Karate Pig Review
A video slot game as an homage to far-east cultures, with a funny and whimsical twist? We’ll take it, thank you! Apparently, there is something about animals mastering martial arts – remember Kung Fu Panda? Because here we deal with a domestic piggy on a hunt for that biggest honor in karate – the black belt. And if you help it achieve its dream – it may just repay you with a staggering amount of coin!
Set in a glorious Japanese-inspired setting, Karate Pig is a blend of East’s sacred architecture, its wacky approach to cartoon making and well-rounded fun. It’s a five reel, three rows online slot game with 40 paylines. As for symbols themselves, you can either help grow a bonsai tree, treat yourself to some sushi, revel in the wisdom of golden Buddha, pet the cat, be entranced by chubby lady’s violin skills or intimidated by a muscle-flexing buffalo (!). The golden coin with crane and a pig golden coin both serve as a scatter, while a Karate Pig wild does some tremendous things. All about that in “special features” paragraph in a little while.
Awash with spectacular, vivid colors and charming animations, the game fuels the player with just enough enthusiasm for a longer period of time with its fantastic soundtrack and unique theme. There sure are a host of other far-east themed slot games, but Karate Pig stays true to its originality with every step of the way. Read on and you will see why.
An authentic marvel of a special features comes in a form of four different bonus mini games. Landing three pig scatter symbols will take you to two bonus games, Pork Chop Bonus and Hammer Bonus, that you need to play seven times combined, in order to win seven belts of different colors. Upon obtaining those belts, another game, the Final Showdown, awaits and this is where you must show off your fighting expertise in order to win bonus amounts.
And then there are Free Spins, of course, activated by gold coins scatters on first and fifth reels. During these free spins, all of your winning are doubled.
Adding a new dimension to the game through well thought-out four bonus mini games, Microgaming really upped their game along with their already high standards. Not only does piggy have a mission, that only your actions can give a sense of purpose, but you as a player can bask in multi-dimensional approach to fun – be it just spinning carelessly or aiming for glory in mini games.