Pork Knox: Slot Overview
Fort Knox, located in the state of Kentucky, is famous for its colossal store of gold bullion. Deep within its thick walls lies around 4,580 tons of the stuff, equating to approximately half of the country’s considerable gold reserves. Less well known is that amidst the stacks of gold bars are priceless treasures such as the Declaration of Independence, the Magna Carta, and the Gutenberg Bible. In other words, if you want to store riches, Fort Knox is one of the best places on earth to secure them.
Players will be hoping Evolution Gaming owned developer NetEnt‘s porcine version, Pork Knox, isn’t sealed up so tight. In a clone of Vegas Night Life, triggering the Cash Stacker feature lets you inside the building where three jackpots are up for grabs. As well as this main feature are free spins, mystery symbols, and instant cash prizes.
Going with a banking theme means the stolid building in the background lacks the brightly lit energy of Las Vegas’ Strip. Aside from this graphic change, the rest of the game has remained the same. So, players spin a 5-reel, 3-row game grid utilising 20 fixed paylines to land winning combinations across. With no guards, barbed wire, or security cameras in sight, the bank looks like it might be a cinch to crack.
Of course, don’t expect easy access to winnings, though, where volatility has been rated medium. The RTP comes in a variety of forms, so make sure to check the help files to be on the lookout for the most giving 96.02% version. Of that, 4.07% is allocated for the jackpot contribution as well as the starting seed value. Stakes may be set from 20 p/c to £/€100 per spin, on any device, with 3.7% of each wager feeding the jackpot.
There aren’t many piggy banks in Pork Knox until you’ve triggered the Cash Stacker feature. Until then, the most common symbols used in the base game or free spins are low pay card suits and higher value keys, cash, gold coins, and gold bars. Values of the premium symbols range from 5 to 15 times the stake for five of a kind, and there are no wild symbols in Pork Knox to help complete line wins.
Pork Knox: Slot Features
Central to Pork Knox’s charm is its trio of jackpots, winnable from the Cash Stacker Bonus game. Side features include a Pick Me feature leading to one of three different rewards.
Landing 3 vault scatter symbols on the reels transforms them into Pick Me symbols which players get to choose one. If more than 3 scatters are present, the potential prizes are increased. From here, you can win instant cash, free spins, or the Cash Stacker bonus game.
If instant cash is drawn, the amount awarded is influenced by the number of scatters. So, 3, 4, or 5 scatter award 7.5-250, 15-500, or 30-1,000 times the bet, respectively.
The number of free spins up for grabs is 5, 10, or 15, depending on the number of scatters which triggered the Pick Me feature. During free spins, all bet line wins are multiplied by x3. For the record, free spins cannot be retriggered.
The Cash Stacker is a bit more complex and is where the three jackpots may be collected. In this feature, the grid changes to one where the 5 reels are 5-6-7-6-5 rows high, and only piggy bank Cash Stacker symbols can appear. Each Cash Stacker symbol is assigned a random value of 0.25 to 15 times the stake and moves to the lowest unoccupied space on its reel, remaining there until the feature ends.
The round starts with 3 spins, resetting when a symbol lands, ending when spins run out. Then values in view are awarded. If row 2, 3, 4, or 5 is filled with symbols, the values in those rows are multiplied by x2, x3, x4, or x5, respectively. Additionally, filling reel 2, 3, or 4 awards the Mini, Mega, or Midi jackpot.
One more minor base game feature for the road is Mystery Symbols. These can appear anywhere on the reels and transform into any one of the other symbols except scatters when the reels stop.
Pork Knox: Slot Verdict
There’s not a whole lot separating Pork Knox from Vegas Night Life, nothing really, except the new visuals. As such, both games share the same pros and cons. On the bright side, Pork Knox looks alright, possessing a cool, business-like vibe that springs to life when the Cash Stacker is active. The piggy bank motif has been done over and again, but it must resonate with a lot of players since developers are keen to keep dragging it out. It fits the Fort Knox idea too, though on the whole, the bank thing is not as vivacious as the previous Vegas-based game.
For a seemingly simple-looking slot, there are quite a few features tucked away as well. Instant prizes can be quite good at times, yet you’ll need a fair whack of luck to hit the upper end of the spectrum, to collect an instant 250-1,000x the bet. Outside of these, your best chance for winning stacks of cash is hitting the Mega Jackpot. In the grand scheme of things, Pork Knox’s Mega isn’t going to utterly turn lives around compared to the big progressives out there. It starts at 1,000x and is expected to hit five-figure numbers, making it a fairly modest yet solid amount to suit what the rest of the game does.
If you’re after a jackpot slot that probably wouldn’t change everything if you won it but possibly won’t tear your arms off if you don’t, then Pork Knox might well fill the need. There are plenty of features on hand to keep you busy, the presentation is okay, and there is a chance the Mega climbs to a respectable value.
Pork Knox might be worth checking out to satisfy your curiosity, but it’s bound to fall into the abyss much like its sibling slot.