It’s not easy to find a good home these days and even more difficult if there’s a Big Bad Wolf out to wreck your property. That’s the problem the three little pigs have in this slot from Microgaming. ‘Piggy Fortunes’ is another great slot from Microgaming who just seem unable to do any wrong.
This is a five-reel game that has a total of 25 paylines spread over three rows of symbols. Those paylines are a fixed amount. That means your only decision is just how much to spend on each spin of the reels. Playing the game costs between £0.25 and £3.75 so not one for the high rollers out there.
The backdrop to the game seems to show a couple of trees and some grass, not the greatest of sights really. The symbols include the straw house, a wooden house and a brick house, the wolf and all three pigs squeezed onto one symbol. There’s a bit of animation when you get a win with the wolf coming to life and giving you a thumbs up and the houses moving around. We also get the Jack, Queen, King and Ace playing card symbols.
The wild symbol is the wolf and he takes a break from attempting to cause structural damage by substituting for other symbols. This can get you some tidy wins but it can’t help get you into the bonus game. It’s unable to substitute for the three little pigs who are the scatter symbol in this game.
To ensure you know as much as possible about this game, access the paytable. That has all the information you need to know regarding how the game works and what each winning combination pays.
There’s also an autoplay feature that allows you to set at least ten automated spins. You can customize this so it stops when you reach a certain balance (good or bad) or when a win of a particular size comes along.
In order to trigger the Big Bad Wolf feature you need to get at least three of the three pigs scatter symbol. Now it gets really interesting because that wolf is up to his tricks again. If he lands next to one of the houses then that destroys it and you have a wrecked house symbol on the reels. Getting three scatter symbols rebuilds one of the wrecked houses. Your bonus round ends when all the houses have been blown down so it’s up to you to do some rebuilding to make sure this bonus round lasts as long as possible.
There are some multipliers available here, 2x for a wrecked straw house, 3x for a wooden one that gets wrecked and 4x for a wrecked brick house. To keep up to date with which houses have been destroyed and those remaining look at the top right of the screen, all the info you need is there.
An entertaining game and the bonus round can certainly be profitable. The theme is a decent one and the soundtrack is ok unless you can’t abide banjo music. At least there’s a mute button available. Perhaps the game could do with another bonus feature just to give us a bit more to look out for.