The Great Pigsby Megaways Review
There's a famous quote in The Great Gatsby that says "you can't repeat the past" - but Relax Gaming is certainly trying with The Great Pigsby Megaways. In early 2022, The Great Pigsby Megapays was released as a sequel to the original The Great Pigsby but fans of the series were not interested in the Megapays jackpot.
Listening to the feedback, Relax Gaming decided to release the game but without the jackpot giving hardcore Megaways fans a chance to try out this gem. Just like the previous game, this slot plays on 6-reels with 117,649 ways to win and takes inspiration from The Great Gatsby. All the favourite features return but without Megapays this time.
The visuals are identical to the Megapays version - but that's not to say that they aren't stunning at times. When the slot opens up, there is a short animation with a coin falling into a piggy bank within the Pigsby mansion.
During the gameplay, the Pigsby mansion is in the distance and is designed in an art deco style that you'd expect to find in the 1920s. There are funny little touches of the pigs in statutes and throughout the architecture.
As for the symbols on the reels, these are the same from the previous game with Pigsby (inspired by Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby) and a pig version of Daisy from the film as well. The rest of the symbols are items you'd expect to find in the 1920s.
The music contains a jazz score throughout that only intensifies during wins or the bonus rounds. It is funky and definitely fits in perfectly. It's just a shame that we've seen all this before with the Megapays version.
As the name suggests, this slot uses the Megaways mechanic to lead up to 117,649 ways to win. All of the gameplay and features are identical to the previous game with respins and free spins at the ready.
There is no jackpot in this slot and all the relevant menus can be found at the bottom of the screen. The spin button and bet level button can be found in the middle of the screen - like most other Relax Gaming slots.
Most of the statistics are the same as in the original game which is a little disappointing. The stats are still great but just underwhelming as we'd expect something bigger from Relax Gaming. This high volatility slot contains a maximum win of 20,000x the stake - but that's the same as the original.
20,000x the stake is amazing but with no Megapays Jackpot - we thought Relax Gaming might have tried to put up this win. The RTP for this slot is above average as well with 96.08% which is always great to see.
Just like the previous game (the Megapays one), The Great Pigsby Megaways is a solid game with a wonderful design, amazing gameplay and fantastic win potential. It's just a shame that we've seen this all before with the Megapays version.
The Great Pigsby Megaways is perfect for the players that do not want progressive jackpots and want to stick to the base game. However, if you prefer jackpots then we suggest playing The Great Pigsby Megapays instead...