With so many different slots out there, many themed on top movies and video games, and some based on literary classics; it is strange to think that no software provider has ever focused on The Great Gatsby. That is, until now. This January, Relax Gaming – one of the smaller providers online – decided to do precisely that.
Having such a small-scale software developer take on such a grand theme as The Great Gatsby was always going to be a risk. However, the game producers have made it their own, by working pigs into the game. It may sound bizarre, but it works.
Whether it is to avoid copyright infringement or merely to put their own spin on it, Relax Gaming have chosen to use piggies and porkies aplenty in this release. The best-paying pig (the equivalent of Jay Pigsby) can dish out non-progressive prizes in this 5-reel, 243 ways to win title. Wagers are also cheap, costing as little as 10p a pop at their most inexpensive.
Even without the art deco, and other thematic imagery, it will be plainly evident to all who each character is supposed to be, and what the theme of The Great Pigsby – as the game is being called – is.
At any moment and without notice, The Great Pigsby may appear on the reels and offer a free re-spin with only the highest value symbols on the reels. That’s not all the game can offer, though.
Wilds are of immense value in this slot. Not only will they replace any other icons (without exception), they will also expand to cover whatever reel they appear on. But they aren’t done there; wilds will also drop themselves into a piggy bank, where they are collected. Once enough wilds have been stored up, a wild re-spin or free spin bonus is triggered at random.
In the wild re-spin bonus, between 2 and 4 reels become entirely wild for a single spin. Alternatively, the free spin bonus offers 10 spins with every second spin seeing a low-value symbol removed from the reels and replaced with a high or medium paying mystery symbols.
With free spins and re-spins aplenty, The Great Pigsby is a tidy and neat game for Relax. It may not be the authentic Great Pigsby slot that some were expecting, but this comedic, fun at the farm take on the famous novel will no doubt tickle many. It is available to play at all top sites which run Relax Gaming games today.