Karate Pig Video Slot review

Karate Pig is a 5 reel video slot with 40 paylines and is powered by Microgaming – it is based on a mythical Japanese pig that is multi-talented (sushi chef, fierce samurai, musician, karate champion and philosopher). It comes with a 10,000 coin jackpot that is triggered by getting 5 Karate Pig wild symbols. You can play the game from 40p to £200 a spin.

The slot game has stacked Wild symbols, a Free Spins Bonus feature and a Bonus scatter which activates a Multi-Level Bonus feature. In terms of the Free Spins Bonus feature, you can activate this by getting 2 Coin Scatter symbols anywhere on reels 1 and 5 simultaneously. You will then be awarded with 15 free spins with a 2x multiplier. The free spins feature can be highly rewarding with up to 400 times your stake.

Karate Pig also has a Multi-Level Bonus feature which is called the Karate Bonus feature – you can trigger this by getting 3 or more Bonus Pig bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. You then need to choose between the Pork Chop Bonus or Hammer Bonus features. Every time you complete either bonus feature, you will be awarded with one of the 7 belts in the sequence. Once you earn all 7 belts you will enter the Final Showdown Bonus feature.

Both the Pork Chop Bonus and Hammer Bonus features are classic ‘pick me’ games where you need to pick from 6 options in each. Here is where you will see Karate Pig show off his array of talents as described in the opening paragraph.

In terms of the Final Showdown Bonus feature, this is a 3 round confrontation between the Karate Pig and a monstrous opponent (basically, a weird looking creature). If Karate Pig wins, prepare yourself for some decent rewards.

Karate Pig is not a slot game I play very often – it’s actually one of the worst ones they’ve created in my opinion. The name sounds quite cool but the theme and graphics are not to my taste and it has terrible music. If you fancy giving Karate Pig a go, make sure to play it on silent! Anyway, if you like Microgaming slots, play some of their flagship titles like Avalon II and Jurassic Park which are much better in every single way.