It may only be January, but Pig Winner stands a chance of being awarded the title for the Most Interesting Slot Game Title this year. However, the fact the game is released in January does reveal the theme in store for us here – the Chinese New Year. Yes, it is that time again, and RTG has been inspired by the Year of the Pig to come up with this game. Is it worth playing?
Five reels are shown on the screen in this game. Instead of opting to include paylines, they have gone for the popular 243 ways to win format.
There are numerous options for you here, designed to suit players with all kinds of budgets. So, just use the controls given in the game to find a bet that suits you for each spin.
Since this is about the Chinese zodiac, you won’t be surprised to spot a pig popping up occasionally. This is a grouped wild and is shown in gold. It also carries with it a 2x multiplier, so if you get a wild included in a winning combination, you’ll win double what you usually would.
The yin yang symbol often features in Oriental-themed games and it does so here as well. Watch out for this to appear as a scatter.
Find three yin yang scatter icons here and you will secure eight free spins. You might recognize the number eight as a lucky one in China, so it makes sense it is used in the game. These include more scatters and wilds than the base game would typically include. That means a greater chance of securing more wins. You also have the chance to trigger your free games again – up to two more times.
Pig Winner is nicely designed and benefits from including other zodiac symbols as other paying icons. Just line up enough of them from left to right and the relevant prize will be yours.
RTG has done well with this one. We doubt it will be the only Chinese New Year game to be released this year – you generally see a few with each January that passes. However, this game is a great place to start.