Piggy Fortunes by Microgaming
One theme that is noticeably absent from the line-ups of many of the leading slot developers is games based on fairy tales, something that is made all the more unusual by the fact that they’re essentially branded slots without the license fee! Nevertheless, there is no question that the games are enduringly popular, as proven by the likes of NetEnt’s Jack and the Beanstalk and this game, Piggy Fortunes by Microgaming. If you needed any more convincing that the game is based on the Three Little Pigs your concerns will be allayed quickly when you see the houses made of straw, wood and brick on the reels, alongside the customary playing card icons!
The action takes place across 25 fixed win lines, meaning that the player’s only concern when setting up their bets is the cash amount itself. As far as feature symbols go, the wolf may well have been the bane of the pigs’ existence but he’s actually rather helpful here on the main board, acting as he does as the wild card.
The Big Bad Wolf Bonus Feature
Sadly, he’s not quite as helpful when it comes to the bonus round, although the pigs themselves work tirelessly to keep things ticking over. At its core, the Piggy Fortunes bonus round is a free spins game with a twist, and you’ll need three or more Three Little Pigs scatter symbols in view to trigger it. The round begins as normal, but you need to keep an eye out for the dastardly wolf – who is still wild – as when he lands next to a certain kind of house, he’ll blow it down. Those wrecked houses continue to be valid symbols, even carrying their own multipliers, but they also bring you closer to the end of the round.
Essentially, rather than a set number of free spins, the length of the round is determined by how quickly the pigs can rebuild. Three scatters on the board will rebuild a random house type, returning it to its former glory. You may lose out on the associated multiplier, but when you consider that the round ends when all three houses have been blown down, it’s by no means the worst thing that can happen!
Check out Piggy Fortunes in full and with no deposit required at the top of the screen to see exactly how Microgaming brings fairy tale magic to the reels!