When Pigs Fly Slot
When Pigs Fly is a 5-reel, 3,125-pay line slot from NetEnt. Yes, you've read that right – this slot has a mammoth 3,125 pay lines. We can really be bothered to do the maths to work out exactly how there are 3,125 pay lines, so you'll just have to trust us. The 'reels' are arranged in a very odd pattern in this game: 1-3-5-3-1. More reels and rows expand as you play, and of course the more symbols you reveal, the more pay lines become available. We think that's how it works, anyhow.
The theme of this game is 'pigs in space'. A party of planet-hopping porkers are going where no pig has gone before, to seek out new worlds and new civilisations, and hopefully to supply them with reams of bacon sandwiches. Joining our porky friends on the reels are playing card values ten through to ace.
Like most NetEnt games these days, you can choose your coin size (from 0.01 to 0.20) and your bet level (from one to ten). There's a cost of fifty coins per spin, so your final wager is always your coin size multiplied by your bet level, multiplied by fifty. When you're ready to bring home the bacon, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout in this game is for three of the same playing card value, which will win you five times your line bet. The jackpot is attained by landing five 'When Pigs Fly!' logos on an active pay line, which will win you 1,000x your bet-per-line.
The pink 'wild' symbol only appears on the central three reels, and substitutes for all other symbols.
Every time you win on a spin in this game, you are awarded a free re-spin, and on each re-spin, a new portion of the reels opens up to give you more chances of winning:
- First re-spin: 3-3-5-3-1 = 135 ways to win
- Second re-spin: 3-3-5-3-3 = 405 ways to win
- Third re-spin: 3-5-5-3-3 = 675 ways to win
- Fourth re-spin: 3-5-5-5-3 = 1,125 ways to win
- Fifth re-spin: 5-5-5-5-3 = 1,875 ways to win
If you win on the fifth re-spin then you activate eight free spins, in which the grid becomes five reels of five rows, giving you 5x5x5x5x5 = 3,125 ways to win! Hurray! We did the maths! On the right of the screen you'll find a 'Free Spins Countdown' clock which will tell you how close you are to obtaining your lucrative free spins.
This game is certainly different. We haven't seen a slot before where the reels expand as you play (and win), and it's certainly a neat innovation. Although there are no bonus games here, the thrill as you score 'cascade' wins is very genuine, and that countdown clock certainly ramps up the tension. The graphics are brilliant as well and remind us of the irreverent cartoon 'Ren & Stimpy'. Yet another classy addition to NetEnt's range of slots.