Pied Piper is Quickspin release, and as a slot machine it borrows its theme from a popular character and the legend that a German town has about him, speaking about someone that could catch rats while using his musical instrument. The legend is a pretty popular one, and the implementation on Quickspin’s part is flawless, as ever.
With a slightly bigger layout than usual, involving a total of 5x4 reels, there are 40 fixed paylines on them, and so you have just that many more opportunities to land a good prize, one that could be worth as much as $2,000 here. Feature wise, the list contains Piper Wilds that appear stacked, respins, Mouse Wilds, scatters, free spins and mystery respins.
Betting and Prizes
You are going to have a full betting range here that will start at $0.20 and will be taken as high as $100. Since there are 40 lines in play, they each get a wager of up to $2.50, but no more. You can access these options from the dedicated Bet option.
There are top rewards that will go up to 800 coins, which at most could translate into a jackpot of $2,000. It might not seem like much, but the RTP is likely to be good enough anyway, since there are all those other features improving your rounds.
Pied Piper Slot Features
There are two different wild features that are present in Pied Piper, one being the Piper, the other using the image of the Mouse.
Mouse Wilds are being used as substitutes and they are capable of taking the place of others, a natural role for this kind of feature. You can’t have the scatters or the Piper wilds replaced with Mouse Wilds though. You also get the game’s best payout from these symbols, paying up to 800 coins if you have enough occupying a line.
Piper Wilds are stacked symbols which can take over up to four positions on any of the last three reels available in the slot. The scatter is the only one that can’t be replaced with the Piper Wild. Should the stacked wild appear and be fully visible on a reel, it will give you a Piper Respin. During this respin, you will see the Piper Wild and the eventual Mouse Wilds, moving one reel to the left each round. The feature ends once you got the Piper Wild to reel 1. With a bit of luck, the Mystery Retrigger will take the Piper back to the 5th reel at that point, so that you can go through another 5 respins.
The triggering of free spins is possible if you get three scatters on the middle columns. You receive in exchange 10 free spins and between 1 and 6 wild symbols which are guaranteed to appear each round. If you can get a Mystery Respins Trigger, which will place a Piper Wild on the reels at the end of a spin, then the respins can trigger and they are much more valuable than in the base game, since there are multiple Mouse Wilds present on the reels of the free spins.
Theme & Design
Being inspired by legends and fairytales, the slot machine designed by Quickspin has a charming design, one which shows us characters of the times, with the Piper in one of the major symbols, but also with the mouse, with keys, young women dressed in outfits of the time and a mix of Royal cards that look like they were taken directly out of storybooks.
Pied Piper has an excellent design and a good mix of interesting features, so overall I feel like it’s going to be a successful release from Quickspin.