Sequel Wars: Pixies of the Forest 1 vs 2

Recently, we were thrilled to welcome the release of the long-awaited sequel to IGT’s hit slot Pixies of the Forest. In the new Pixies of the Forest II II slot, players are treated to a wider range of bonus features – but, some players still prefer the original. So, which game is better, and more worth your time/money? We’ll take an in-depth look here.

Format

Both Pixies of the Forest and Pixies of the Forest II have 99 paylines and offer wagers worth between .33 coins and 33 coins. Tumbling reels are active in the both games, as well, causing winning symbols to disappear and new symbols to fall into their places so you hit multiple wins on a single spin. From this perspective, they are identical games.

Winner: Tie.

Graphics

The graphics in both Pixies of the Forest I and II are pretty similar. The quality of the graphics are both impressive – realistic with a touch of fantasy. There’s only one big difference, as a new fairy is makes an appearance in Pixies of the Forest II. She adds a little bit more diversity to the group, which makes gives a little bit of an edge to the sequel.

Winner: Pixies of the Forest II.

Bonuses

The original Pixies of the Forest online slot only features a free spins bonus. While it’s quite generous, it’s a little bit disappointing that it’s the only bonus feature available in this slot. You can earn between 7 and 11 free spins with extra wilds on the reels.

In Pixies of the Forest II, there are many, many bonuses available. The game’s spirit metre is filled when you hit consecutive tumbles and its completion results in extra wilds being added, and there is also the Mystery Bonus, which transforms wilds into bonus symbols.

The game also features a free spins round with even more bonuses in store. Wins with a Pixie symbol award a 2x multiplier, and the Pixie Queen’s Gift bonus can trigger additional spins, symbol remove or extra wilds.

It’s pretty obvious who wins here: Pixies of the Forest II.

Payouts

The top prize available in the original Pixies of the Forest slot is 2000x your stake. This is paid out by the logo symbol, when it appears five times on the same payline.

In Pixies of the Forest II, the top prize is half of the original game’s. It’s worth 1000x your stake, and it’s also paid out by the logo symbol – but, there is also a progressive jackpot in this slot which is triggered when you land three or bonus jackpot symbols. However, it’s rare that you’d ever encounter the progressive jackpot.

So, for the average player, we’d say that the winner is: Pixies of the Forest.

Our Verdict

There’s a reason that Pixies of the Forest has remained such a popular slot for years and years. While it doesn’t feature all of the bells and whistles of Pixies of the Forest II, it is still a solid game that offers up an exciting online gaming experience. So, while Pixies of the Forest II is a winner in this competition, the original game is still worth a spin. However, if you could only choose one to play, we’d say go for the sequel.