Piggy Bank Megaways slot REVIEW
Piggy Bank Megaways ReviewiSoftBet has managed to churn out 17 Megaways titles since they acquired the BTG licence a couple of years ago. They have now seemingly come to a point where reskins of earlier releases is not off the table, and Piggy Bank Megaways is an exact replica of Western Gold Megaways, except for the pink piggy riches theme.
This is a popular theme however, and it makes sense to try to revive the concept of a slot that’s now sunk more or less into wild west oblivion. You get a cheerful atmosphere and tone, not least due to the unusual soundtrack, but also due to the overall cuteness of the visual presentation. The math model is pretty solid too, but it wouldn’t have taken too much effort to add a bonus round in addition to the Respins feature. If nothing else, to avoid the copycat stamp.
Piggy Bank Megaways Slot - Reels Screen
Piggy Bank Megaways Features
The Cascading Reels feature triggers on every win, removing winning symbols from the grid so new/existing symbols can drop down to fill the gaps. This can lead to indefinite consecutive wins on a single paid spin, and you have a wild symbol to help you out in that regard. The smiling pigs wild steps in for all regular pay symbols, and it lands on reels 2 to 5 only.
When the screen darkens, 1 of 2 randomly triggered base game modifiers will ensue. The Max Megaways modifier expands all reels with 7 positions in height, awarding the full 117,649 win ways experience. The Bonus Add feature on the other hand, adds extra gold coin cash scatters to the grid, but you are still not guaranteed a Cash Respins trigger.
The gold coin cash scatters land with bet multiplier values attached, and you need 5 anywhere in sight to trigger the Piggy Rich Cash Respins feature. The triggering scatters become sticky, and the remaining positions respin with 3 respin “lives” awarded in the “Lucky Meter” on the left-hand side.
Any new cash scatters that land also become sticky, and this resets the respins tally to 3 again. If you manage to fill a whole reel with cash scatters, you unlock a multiplier equal to the number of positions on the reel.
The multiplier applies to all the cash values on said reel, and you can also land Mini, Major and Mega jackpot scatters worth 10, 25 and 50 times your stake, respectively. When you fill the screen or run out of respins, all cash values are summed up and paid.
Finally, non-UK players can take advantage of the Bonus Buy option (at least if it’s available in your jurisdiction). If you’re willing to cough up 50x your stake, you’ll get a guaranteed Cash Respins trigger on next spin. This increases the RTP from 95.98 % to 97 %, making it a reasonable and tempting offer.
The 200 Spins Piggy Bank Megaways Experience
We’ve included a few cascading wins from the base game, before we purchase the bonus round around 0:38 into the almost 5-minute highlights video. We managed to unlock 3 multipliers, and you can hit the play button below to see for yourself how we fared.
For some reason, iSoftBet has decided to clone their second Megaways effort, Western Gold Megaways, instead of the bigger, bolder and more successful BTG engine debut, Aztec Gold Megaways. The creativity in Piggy Bank Megaways is therefore skin deep, and one could argue that it’s not even that, given their use of the all-too-common piggy bank theme.
Compared to the more standard Megaways titles, those that follow the original blueprint to the letter, so to speak, Piggy Bank Megaways stands out in a positive way because of the 2 random base game modifiers. The Cash Respins feature could have been more exciting with larger jackpots, as 50x is hardly impressive in this day and age. Still, the overall 12,000x potential is solid, but a lot is determined up front by the number of rows you get per reel.
If you enjoy Piggy Bank Megaways you should also try:
Western Gold Megaways - is the wild west original version of the game at hand, and it comes with the exact same math model and features. If you prefer a rougher cowboy theme, instead of the pinkish wealth theme, this is a good alternative.
Aztec Gold Megaways - is iSoftBet’s biggest Megaways hit so far, and it also happens to be their first effort with the licenced engine. It comes with a similar streak respins feature, but with maxed out megaways, larger multipliers and jackpots, as well as a very solid 19,200x your stake potential.
Piggy Riches Megaways - is Red Tiger’s steroid injected version of the NetEnt original, and you’ll benefit from up to 3 stacked multiplying multiplier wilds. Combined with the progressive multiplier in the bonus round, the multiplier wilds can lead to payouts up to 10,474.5x your stake.
Piggy Bank Megaways Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Piggy Bank Megaways?
The 95.98 % RTP is about as average as they come. However, purchasing the bonus round increases the theoretical returns to 97 % (not available in the UK).
How volatile is Piggy Bank Megaways?
This is a medium volatile game, although it’s on the higher side of medium for sure.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 12,000x your stake in Piggy Bank Megaways, which is a pretty solid max win.
Are there any base game modifiers or features?
Yes, you get 2 randomly triggered modifying features in the base game. The Max Megaways trigger expands all reels to the max, awarding 117,649 win ways. The Bonus Add gives you extra cash scatters that might trigger the Cash Respins feature.
Is there a free spins mode in Piggy Bank Megaways?
Not in the traditional sense. What you get is a Hold & Win style Cash Respins feature, where you’ll collect sticky cash scatters that reset the respins tally to 3 for each that land. Fill reels to unlock multipliers, and win jackpots up to 50x your stake.
How many winning ways are available?
You can play with up to 117,649 megaways in this game.
Can I play Piggy Bank Megaways slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free Piggy Bank Megaways demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos that carry this title, something our scan has confirmed for you.