Hoping to smash open a money box full of coins is the goal in Piggy Bank, a simple 5 reel, 5 payline slot from Play ’N Go. The best chances of managing that come from the pair of pig-smashing bonus features as well as a progressive jackpot wheel. Playable on all devices, stakes range from between 5p and £50 per spin.
The design in Piggy Bank has a cartoon feel – the pink reels include porky-style A to J playing cards alongside a hammer, a gold coin, a stack of money and the Piggy Bank logo. This logo is the best of the standard symbols, offering awards of up to 250 coins per payline. The game comes with a trio of bonus features:
Scatter Pig Bonus feature – land 3 of the smiling pig and you’ll get to smash a pig. That will reveal an instant cash prize that can reach up to 125 times your total stake.
Smash the Pigs Bonus feature – this round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the bonus symbol. You’ll then be taken to a new screen and shown a set of shelves featuring the 8 piggy banks. Choose a pig to smash and in the process, reveal a cash prize of up to 25 times your stake. Keep on smashing until the luck meter runs out.
You’ll notice that some symbols come with a gold ring surrounding them – land 3, 4 or 5 of these gold rings and you’ll win 15, 60 or 300 times your stake as well as going through to the progressive jackpot round. Land 3 rings and you’ll spin the bronze wheel. Land 4 and it’s the silver wheel. A full five gets you a go on the gold wheel. You can advance wheels depending on where the pointer lands – the prizes on offer increase with each wheel.
Piggy Bank is a simple game – you can expect to land both the pick me rounds at regular intervals. A spin of the bonus wheel is much harder to come by. We’d put the variance here in the low to medium range. The design here is nicely done. The cartoon visuals work well and there’s a laid-back backing track that’s a nice fit for the theme.
This isn’t the most action filled slot you’ll see though. The lack of free spins will be disappointing for some but the regular arrival of the pick me extras help. It’s unlikely that this little piggy will break the bank but you can still enjoy some smashing entertainment in the process. I recommend you play NetEnt’s Piggy Riches which has a similar theme and is much higher variance.