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Karate Pig Slot Review

Pork chop your way to free spins and big(ish) wins
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Chop and hammer your way to wins

This Microgaming machine might be an oldie, but this Karate Pig slot game has a spice of fun in it’s five reels.

If you’ve been around playing slots online for while you might recognise this kick-ass pig, if not, but fancy something with a theme that’s a little different, then this Karate Pig slot certainly offers that.

All set in Asian style dojo’s, this has an definite ‘Kung Fu Panda’ style to it. You are the pig who has to climb up the ranks, gaining 7 different colour belts as you enter the bonus rounds.

Once you earn your black belt, you will then enter the final showdown to beat the bigger and mean looking warthog, all in the hope for some decent cash prizes.

Question is, are you up to the task and will you get the star prize? Or full you end up with your face full of much?

Cartoon style graphics and animations

One thing we like about this Microgaming slot game is the graphics. You won’t find any A – 10 symbols here. Each symbol is beautifully created with it’s own animation that appears when used in a winning combination.

The use of the stacked wild appearing across all five reels is a nice touch and is a feature used well by Microgaming, both here and other games like in the Game of Thrones slot.

They creates more wins, though they mostly look more impressive than they actually are. We’ve had some decent base game wins of 20x our bet, but more often than not we get wins that are less than our bet.

The five reels and 40 paylines tastefully decorated and your current belt colour is displayed at the top left of the screen, which is good to know when you trigger the slots’ pick me bonus features.

Pork Chop or Hammer; the choice is yours

Find 3, 4, or 5 of the pig bonus symbols across the reels, and depending on your belt colour, you’ll be given the choice of two pick me bonus games.

The first of which is the Pork Chop bonus. Here you will get to pick from 6 barrels, and on each pick the barrel will drop down. If it contains fish, the Karate Pig will chop it up into sushi and reveal the cash prize inside. Your picks stop when you choose the wrong barrel and create chopsticks from the wood and glue.

A simple pick me game where you can win a decent 50x your bet, but more likely around 20x on average.

The second bonus game is that of the Hammer bonus. Once again you are confronted with 6 blocks to choose from. On each pick the pig will remove the tarp and perform the hammer move with his head to split open the ice to reveal the fish and cash prize inside.

If he fails to split the ice your turn ends and you win what you have so far. Much like the Pork Chop bonus this game can give you 50x your bet plus but expect around 15 – 20x on average.

And then there’s the Karate Pig slot free spins.

  • Software: Microgaming
  • Min Bet: 1.20
  • Slot Type: Video
  • Paylines: 40 Paylines
  • Reels: 5 Reels
  • Return to Player: 96% - 97%
  • Variance: Medium
  • Free Spins: 15 free spins with 2x multiplier
  • Wilds: Karate Pig slot logo is wild and substitutes for all except bonus symbols and scatters
  • Other Bonus Games: 2 pick me bonus games for instant cash prizes
  • Mobile: No
By SlotSumo | Updated: Nov 18th 2015 | Rating 2.6
Stacked wilds, free spins and bonus games

The final showdown bonus

When you do eventually reach the black belt, the next time you trigger the pick me bonus you’ll be taken to the final showdown where you fight the big ass warthog for pride and cash.

Here you get three rounds, and on each round you get to choose which move you are going to use to hopefully beat him. Win the round and you get the cash.

On each round the cash prize increases. On average you can expect to get around 15 – 30x your bet if you pick correctly, maybe up to 50x if you are lucky.

After this bonus game is over your belt colour will go back to white, and you’ll have to start your journey gaining a belt each time you enter the bonus games.

Win 15 free spins with 2x multipliers

We have to say that the other two pick me bonus games are by far easier to get. We’ve hit them at least every 100 spins or so, but the free spins you will have to budget for around 200 – 300 if you want to catch them.

How do you trigger the free spins? Find the golden crane coin scatter on reel 1 and 5, and you will be rewarded with 15 free spins.

Here all your wins are doubled and the free spins can even be re-triggered if you are lucky enough.

Considering how long you have to wait, you don’t win much more here than you do on the click me bonus game; on average expect around 20 – 40x your bet.

Bigger wins are possible thanks to those higher paying symbols and multiple stacked wilds.

Should I play Karate Pig slot online?

Unfortunately the only place you will be able to find this Karate Pig slot is at online casinos. The game has not been made in to a mobile slot unlike some of the other back catalogue of Microgaming slots like Thunderstruck and Hitman.

And whilst you probably won’t end up king of the Dojo, the cartoony style graphics and animations, the two pick me bonus features, and free spins, provide plenty of bonus action to these 40 paylines.

A 96% – 97% return to player rate helps keep the action coming, even if the wins are not always more than you’re betting. You will have to budget for those bonus games though and those free spins are super hard to find.

But if you are looking for something different and fun, then this Karate Pig video slot might just give you a good few spins of pork chop action.

And if all else fails you can always try the Girls With Guns Jungle Heat slot for some blazing wins.

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Karate Pig Review
  • By Microgaming
  • RTP: 96% - 97%
  • 5 Reels, 40 Paylines
  • Min Bet: 1.20
  • Unique slot theme with cartoon style graphics and animations
  • Stacked wilds across all five reels for more and bigger wins
  • Two pick me bonus games for instant cash prizes
  • 15 Free spin games with wins doubled
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