The Great Pigsby Megapays Slot Review 2022
Relax Gaming is taking us back to the roaring 20’s for an evening of dancing, drinking and a whole lot of winning, in The Great Pigsby Megapays!
Relax Gaming got thier inspiration for The Great Pigsby Megapays from the popular 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby. In 2013, The Great Gatsby soon made it to our screens with Leonardo DiCaprio taking on the lead role as Jay Gatsby. Although Relax Gaming has come up with a clever play on words, we think that Leo looks pretty good as a pig, don’t you think? We can’t help but wonder though, would he have looked better as a ‘Catsby’ rather than a ‘Pigsby’, you see what we did there?
The Great Pigsby Megapays does resemble one slot in particular, Red Tiger’s Piggy Riches Megaways, but this could be because both slots involve wealthy pigs. Like Bonanza and Who wants to be a Millionaire, The Great Pigsby Megapays is another slot that has been fitted with Big Time Gaming’s Megapays mechanic, but will this new feature be a blessing or a curse?
In terms of design, The Great Pigsby Megapays is looking pretty good. The music, symbols and sound effects really show off the roaring 20’s theme and the background is pretty spectacular too. Relax Gaming has gone to a lot of trouble with the theme, but has the same amount of effort been put into gameplay? Let’s play on and find out!
The Great Pigsby Megapays Betting and Symbols
The Great Pigsby Megapays has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet that The Great Pigsby Megapays offers is £/€0.20 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available here is £/€50 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.
The highest paying regular symbol in The Great Pigsby Megapays is the Male Pig, followed by the Female Pig, the Headband, Gramophone and Beer and Cigar symbols. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten.
Wild symbols substitute for all high and low-paying symbols. Wild symbols are only present on reels 2-6.
The Great Pigsby Base Game and Features
The Great Pigsby Megapays is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
Although The Great Pigsby Megapays has all the traits of a Megaways slot, to our surprise it does not have the additional Sliding Reel or Cascading Reel features. The only familiarity that The Great Pigsby Megapays has to the Megaways mechanic is the 117,649 maximum ways to win.
The Great Pigsby Megapays has some excellent features for you to enjoy, along with the additional Megapays round that keeps the base game rather interesting, offering plenty of potential. More on these below.
During the base game, Wilds will always land as an Expanded symbol, filling the entire reel.
Each Wild symbol will come equipped with it’s own unique Multiplier. The awarded Multiplier value on the Wild reels shows how many Wild symbols the Wild reel represents.
The Piggy Bank
Each time a Wild symbol lands on the reels, it will automatically be collected in the Piggy Bank above the reel set.
For every Wild symbol collected, there is a chance to activate 1 of 3 special Modifiers, which are as follows.
- Free Spins – Instantly awards the Free Spins round.
- Great Pigsby Respin – During the Great Pisgsby Respin, a certain number of Male Pig symbols are placed in random positions on the reels, potentially forming a win.
- Wild Respin – Once active, you will be awarded 1 Respin where between 2 and 5 reels will transform into stacked Multiplier Wilds.
Situated at the right side of the screen is 4 Jackpot amounts. The Jackpot amounts are progressive, which means that each time a bet is made, a small chunk of the bet is awarded to each Jackpot amount.
The only way to bag yourselves one of these amazing Jackpots is by patiently waiting for the Megapays logo to light up, which then triggers the Megapays feature. The higher your bet, the more chance you have of triggering this feature.
Once the Megapays feature is active, one of the low-paying symbols including 9’s will be awarded as your Megapays symbol. A special spin will then occur and if 1 or more instances of the awarded Megapays symbol lands, all other symbols will then be removed and each remaining Megapays symbol will drop down and lock into position, respinning once again.
Respins will continue until no other awarded Megapays symbols land in view, or until the Mega Jackpot is won, whichever comes first.
The Megapays Ladder will keep track of how many Megapays symbols you have landed. The total number of Megapays symbols at the end of the feature determins which Jackpot, if any will be awarded.
- 4-7 Megapays symbols – Awards the Mini Jackpot.
- 8-11 Megapays symbols – Awards the Midi Jackpot.
- 2-14 Megapays symbols – Awards the Major Jackpot.
- 15+ Megapays symbols – Awards the Mega Jackpot.
The Great Pigsby Megapays Free Spins
The only way to trigger the Free Spins round is through the Piggy Bank feature. Once the Free Spins round is triggered, you will be awarded 10 Free Spins.
During the Free Spins round, each time a Gold Envelope symbol lands, you will receive +2 Free Spins and one of the low-paying symbols will be deactivated on the reels. In all upcoming Free Spins, all instances of the deactivated symbol(s) are replaced by a high-paying symbol.
The 10 symbol being the lowest paying will be deactivated first, followed by the second lowest and so on. Once all low paying symbols are deactivated, any Gold Envelopes that land will only award +2 Free Spins.
All deactivated symbols can be replaced by either the same high-paying symbol or different.
The Great Pigsby Megapays: Our Verdict
The Great Pigsby Megapays is a great slot and a funny play on a popular movie, but something tells us it will appeal to a very certain kind of player.
We’re all looking for that big hit when we play slots, but when you’re playing a Megapays slot you’re looking for those absolutely life changing amounts. We’ve seen it happen before in bonanza, and like bonanza, The Great Pigsby Megapays will appeal for dreamers everywhere who are convinced that the Mega prize is as good as theirs.
Of course, The Great Pigsby Megapays holds its own even if you don’t consider the Megapays mechanic, with wins of up to 20,000x possible through regular gameplay. Something tells us this is more of a theoretical figure than a realistic one though, but we’ll believe it when we see it ourselves.
Overall, The Great Pigsby is an awesome instalment with great potential, but proceed with caution because the Megapays mechanic is as heartbreaking as it is exciting.