Five-reeler Piggy Riches from NetEnt is all about wealthy, plump little piggies! Play it across a standard three rows with a relatively modest 15 Paylines.
Green, pink and purple dominate the colour scheme here, and the themes are opulence and wealth – the porcine creatures in this game don’t slum it in the mud of a pigsty; instead, they live lives of luxury in a fabulous country mansion.
Overall, you’ll notice a cartoonish, comedic feel to this game.
In early 2020, NetEnt released Piggy Riches Megaways, together with Red Tiger Gaming, which it has acquired.
This uses is a different gaming mechanic in which each reel may have anywhere between two and eight icons, creating myriad different combos which can potentially expand into hundreds of thousands of ways of winning.
So you may want to try the Megaways version as well, although potential wins in the original variant do tend to be higher.
How to play
Spin away from a mere 15p up to £75 a pop on your device of choice – varied budgets and attitudes to risk are catered for, and the standard Bet Level, Coin Value, Autoplay and Spin functions are all offered.
Lower-paying playing-card values rub shoulders with the other icons, including a piggy bank, purse, car keys, gold credit card, and, most lucratively of all, the bags of golden coins, which payout for just two of them.
These have cute names! The Scatter and Wild are the Gentleman and Lady Pigs respectively, decked out in all their finery.
The Wild fulfils its standard function of replacing all other icons bar the Scatter, but also triples any winning combos to which it contributes.
As with many slots, this is very much the main event in Piggy Riches. Activate it in the usual way with three Scatters in a row. (Bearing in mind that the Scatter in itself also pays up to 100x stake for five of them, 15x for four, 4x for three and 2x for two.)
As part of the round, you’ll be taken to a different screen where you’ll be able to pick your multiplier values and free whirls. Playing could put you in line for a fantastic 28 freebies, complete with a 6x multiplier.
What’s more, each Scatter bagged while you’re playing the round gives you an extra free whirl, up to the maximum of 28.
If five Treasure icons pop up on the same active Payline, you win a jackpot comprising 2,000 coins. The maximum payout is 360,000 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
You can expect volatility on the higher side of medium here. Meanwhile, RTP or Return to Player is a perfectly decent 96.4%.
We can see why Piggy Riches remains such a popular NetEnt title, and one of this operator’s biggest, years after it was first launched. It’s potentially pretty lucrative in both the main game and free spins round.
What’s more, it’s not bad to look at and while the free spins feature may be relatively hard to trigger, it’s definitely worth it when it happens. And it’s true that it’s not the most action-packed or feature-laden slot ever, yet it’s fun nonetheless.
So give it a go in free demo mode first of all, and let us know how you got on.