Sometimes with slot games, everything you need to know is in the title, and that’s certainly the case here. The first part of the title, Piggy, tells us a bit about the theme of the slot and what we can expect from this AvatarUX release. And the second part, Pop, indicates that it’s a game that embraces the popular PopWins system, which AvatarUX are renowned for.
What’s been interesting about the PopWins series from AvatarUX, which has been hugely successful and popular, is that at the beginning, they seemed to test the water, but now they’ve hit their stride and know what works, which is perfect for players.
This comes through via the visuals in PiggyPop, because everything is new and shiny, with a chrome vibe going off. Graphically, everything is eye-catching, even the pigs, and they play a starring role, as you will expect.
And, the developers know that sometimes you have to throw a curve ball or two into the mix to keep things interesting, which is what we see happen here as there is a different reel and row setup to begin with than in other PopWins instalments. The series continues to be popular because AvatarUX continues to evolve what’s on offer.
The height of each reel will increase in PiggyPop thanks to the PopWins mechanic. And the way this happens is that icons involved in a winning combo are removed and replaced by two more. If more winning symbols come into play at this point, the process will repeat, and this will continue indefinitely until no more wins are found. In the base game, it’s possible to max the paylines out at 93,312.
Of course, the aim of the game is to unlock as many ways to win as possible. Because when this happens, not only does the winning potential increase, but it also opens the door to trigger the bonus game when all the reels are six positions high. But first, there’s the gamble.
There are three free spins to get started within the bonus game, and there will be multipliers and all that good stuff thrown in for good measure. The multiplier comes into play at 2x but will increase by a further 1x each time a PopWin occurs, which is advantageous, to say the least.
As the pig is the star of the show, it’s also worth keeping out for it in golden form. In the bonus game, the golden pig can really come up trumps for players as it, too, will bring multipliers into play.
The way the golden pig works is that if four of them are in view, wins are multiplied by 4x. But, if the reels are maxed out, the multiplier value will double. So, it would be 8x for four golden pigs. It’s something a bit different in terms of how the bonus round plays out, with AvatarUX keeping things fresh.
- Most number of ways to win of any PopWins title;
- Fair top prize up for grabs;
- Feature buy options available.
- No wild icon;
- PopWins mechanic the same as ever;
- Theme won’t be for everyone.
Players begin with 4,096 ways to win.
The top prize winnable per spin is 11,000x.
Bets begin at 20c and max out at €80.
Players can enjoy demo versions of PiggyPop at online casinos.