Piggy Riches Megaways
A great collaboration between Red Tiger Gaming and NetEnt has resulted in a remake of the iconic Riggy Riches slot. So once again you will be meeting Gentleman Pig as well as Lady Pig, the filthy rich couple made famous from the original slot. Once again they will be prancing around on the slot showing off all of their assets and excessive wealth.
This time around, the slot has a 6x7 reel set, while the amount of symbols shown on each reel can vary. There are 117 649 ways to win and you will be able to place bets between €0.10 and up to €10, being pretty low compared to many other slots, but common for Megaways slots. The Piggy Riches Megaways slot is considered a medium to high variance slot and has an RTP of 95.71%.
The game is available to be played on both desktop and mobile and can give wins of over 10 000x your total bet. As well as the fact that this is a Megaways slot, the games also offer cascading wins, wilds, multipliers of up to 7x, free spins and scatter symbols.
Design and Symbols
For those of you who are familiar with the original Piggy Riches slot, there will be no doubt that this is a follow-up. You will even see that it has brought along some of the original graphics in this new version. As the title reveals, this slot has a Megaways function, which apart from giving you a different kind of experience when it comes to how wins are calculated, also changes some of the visuals. The reel set has been placed inside the house of Gentleman Pig and Lady Pig, where you will see the surrounding gardens and water fountains on either side of the reels and in the background.
The symbols have remained the same as in the original slot, where the low paying card suits from 10 to A have been designed in toned-down colours. The symbols of a higher value are also the same, showing a set of car keys, a piggy bank, a purse and a gold card. To get wins with these symbols you will need to get three or more with the exception being the bag of gold coins which needs only two alike to get a win. This is the symbol of the highest value as it gives 20x your stake for six of a kind.
Mr Piggy himself functions as the wild symbol of the game and will be able to step in for all regular symbols to give you wins. Mrs Piggy is the scatter symbol and will activate the bonus round when three of a kind land on the reels.
There are a couple of different features going on in this slot. The features include cascading wins where automatically will receive new symbols when the winning ones are removed, mega wilds that can cover entire reels and the free spins wheel.
The wild symbol of the game is Mr Piggy who has the ability to replace all other symbols on the reels, apart from the scatter symbol. These wild symbols will appear as Mega Wilds and will be able to cover an entire reel while also having a multiplier of up to x7. A maximum of 3 Mega Wilds can land on the reels during any spin. Should more than 1 appear and be a part of a win, the multiplier value will be combined. Are you extra lucky and get three x7 multiplier wilds, this will result in some pretty big wins.
When a winning combination is created on the reels, the symbols that are a part of the win will be removed automatically from the reels. Then the remaining symbols will be dropped down onto the reels to fill out the free spaces. Having new symbols dropped into available positions mean you will get another chance to get more wins. This cascading feature will continue until there are no more wins created on the reels.
Free Spins Wheel
The main feature of this game is the free spins feature that is triggered when three scatter symbols land on the reels during a spin. When this happens you will be taken to the wheel of fortune that consists of two different wheels. The outer wheel will be showing the number of spins you are able to win, while the inner wheel will be showing the multipliers you can get.
During this feature, you can win up to 22 free spins and you will be starting out with a multiplier that can be anywhere between x1 and x10. For every winning combination you land during this feature, the multiplier will be increased by x1 where there is no upper limit to how high the multiplier can go.
The multiplier wilds you get during this feature will be combined with the free spins multiplier, which can boost your winnings with up to a total of 3 430x your stake. New scatters that land on the reels will also reward you with extra spins and there is no maximum limit of how many free spins you are able to get in this feature.
Our thoughts on Piggy Riches Megaways
Red Tiger and NetEnt have made sure to keep some of the original features and graphics in this newer version of the game. While they have played it safe, they have at the same time done things right with Piggy Riches Megaways. The features found in the game are fun and entertaining and the megaways, of course, brings a little more action to the gameplay. The slot is also nice to look at and offers pretty big potential payouts of over 10 000x your stake.
However, this game also comes with pretty high volatility and an RTP of 95.71% which is below average. In other words, this is not amongst the best games found amongst highly volatile slots.