Pied Piper: Overview
It sort of started with Sakura, which turned out to be a great success for Quickspin and might be regarded as one of their very finest productions. Not only was it a very beautiful slot to look at and play, but those massive looking Sakura Wild Reels sure makes your blood flow.
All we've know about this game up until now was the title, which at some point during production changed from Walking Piper, and not too unsual for Quickspin, it's based on a classic old German fary tale. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the title character of a legend from the town of Hamelin, which is illustrated by Arthur Rackham in 1934. The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicolored ("pied") clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by using his instrument's magical power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats.
Pied Piper is a 5 reel, 4 row slot with 40 bet lines. There are 5 premium symbols, the top one being the symbol of the King which pays 10 times the bet for 5 of a kind. The lower 5 symbols are made out of the classic A, K, Q, J and 10. There is also a Wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbol except the Bonus symbol.
The Piper Wild symbol is a 4x1 stacked walking wild symbol and initiates the Piper Respins feature. The Piper Wild symbol is only present on reel 3, 4 and 5. The symbol is present in both the base game as well as in the bonus.
Pied Piper: Features
When a Piper Wild symbol lands fully on the reels, in Base game or in Free Spins, the Piper Respins feature is triggered. For each respin the Piper Wild symbol, and any Mouse Wild symbol present on the reels will walk one reel to the left.
There's a chance of a Mystery retrigger on the final spin of the Piper Respins feature. The Piper will then enter the game on the rightmost reel to award 5 new respins.
The bonus is triggered by landing 3 Bonus symbols on reel 2, 3 and 4 and initiates 10 Free Spins. During the bonus, 1 to 6 guaranteed Mouse Wild symbols are randomly added to the reels on every spin. Together with the possibility of the Piper Wild landing makes up for some good win potential.
The slot is in the upper medium volatiliy index with an RTP of 96.32%. 27.27% of the RTP is allocated to the Bonus, 30,38% to the Piper Respins and 38,67% to the Base Game which makes this a fairly decent wagering slot. Bet size ranges from 0.20€ to 100€ and the chance of having a 100x win is 1 in 1302 spins.
Piped Piper: Conclusion
Quickspin is like a fine win, just keeps getting better and better. If they would to release a few high volatile slots we're convinced they could do it just as good, if not better, than most of the other slot providers on the market. Either way, Quickspin seems to be on the right track experimenting with different Wild features and they have really started to master the art. Their slots are always high quality and both looks and sound is superb, probably even one of the best in the industry right up there with Yggdrasil.
Quickspins makes slot that is for everyone, no matter if you are a low roller or a high roller. This one is a bit higher in the volatility index so it might work in the casino streaming community as well.
There's actually not much we didn't like about this game and we were really blown away by the looks and the smooth game play. We would have liked to see a bit better potential maybe and higher valued symbols but again, you have to concider the fact that it's a medium volatile slot.