The first little pig makes his home out of straw and the second little pig makes his out of sticks. It is a good job that the third little pig makes his out of bricks, as the big bad wolf can easily blow down house number one and house number two when he turns up. What a clever little pig number three was!
Did you know that the first printed version of the Three Little Pigs dates back to the 1840s, although records suggest that the story is even older? This is our first history lesson of today; needless to say, there are more to come!
Hold on - this isn’t about three pigs!
Forget the three little pigs; instead, we would like to introduce you to their growing family! Four more little pigs have now joined them on the farm to become seven! The theme most definitely errs on the whimsical cartoon side, so reach out to your inner child and embrace this genre. In this way, you are sure to get the very best out of this game and all it has to offer.
7 Piggies is the gaming brainchild of a swiftly growing software provider and gaming powerhouse called Pragmatic Play. Headquartered in Malta, the company also has offices in a host of other international locations, including the UK, Philippines, Ukraine and India.
So why pigs?
Your guess is as good as ours! History and tradition tell us that pigs smell to high heaven, are inherently stupid and thoroughly unhygienic; however, the reality is very different. Research reveals that domestic pigs are the exact opposite, although perhaps not on the smell front!. They are not only providers for us meat-eating lovers of sausage and bacon but also extremely intelligent creatures with complex emotions and fully-formed cognitive brain function.
For those with an interest in pigs - how many of you are there out there? - here is a brief history lesson (number two so far!). Our domestic porker originates from the Eurasian wild boar Sus scrofa, with historical data suggesting that Asian swine were introduced into Europe at the beginning of the 18th century. This carried on into the 19th century, resulting in a hybrid origin of European big breeds. Here endeth the lesson!
With the recent M&S Love Sausage - a heart-shaped and truffled sausage wrapped in bacon - taking the internet by storm, not to mention its customers' baskets, there has never been a better time to fall in love with a porker!
Introducing Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play online slots - not just those little 7 Piggies! - has a huge amount of experience in the online gaming world, producing games in an amazing 16 languages and offering in excess of 150 slots in total. The games are well known for their fabulous animations and gripping graphics and incorporate some amazing themes and concepts. The company is big on R&D and invests heavily in introducing new monthly games.
Let’s get started!
There is a down-on-the-farm theme in 7 Piggies, where we are introduced to the cartoon-style porkers in their little community. The swine play some clever tricks, including forming stacked formations on the reels to increase the potential payouts. As this game has a low to medium volatility level, it can accommodate some tasty morsels to increase your betting balance. A highly rewarding online slot machine game, one of its highlights is the bonus round. This provides an award of five initial free spins and gets even better, as players can add up to 10 extra free spins from the farm’s barns alongside multipliers that can boost potential winnings by a pretty impressive six times. Although it only has a small number of lines - seven, of course - it is rewarding to play thanks to its features, its bonuses, and its unusual icons.
Play 7 Piggies on any device
Available on all devices - mobile and tablet in addition to desktop and compatible with MAC, Windows and Linux computer and/or laptop operating systems - not only does the game have a casual appearance but also bets begin at just seven (not again!) credits. This will appeal to those players who want some inexpensive fun; however, if you want to increase your gameplay, you can place the top bet of a not too shabby £35. All the company’s games - including 7 Piggies - are available for download on a desktop for players who have a slow internet connection.
This farm for little piggies - 7 Piggies, to be precise - includes fields and windmills; in fact, it is these symbols that form the backdrop to the game’s reels. The reels feature more fabulous hogs, each with their own personality, including blue baby ones with dummies in their snouts, teen ones, vampire ones, rockabilly ones, princess ones and even builder piggies. Well, they did build their houses! If you land five of the builders, you are rewarded with 150 coins!
The 7 Piggies wild symbol
Do you fancy bringing home the bacon? If you do, you need to make sure that you activate a number of special bonus features that the game includes. The symbol that gives you the most reward is the impressive golden-coloured king of the pigs, which is also the game’s wild symbol. Offering rewards of 50, 400 and 1,500 coins if you land three, four or five on any of the game’s paylines, it also replaces every other symbol apart from the big barn scatter. This scatter symbol activates a number of free spins when three appear together.
A lucrative combination is five golden piggies for a multiplier of 1,500x, which might just make you filthy pig rich. The winnings drop off quite substantially from here on in, with five builder pigs resulting in 150x and five princesses just 50x.
