From Straw to Steel – Exploring Quickspin's Latest Slot Big Bad Wolf Pigs of Steel
Quickspin's new slot game, Big Bad Wolf: Pigs of Steel, marks an innovative addition to their flagship Big Bad Wolf series, offering players a thrilling blend of nostalgia and novelty. Set in the familiar farm backdrop, this game revisits the classic tale with a twist – the three little pigs are now fortified with steel, ready to face the Big Bad Wolf. The game's been out for a couple of weeks now, since the 14th of November, so here’s a quick tour if you still haven’t tried it at one of the Quickspin casinos.
Gameplay and Features
Big Bad Wolf: Pigs of Steel is designed as a 3x5 reel tumbling slot game. The game's central attraction lies in its familiar and unique features – Pigs Turn Wild and Pigs of Steel. In the Pigs Turn Wild feature, the Red, Green, and Blue Piggy symbols turn Wild after 2, 4, and 6 tumbles, respectively, adding an extra layer of excitement to the base game. The new Pigs of Steel feature further enhances this, where the Piggy symbols are upgraded and fortified, creating more robust winning combinations and resilience against the Wolf's onslaught.
Bonus Games and Winning Potential
The three distinct bonus games are one of the game's most exciting aspects. These are triggered by landing three or more Wolf Bonus symbols. Each bonus game offers a different level of challenge and reward:
The Bonus Game
Triggered by landing three Wolf Bonus symbols, this game starts with ten spins and a win multiplier that progressively increases. Collecting Moon Bonus Scatters can award additional spins and double the multiplier.
The Super Bonus Game
Activated by four Wolf Bonus symbols, this version includes a non-resetting Pigs of Steel meter during the bonus spins, maintaining upgrades for the duration of the game.
The Ultra Bonus Game
The most challenging and potentially rewarding, it's triggered by five Wolf Bonus symbols and follows a similar structure to the Super Bonus Game, with the added thrill of higher stakes.
RTP Models and Accessibility
The game caters to a wide market with four different RTP (Return to Player) models: 96%, 94%, 92%, and 87%. Naturally, look for casinos that offer Pigs of Steel with the highest RTP.
Volatility and Betting Options
Big Bad Wolf: Pigs of Steel boasts a high volatility rating (5 out of 5), and has a max payout limit of 18,143x vs 2,103x of the original. It accommodates various betting preferences with a minimum bet of €0.2 and a maximum of €100, ensuring that casual players and high rollers can dig into the game at their comfiest setting.
As to be expected, players can also choose to buy special features in the game. By paying an amount equal to 60x the bet, you can get at least three Scatter symbols to start a feature. This option has an RTP of 96.41% vs 96.14% overall. If you pay 240x your bet, you can get four or more Scatter symbols, starting the feature with an RTP of 96.78%. The RTP will also be enhanced in other RTP versions respectively.
Quickspin Producer Clint Andersson shared his thoughts in a press release: “For a long time we’ve been sitting and waiting to create a sequel to Big Bad Wolf, one of our most iconic and highest grossing games. With the launch of our new Live product vertical as well as the release of our first Live game, Big Bad Wolf Live, we figured it was the perfect time. We took elements of the first game we knew fans loved the most and improved them to suit modern players. There is more emphasis on the Piggies this time round, they know the Big Bad Wolf is about to attack and have prepared accordingly by adding fortifications to keep their houses safe and stay on the reels longer.”
Quickspin's Big Bad Wolf: Pigs of Steel is celebrated for its blend of familiar and new elements. While some may be rightfully confused by the team's decision to over-complicate a working game, we think it deserves the attention of both new players and fans of the series. That's both for the production effort and the positive reputation that's been echoing in the slots community since the initial launch. Speaking of, this franchise now also includes the studio’s first live slot, Big Bad Wolf Live, a separate Megaways version that we also covered here, and a Christmas Special which came out in November of 2021 alongside other seasonal slot makeovers. If you're reading this, let us know how you like the series in the comments!