|Name:||Smash The Pig|
|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|2 Bonus features||No Free Spins feature|
|Playable on mobile phones||Difficult to trigger a bonus game|
|Different coin bet options|
|Can be played for free|
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IGT released a funky porky themed medium variance video slot titled ‘Smash the Pig’ which pays a top non-progressive jackpot of 10,000 coins. The slots features 20 paylines, 5 reels, two distinct bonus games and pays homeage to a bunch of cartoon like pigs. An interesting feature about the game is that it employs ‘Win Both Ways’ technology. The symbol that pays the top cash prize is the Pig logo, 5 of them at the maximum wager pays a neat 500x your stake.
Smash the Pig slots can be played from as little as 20 per spin on PC desktops and mobile phones (Samsung Galaxy, Androids, iPhones, iPads or tablets). If you want to test the game in the free mode it’s best to do so before you play it for real cash. The free mode gives you a feel for the game’s payouts (mechanics) and how many spins it will take you more or less to unlock its bonus modes.
Talking of which there’s a ‘Pick a Pig Bonus’ where players can win as much as 20x their stake. Short on the heels of the bonus mode is the ‘Pig Smashing Bonus’ which pays 20x your bet for every pig you smash. Unfortunately Smash the Pig does not have a free spins feature, if you’re looking for an IGT slots that has one we recommend Royal Spins (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/royal-spins-igt-slot-review/).
Against the backdrop of the reels you’ll see a blue sky and a green hill. Paying symbols on the reels are cards from Jack to Ace, hammer, bronze coin (Abraham Lincoln piggiefield), stack of cash and the Smash the Pig logo. Smash the Pig offers an average return to player percentage (RTP) of 95.4%.
Low rollers can start spinning the reels from 20 pence per spin while high staked players can wager as much as £200 per spin. If you plan on playing for a long session use the Auto Play feature which spins the reels automatically for you for a predetermined amount of times.
Pick a Pig
Smash the Pig comes with 2 bonus modes, the first one is the Pick a Pig bonus which is triggered when 3 or more piggy bank scatter symbols pitch any position on the reels. A bunch of pigs will appear on your screen you must pick one in order to reveal the cash prize you’ve won. Here you can win anything from 1x up to 20x your line bet. Should the cash prizes you’ve won have a combined entry of 1x to 15x your stake the Pig Smashing Bonus feature will be unlocked (triggered).
The bonus round is played when 3 or more scatters appear any position across the reels, but there’s any interesting snippet about it. For every symbol that appears a certain amount of luck will be added to the ‘Luck Meter’ (situated to the right side of your screen).
Here you must pick 1 of 8 pigs to see the cash prize you’ve won which can pay up to 20x your wager. For every pig that’s smashed the luck meter becomes less until it’s empty. If you’re lucky enough to smash 5 pigs and still have some ‘Luck’ remaining in the meter the remainder of the three pigs will run off with eight new pigs.
Smash the Pig employs a simple game mechanic in conjunction with 2 bonus modes and of medium variance. I tried playing it with a bankroll of £20 but stopped playing it after I blew £10.
Hard as I tried I couldn’t trigger a bonus feature even at a low 20 pence per spin. Base game wins are below par too and pays on every 5 to 6 spins. The fact that it doesn’t have a free spins feature just added insult to injury.