Piggy Fortunes is a 5-reel, 25-payline Video Slots game from the respected studio of Microgaming. The theme for the game is the tale of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, so the reels are set in a farm scene with clear blue skies. The specially composed background banjo music also evokes a barnyard feel, and there are authentic game play sound effects and animations that punctuate every win.
The lower-value symbols are represented by brightly-coloured J, Q, K and A icons, and the higher regular reel symbols are the Brick House, Wooden House and Straw House that the Pigs built in the story. The Wild Symbol is the Big Bad Wolf, which can stand in for any regular symbol to complete winning configurations. As usual, the only symbol the Wild cannot substitute for is the Scatter Symbol, represented here by a picture of the Three Little Pigs themselves.
Big Bad Wolf Bonus Feature
When 3 or more Scatter Symbols appear, the Piggy Fortunes Bonus Feature is triggered. The Wolf lands next to one of the Pigs’ Houses. He will destroy all the houses of that type, so that some ruined buildings will be on the reels. Players then need to keep spinning, and every time another 3 Scatter Symbols appear a random wrecked house will be repaired. The round ends when every single house on the reels has been blown down, so as long as at least 1 is still standing or has been repaired it will continue.
To balance this, it is the wrecked Houses that trigger the Multipliers in the round, with damaged Straw, Wooden and Brick Houses awarding Multipliers of 2x, 3x and 4x respectively. Players get more Multipliers when they have more ruined Houses on the reels, but they are also closer to ending the Bonus Round. The number of Houses that are standing and the number that are blown down is displayed in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Facts and Figures
The coin size range in Piggy Fortunes s 0.01 to 0.2, and up 15 coins can be put on every payline. The game has quite a unique feature, requiring players to use all 25 available Paylines. This means the actual cash value of every spin is 0.25 to 75, so most players’ pocketbooks are accommodated. The Scatter Symbols also trigger Jackpot rewards, with the Top Jackpot of 100x the original stake being awarded when five images of the Three Little Pigs are seen. The RTP is between 93% and 96%.
Piggy Fortunes can also be played for free without making a deposit, which allows players to get familiar with the slot before risking any of their own cash on it. It’s also possible to activate the AutoPlay Feature, which allows players to carry on their games automatically, while they get on with other activities or other games. Having these different options means the game is flexible enough to accommodate most players and fit into their lifestyle.