Piggy Riches is a back-hoofed tribute to the rich pigs who show off their wealth and try to lard it over the rest of us. This 5-reel, 15 payline pokie from NetEntertainment has proven popular with players. Like most NetEnt games, is well-invested in visual design and a slick, easy interface. It gives players full control over bet lines and levels. The wilds and free spins bonus feature comes with hefty multipliers to increase your winnings. It’s a low to medium variance game, but combining free spins and multipliers can help you make a pretty silk purse out of the proverbial sow’s ear.
How to Play
Like many NetEnt games, the betting controls are slick and clear, giving maximal control to the punter. You can choose up to 10 bet levels (equivalent to number of coins in other slots), 1 to 15 bet lines, and coin value ranging from $0.01 to $0.50 in 6 increments. What this means in practice is that you can play for a cent per spin or risk as much as $75 a spin. That’s a nice range to satisfy both penny players and high rollers. One little annoyance is that the if you want to adjust your bet size downwards, you need to cycle through the entire sequence. A clever way to “upsell” to lazy pig punters! The standard green central spin button will set the reels rolling. You can also tap max bet, which increases the bet level and paylines to their highest values, while leaving coin values unchanged. It also spins automatically. An Auto play option tucked away on the lower left allows up to 100 automatic spins as well as advanced settings to stop the sequence when the conditions you specify are met. From highest value to lowest, the symbols in Piggy Riches are as follows:
- Piggy Sack
- Piggy Gold Bars
- Pig Key
- Piggy Purse
- Piggy Bank
- Playing Card Values, from Ace down to 10
- Wild – Gentleman Pig substitutes for all symbols except for the Free Spin Scatter and when present in an active line multiplies wins by 3
- Scatter – Lady Pig pays up to 100x for 5 of a kind. Plus. 3 or more scatters trigger up to 28 free spins, with a maximum multiplier of 6x. Each scatter appearing in a free spin adds an extra free spin
Graphics and Sounds
The sounds of Piggy Riches are low-key. You may hear an occasional Oink when certain piggish symbols appear on the reels. Otherwise the background soundtrack might remind you of a lavish affair for the rich and famous, except for a slurping sound that sounds like pigs gobbling down slop. There is a satisfying flourish whenever you win. You have the ability to toggle on and off the sound effects and ambient sounds or mute the speaker from the lower left corner of the screen
The top bet line multiplier is 2,000x your bet for 5 piggy sacks in a row, which isn’t too shabby. But bear in mind that this can be combined with multipliers of up to 6x. The next highest symbol, the Gold Bars, will get you 1,000x your bet if you manage to spin 5 of them.
There are no truly unusual features here beyond the multipliers and free spins. The wilds and scatters don’t stack, stick, or expand. There’s no bonus game, though a potentially very generous free spin sequence can certainly get your juices flowing.
3 or more Lady Pig Scatters showing on the main game reels will activate free spins. Scatter wins are paid out independently of the bet lines selected. Free spins are played with the same number of bet lines, levels and coin values as the round that triggered the spins round. Each winning scatter symbol will show the combination of a free spin and multiplier, which is then applied to all wins in the sequence and added to your winnings at the end. Lady pigs appearing during free spins award only an extra free spin to the sequence, not a multiplier as in the main game.
Typical of NetEnt productions, this pink-accented pokie is slick and well-designed, with plenty of porky perks thrown in for good measure. You get plenty of control over bet levels, bet lines, and coin value, so the games appeals to budget players and high rollers. The free spins and multipliers can add up, but it’s not a game likely to transform you into a filthy rich piggy, but at a decent 96.4% RTP, there’s certainly enough probability in the pork barrel to let you have a good roll in the slop!