Little Pigs Strike Back in Slots Form
Little Pigs Strike Back is a digital slots title, available for online and mobile play, developed by Leander Games and distributed in partnership with Amaya Gaming. The game takes a modern look at the tale of the Three Little Pigs, turning them into well-dressed citizens demanding justice after a horrifying Wolf attack.
The game plays on five reels and three rows, and has an interesting stacked Wild trigger. Each of the nine game play symbols represents a part of a pig or its outfit: feet/shoes, midriff/mobile phone, or head/hat. If the symbols making up one pig line up in order on a reel, that pig becomes a stacked Wild, able to substitute for all other standard symbols. Two pig parts can stack to cover two-thirds of a reel, while three pig parts stack to cover the entire reel.
The Three Pigs are Wilds and Scatters
The full-figure stacks of Little Pigs serve as Wild symbols in normal play. Multiple matching Wild combinations also win prizes in their own right; 50, 250 or 500 coins, for three, four or five of a kind, respectively.
The three Little Pigs icons, fully expanded, also serve as Scatters; however, they do not trigger bonus rounds. This simply means they can win prizes in a scattered position anywhere on the reels, not necessarily on a payline, left-to-right from Reel 1. Two scattered Pigs win 1X the total bet, three will win 2X the bet, four win 5X and five Scatters score 10X the total bet on the spin.
Extra Bonus Icon Triggers Free Games
A burly moustachioed Policeman acts as the Little Pigs Strike Back Bonus icon, and three, four or five of these icons will activate 10, 15 or 30 free spins, respectively. During free spins, any part of a Pig icon on a reel nudges the entire reel to turn into a stacked Wild. This makes the Bonus round potentially the most lucrative phase of the game.
In ordinary play, all the icons are theme-related. From lowest to highest value, they are three different coloured pairs of Pig Shoes, a pig holding a Police Report, another holding a Wanted Poster for the Big Bad Wolf, and the third pig’s Mobile Phone on which he reports the atrocity. The three highest value icons are a pig’s brown Derby hat, a green Stetson, and a Red cap. The latter pays 500 coins for five matches on a payline.
Design Reflects the Original Story
Little Pigs Strike Back is rendered in bold, clear graphics, with a touch of children’s story-book in the look of the characters and their accessories. The game frame hangs against a backdrop depicting the scene of the crime: a sturdy brick house in the suburbs. The title has 25 fixed paylines, so players must bet on all of them on every spin, but the total bet per spin can be varied from 0.25 to 250.00 in the currency being used. So the game can be enjoyed by players on a variety of budgets.