HIPPOPOP From Avatar UX Review

Developed by Avatar UX studio in association with Yggdrasil Gaming, the HippoPop slot joins the PopWins series by adding attractive new features and a colorful game environment. Plunged into the African or maybe Amazonian jungle we’re not sure, you’ll find your mark among the wild animals looking like sculptures of glass and precious metal bringing a lot of pleasant nuances to the visual interface.

HippoPop is certainly one of the most striking PopWins and we don’t say that every time. Here, not only do the exciting PopWins mechanics allow you to play with up to 65536 ways to win, but there are also other features to pick up like the Unlock Multiplier, Free Spins and the Bonus Wheel to win more and more. That’s all we’re going to see in detail right now in this review.

Don’t shy away from the first hippo you come across, they have bright empty eyes just like all the other animals here: the hippo pays up to 4x the bet, the flamingo pays up to 2x the bet, just like the zebra and the panther. The frog, parrot and fish pay up to 1.5x the bet and the symbols A, K, Q and J will pay up to 1x the bet.

Win when 3 or more of the same symbol appear on adjacent reels, starting from the left.

PopWins & Unlock Multiplier
The PopWins feature replaces each winning symbol with 2 symbols increasing the size of the reels. This phenomenon is repeated with every win and the reels can expand up to 6 symbols high and up to 8 during free spins.

By maximizing the reels, a win multiplier will be activated, increasing with each successive win and applied to all wins.

Bonus Wheel, Free Spins & Multiplier

Increasing the size of the reels to the maximum will trigger the Free Spins.

Before starting the mode, you will need to activate a wheel that will determine the number of free spins won. Start with 5 free spins and get 0-4 more at level 1 and 0-5 more at level 2.

During the free spins you will be able to expand the interface up to 8 symbols high, the unlocking progression of the reels is not interrupted entirely between each spin and will be reset to the size of the lowest reel. If you manage to unlock all the reels completely, 2 extra Free Spins are collected.

Start the Free Spins with the win multiplier you had before the bonus, each win will increase the multiplier by +1.

During the bonus, the hippo symbol pays out more and more when the reels are large. It can pay 2, 3 or 4 times its value at the most.

If you don’t want to wait too long to start the bonus on the HippoPop slot, a suitable solution is to buy the option by clicking the Buy Bonus button. For an amount of 85x your bet, you can get a choice of 5 Free Spins or try betting with the Bonus Wheel to get up to 12.

Don’t just sit back and admire the beauty of the jungle, get in on the action by spinning the reels and splitting each winning symbol on this highly volatile slot with an RTP of 96.10%. Bets can range from £0.20 to £40 per spin, and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to hit the impressive payout of 48150x the bet by combining the potential of the PopWins feature with the multipliers.