Free Spins Rounds
The main free spins feature is triggered by landing three Free Spins scatter symbols on the reels. Before the bonus round begins, you are presented with a free spins wheel that contains a mix of values such as 10,15,20,25 and the maximum starting 30 free spins.
A nice touch here is that the pig that spins the wheel can sometimes adjust the wheel to upgrade the starting amount.
Before starting the bonus round, you also have the option to take a further "free spins gamble" on the bonus round with a second spin of the bonus wheel that will upgrade the starting amount if won.
However, failing to land on this free spins upgrade section results in yet another mini-spin where a stake-based reward is awarded. Whilst it is better than nothing compared to more brutal gamble features on other slots, it is generally in the 20x territory in value, so it's still quite a risk to take.
The Jackpot Wheel feature is triggered once you fill-up the bonus wheel progress bar with gold coins. This is done from both the base game and during the free spins round.
While filling up the meter can take quite a while to fill up completely, the bonus rounds do an excellent job of speeding up this process as golden coins are much more common in this feature.
From the wheel, there are a variety of stake-based jackpots and the ability to trigger the free spins round from this feature.
Squealin Riches Jackpots
- Epic Jackpot 5000 x stake
- Grand Jackpot 1000 x stake
- Major Jackpot 250 x stake
- Minor Jackpot 100 x stake
- Mini Jackpot 50 x stake
While these jackpots are fixed, the values can be increased during the Lock N Win feature, the second feature from which the jackpots can be won.
Lock N Win Feature
The Lock N Win feature can be triggered from the base game or the free spins bonus round, triggering it requires six or more golden coins landing in view in any spin, and this can even include the various Jackpots symbols.
The Lock N Win feature is a simple re-spin mechanic with three spins, land any new golden coin symbols, and the counter resets back to 3. The golden coins contain a variety of stake based instant cash prizes that are accumulated then awarded when this bonus feature completes.
This process continues until three spins play out with no new symbols landing in view. If you manage to fill up this screen of coins entirely, you will win the Epic Jackpot.
Jackpot Upgrade Symbols
There are a couple of excellent interactions in this mode. The first is a Jackpot Upgrade symbol which boosts all the value of the jackpots when it lands.
Landing a Jackpot Upgrade increases the value of all jackpots by 1 tier, to a maximum of double their value.
The second is a rare Multiplier symbol that boosts the value of all of the golden coins.
Landing a Multiplier Upgrade instantly multiplies all on-screen cash values by up to 10x their original value.
Bonus Buy Feature
The Bonus Buys where allowed are activated from the Shopping Trolley icon. Players with access to this feature can bypass the base game and skip straight to the bonus rounds. With some of the most unusual costs based on bet size we've ever seen for a bonus buy option.
- The Free Spins Wheel cost is 55.02x total bet.
- The Bonus Wheel cost is 33.24x total bet.
There is very little difference with the RTP when using these options with values of 96.01% and 96.00%, respectively, if playing strictly using these bonus buy features.