Relax Gaming has given F Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 literary masterpiece a very silly porky makeover to create The Great Pigsby. Played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game engine, it comes with expanding wilds, wild reel re-spins and a free spins round where the lower value symbols are gradually removed from play. Stakes on all devices range from between 10p and £200 per spin.
There’s a glossy, art deco feel to the design here. The reels are set against a luxurious mansion. There you’ll find lower value diamond encrusted A to 10 symbols, medium value champagne glasses, jade rings and gramophones and higher value piggy equivalents of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the latter on adjacent reels for a payout of 0.7, 1.5 or 2 times your total stake. The piggy bank coin is the wild. Whenever they land, they expand to turn the whole of the reel wild. All wilds are collected in a piggy bank which give the opportunity to trigger 1 of the bonus feature.
Free Spins feature - 10 free spins are awarded here. On every second free spin, 1 of the lower value symbols is removed and replaced by a mystery symbol that can turn into a medium or high paying symbol. By the final 2 free spins, only medium and higher value symbols will be in play.
Wild Reels feature - you’ll be awarded a re-spin where between 2 and 4 reels will be wild. These stacked reels can hit anywhere apart from reel 1.
Great Pigsby Spin feature - this can trigger at random on any spin. Extra top paying Pigsby symbols are added to the reels and a new payout calculation is made.
The porky theme is faintly ridiculous but Relax Gaming has put plenty of resources into The Great Pigsby. The visuals are terrifically well done and there’s a jaunty backing track playing throughout. It all comes together very nicely. The features aren’t bad either. The expanding wilds come along regularly enough and the extras on offer from the re-spins and free spins make them both well worth hitting.
The Great Pigsby won’t go down as a classic like Fitzgerald’s famous story. It’s a supremely silly but still rather player slot though. If you like pigs, NetEnt’s Piggy Riches can’t be beaten.