Belatra Games’ money-making pig has returned to the reel set in the studio’s latest Christmas-themed title, Merry Hog


Out now




Merry Hog is a 5×4 reel slot with 20-paylines and a maximum win of up to x5,000 the player’s stake.




96.08 per cent


Low value symbols come in the form of candy canes, biscuits, Christmas tree cookies and diamonds. If the right number of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.1 and x2.5 the player’s wager. 

Next up, ginger cats, female pigs and bulldog police officers depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.5 and x25 the player’s preferred bet. 

Wild rich pig symbols can also appear, substituting for all the aforementioned paytable symbols, but for none of the game’s bonus symbols. 

One bonus symbol available is the magic safe symbol. These safe symbols work as mystery symbols. Landing in stacks, they will reveal identical symbols at the end of each spin they appear on. 

These safe symbols will remain on the reels with each spin they appear on, nudging one row down with each spin until they have nudged down to the bottom. Although the magic safes will appear on subsequent spins like this, they can reveal different symbols on each nudge. 

Throughout the game, ‘+1” pig symbols can appear, causing safe symbols to nudge one space upwards if they appear together on the same spin. 

Bronze, silver and gold coins can also be revealed by the magic safes, appearing with monetary values between x1 and x2,500 the player’s wager that will be instantly awarded when they appear on the reels. 

Bonus piggy bank scatters can drop into play, triggering the free spins feature if three or more land on the same spin. 

During these free spins, a win multiplier starts at x1 and increases by one with each free spin that occurs. Additionally, multiplier symbols can appear in this bonus game mode to increase the win multiplier by x2, x3 or x5. 

Finally, ‘police control’ symbols are available in the free spins game mode, causing safe symbols to freeze in their positions for three spins, rather than nudging down on each spin. 


Sergey Chernyavski, Belatra Games’ CCO, commented: “Merry Hog is more than just a game; it’s a celebration of the festive season that is packed with surprises and potential big wins. We invite players to dive into this joyful adventure that promises a blend of fun and excitement.”



To try your hand at the Merry Hog demo, click here.