Pied Piper Gameplay and Bonus Features
The Pied Piper Wild is four rows high and is the main symbol in the game, and also the most beautiful. It appears on reels 3, 4 and 5 only. Whenever it lands fully stacked on the reel, it will trigger the Piper Respins feature. On each re-spin, the Piper, as well as any Mouse Wilds, will walk one reel to the left until the Piper leaves the board. But even when he does, there's a chance of a mystery re-trigger of the feature, with another Piper appearing on the rightmost reel to award 5 new re-spins.
Three Bonus Scatters need to land on your board on the same spin in order to trigger the free spins game. Scatters only appear on the middle three reels. On each free spin, 1 to 6 Mouse Wild symbols are guaranteed to be randomly added to your reels, and a mystery Piper Wild symbol can also appear after any free spin, initiating the Piper Respins feature.
However, despite the seemingly huge benefit from those walking Wilds in the main game, the added Mouse Wilds in the free spins game, and the chance to land a mystery Piper Wild anytime, these features don't necessarily amount to much. We could say that the game pays on a decent level only because of those Wilds, and it takes a lot of luck to actually land a big win.
The paytable consists of ten normal symbols, and five of them are low-value card symbols that can give you your stake back at best. Of the five main symbols, only the King can pay well, as the prize is 10x your bet when you land five-of-a-kind.
Graphics are just stunning, and two highlights are the animations when you're waiting for the third Scatter and when there's a chance to land a mystery Piper Wild. Anyone who enjoys fairytale slots will be thrilled with this theme, even if the game can look a bit dull when nothing is going on, and that's most of the time as win frequency is low in this game.