Happy New Pig Year!
Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone! That’s Cantonese for Happy New Year in case you didn’t know. I forget how to say it in Mandarin, I guess I am more of a Hong Kong monkey. I bet you didn’t even know there were monkeys in Hong Kong. There are loads of us swinging around the jungles in the New Territories!
Today is the lunar New Year- we are now officially in the Year if the Pig. If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 or even 2019 this is your year! If you were born before that, then you are simply a legend. Let’s talk about some of our very best Pig Slots shall we?
What’s Up with those Pigs?
A bit of background first….The Pig is the 12th of all the zodiac animals. According to an ancient Chinese legend, the Jade Emperor decided their ranking based on the order in which they arrived at a party that he had laid on for them. The pig overslept and was late. He was the last one to arrive and had to settle for twelfth place.
In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth which is all good if you happen to like casino games! Their chubby little faces and big ears are also signs of fortune.
Luckily for you, we have a fine selection of Pig Slots for you to try and make some bacon on…..we are not telling porkies (all right, that’s enough of that, Ed.)
If you like your pigs to be skilled in the martial arts, then we suggest you head over too Karate Pig which is a 40 line fun fest with a very generous Golden Buddha. There are 15 free spins to be had in the bonus round.
Then there’s Piggy Riches from NetEnt which is one of or favourite mobile games. The graphics are looking a bit dated, but this slot remains popular because the game play is so good.
If you like Eyecon games, then try Piggy Payout. These are the designers behind the Fluffy Favourites range of slots, so they do pigs well! This game has 25 pay-lines and is pretty volatile, so make sure you manage your bets in relation to your total bank-roll to give your self the chance of hitting a porkie patch.
The pigs are also big players in our Big Bad Wolf slot game, which is a Microgaming favourite. Land 3 Wolf scatters and you’ll get 10 free spins and there’s a fun bonus round called “Blowing Down the House”. Of course there is!
We’ve even got pigs in space on the When Pigs Fly slot. This is a 1950s style toon slot with a very catchy soundtrack.
A Bit More on the Year of the Pig
Before you dive into all of those slots, I guess it would be a good idea to learn a bit more about the Year of the Pig, wouldn’t you say?
Unlike Western astrology, each Chinese sign of the zodiac is in charge for the whole lunar year- so let’s have a look at what this porkie year is all about shall we?’
Well, if you are a Pig (see the years above) then all is good- this should be a good year for you fortune wise. For all you other signs, you’ll need to work out whether you get on with the pigs, as they are the animal that is in the limelight this year!
Signs that are compatible with Pigs include the Tiger, Rabbit and Goat
Pigs in particular love Tigers, so this should be a good year for you if you are one of these cats. A brave Tiger gives a Pig the safety net they need too survive!
Rabbit are also big Pig fans and Goats share many common interests and topics.
What about the least compatible? Well, that would be Pigs and Snakes. Sorry, my slippery friends, watch your step this year.
Monkeys and Pigs also tend to clash.
Have I Gone Mad?
Pigs, Goats, Snakes, Tigers? What am I banging on about? Let’s get back to the games shall we? Head to our slots section and pig out to your heart’s content!