|Game Name||Rakin’ Bacon|
|Family / Series||N/A|
|Game Info||88 Credits|
5 Reels, 3 Rows
|Features||3 Free Games Selections|
Match-3 Progressive Picker
4 Progressive Levels (possibly linked)
Slot Game Review
Rakin’ Bacon is one of the most wildly successful games to come from AGS. The game itself though is a very familiar and classic concept with a fresh (and adorable) coat of paint.
You may have played similar games from just about every other gaming manufacturer; 88 Fortunes from Scientific Games, Gong Xi Fa Cai from IGT, and many others. This game is pretty much the same as all the others; high volatility, a top screen that grows more attractive the more you play, and a randomly triggered pick bonus that awards one of 4 potential jackpots.
The base game is standard for a ways game in this genre. Nothing special here, but expect high volatility. You’ll frequently go on long dry spells in this game.
Randomly triggered whenever a coin appears on screen. And I know what some players are thinking: “The fatter that pig is, the more likely it is to blow and award me the pick bonus!” Wrong. Just like the other games mentioned, that piggy is purely a visual feature. It does not affect the game’s odds in the slightest. However, as in all these games you will trigger the feature more frequently as you bet up.
Once triggered you go into a pick feature. Match 3 of the same token and you’ll be awarded the corresponding progressive.
3 or more scatters will trigger the Free Games. Before you start you’re presented with a standard volatility picker with 3 options. Do you want more ways to win, but less spins? That’s what your options boil down to. Once you make your selection, gameplay proceeds exactly the same as the base game.
I know this game has been very successful on the casino floor, but honestly I’ve played this game a hundred times. This particular variation didn’t offer me anything new to keep me engaged. “Why is successful, then,” you may ask. I think it’s the pig.