You may wonder why piggy has been playing a particular role not only in slot games, but also in games generally. At this point, a movie scene might flash across your mind by remembering the question “What are the pyramidal tracks?” raised to the head of the Griswolds family during the game: The Pig in the Poke, in the famous movie National Lampoon's European Vacation. It is not surprising, since, traditionally, the pig with his nose digs out his fortune, not to mention that with his fatness, the pig has always symbolized wealth, fertility, and abundance.
Pigs have a central role in online slot games as well. Just think of Piggy Bank, Cash Pig, Smash the Pig, The Fortune Pig and other games promising good luck. Let us just introduce you to an inspiring one by NetEnt, the one which is called Piggy Riches Megaways.
Piggy Riches Megaways is the first joint game released after NetEnt acquired Red Tiger Gaming, and fans of the original game will hardly be disappointed. As usual, the Megaways engine injects a healthy dose of steroids into the original game, and everything is just bigger and better than it used to be. The layout, in other words, the graphics have improved too, and the game is played on 6 reels, 2 to 7 rows and up to 117,649 paylines.
You can place bets between 10p and €10 per spin on all platforms and devices, and the cascading reels combined with stacked multiplier wilds help keep the base game fun and engaging. Family can be seen in the background and the game is literally brimming with luxury and upper crust cult.
The main feature is the free spins bonus round. Here you benefit from a 1 to 10x multiplier – in addition to the stacked wild multipliers that you can land. This way you can win really big, although your winnings are somewhat limited by the low maximum bet. What symbols are there? The purse filled with gold coins is the symbol with the highest value and the rest of the symbol represents a high status and a high society, as we are used to from this series. The low value royal symbols are also present and you need between 3 and 6 matching symbols on a payline to win. Here is the paytable for Piggy Riches Megaways slot:
As far as the bonus features are concerned, Piggy Riches Megaways comes with cascading reels, which means that all winning symbols are removed and new symbols fall from above to fill the void. This potentially gives you a lot more chances of winning at the expense of a single spin and the process will continue as long as you keep winning. Mr Piggy himself is the wild symbol and this symbol is used on all regular symbols to maximize your winnings. Mr Piggy ends up as stacked Mega Wilds that fill the entire reel, and they come with multiplier values up to 7x. You can land a maximum of 3 of these Mega Multiplier Wilds on the same spin and the multiplier values can thus be combined up to 343x.
The main attraction of this game is the free spins feature and Mrs Piggy is the scatter symbol. You need to land 3 scatters on the same spin to trigger the bonus round here and this will bring you to the free spin wheel. This wheel of fortune has 2 different segments and outer segments are for the number of spins you can win while the inner segment is for the multipliers. You can secure up to 22 free spins on this wheel and start with a multiplier between 1x and 10x.
The game offers a maximum win of more than ten thousand times your stake, which is solid even for a very volatile slot. However, the payout is limited by the maximum bet of €10. However, you can win up to €104,740 here with a single spin.
You can also play Piggy Riches Megaways on your mobile phone and tablet, and Red Tiger always makes sure that the games are for every handheld format are suitable. This gives you complete freedom to gamble on the go and all you need to keep track of the big wins right away is your Android, iPhone or iPad.
Let’s use such piggy slots, who knows, in case of a big win, a trip around the world can also be realistic by eclipsing what the Griswolds family did.