Lucky Pig Slot Machine
The pig is one of the Chinese yearly horoscope animals. This is believed to be the luckiest animal in the sequence, and is featured on this Asian themed slot in glowing gold. Lucky Pig uses the reel-power winning system, giving you 243 ways to win. There is also a ‘jackpot reel power’ feature, which kicks in during the free spins bonus. This lets you spin for a multiplier or shot at one of the jackpots on the 3rd reel when you hit a 5 of a kind win. Overall this is a solid Asian slot, rather than a spectacular one, and with bets from just 30 coins and up – it fits in the penny slots category.
You will find this to be an entertaining game – though it does not do a huge amount to differentiate itself from the many choices of Asian themed game. The jackpot reel power is a nice idea.
Base Game – How to Win on Lucky Pig
Regular symbols are the Asian slot standards, with a focus on gold. The golden pig is sitting upright, and holding a gold ingot. This has the biggest single prize. With reel power your biggest wins will come when you hit multiple wins at the same time. Gold coins, which are joined by a red ribbon, come next with gold ingots, firecrackers and an ornate blue vase with gold coins in it makes up the final unique regular symbol. You will find the standard playing card symbols ace down to nine making up the smaller wins.
Wilds are Chinese symbols, presumably this represents the year of the pig. These do not have prizes of their own, since they only appear on reels 2 and 4. These symbols substitute for any of the regular symbols, though not the dragon scatters.
Those dragons have 2 roles. First, they pay a multiple of your total bet depending on the total number in view on the reels. This is up to 50x for 5 at one time. Second, any win with these symbols will trigger the free spins bonus game.
There is one more symbol, which appears only on reel 3. This is the jackpot wild. During the base game this symbol simply becomes a wild. During the bonus game it can also trigger the jackpot reel power feature.
Lucky Pig Slot Free Spins Bonus Game
You get 10 free slots games for hitting any scatter win with 3+ dragons. There is no additional benefit in this game for getting 4 or 5 of these. During the free spins one additional jackpot wild is added to reel 3.
Most spins will play out exactly as for any other free spins game. Things get more interesting if you hit a 5 of a kind win which also includes one of the jackpot wilds on reel 3. When this happens you will see an animation on the 3rd reel, which becomes a spinner – with a gold frame around the position where the jackpot wild symbol landed.
You spin this wheel by hitting the spin button again. It contains multipliers between 2x and 10x – any of these can be applied to the 5 of a kind win which triggered the jackpot spin. One symbol on the spinning reel shows a crown. When this hits your framed spot, you will win one of the 3 jackpots. The largest of these can be in the 4-figures range.
Vivid Design of Lucky Pig
This game has a vivid red and gold design, with the lucky pig wording in gold on a red banner / scroll. The pig itself is a big focus, the designers have made sure that this pig looks both fat and very happy in its seated position. He is holding a big gold ingot, which ties in with the luck part of the name.
On the reels, the pig again stands out, though the dragons (scatter) symbols are also very distinctive and nicely drawn. The playing card symbols have not been given a design make over in this slot, which does give it more of a generic feel than some of the other recent titles. You get the standard clicks, electronic tunes for wins and (if you do hit a reasonably big win) the coin-fountain effect that anyone familiar with Aristocrat slots will know.
With a minimum spin of just 30c, this slot can be enjoyed on a smaller bankroll. Bets go up in multiples of 30c, with the maximum spin amount set by the individual casinos.