Looking for inspiration, I sometimes get lost on the many websites that I visit every day. With the Dutch market now open, I also check the Dutch online casinos. Checking for news, I noticed that two of my favourite NetEnt characters had a generous mood! It was at one of the casinos that I saw a big payout on Piggy Riches Megaways™, obviously inspired by our beloved Piggy Riches™ slot. I know, it’s not a NetEnt slot, but it is inspired by one of NetEnt’s classics! Let me explain why Piggy Riches Megaways™ is worth a try!
About Red Tiger’s Piggy Riches Megaways™
In January 2020, Red Tiger had the honour of bringing Lady Pig and Gentleman Pig back to the reels. This resulted in the launch of the Piggy Riches Megaways™ video slot. I remember finding it slightly unfair that it was Red Tiger that walked away with NetEnt’s famous pigs for a new adventure.
I would have loved it if it was NetEnt themselves that mixed it with the Megaways slot mechanism. In the end, Red Tiger did a great job. And let’s be fair, NetEnt, Red Tiger, Big Time Gaming (Megaways engine), it doesn’t matter anymore. They are now all part of the Evolution Group.
So it’s we totally agree writing about a Red Tiger slot, based on a NetEnt slot, with the engine from Big Time Gaming. All under the wing of Evolution Group! Are you still following me?
But whoever is the official developer, in this article I want to emphasize that we always love to see the rich pigs on the reels. In the Piggy Riches™ slot, but also in the Piggy Riches Megaways™ slot. We will always love the NetEnt version, but I love to play the Megaways version at Mr Green Casino as well.
Piggy Riches Megaways™ gameplay
Based on NetEnt’s rich pigs, Piggy Riches Megaways™ is already worth it. This time with the popular 117,649 ways to win, linked to the Megaways video slot mechanism.
With a Max Win of 10,000x, the Piggy Riches Megaways™ is a hit from the start. The high volatility of the video slot adds bonus points for players that look for a winning outburst! It’s certainly possible to win big with a video slot these two aspects, but patience is must be key! Certain video slots are not known for their frequent wins, but rather for their big wins!
Anyone who knows Piggy Riches™ will agree with me that they are a pleasure to find on the reels. Launched in 2010, it’s, by now, causing a feeling of nostalgia! Add to that the Megaways engine and a fun time on the reels is guaranteed.
This mechanism is known for the dynamic number of symbols on the six reels. You never know before a spin how many symbols each reel contains. Therefore, the 117,649 ways to win is only a maximum and not the standard.
Each spin awards a different number of ways to win, depending on the total number of symbols that land on each reel. If you place a maximum of 7 symbols on each of the 6 reels, you will arrive at the famous 117,649 Megaways! Winning symbols then disappear, making way for new symbols. NetEnt fans know this mechanism as the Avalanche feature.
Piggy Riches Megaways™ features
Mega Wilds expand across the entire reel with a Multiplier of up to x7. A maximum of 3 Mega Wilds can land on the reels each spin. If more than one Mega Wild is part of a winning combination, the Multipliers multiply as well. So two Multipliers of x3 becomes 3×3 and thus a Multiplier of x9.
Three Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels activate the Free Spins feature. At the start of the feature, you spin a kind of Wheel of Fortune. This allows you to activate up to 22 Free Spins to start with a Multiplier of up to x10.
Any win during the Free Spins increases the Multiplier by +1, and it won’t reset for the duration of the entire Free Spins feature. Every Scatter on the reels gives you an extra Free Spin. And this combination again leads to a success for the richest pigs, so well known in the casino world!
NetEnt’s Piggy Riches™ video slot
The Piggy Riches Megaways™ is a sequel to the Piggy Riches™ slot, launched at the NetEnt Casinos in 2010. The Piggy Riches™ video slot has been around for 12 years for a reason. Take the main characters, originally designed by NetEnt’s team of developers. They are still going strong at the NetEnt Casinos. They brought originality to the reels, but a beautiful design alone won’t last 12 years.
Although the gameplay is quite standard in 2022, the 28 Free Spins with an increasing Multiplier were very innovative at the time. The game attracted many players over the years, and is still as popular as ever! Especially among those attached to the true NetEnt classics! You see, the famous rich pigs are becoming truly nostalgic!
By Femke on 10 June, 2022