This is video gaming and slot gaming in one, and it is brilliantly done!
The Pixel Quest slot has a retro, and old-school video game concept that makes you feel like you're playing some of the classics, like Super Mario.
With 25 paylines stretching across five reels and three rows, the gameplay here is pretty simple.
The game starts with adjusting your total bet, which is calculated when you change the number of bet lines and coins per line you're playing with. The former is between 1 and 25, while the latter is from 1 to 10. When multiplied, you have a total bet between 0.25 and 250.
Once you have your total stake settled, you can move on to enjoy the gameplay. If you can land similar symbols that match an active payline, you get a win from the leftmost column to the right. Only the Scatter pays regardless of where it lands.
You can land more than one win simultaneously, as long as they are on different active pay lines. Whenever you win, your total payout depends on the number and type of symbols you get and your coins per line.
The Pixel Quest video slot stays true to its theme with how the symbols are designed. Although they are medieval themed, they look like a blurry combination of pixels.
When you land five Princess symbols on an active payline, you get the highest payout of 1000x the coins per line payout. The Hooded Man will give you 750x the coins per line payout
Next in succession is the Skeleton, and it awards 500x your coins per line payout. The Shield symbol offers 300x your coins per line payout.
The Crossbow offers 200x, while the Dagger will give you 150x the coins per line when you land five symbols of a kind.
Finally, the Barrel, Book, and Green potion symbols award the same payout of 100x the coins per line for five of a kind on the screen.
The symbols that trigger special rewards include the Scatter, Mystery, the Two Wilds, Level up, Coin stack, and Coin Purse. Only the two Wilds will give 1000x the coins per line for five symbols of a kind.
There are quite a few Pixel Quest bonus features here. There are two Wilds, and they can substitute for other symbols on the reels apart from the Scatter.
The Pixel Quest Free Spins feature is full of different adventures depending on the combination of symbols you landed. It is triggered when you have three Scatter symbols on reels, and you get 10 Free Spins and one of the following adventures:
You might see either the Coin Stack or the Coin Purse symbol on the grid during these adventures. The Coin Stack offers 1x, while the Coin Purse will give 3x the total bet.
After the Free Spins, you get random access to one of four final missions. They include:
The downside here is the Pixel Quest RTP (Return To Player). It is 94.91%, below what's expected as the industry average.
Its volatility is unknown, but with the many bonus features and maximum pay of 1000x the coins per line, you can expect decent returns.