Game of the Week – Piggy Detective
First there was Detective Pikachu and now we have Piggy Detective. This latest 5-Reel, 25 payline video pokie from Lucky features a fun detective theme where you can imagine you’re Sherlock Pig.
The game has multiple bonus features and four jackpots that can help you generate a big win. Let’s learn a bit more about this game and the prizes available.
It’s Elementary My Dear Piggy Detective
Piggy Detective is the Lucky’s latest 5-Reel video pokie with a fun detective theme. The background looks like you’re in London and the music is very appropriate for any Sherlock Holmes or detective show you’ve seen on Tv.
The game has many of the classic symbols you’d expect from a detective game, including a smoking pipe, magnifying glass, shackles, and a derringer. The Piggy Detective himself is the Wild for this game and substitutes for any symbol except for scatters and the Golden Piggy Coins.
The symbols are very low paying on three of a kind and you’ll only turn a profit on four of a kind with higher paying symbols. Like many modern pokies, you have to hit multiple line wins to turn a profit on a single spin.
Fortunately, there are multiple bonus features that can help you score larger wins.
Whenever six or more Golden Piggy Coins land on the screen, the Piggy Respins feature will trigger. Every square will fill with Golden Piggy Coins with the last two reels containing dollar amounts. The first three reels will spin to try and catch additional prizes.
Prizes range from random amounts to the Mini, Minor, or Major jackpots. You get three respins to land another prize. If a prize lands, the resins are reset to three. This continues until you run out of respins or you fill every square. If you fill every square, you will trigger the Grand Jackpot.
Jackpots for this game are static but massive for the stakes involved. The Mini Jackpot is worth 1,250x credits. The Minor is worth 2,500x credits, while the Major is worth 5,000x credits. Finally, the Grand jackpot is worth 25,000x credits. Note that each spin costs 25 credits.
I was able to trigger this feature and filled 11 of 15 squares for a win of 39x my initial bet.
Piggy Detective Free Spins
The Piggy Scatter is self-explanatory. Land three of them on Reels 1, 3, and 5 to trigger the free spins games. You will get six free spins and during each spin, Reels 2, 3, and 4 will merge to create giant symbols.
You’d think this would make it easier to make some big wins. That would be true if they didn’t mess with the paytable. During free spins, you’re subject to a different paytable that significantly reduces the payouts for four and five of a kind.
I was able to trigger this feature after some extensive play and only won about 17x my initial bet. The Piggy Respins is a much better bonus feature.
Piggy Detective a Fun Medium Variance Pokie
Piggy Detective is a fun spin on the Sherlock Holmes universe and a fun game to play. While I am not a fan of the free spins paytable, the Piggy Respins feature gives you some fantastic odds for hitting a big win.
While the exact RTP of the game isn’t published, based on my testing, I put this game as a medium variance pokie. Yes, even with the static jackpots, you still have a nice chance of scoring a big win without overly draining your bankroll.
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