The pigs track the wolf down to a deserted bay and approach to battle for the treasure, both of the ships manoeuvre into place and the wolf begins by throwing the first bomb into the waters to try and scare the pigs away. The ropes that are usually used by pirates to board other ships separate the reels with the ships staying put. When it comes to the animations and graphics of this slot they cannot be beat and is what players will have come to expect from these developers, and the superb sea style soundtrack with waves splashing and calls from the albatrosses are only disturbed by the reels when they come to rest and the sound when the player lands a win. There are ten paying symbols in Piggy Pirates which can all appear stacked with symbols from one to four high. There are the usual playing card symbols clubs, diamonds, hearts and spade which has a cross created from skeleton bones and all symbols pay players x1.5 of their bet for landing five of a kind.
There are also higher paying symbols which include a treasure map rolled up in a scroll, a green bottle and compass, an anchor, a chest jam packed with coloured gems and a sack of piggy silver coins, landing five of these brings rewards that range from x4 to x25 of the players bet. The gold coins represent the wild and are also the highest paying symbol, but players will only come across these in the free spins and landing five pays out x50 of the bet staked. The bonus symbols are the three pigs and they can appear at random on the reels. There is also an auto play feature that allows players to set up to 100 spins to consecutively spin, perfect for those who prefer to sit back and watch the action unfold.
The key to activating the bonus round with unlimited free spins in Piggy Pirates is to land three pig symbols. There are no reel multipliers or multipliers of any kind available in this feature, but when players land the three pig symbols they drop at random onto the reels during any spin and they will make their way to the outer end of the grid if there are not three in view. Once there are three pigs in view these morph into piggy banks and collect any of the wild gold coins that land on the reels during the feature. Players need to be aware that the wolf is not going to give up his treasure without a fight. There is a chance that the wolf may randomly appear on the fifth reel and drop a bomb which signals the end of the round however this not until the gold coins accumulated are placed randomly on the reels and there is a final spin.
In order to fill the screen with the wild coins and score the highest x2000 of the players bet they must collect 24 coins in the free spins. When I played I landed mainly between 5 – 10 coins which gave me wins from x20 – x150 of my bet, and I suggest this the average players can expect. This is a medium variance slot with an RTP of just over 96%. The bet range is from 0.20 coins to 100 making it a game that will appeal to all and the maximum players can win in one spin is x2,000 for a full wild screen but this is only available in the free spins round.