With five reels, four rows and up to 40 Paylines, Pied Piper Slot is a Quickspin slot based on classic German medieval folk tale the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The jauntily dressed town rat- catcher of the title lures away the area’s rodents by playing his magic pipe – but when he is not paid, he uses his powers to entice local children.
Here, Hamelin’s ancient streets in rich colours (think lots of purple and gold) form the backdrop to the reels in this early 2018 release, which packs in plenty of excitement and bonus features.
How to play
Adjust your bets as you would usually – the Total Bet, Autoplay and Spin functions are all here – and play from 20p to £100 a pop. Equally, the city’s narrow cobbled streets look just as gorgeous whatever device you play on.
Five 10 through A playing-card values, designed in keeping with the medieval theme, are the less lucrative values.
The bag of coins, city keys and the princess are the higher-paying symbols in Pied Piper, alongside the king and queen. Hamelin’s royal rulers are prepared to give all of these away to whoever gets rid of the rodents plaguing their town, while the king is the highest-paying standard symbol. (And, by the way, Quickspin has changed scary rats into cute little mice.)
Paylines shell out from left to right, kicking off from the reel furthest left. Create a winning combo when you bag at least three similar symbols on a line.
Pied Piper Slot special features
The piper himself, as well as being a nifty musician, serves as a stacked 4×1 Wild. You’ll only see him on Reels 3 through 5, but he shows up in both the bonus feature and base game. He also kicks off the Piper Respins perk.
A whirl of musical clefs forms a border around Reel 3, 4 or 5, potentially heralding this Wild, but, be warned, sometimes this is just a tease.
As ever, the piper replaces all icons bar the bonus Scatter, a view of Hamelin.
There’s also another Wild here, the mouse icon, which again replaces all others – except the Scatter and the Piper Wild. The rodent pays out at 20x stake for five of a kind.
Free spins round
Land three Scatters on a single spin to enjoy 10 freebies. It’s also guaranteed that up to six of the mouse Wilds will be added at the reels at random on each spin.
Piper Respins perk
When the Piper Wild lands in full, either in the main game or during free spins, it activates this round. For every respin, both the game’s Wild icons move a step to the left on the reel.
During the final spin, there’s the possibility of a mystery retrigger here, in which the Piper Wild comes into the game on the reel furthest right, to grant five fresh respins.
There is a non-progressive jackpot here of 800 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player in Pied Piper Slot is generous at 96.32%. You’ll find volatility on the higher side of medium. So you may have to invest a fair bit of time before you can claim your bags of gold.
Fairytale-themed slots are certainly not for everyone, but Quickspin loves them and does them brilliantly. Here you’ll find colourful, cartoony graphics alongside impressive visuals and a great soundtrack. Check it out for yourself in free demo mode.