Located Deep Within the Forest
If you’re a fan of heavily themed slot machines, then you’ll love this release that’s for sure. Pixie Gold is packed to the brim with action thanks to the fairy tale forest theme, which is where a pixie lives in a toadstool house alongside her ladybird and snail neighbours. The game features symbols including a regal king character, an acorn, a magical staff, and a knapsack, which match the theme perfectly.
To be honest there is a lot to this game from a visual standpoint, but it could be argued that it borders on being too much at times. It all seems excessive when there are 8 columns with plenty of contrasting colours and symbols flashing across the screen. Some might also feel that the design of the game is a bit tacky and gaudy, especially given how the 3D animated pixie looks less like a naturally beautiful fairy and more like a plastic surgery victim.
8 Columns to Spin, but 1,296 Ways to Win
The reason as to why Pixie Gold is such a busy game is that it doesn’t show the normal 5 reels that you see within other Lightning Box Games. Even so, the game is still technically a 5-reel slot machine, if that actually makes any sense. The difference is that Lightning Box Gold likes to refer to the third and middle reels in this title as “Reelfecta” reels. That means they are shown on a 4×4 grid with 16 icons rather than being presented as vertical reels like the other reels in the game.
Littered Through the Night Sky
Another difference is that Pixie Gold doesn’t feature specific paylines. Instead, you land a winning combination when you line up symbols on consecutive reels, which is how the game has 1,296 different ways to win.
If you were to find a symbol on the first two reels and it also showed up in the 4×4 grid then you earn a 3-of-a-kind win. If you were to have two symbols appear on the “Reelfecta” reel then you would be awarded two prizes, and so forth. Betting options range from just 0.50 and go up to 500.00 per spin, with the title officially qualifying as a medium to high variance release.
Following the Path of the Pixies
There’s more potential for big wins in the Pixie Spin bonus round, which is inclusive of the Wild Pixie feature. This is a side game that starts up when the King Star icon shows up on the reel above the cart that is dragged across the bottom of the screen. When this round is triggered it causes a random symbol to be added to the “Reelfecta” and the Wild Pixie is strewed across the second reel.
The lucky symbol shows up more often during a Pixie spin, so you’ve got more chances to scoop a bumper payout.
Pixie Gold Is Lighting up the Reels!
With 8 columns, 5 reels, 1,296 ways to win, and plenty of enticing animations, it’s clear that Pixie Gold is one of those real money slot games that is packed wall to wall with action. Some players might feel that there’s just too much going on and feel that Pixie Gold is just too complicated.
However, the creators of the game should still be lauded for developing a brand new, and rather fresh looking slot machine. All in all, Pixie Gold is still a lot of fun to play, even if it’s got too much going on visually.