iSoftBet’s The Fortune Pig centers around the Chinese New Year theme. The game was released around the beginning of the Year of the Pig. In the Chinese zodiac, the pig is the bringer of good fortune. There are many Chinese and oriental themed slot games, which are popular with players. The soundtrack in this slot is somewhat better than that often heard in Chinese-themed slot games. The scene is set with two Chinese dragons, one on either side of the reels. As expected, the colors include a lot of red, yellow and gold. When you win, cherry blossom petals fall and the dragons dance next to the reels.
The Fortune Pig plays out on five reels with three rows, and 25 pay lines. The main symbols include the Stacked Wild Golden Pig, the Money Bag symbols, and the Dragon Scatter symbols. High scoring symbols are the Gold Lion, a Token Tree, and the Triple Token. The lower value icons seen on the reels are the J, Q, K, and A playing card symbols.
Place your bets for as little as 0.25 per spin up to a maximum of 25.00 per spin. Wins pay from the leftmost reel towards the right except for scatters and money bags, which pay any. The highest win on a pay line pays out. The Fortune Pig slot is fairly easy to play. Simply pick your betting level and hit the Spin button to get going. Use the auto spin feature if you prefer the casino software to spin the reels for you. Simply set the auto spins and sit back and relax while you watch the reels spin.
The Fortune Pig offers a couple of good special features. You will find bigger payouts during the free spins bonus round. A full screen of wild during the free spins round comes with a payout of 1,000x the line bet. The Cash Re-Spins round can be quite lucrative. Look out for the Stacked Wild Pig symbols because they help create bigger wins. When you see five Fortune Pig symbols, they pay out with a 20x multiplier. It is possible to win a jackpot of up to 12,500 coins when playing this slot game. This slot comes with an RTP (return to player) of 96.5%.
The Wild Pig symbols always come stacked on the reels. Wilds replace all symbols other than the Golden Dragon Scatter and the money bags. Wild substitutions help create more and often bigger winning pay lines.
When you see three Golden Dragon Scatter symbols on the reels, they trigger eight Fortune Free Spins. The Golden Dragon Scatters can appear on reels 1, 3, and 5. During the Fortune Free Spins round, the in-sync reels are active. During the free spins round, it is possible for all five reels to synchronize their spins. At least two reels spin in sync in the free spins round. While the reels do spin in sync, they do not have to be adjacent to each other. You cannot re-trigger the Fortune Free Spins round.
When you see five or more red money bags, they trigger the Cash Re-Spins round. The money bags trigger three Cash Re-Spins. The money bags that triggered the re-spins stay in place while the re-spins take place. They retain their coin values. During the re-spins only blanks and money bags appear on the reels. Each money bag has a value of between 1x and 40x. If another money bag symbols appears during the re-spins, the re-spins reset to three more spins. If the gold Fortune Pig appears on the reels in the Cash Re-spins round, he collects the bags of money that are seen on the reels. The total that was seen on the money bags then appears on the Golden Pig. This creates more open spaces into which new money bags can drop.
You can play The Fortune Pig while you are on the go. Since the game plays in a browser using the HTML5 technology, there is no need to download any special app. This is great because you do no need to clutter your mobile device with extra software. HTML5 technology makes the slot compatible with a number of devices. This includes iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones, and Android tablet devices.
Begin play by visiting the game lobby of your mobile casino. Tap on the game icon to load it into your device’s browser. The game loads quickly, and you can begin play.
At first glance, we thought it was just another Chinese-themed slot game. However, this is not the case. The special features such as the synched reels in the free spins round, and the Cash Re-Spins are noteworthy. You can find very lucrative wins during these bonus features. Wilds appear in stacks which also makes it more likely they will help create a winning combination.
We do like progressive jackpots and the gamble feature, neither of which appear in this game. Although it would be better with these features, the game is worth playing as it stands. The music featured in this game provides pleasant listening however you can turn the sound off if you wish. The theoretical RTP is 96.5%, which is higher than the average slot game.