NetEnt’s classic 2016 slot Piggy Riches gets an upgrade! Piggy Riches Megaways from Red Tiger is released tomorrow – 23 January.
Lady Pig and Gentleman Pig are back, and bang on trend with the latest in Megaways tech. The first Piggy Riches was a monster hit – this is bound to be even bigger.
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Piggy Riches Megaways – what you need to know
Players who remember the original Piggy Riches (which we think will be most players) will find Piggy Riches Megaways familiar. The popular theme is faithfully reproduced, from the characters to the symbol types.
The popular pigs are now enhanced with the equally popular Megaways mechanic, making this a slot to savour and enjoy!
Piggy Riches Megaways features six reels with between 2 and 7 symbols on each reel. As with other Megaways games, matching symbols (on three or more Reels starting with Reel 1) explode before being replaced with new symbols falling from above.
If new symbols generate a match the new match also explodes, triggering more symbols. This continues until the spin runs out of new matches.
Unlike the original Piggy Riches, the Megaways version is a high volatility slot (5 out of 5). It has a return to player average of 95.7% and up to 117,649 paylines (depending on how many symbols appear on a spin).
As with the original game, low symbols are card values (10, J, Q, K and A), while high symbols are a range of pig-related luxury items such as stuffed piggy banks, overflowing purses, keys to a luxury car, golden credit cards, and bags full of gold and jewels.
Gentleman Pig makes an appearance on the Mega Wilds, which feature him next to a bag of gold and cover an entire reel. Mega Wilds include a multiplier ranging between 2x and 7x. Multiple Mega Wilds have a compound effect, so a 3x and a 4x combine to an overall 12x multiplier.
Lady Pig occupies the Scatter symbol – collect three on a single spin to trigger the Free Spins Game. Helpfully, Lady Pig Scatters can fall from above following a match (as happened during our test play – see below) so any spin can trigger a bonus round with enough consecutive matches.
Overall, the base game is very entertaining thanks to the Megaways mechanic, but the Free Spins game is where the serious fun begins.
The Free Spins Game
Land three or more Lady Pig Scatters on a single spin and the Free Spin Game launches. Things start with Gentleman Pig spinning a giant wheel which determines how many free spins a player is awarded, and what multiplier the game starts off with.
Starts is the key word, because multipliers go sky high during this Free Spins game. Every matching win increases the multiplier by 1, so whatever multiplier a player starts with it will likely go much higher very quickly. In out test session (see below) we got the multiplier up to 23x! Even a small win can seem pretty huge with that large a multiplier!!
The Free Spins game can be extended as well. Each Lady Pig Scatter that lands (even if it is only one Scatter) adds 1 additional Free Spin to the game.
The overall format of the Free Spins game is pretty much the same as the base game, but the ever-climbing multipliers made the excitement ramp up really quickly. We love it!
Where can you play Piggy Riches Megaways?
This is sure to be a hit game, but not every online casino has Red Tiger slots on its site. We suggest trying PlayOJO tomorrow morning when Piggy Riches Megaways comes online.
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