Piggy Riches Megaways slot review
Piggy Riches Megaways slot by Netent is their first use of the Megaways license from Big Time Gaming. In fact, the game is developed by Red Tiger who were taken over by Netent in 2018 and the old Piggy Riches slot was used as the theme. Red Tiger have a few of their own Megaways games already including Dragon's Fire Megaways although seemingly their most popular release was the classic Mystery Reels Megaways. Here we have the same jazzy music and sounds as the original game with those posh piggies trying to get even richer over a sumptuous background. So will these pigs scoff our bankroll or can we get some of those riches too?
On The Reels...
We have a minimum of only 64 ways over our 6 reels on Piggy Riches Megaways slot, with a maximum of 117,649 if all they all display 7 rows. This is because unlike Bonanza slot there is no scrolling reel above the centre 4 which means a minimum of 324 ways usually. The symbols appear singly and stacked with the best 6-of-a-kind being the Gold Money Bag at 20x bet, then Gold Banknote 5x, Keys 2x, Purse 1.6x and Piggy Bank 1.2x. There are five card values paying 0.8 down to 0.4x and Wilds can appear on any reel and will expand awarding a multiplier according to how many rows are on the reel they land on. All winning symbols are removed in order for more to cascade from above to replace them. You can only get a maximum of 3 Wilds on any spin but if they were all at 7x that would be a 343x multiplier if they all lined up!
There are no random modifiers or mystery symbols here so it's all about the free games bonus. You need 3 Lady Pigs in view to trigger a wheel which awards from 7 to 22 spins and a starting multiplier of 1 to 10x. If you get 15 or 22 spins, the highest 2 amounts, then you are pretty much guaranteed a very good bonus. Any Lady Pigs landing will award 1 extra spin and the multiplier increases by 1x for every winning action. You can still see the Wild reels in the free spins and Netent tell us over 10,400x bet is possible.
Piggy Riches Megaways slot is a jolly decent first Megaways effort from Netent, although they used a tried and trusted theme to base it on. The volatility isn't as high as many Megaways games nor is the RTP at 95.71%. The graphics and appearance are very good as are the animations, especially during the bonus. The base game can throw some good wins in when 2 or 3 Wilds appear although more than one is unusual. As with Mystery Reels Megaways, there seems to be a big benefit to getting one of the two highest free spin quantities but even if you don't, numerous extra spins aren't uncommon to extend your bonus. I say make sure you aren't the proverbial little piggy that stays at home and give it a try...Review by Gamingslots