Piggies and the Wolf is a welcome break from Playtech’s super sharp Marvel series. Released in 2013, Piggies and the Wolf is based on the much loved childhood fable of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. It is a pleasant game with a fun soundtrack. The colors pop out of the screen and the animation is cool, with stylish characters.
Piggies and the Wolf is a slot game that takes you into the parallel world of the three pigs who are characterized as a rich man, a guitarist and a stoner respectively and a cool hero in the wolf. The smooth and seamless graphics introduce you to the basic plot. It can be played both in instant flash modes and downloadable modes for both practice and real money.
The games consists of 50 fixed paylines and five reels with four rows that feature different icons including A, J, K, Q and 10 of the playing cards, the three pigs, the wolf, three houses, the Piggies and the Wolf logo and a bonus icon. All the characters have been etched out really well with superb animation that lends distinguishable characteristics to all of them. The bet size ranges from coin sizes of 0.01 to 50.00. It does not have a progressive jackpot like is the case with Playtech’s Marvel series.
The icon of the wolf serves as the wild symbol, while the logo of the game and the bonus icon represent the scatter and bonus symbols respectively. All three of them are responsible for activating three different kinds of bonus features in the game that are fun to watch and get involved in, besides keeping the player hooked for long periods of time.
The appearance of the wolf on reel five triggers the ‘Huff n Puff’ feature in which the wolf riding on a cool motorbike stops in front of the reels and blows at the icons. The icons then realign to give the maximum win. The great thing about this feature is the regularity with which it seems to happen, promising a decent take away from the game.
The second feature that gives the player 15 free spins is triggered when the scatter symbol of the game logo appears on reels one, three and five. During this time, if the wolf appears immediately on the right of any of the pigs, the player is in for a bigger win. Both the characters pop out of the screen, while the wolf is chasing the pig, converting all the crossed icons into wilds.
The best in terms of both, animation and wins. is the third bonus feature known as ‘Blow the House Down’. This happens when three bonus symbols appear on the reels. The player is then supposed to help the wolf choose symbols to blow down the houses starting with the straw house moving on to the wooden house and then the brick house. The bonus round continues till an attempt is unsuccessful. The biggest win is achieved by the destruction of the brick house where the player can get 2500 times the original stake. With $500 being the maximum bet per spin, the amount of money to be won can be quite high.
It is an absolute pleasure to play Piggies and the Wolf. It is an uber-cool looking game that does not disappoint with the graphics, animation or sound. The game is completely immersive and makes for a happy and relaxed play. The animation during the bonus round is very appealing with pigs running all over the place to seek shelter. It keeps the player engaged with a charm that is in a way reminiscent of the Angry Birds.
Piggies and the Wolf is a must play for people who like variety in their slots. The fixed 50 lines provide a medium range variance that is suitable for most people playing with money. Do check out the little details that adorn the icons on the reels and even the backdrop.