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The wombat says: Fairy tales are firm favourites with slot developers and with their interesting characters and weird and wonderful stories, it makes perfect sense to us here at Wombat Towers. Which is why Microgaming -those people behind the Gift Rap slot machine– have jumped on the children stories’ bandwagon with the fun Piggy Fortunes slot. Based on the classic tale of the Three Little Pigs, this game is A LOT like their other nursery-rhyme inspired release, Big Bad Wolf. But don’t let that put you off, as the game play is different enough. Let’s spin the reels!
Look and Feel
The reels are set in some green and pleasant countryside, and the animated graphics are nice enough- it’s a full on cartoon game like the Munchers slot machine and Agent Jane Blonde. Your winning combos come to life and ping off the screen (including an awesome ‘thumbs’ up from Mr Wolf), and there’s a charming little ditty as the soundtrack in the background, which helps you zone out while the reels spin.
The Piggy Fortunes slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 fixed pay-lines, just like the Eagle’s Wings slot– also by Microgaming. The eponymous hogs are represented on the reels, as are all 3 of their houses; the flimsy straw house, the flammable wooden one and the sturdy brick house. The rest of the symbols on your reels are made up filling up of the usual 10, J, Q, K & A symbols.
The Big Bad Wolf ( who actually looks like a nice guy) is also in attendance ready to huff, puff, and blow those houses down and he is the Wild in Piggy Fortunes slot. This cheeky-looking creature will the usual job of a Wild and will substitute for all other symbols on the reels except for the Scatter. And speaking of which, the Three Little Pigs symbol is your in this slot Scatter. Land 3x or more of them anywhere on the reels and you’ll set off the bonus!
Big Bad Wolf Bonus Feature
The reels will spin as normal BUT when a Wolf Wild lands next to any one of the Piggies’ houses on the reels, it will destroy ALL the symbols of that type on that turn. When the straw house has been blown away, the Wolf will give you a 2x multiplier, when he’s destroyed the wooden house gives a 3x multiplier and when he obliterates the brick house with his breath (he might need to think about purchasing some Smints, quite frankly), he’ll dish you out a 4x multiplier. We told you he was a nice guy!
Landing 3x or more of the Three Pigs Scatter symbols will actually rebuild one of the wrecked houses again at random for you, and as the bonus game ends when all houses have been blown down, the more houses that you manage to rebuild, the longer the bonus round will last for you.
The Piggy Fortunes slot has a nice little bonus, and one that we haven’t seen the likes of before. If you’re looking for something a bit different from your usual games, Wombat Fans, we think Piggy Riches slot might just be up street. Get spinning and see for yourself!