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The wombat says: Pigs. Those snorty, oinky pink things that roll about in the mud, right? I had no idea they could be millionaires! They don’t look like they spend much time worrying about the likes of the Untamed Wolf Pack with all that cash stuffed into their pockets.
Well you learn something new every day. And by the looks of it, the pigs in this classic slot from NetEnt are proper minted, too.
You can tell this by the soundtrack of champers corks popping, and fizzy bubbles being poured into clinking flutes. Plus, the game takes place in a very lavish mansion while Mr P Riches himself can be seen chucking his wonga about on the reels like there’s no tomorrow. Next time I see a pig I shall be much more polite. Anyway… to the game! Enough of this craziness (try Electric Sam by the way, if you like crazy games).
This 5-reel, 15-payline slot from NetEnt is over 6 years old now, but still gets heaps of play. It was one of the first animal-themed games that we remember and triggered a whole load of cat, dog, fox and gorilla-themed releases afterwards! But why is it still so popular? Let’s find out.
Your low-paying symbols are the A, J, K, Q and 10 playing cards, all of which have been decked out in lavish jewels, with gilt edges or are covered expensive furs like the Queen symbol. These are joined on the reels by an piggy bank overflowing with cash, money bags which are bursting with gold coins and gems, plus the key to Mr P Riches aforementioned mansion. You’ll also find an gold credit cards, and a velvet purse belonging to Mrs Riches with heaps of cash spilling out.
Your Wild in the game is Mr Piggy Riches, who looks suitably dapper in his top hat and tails with a cane in one hand and a large wad of cash in the other. This symbol will substitute for any other on the reels so you can form extra winning combos – all except to Scatter symbol. The Piggy Wild also acts as a x3 multplier on any winning line he lands on. Thanks Mr Riches!
Free Spins and Scatters
Your Scatter in Piggy Riches slot is glamorous porker Mrs Riches, who really looks the part in a elegant green ball gown with matching fur stole wrapped around her hoggy shoulders. Keep your eyes peeled for her as landing 3x or more will trigger the Free Spin bonus round – which is where you can win big.
Here you are given a choice of spin features – which this wombat likes a lot. Each Scatter reveals a number of Free Spins, plus a Multiplier amount, just pick the one you’d set off, and get spinning:
22 Free Spins with a 2x Multiplier
15 Free Spins with a 3x Multiplier
9 Free Spins with a 5x Multiplier
Free Spins can also be retriggered during this round if you land a further 3x Mrs Riches Scatters.
A classic slot with some great winning potential due to the generous Free Spin and Multiplier combos. The only drawback is the basic look and feel – but considering Piggy Riches slot dates back to 2010, we can forgive it. Bring home the bacon with this timeless game. Oink!
Net Ent have also adapted this game for mobiles and tablets with a “Touch” version by the way. Just in case you wanted to play it on the move – good news for you iPhone casino fan boys and girls.
Wombat score: 5/5.
It’s a an oldie but a goodie Wombat Fans