Bally Tech’s Acorn Pixie shouldn’t need too much of an introduction. This is your usual fairy/fantasy themed slot, with magical forests, bubbles and for some reason or other, acorns as part of its magical theme. Acorn Pixie features 5 reels and either 30 or 50 paylines for to bet on, depending on whether you are in the free spins bonus or not. As usual, Bally allows you to buy bonuses as you go, but the prices are steep. Acorn Pixie can cost you between 50p per spin and £250 a spin on a good day, so it isn’t cheap to begin with. Non-progressive prizes are worth around 1,000 coins so they are respectable, to say the least.
Wild symbols are pretty basic in Acorn Pixie. Expect them to substitute for any other icons barring scatters, and they happen to be the best-paying symbols in the slot machine, too. However, wilds can be rather magical at times. At any point in the game, a Cluster Wild bonus may be randomly triggered, and when it is, players will pocket 2×2 wilds at random on the reels, which can bolster their chances of landing a win.
Land 3 of the scatter symbols on the second, third and fourth reels during a single spin and you will pocket a free spins bonus round.
The free spins bonus round is of particular interest to players in Acorn Pixie. You will always begin the bonus with the magic number of 7 free spins. However, the number of paylines in the bonus increases from 30 to 50 lines, giving you more chances to win. Moreover, acorns can appear alongside symbols to turn those symbols into wilds. Wilds then remain frozen onto the reels for the duration of the bonus, which isn’t half-bad.
Although you can trigger the free spins bonus (and a slightly engorged one) with the Buy a Bonus feature, we’d avoid it. There is enough quality in the Bally Tech slot for you to enjoy with paying extra on what is already a costly little slot.