Graphics - 96%
Gameplay - 93%
Bonuses - 68%
Value - 59%
Whats not so hot?
The online slot has 6 reels, 4 rows, and 4,096 up to 93,312 ways to win. You can get even more ways to win during bonus rounds. The volatility is high and the hit frequency is 18.93%. This means a win every 5th spin on average. Avatar UX further fleshes out PiggyPop with PopWins, Free Spins, and a Bonus Buy.
The top cash prize you can win on a single random spin is 10,960x your stake. Come to think of it PiggyPop can make you an instant millionaire if you bust the bank. Furthermore, the coin betting range is wide from $0.20 up to $100 per spin.
The RTP of PiggyPop is 95.50%. We’re not going to concern ourselves too much with the RTP because of the slot’s life-changing jackpot. The bigger the jackpot the lower the RTP, so everything checks out.
The visuals show a lot of flair. There are no special symbols but the pay symbols provide enough eye candy. The low-value symbols are card ranks from Queens to Aces. The thematic high-value symbols are perfume bottles, cocktails, and gems. The top pays are the golden piggy banks. When 5 of them show up on the grid you’ll pocket a payout of 3x. Not much, remember that you can have lots of ways to win in this game.
After any win, the PopWins system shows up, creating more symbols out of the winning ones. That increases the number of rows and the number of ways to win. This can lead to more created symbols and it can all spiral out of control quickly. In the base game, you can get up to 6 rows and 93,312 ways to win. During free spins, this increases to 8 rows and as many as 524,288 ways to win in the ideal case.
If you manage to expand the playing field fully, you’ll trigger the Free Spins Feature. You can spin the Gamble Wheel too, to have a shot at improving your starting playing board. You’ll then get 3 spins, with all wins resetting the counter. The grid resets to the shortest reel instead of the default reel between free spins. As such you can hang onto the expansions.
Also, there’s a global win multiplier in play during free spins. It starts at 2x and improves by +1x with each win. Golden Piggy Bank symbols then come with win multipliers, too. These are equal to the number of Golden Piggy Bank symbols in view. When the grid expands, the Golden Piggy Bank multipliers offer double wins.
There are two Bonus Buy options for players to choose from. For 100x your bet, you can trigger Free Spins with the Gamble Wheel. For 400x your bet, you can get Free Spins with the top grid straight away instead.
We played PiggyPop for around 300 spins and we had a reasonably good time overall. It felt like the previous PopWins slot in terms of gameplay. The wins can get out of hand quickly with the PopWins mechanic. Since the hit rate errs on the lower side it seldom occurs. If you’re chasing the big wins you’ll have to grind out the bonus rounds. Unfortunately, we did not have much luck triggering them.
PiggyPop from Yggdrasil and Avatar UX will have you on the edge of your bucket seat. The PiggyPop formula pops in more ways than one. Then again PiggyPop does not offer you any free rides because it guards its million dollar treasure. The slot also has two Bonus Buy options ideal for players who like to take a risk.
The RTP takes a hit, as we said previously it’s not a deal-breaker because of the jackpot’s size. If you’ve liked the previous PopWins slots, this one does not disappoint. While you’re at it, why not play something a bit darker with Dracula Awakening?
This Red Tiger Gaming slot has a 5,317x top payout and two innovative cycles. Day changes to night periodically and each part brings new bonus rounds to the table. In the daytime, you can win big; thanks to the Free Spins with its Wilds that cover the entire middle reel. The only minuses are the RTP and the relatively small $20 max bet.