Created by Microgaming in 2012, this vibrant slot game inspired by oriental culture is one of the most exciting we’ve seen in a while. The game features cute little maneki neko (that’s lucky cats to you and me), sushi, bonsai trees and even a gold Buddha adding an oriental feel to the proceedings.
Music features oriental strings, a pan pipe and gongs just in case you were under any impression that you’re still in Kansas, Toto. There are also plenty of bonus games on the five-reel slot that should keep even the most hardened of slot players entertained for hours.
The nice thing about this slot is you don’t have to have a huge bankroll to play it. Just 0.01 coins per line will get you a spin, and with 40 paylines available that means you can play from as little as $0.40 a turn. You can boost your coin price up to $0.50 a payline, so $20 a spin if you so wish.
You can also grab some awesome free spins to limit the cost too. To get these you need to land two gold coin scatter symbols on reels 1 and 5. This awards you with 15 free spins that can be re-triggered if you manage to land a second set of gold coins during the bonus round Oh, and did we mention wins are doubled on free spin rounds? Awesome!
Oh, we do love the idea of stacked wilds – you can really clear up with those guys. Karate Pig has wilds aplenty giving you the chance of big, big money! In fact, the maximum you can win on this game is a tidy $80,000!
Karate Pig is jam-packed with plenty of features. To trigger the bonus rounds you’ll need to spin three pig scatter icons. You are rewarded a different coloured karate belt each time you hit the bonus rounds and you need seven to get to the final round – but more on that later.
Pork chop bonus: Pick three barrels for the pig to karate chop. Each barrel reveals a prize.
Hammer bonus: Head-butt the taros. There are no fixed amount of turns on this, instead the game ends when your pig is stunned.
Showdown: Remember the final round we talked about – this is it. The showdown consists of three fights where you choose a punch combination in each fight. If you win the fight you get a bonus, otherwise you just go on to the next fight. Get through all three battles and you’ll land a pretty neat prize!
Overall – a great offering from Microgaming
We love this game for its plentiful bonuses and free spin rounds that add an exciting edge to gameplay. The game is authentically oriental with a quirky design and soundtrack that is sure to appeal. But the thing that appeals to us more than anything is the game is truly inclusive of beginner and experienced players alike.
Players can spin for very little cash – something that Microgaming does all too well – while those who are in search of an entertaining game with a large jackpot won’t be disappointed with this fun, friendly offering. So, be sure to check out the great Karate Pig slot from the excellent range of games on offer at Lucky Nugget Casino!