Slots with a fairy tale theme are always popular and Piggy Fortunes slot is no different. Based around ‘Three Little Pigs’, this slot comes complete with the big bad wolf, the houses that will be blown down and the three pigs of course. The wolf, is quite fittingly, a wild symbol and will boost those win chances.
However, you won’t be too pleased to see the wolf in the feature. When he makes an appearance, he’ll start blowing those houses down and when they’re all destroyed, the feature finishes.
The base game of Piggy Fortunes slot machine plays out on five reels, each of the reels three symbols high. The game has a set total of 25 win lines and pays from left to right.
Three different houses represent the highest paying standard symbols in the game. The first of these is a solidly built red structure complete with a balcony and pillars. This is the most luxurious of the three houses and has a top win amount of 900 coins which can really add up if you’re playing with real cash. A similarly solid brown wooden house is next on the pay table. This looks like the kind of house that would be welcoming in a nursery rhyme and pays 600 coins. The final house symbol is more of a wooden shack. This house doesn’t look like it takes much blowing down and pays 300 coins.
Symbols are completed by the playing cards 10, J, Q and K offering win amounts of between 100 and 150 coins.
The wolf acts as the wild symbol in the game and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter. This wolf symbol plays a very important role in the following feature.
The three little pigs all appear together in the scatter symbol. This is the highest paying symbol in the whole slot, with 2,500 coins heading your way if it appears on each of the 5 reels. 3 or 4 scatters anywhere on the reels pays 125 and 500 coins respectively. 3 or more scatters also sees you enter the bonus feature.
When you enter the feature, you’ll see the three houses above the reels, as well as on them. At first, the feature seems to play exactly the same way as in the base game – that is until the wolf appears. When the wolf appears adjacent to any of the house symbols, he’ll now blow all instances of that house down. Each house symbol, including the one above the reels, will now appear as a pile of rubble. The spins in the feature will continue until the wolf has blown down all three types of house.
There are some nice additional bonuses to be had along the way in the free Piggy fortunes slots. On the spin where the wolf blows down the wooden shack, any wins will be the subject of a 2x multiplier. When he blows down the solid wooden building, wins will be multiplied by 3. The impressive red house takes more blowing down than the others, so awards a 4x multiplier. Any time you land three or more scatters on the reels during the feature, all three houses will immediately be rebuilt.
This is an impressive feature and is unique when compared to the more standard ‘free spins’ features. In theory, the free spins could continue for a long time as the houses get rebuilt.
Piggy Fortunes is set against the backdrop of a sunny day, with large trees found either side of the reels. The sky is blue in the scene and this colour also acts as the background to the reels. The game is designed in a cartoon style, with both the pigs and the wolf being the eye-catching symbols. Each of these animate when you land a win, bringing them to life. Overall the graphics are impressive, and they are complemented by a fun, nursery rhyme style theme tune.
Piggy Fortunes is an entertaining slot from the get go. The appealing visuals and the comedy feel to the game will get you onside immediately. No, the gameplay in the base game is no different to many other slots, though the design makes it enjoyable nonetheless. The game makes it’s mark during the feature. Instead of a set number of free spins, this feature will continue until the wolf has finished its work – making it potentially long!