Pied Piper – Game of the Week
For a change, you’re not the one paying the Pied Piper in our Game of the Week – he’s there to help you hit big wins when he marches the mice out of town. Just like the old German legend from Hamelin goes. But enough about that old gruesome tale of lies and deceit, this 5-reel slot with 40 paylines by Quickspin really nails it, but in a good way.
Here’s how it works. All symbols except for the Mouse Wild are stacked and with the highest-paying rewarding a mouth-watering 10x your wager, there’s plenty of room for some seriously big wins. During the main game, apart from special symbols which we’ll get to in a minute, there are three you want to look out for.
The Red King symbol pays 10x your wager, the Orange Queen pays 5x while the Green Princess pays 3x wager. Of course you’ll find the standard deck of card symbols 10 – Ace as well. Still, to paraphrase the late Obi-Wan Kenobi: “The card symbols are not what you’re looking for.” Sure, with a few wilds in the mix you can hit well-paying combinations with those too, but what you’re really looking for are the Pied Piper and Bonus Scatters.
Walking Wild Pied Piper
A lot of thought has been put into the mechanics of the namesake of the game to keep in line with the original story, which is why the Pied Piper has been turned into a walking wild. But it doesn’t stop there. The Pied Piper symbols is actually a 4×1 stacked wild with potential to cover a full reel. And it’s only when he does that he will lock in place and start his march.
Now, as a walking wild he can only start his journey from reels 3, 4, or 5. Once locked in you’ll be granted free respins – one per reel the Piper has to travel to exit the game on the left hand side. His magic flute attracts mouse wilds and wherever these land on any reel, except for the one with the Piper, they will lock in place and follow the Piper. Needless to say, if you manage to lock in a trail of wilds behind the Piper you can absorb some seriously big wins.
Pied Piper Free Spins
You didn’t really think that the Pied Piper slot doesn’t have a free spins feature, did you? Of course it does! We were just saving the best for last. Okay, to get there you have to land a Bonus Scatter symbols on reel 2, 3, and 4 on the same spin. You get 10 free spins and then it gets really interesting.
At the start of every spin you will get a random amount of Mouse Wilds (1-6) spread out across the reels. This obviously helps towards winning paylines, BUT since the Pied Piper can make an appearance during this bonus feature you can have up to six wilds following him. And while the Piper is marching across the reels during free spins, you’re respinning without lowering the amount of remaining free spins. Kind of like spinning free free spins, if you will.
Just a final not before you start chasing the Pied Piper free spins. There’s one important thing you have to decide, your betting amount. Luckily you have a wide range, starting from €0.20 and all the way up to €100. Are you ready to get paid by the Piper? He’s expecting you.