Piggy Riches Megaways is officially the world’s most popular online pokie. A data-driven website that analyses online casino data ranks this machine number one. We weren’t sure if Piggy Riches Megaways was deserving of such a title so we put it through its paces. Here’s what we uncovered.

Piggy Riches Megaways Fundamentals

Piggy Riches Megaways is a collaboration between NetEnt and Red Tiger Gaming, under the license of Big Time Gaming. BTG, of course, created the increasingly popular Megaways engine.

The game plays out on six reels and between two and seven reels. The Megaways engine makes 117,649 paylines possible, meaning winning combinations are relatively endless.

Red Tiger Gaming made Piggy Riches Megaways accessible to everyone with a betting range from $0.10 to $10. You can play this pokie on a computer or on your favourite mobile device thanks to it being HTML5 compatible.

A high hit rate coupled with high variance makes this machine a roller-coaster ride. There’s a range of RTPs available too, which we’re not fans of, to be honest. They range from 90.71% to 95.71% for a house edge of between 4.29% and 9.29%. Avoid the latter at all costs.

The most Piggy Riches Megaways pays out is 10,474-times your bet, which is decent.

Piggy Riches Symbols, Visuals and Audio

The original non-Megaways Piggy Riches was fun to play thanks, in part, to its cartoony graphics. Red Tiger Gaming has improved the graphics and added to the fun and excitement.

Traditional royals are the low-value symbols. Money and pig-related symbols are the higher-value symbols. Sacks of money pay out up to 20x your bet.

Symbol x2 x3 x4 x5 x6
Tens 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4
Jacks 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.5
Queens 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6
Kings 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.7
Aces 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8
Piggy bank 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.2
Purse 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.6
Piggy key 0.5 0.7 1.2 2.0
Gold credit card 0.7 1.2 2.5 5.0
Sacks of cash 0.2 1.0 2.0 5.0 20.0

Piggy Riches Megaways has mega wilds that take up entire reels. They contain a prize multiplier of up to 7x also. Landing a couple of these leads to big wins.

Even bigger wins await through who land at least three Mrs Piggy scatters because this triggers the bonus feature.

What Are This Machine’s Features?

Having the Megaways engine in play is a feature in itself. No other pokie makes it possible to have more than 117,000 paylines. Being Megaways also means there are cascading wins. Winning symbols disappear and new symbols fall into their place. This continues until no new winning combinations land.

Landing three Mrs Piggy scatters starts the Piggy Riches Megaways free spins feature. A whee appears after a short fanfare, a while that’s split into two. The top section determines how man free spins you receive. It’s possible to bank up to 22 free spins.

The bottom section determines your starting multiplier of between 1x and 10x. This multiplier increases by one each time you land a winning combination and there’s no upper limit to what it can climb to. We started with eight free spins and a x2 multiplier in our testing. It reached x10 by the final spin and we enjoyed an 85.6x win.

Mr Piggy can appear and take up an entire reel as a mega wild. His appearance means your winning combination’s prizes can increase by up to 3,430x

Conclusion

Red Tiger improved Piggy Riches Megaways but they also played it safe. They had the opportunity to create a ground-breaking pokie but made a decent one instead.

It is fun and it’s easy to see why it has become so popular. The cascading reels and multiplier wilds are a great addition. As are the free spins with an unlimited progressive multiplier. The maximum 10,474x win is another major positive.

We’re not fans of the RTP ranges and even the best RTP is below the industry standard. The maximum bet could also be higher than £10. A £10 max bet is more than enough for the majority of pokie players, but high rollers will avoid this machine.