Piggies and the Wolf
Have you got what it takes to blow down the houses of the three little piggies in this fantastic farmyard inspired Playtech slot machine?
Piggies and the Wolf Features
- Awesome slot production from the Playtech studios
- Fifty pay-line structure with stacked wilds spits out the wins
- Reel shuffle features gives you a second chance for a big win
- Free spin round with fifteen free spins
- Chase pigs off the reels in the free spin bonus for additional wilds
- Blow the pigs house down in the second screen feature for cash rewards
Piggies and the Wolf is a slot machine that draws upon one of the most well known, classic children’s tales, The Three Little Pigs. In this tale the pigs try out various construction methods and the wolf tests their building ability by trying to blow their houses down. In this slot you get to play the part of the Big Bad Wolf, looking to make some serious casino change by upsetting the plans of the three porkers.
This Playtech slot features a very distinctive design, using a traditional farm style image for the background, complete with a wooden barn. For some reason the three little piggies have been given unique cultural identities – there’s the Rasta pig, the Deep South pig and the Mafia pig – with each lending a unique flavour to the graphics in the bonus features. Aside from this, the reels are full of poker symbols with some quality win animations to help you get into the action on offer from this game.
The music in Piggies and the Wolf is straight out of some Southern USA farmland hoe-down. You’ve got a bunch of rolling guitars, a pinch of fiddle and a just the right touch of piano and squeezebox to set the scene. This is complimented by a ton of crazy spin noises, and the bonus rounds are full of clever audio snippets that help keep the action moving along nicely. Every single aspect of this game’s sonic production has been woven into the game-play, giving the whole slot a polished presentation that’s right up there with the most advanced games of the moment.
In the Piggies and the Wolf base game you’ll notice there are stacked wilds all over the reels in the form of the Wolf – these can really help you get in the wins from the fifty pay-line, five reel structure on offer from this game. In addition to the stacked wilds you’ve got a couple of bonus scatters that are used to give you entry into the great bonus features available here.
There are three bonus features in the Piggies and the Wolf slot machine. The first of these is the Blow the House Down bonus, which is activated when you hit three of the bonus scatters anywhere on the game’s first, middle and last reels. This takes you to a second screen feature where you get to play the part of the wolf – you get two chances to blow down the first two houses by selecting special symbols that give the wolf different move. The brick house is trickier – here you have to select some special fuel for the wolf’s motorbike that will allow him to literally drive the house down and grab the big prize on offer from this feature.
The second bonus feature is called the Huff N’ Puff Shuffle feature. This is activated when you fill the last reel full of stacked wolf scatters, which triggers a cut scene where the game’s Wolf drives his motorbike in front of the reels. He then blows on the symbols, causing them to become mixed up in a great big ball of wind, before they then land back on the reels in different positions – allowing you to hopefully score in a bunch of wins with the wilds that are there in the mix.
Finally, there’s the free spin feature with running piggies, which is activated when you hit the three logo scatters on the first, middle and last reels of the game. This takes you to a special second set of reels where you’ll get fifteen free spins. There’s more however – if you can stop in one of the piggy symbols with a wolf symbol immediately to the right of it, the wolf will chase the piggy off the reels, leaving a trail of wilds in its wake. So if you can hit a wolf on the fifth reel and a piggy next to it on the fourth, then this will turn a maximum of five adjacent spaces wild on the reels.
Slot Professor Says
What’s my opinion on Piggies and the Wolf? I believe that this is perhaps the most outrageous Wolf Run clone I’ve ever seen and I’d like to tip my hat to those gaming gurus over at Playtech for having the audacity to come up with a different take on this popular genre. It’s got everything you could possibly want in a slot, ranging from the stacked wilds on the base-game grid, through to the two big bonus rounds in the form of the second screen feature and the free spins.
My favourite part of this slot has to be the free spin round, which can be incredibly lucrative if you can manage to activate the running piggies to increase the number of wilds on the board. It is possible to hit three good lines of wilds right the way across the grid, which can lead to some simply stunning payouts. Of course, you can’t rely on hitting this feature from the bonus round, so sometimes your free spins can turn out to be a little on the sparse side.
Piggies and the Wolf is a high spin cost slot that needs a lot of money to get it going and it can be a little tough to mine the rewards from the reels at times. This means that you may want to adopt a strategy where you got for a very low spin cost in order to make sure that you hit the slot’s bonus rounds where you could get to make the big money. However, there’s nothing stopping you from plonking it all on just a few spins to see if you hit that big time lucky pay-out.