If you land three of the barn scatters, you are in for some fun! By doing so, you will trigger the all-important Free Spins feature. As already mentioned, you are initially awarded five free spins; however, you can add extras. Behind each of the farm’s barns are either 3, 5, 8 or 10 extra free spins or a 1x, 2x, 3x or even 5x multiplier. This can result in a maximum of 15 free spins or a 6x multiplier.
There is still more! If you land three or more scatters during a feature, you can retrigger another round of free spins; in fact, there is no limit to the number of times you can retrigger this feature. In essence, this could mean an incredible number of free spins with a 6x multiplier if you are lucky!
Fun-loving and light-hearted, 7 Piggies has a slapstick feel to it and a very catchy soundtrack. Gentle on the outside, it can be a feisty old affair once gameplay ensues! Farmyard fun combined with some decent wins makes it a favourite amongst some players.
It also employs some simple and clean mechanics. In layman’s terms, this means players can enjoy a streamlined experience regardless of whether they are veterans or newbies.
For some players, the theme may be a little too cute and the extras somewhat limited. Although there is no denying that there are more glamorous animals out there, we still think the pigs are adorably cute as they enjoy sloshing about in the mud, regardless of their size or shape!
The small print
Pragmatic Play has a huge array of casino games and a portfolio of more than 80 slots, which is a pretty impressive number in the gaming world. The company’s ethos is to ensure that all its games are built and designed to ensure each player is entirely immersed in the experience. Interestingly, the company also provides a bespoke service where it creates customised games for individuals and organisations as requested, incorporating any special themes that the customer wants. It prides itself on its excellent customer care and speedy delivery.
Its games are all available in all major languages and currencies. Importantly, the company can add and deliver additional languages and currencies throughout the world.
Pragmatic Play’s collection of games is well served by its admin area. This is an easy to use area that allows game configuration, for example. It also provides a state-of-the-art reporting tool that delivers up to the minute data on player games, return to player, history, sessions, bets and wins. It also offers the ability to provide bespoke reports based on games, time, geography and currency, to name but a few.
Pragmatic Play supports an easy to use application programming interface (API), ensuring that operators can integrate seamlessly with all its games within a matter of days. The company also has a support team that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help during and after the installation.
All about the performance
As an online gaming software provider, the company monitors and tracks game performance to improve and optimise gameplay for all players, regardless of where they live and how they play.
A responsible approach
Pragmatic Play is also a business to business provider of casino games. It is not directly a business to consumer organisation, as it has limited contact with end users, although responsible gambling is critical to its ethos and something that it takes extremely seriously. It also encourages social responsibility from its licensees and internally within its own organisation. Fairness and legality remain at the heart of what it does.
Control and audit
Each of Pragmatic Play’s games is reviewed on a regular basis by independent and accredited bodies to ensure that fairness and randomness are stringently adhered to. The games are all tested to ensure they meet the strict criteria of the random number generator (RNG) in addition to ensuring they meet the standards of Gaming Laboratories International. For every market that it operates in, it has to adhere to the above.
Like other reputable gaming providers, Pragmatic Play is both regulated and licensed by a number of governing bodies within the industry. Importantly, games are only launched to the market once they receive absolute and final approval.
Protecting the user
As part of its social responsibility and adherence to responsible gambling, all Pragmatic games have been created to include software for player protection. This is also a condition of its licence. On top of this, the company has an internal policy where its games are subject to occasional testing to meet its own quality assurance targets and are then confirmed as such by an independent third party. As an extra, it gives its full support to Gamblers Anonymous. Problem gambling is well known as an addiction and can spiral out of control and cause serious damage to both the gambler and his or her family and friends. That is why Pragmatic Play has various policies and procedures in place to ensure that it can help those who are worried about their gambling to recognise it and ultimately challenge it.
Its procedures are constantly reviewed to ensure credibility is maintained. Its systems and technologies are also regularly and thoroughly scrutinised to make sure they meet the exacting standards of both licensees and regulated jurisdictions.
Are you interested in more games from Pragmatic Play? If so, you are in for a treat, as the gaming giant has a host of new to market games due for release this year. These include Wild Pixies (release date 11 April 2019), Egyptian Fortunes (release date 25 April 2019) and The Dog House (release date 9 May 2019).
* 7 Piggies trademark / license is owned by Pragmatic Play. This site is not endorsed by Pragmatic Play.
|Game Name:||7 Piggies|
|Features:||Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Free Spins, High volatility, 5 Reels|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.07|
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