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The Piggy Riches slot was launched by NetEnt in 2010. Its max win limit is a very generous 360,000 coins, plus the game includes win multipliers and a free spins bonus round. The game has a 5-reel, 3-row build and it has a high volatility. There are 15 fixed bet lines and a big betting range, making the game suitable for any budget.
Piggy Riches was followed a decade later by Piggy Riches Megaways, a collaboration between NetEnt and the newly acquired Red Tiger Gaming.
What happens when a pair of porkers strike it rich? The answer can be found in Piggy Riches, which features Mr and Mrs Riches as protagonists of this tale of wealth and opulence.
Piggy Riches is laid out in a familiar 5x3 reel structure. It features a detailed paytable section, which makes it really beginner-friendly. There are 10 bet levels and coin values range between 0.01 and 0.5. In practical terms, that means players can spin for between £0.15 and £75. Aside from the all-important Spin button, players can also adjust the sound and activate Max Bet and Autoplay.
It’s all about the money on Piggy Riches and this game shows off what happens when two pigs get to choose how to spend that money. We can see symbols depicting overflowing piggy banks and purses stuffed with cash. There are golden credit cards and a key to what we imagine is the fancy home whose gates we see in the background.
Mr Riches acts as the Wild and his lovely wife is the Scatter symbol. Even the card suit symbols, which are normally quite boring, seem to be made of luxury materials like fur, varnished wood and jewels.
There’s not much going on by way of a constant soundtrack in Piggy Riches, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The reels spin, quite fittingly, to the sound of a cash register’s ka-ching! The occasional oink can also be heard when the reels stop.
When a winning combination appears on a payline, there’s a musical flourish that reminds us a little of the James Bond theme. While it’s not an exact thematic match, it doesn’t feel out of place and in fact, it adds to the wow factor.
Mr Piggy Riches acts as the Wild and can substitute for any other symbol except the Scatter. If a Wild forms part of a winning combination, a x3 multiplier is automatically applied to the win.
Land 3 or more Lady Pig Scatter symbols to activate the free spins bonus. The player will get to select one of the triggering Scatter symbols, which will then reveal the combination of free spins and multipliers awarded. Players can receive up to 28 free spins and a multiplier up to x6. Each Scatter that appears during a free spin awards an additional spin.
Piggy Riches may not have the quantity of bonus features we expect of a NetEnt slot but the quality of the one it does have makes it a popular choice with players. It may be over a decade old but Piggy Riches still draws in gamblers who enjoy its high volatility and that free spins/multiplier combo that has the potential to pay out well.