Based on the Legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, this mobile slot machine features fairy-tale graphics, a fairy-tale theme, and plenty of dreamy bonus features – chief amongst which is the free spin round.
Pied Piper is a colourful little slot, but despite its creativity in some areas, you do still get a sense that there is the same old Quickspin style of gameplay on offer, as expressed via the wagering menu. Nobody could fault the developers of this game for originality with its theme, though.
Quickspin is a hit and miss casino software provider. At times, they can create a mobile slot with truly original features and gameplay, but a really predictable theme.
On other occasions, the theme is tip-top, but the gameplay suffers. Pied Piper is something of a mix between the two. Some players are going to find it entertaining, and others are going to yawn. The question is, where will you fall? That all depends on what you’re looking for, so let’s have a little look…
How to play
Ignoring the usual (and boring) wagering menu, which appears in virtually all slots from this developer; players will find that this game brings 5 reels and 40 lines to the table.
None of those lines are adjustable, so you’re going to find wagers stemming from a base minimum of $0.20 per spin, up to $100 per spin. That’s not bad at all since you’re effectively getting a 2-for-1 deal on paylines.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbols: The legendary piper appears as a wild in this slot. He can show up as a 4×1 symbol, stacked on each reel he appears – although admittedly, he only shows up on the third, fourth and fifth reels. Wilds can substitute for all symbols save for bonus scatters and can trigger a Piper Re-spin bonus. Stacked wilds can also randomly appear on reels during gameplay, and naturally, this too can trigger the Piper Re-spin bonus.
Piper Re-spins: This feature is activated when a piper lands fully on a reel. The piper (and any mouse icons which appear) will make their way to the leftmost reel, one reel at a time. The bonus ends when all stacked wilds or mouse symbols have disappeared. A Mystery Retrigger feature could occur randomly on the final Piper Re-spin. If this occurs, you will get a total of 5 new re-spins.
Free spin bonus: Triggered by landing 3 of the bonus scatter icons on the second, third and fourth reels, this free game feature will offer players a total of 10 free spins. During those spins, between 1 and 6 guaranteed mouse wild symbols will show up on each spin. Mouse wilds can replace all save for bonus scatters and stacked wilds.
The mouse wilds are responsible for the largest wins in this game. Landing 5 of them on the reels can see players able to walk away with 20x their total bet. This is a rather petite non-progressive prize, and really brings down the appeal of this mobile slot.
If you’re after a nifty theme and good features, Pied Piper has them. However, we would hardly call the bonus features original by any stretch of the imagination.
The winnings in the game are paltry (if frequent) and the basic design is a little lacklustre for some players taste. Make no mistake about it, though, this game is playable and even enjoyable.
T&Cs Apply 18+