If you’re looking for a game that offers gritty realism and explosive 3D graphics, When Pigs Fly isn’t really for you. But if you’re happy with cartoon-like animation and a cheeky, fun approach to playing the slots you could really enjoy this offering from NetEnt.
The somewhat goofy piggy astronaut will appear on your welcome screen and continue into the game itself, standing blinking next to the reels while you play. He’ll occasionally flick his eyes over and give you the thumbs up so you know that you’re doing a good job!
The background is set up to be the launch of a rocket, with puffs of smoke curling around the thrusters and getting ready for lift-off!
Although When Pigs Fly is played on five reels like many other slots, the layout is very different providing an original gaming experience.
Configured to look almost like a staggered crossroads, you’ll see the layout runs from left to right in a 1, 3, 5, 3, 1 formation. Although the reels spin like normal, this design provides an intriguing variation from what you’d usually play on!
Getting in a Spin
Re-spins are a big help on the game, not just giving you an extra go but also opening up more positions on the reels! Every time you get a re-spin, you’ll get two more positions that appear. These extra slots mean that you’ll have the chance to win more easily, increasing the number of ways to grab a prize from 135 on the first re-spin to a whopping 1875 after five re-spins.
If on the fifth re-spin, the reels show up a win you’ll give an extra eight free spins. The screen will immediately light up in congratulations and you’ll have the chance to watch a short animation. This involves the space-bound piggy lying on his back in the control room, and when you get a close-up you’ll see he has the switch for the eight free spins.
During these eight free spins, the reels will transform into five reels and five rows, changing the look of the game and increasing the number of possible wins to 3,125!
All of the re-spins and free spins are played at the same bet level as the original turn which triggered the feature.
As well as all of the free spins, there’s also the familiar wild symbols which can substitute for others on the reels and make it easier to line up a match.
Don’t Blow Your Budget
No matter how much you like playing the slots and would love to play at a max bet all of the time, the chances are you have to limit your budget from time to time.
The five reels offer a huge number of ways to win but you can still keep the stake pretty low if you want to. The minimum coin value per line is 0.01 rising up to a maximum of 0.20; there’s also 10 different bet levels per line.
All of this means that there’s a total minimum bet of 0.50 with a total max bet of 100.00 for the days when you’ve got more money to play with.
Take to Space!
If you enjoyed Marvin the Martian or The Jetsons, you’ll find another favourite in When Pigs Fly by NetEnt. There’s no huge bonuses or progressive jackpots but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a slot worth considering.
When the free spins are rolling, there’s a huge 3,125 ways to win, giving you more chances than ever at walking away with a good prize. And with a theoretical return to player rate of 97%, the odds are favourable compared with some other slots. When Pigs Fly is another great title in the NetEnt collection and it’s one that’s likely to be enjoyed by more new and more experienced players.