Is there anything more enjoyable than a party inhabited by a bunch of pigs? Well, if you’ve never been to one, here’s your chance. Party Pigs sees a bunch of friendly looking pigs dancing, playing the guitar, singing and playing the cymbals, all accompanied by a very upbeat soundtrack.
As well as the porcine action on the reels, you’ll find a free spins bonus round and a wild symbol which offers an incredible win amount.
Party Pigs, like many other slots found online today, has the very familiar 5×3 reel configuration. The slot pays from left to right and there are a total of 20 win lines, meaning that the stake is the only amount you’ll set before playing.
A glance at the pay table tells you that the singing pig (complete with a microphone) and a pig playing the guitar are the highest paying standard symbols, each worth 750 coins for five in a row. These two symbols pay out for landing two or more in a row too, while each of the others requires you to hit three in a row. The pig with cymbals who looks a little unsteady on his feet pays 400 coins, while the pig dancing in a tutu is worth 250 coins. Completing the standard symbols are a golden glitterball and the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A.
The wild symbol is represented by yet another pig, this time the pig shouting out ‘Party’ at the top of its voice. This wild will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter, enabling the opportunity for some added wins. As an extra bonus, any of these ‘wild’ wins will be doubled too. What is even better is the fact that this wild symbol is by far the highest paying in the game. Land five wilds in a row and you’ll have an incredible 10,000 coins coming your way. This is over 13x the amount for any other symbol. Even four in a row, at 2,000 coins is nearly 3x more than any other win amount.
The final symbol in the game is the scatter symbol – you’re left in little doubt as it has the word ‘scatter’ emblazoned across it. First, this symbol offers an immediate scatter pay. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll gain instant wins of 2x, 5x, 20x and 100x your total bet size respectively.
Second, landing three or more scatters will also see you gain direct entry into the free spins feature. You’ll have a total of 15 free spins to play with and the good news is that every win you gain will be multiplied by 3 (all except for the five wilds in a row which will still pay 10,000 coins). If you want some more good news, if you hit three or more scatters during the free spins, you’ll have an additional 15 spins added to your existing total.
This 888 Games designed slot is set against the backdrop of colorful strobe lightning in a disco, while the dancing pigs on the reels ensure that the game has an endearing cartoon-like appeal. Every time you hit spin you are met by a slightly cheesy disco tune – certainly fun at first, but after a while you be reaching for the volume button. Overall the graphics give the game a good sense of fun, although the lack of any animation means that it can look a little basic in comparison to other more cinematic slots.
Options at the game include a mute button (which could come in very useful after around fifteen minutes of play) and an auto-play option where you can set the slot to spin for 10, 25, 50, 75 or an infinite number of spins.
Party Pigs is an ideal slot to play in short bursts. A bunch of singing and dancing pigs can’t fail to put a smile on your face, while the gameplay has two interesting aspects. First, you have a free spins round where both the number of spins and the multiplier are impressive. Second, the wild symbol has an incredible pay-out, while also paying out double when you gain a win where it substitutes. While fun, the graphics could do with a boost however and there is a lack of originality in the game, which stops this slot from being one that will win any awards.