Piggy Bank Bills Verdict
What stands out about this slot is the mechanic: combine two half bills to form a win. Otherwise, the slot has nothing to offer that truly sets it apart from the competition. Nevertheless, what’s there has been executed well.
Editor’s discretion: 14/20
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Piggy Bank Bills Facts
|Extras||Multiplier, Free Spins, Eliminating Symbols|
Theme and Atmosphere
Piggy banks are one of the symbols for wealth, and regularly appear in slots. For some reason, these pigs are usually filthy rich and snobby. Piggy Bank Bills follows in the footsteps of this tradition, without really distinguishing in any way. Nevertheless, the slot is built well.
Gameplay and bonuses
Where Piggy Bank Bills does distinguish, is in the gameplay. Instead of a regular grid, this slot uses three sets of two reels. These six reels in total show half of a bill. Putting two halves together gives you the value for that bill (reflected as a multiplier of the current bet). Multipliers range from 0.25x to 100x. Half a wild will complete a bill, whereas two halves give a mystery win.
Two halves of a Free Games ticket give you access to the bonus game, where you play 8 free spins. During those free spins, the lowest values will randomly be taken from the reels. Unlocking the bonus with two or three scatters will give you a head start by eliminating one or two values from the start.
During the bonus, random symbols will carry a multiplier that then is applied to the whole value of the bill. An extra bill is also introduced, giving you a chance to win 1,000x in one combination – multipliers can also apply here.
Undoubtedly due to that 1,000x bill and the multipliers, volatility is high. Don’t be surprised when a session of free games throws you the equivalent of a handful of coins. Your best chances of a win are definitely in the bonus round, where multipliers, a 1,000x bill, and disappearing low symbols work together to create a perfect storm for a perfect win.
Personally, I would have liked to see the same slot with a maximum multiplier of 200x in the bonus, as that would have made the game feel more balanced. With the current swing towards volatility, I understand Pragmatic Play’s decision. What I’ll never understand is the 5,000x cap put in place on a slot with this volatility. Although the slot doesn’t leave a lasting impression, it’s worth a spin for the mechanic alone.
Fans of filthy rich pigs have been drawn to Piggy Riches or Piggy Riches Megaways. Play ‘n Go offers a more original take on the piggy bank theme with Piggy Bank Farm.