are visible in the distance above the rather calm looking sea. An upbeat percussive soundtrack accompanies the play.
The low value symbols are the standard playing card values 9-A. The high value symbols consist of 3 Pixie and 3 Pirate characters apiece. The highest value symbols are the Pirate Captain and the Pixie Queen who both pay 3x the bet size for 6 symbols on adjacent reels. The expanding wild is a sprouting flower and the scatter is a treasure map. A treasure chest acts as a Mystery Symbol.
- xWays® Mystery Chest
- xNudge® Wild
- Battle Rounds Free Spins
xWays® Mystery Chest
An xWays Mystery Chest reveals both a random mystery symbol and also acts as a reel expander, transforming from a single symbol into 2 or 3 identical regular symbols. The maximum height a reel can expand to is 6 symbols. Mystery Chests appear on reels 2-5.
Wherever an xNudge Wild lands, it expands to fill the whole reel. The number of steps the xNudge Wild takes to fill the reel is then added in the form of a win multiplier. For example, if the wild takes three steps to fill the reel a 3x multiplier is added to the wild. The maximum multiplier on a reel is 6x if the reel is fully expanded. Multipliers can work together and if more than one form part of a win then the multiplier values of all multiplier wilds are added together. As with xWays Mystery Chests, xNudge Wilds only appear on reels 2-5.
Battle Rounds Free Spins
3 or 4 scatters landed triggers 6 or 8 Battle Round Free Spins. Throughout free spins, reels 2-5 are fully expanded to 6 symbols meaning all spins offer 11,664 ways to win. Before the bonus round begins you must choose which side to pick; The Pixie Queen or the Pirate Captain. Throughout the free spins each Pixie Queen and Pirate Captain which lands is counted on a meter. If your chosen symbol appears more times than their counterpart, then a retrigger is awarded. In the case of a tie, the players choice wins.
Our Thoughts on Pixies vs Pirates
Pixies vs Pirates may have an unusual combination of warring characters but with some great new features, and an excellent free spins round this is one of Nolimit City’s best games to date.
The potential is well worth getting excited about and the gameplay is fast paced, action packed, and a lot of fun. Free spins, as you’d imagine with a high variance high paying slot, are not easy to come by, but the inclusion of the new xNudge Wild and xWays Mystery Chests in the base game makes for a highly engaging slot.
This is a slot I would highly recommend you giving a try if you like trying out new features or are a fan of the fantasy genre in general.