Ever heard of the expression “when pigs fly”? It used to mean that something will never happen, but since the release date of the NetEnt’s product of the same name, believe us when we tell you we recently started believing that those smelly, fat creatures might fly one day. Of course, they will not grow any wings, but, if we are to believe the good people of NetEnt, NASA is about to recruit some of them for their cosmic travels, since it seems that they gave up dogs and monkeys.
The moment you start playing the slot, you will be greeted by Astronaut Pig, standing next to these peculiar-looking reels, which start of as a cross-looking layout with a 1-3-5-3-1 formation, offering only 45 ways to win. As the Astronaut awaits for the countdown and you start landing consecutive winning combinations, the reels will expand up to a 5x5 grid that offers amazing 3,125 ways to win, ending with a rewarding Free Spins feature.
Play When Pigs Fly
The reels are set in a space centre, right in front of the space shuttle that is about to blast into space. The colourful, cartoon-like graphics resemble those used in 1990’s popular cartoons, while the wacky soundtrack fits the theme completely, so be prepared for a fun trip down the memory lane. Apart from Astronaut Pig, there is the Logo, female Pilot Pig, Bar symbol, Balloons, and the Cap with wings, while playing cards are used for the low-paying symbols. The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols, but will not appear only on the 1st reel.
How to Play
Before you set off in outer space, set the most appropriate bet so that you can stay in this space centre as long as possible. You can place 50-500 coins per spin, depending on the Bet Level you select (1-10), but you can also alter the coin value, which goes from $0.01 and $0.20.
The lowest you can wager is $0.50, and the maximum possible bet s set at $100 per spin. Since there are no paylines, all you need to do in order to land payouts is land at least three matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting from the far left one.
There are no Scatters in the 2016 release, so all you need to do is land a winning combination to trigger the Re-Spins feature, which afterwards triggers the Free Spins feature. During the Re-Spins feature, the grid will start expanding, after every consecutive re-spin.
Strategy & Tips
Once you land your first winning combination, the layout will start expanding. Try to land five consecutive winning combos, to get consecutive re-spins, and look at the Free Spin Countdown meter set above the Astronaut Pig.
Once it hits zero, the grid will be fully expanded, offering 3,125 ways to win. The Astronaut Pig will then enter the cockpit and start the Free Spins feature, rewarding you with 8 freebies you play on a fully-expanded reel grid.
Try to land as many Logo symbols as you can, since they pay the most, 1,000 coins for five of a kind to be exact. Also, this is the time when you can claim the maximum prize of 480,000 coins.
Mobile players never fear, since Astronaut Pig will accompany you on this space adventure across all platforms. NetEnt made sure that the 2016 release offers the same gaming experience on all devices, meaning that you can play When Pigs Fly slot on your Androids, Windows Phones or iOS devices, wherever and whenever you want.