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Overview Bounty Pop slot
Bounty Pop is the latest slot to be released from Yggdrasil Gaming and invites you to join a band of pirates who are sporting a futuristic look and using the innovative PopWins gaming mechanic. Every spin starts with 5-reels and 486 ways to win, the win both ways machine but a winning combination creates a Pop which expands the reels and offers another chance for you to create a win. Other highlights include multipliers on the Mystery Wheel which can lead to wins of 100x which also includes a feature round which awards free spins and can see players offered a massive 59,049 ways to win. If you want to find out more about this unusual slot, then please read on.
Theme & Design
The theme in this slot is based loosely on pirates however it is many miles away from the Pirates of the Caribbean. The buccaneers are modern and minimalistic to look at and in true Yggdrasil style the slot looks stunning. There is also a fitting orchestral soundtrack that serenades the spins. The music would be at home in an adventure movie and complements the visuals that would fit right in at an adventure movie. Whilst the game play and design are unusual, they work incredibly well.
Game Play & Statistics
The slot plays out on a 5-reels and offers 486 ways to win. Winning combinations can be made from your first to your fifth reels and you can then in effect have 243x2 or 486 ways to win from the outset. It is easy to create wins by just landing three or more matching symbols on reels next to each other.
When it comes to placing your bet, you can start with a minimum of 20p per spin, up to a maximum of £20 per spin. The slot offers auto spins and to start this you can use the arrows that are located above the spin button and you can then choose between 10 – 1,000 auto spins and you can also use the quick spin play that you can also access via the settings.
The return to player is a solid 96% and the slot offers a hit rate frequency of 20% and this means that you can theoretically create a win on one in every five spins. The maximum you can win is a massive 55,000x your stake per spin which is incredibly high.
When it comes to the symbols you can expect to come across are the lower paying royal cards Jack through to Ace along with seven higher payers that are made up of pirates from the future from all four corners of the globe. The orange-tinged pirate king is the most valuable symbol and will reward you with 1, 3 or 6x your stake for landing 3, 4, or 5 in a combination. Whilst this does not sound that much, the game mechanic in use does mean that you can land big clusters of matching symbols with the opportunity for good pay outs too.
When it comes to the bonus features the PopWins is central to the action, and the expanding reels can add extra symbols and ways to win whilst also bring Mystery Multipliers into play. There is also a free spin feature and a demo feature all of we can look at now.
The first feature is the PopWins feature which is the engine that powers the slot features, when you land a winning combination the winning symbols explode, and others fall in to replace them. Better still is an extra symbol gets added to the row where the winning symbols appear. These extra symbols increase the number of ways you can win, in the base game each reel can reach up to six reels high, which can give you up to 7,776 ways to win on each base game spin.
Next is the free spins feature, which is activated by landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters on the same spin, and you will then go on to play with 6, 9 or 12 free spins. You then use the gamble wheel to win more additional free spins.
In the free spins the reels can reach up to 9 symbols high as opposed to 6 in the base game. The configuration for the reels during the free spins is random and this means that there is up to 59,049 ways to win on every free spin.
The reels do not fully reset following a Pop that does not produce a win during the free spins either. Instead, they drop to the lowest current reel height.
When all the five reels reach the maximum height if 6 symbols high in the base game you can activate the Mystery Wheel Multipliers feature or a predetermined number of free spins. The wheel is created using two rings that offer the following potential multiplier boosts. If you land an arrow, you will go onto the inner ring where the prizes get bigger and multipliers apply to the wins from the entire round, and you can expect to win the following.
First comes the base wheel where you can trigger all reels to the height of 6 symbols, the outer ring prizes offered as the arrow, 2 -3x and 5x multipliers and the inner ring prizes of 3-5x and 10x.
Next is the bronze wheel where you can trigger all reels to the height of 7 symbols, the outer ring prizes offered as the arrow, 2 -3x and 5x multipliers and the inner ring prizes of 3-5x and 10x.
Next is the silver wheel where you can trigger all reels to the height of 8 symbols, the outer ring prizes offered as the arrow, 2 -5x and 7x multipliers and the inner ring prizes of 3-5x, 7x and 10x.
Finally, there is the is the golden wheel where you can trigger all reels to the height of 9 symbols, the outer ring prizes offered as the arrow, 3-5x, 7x and 10x multipliers and the inner ring prizes of 4-5x, 7x, 10x and 100x.
This slot takes the classic pirate adventure theme and gives it a makeover, in terms of visual and gameplay. The PopWins mechanic provides plenty of action, particularly if you manage to get the full grid and the multipliers in play. The design of the slot is impressive and offers an old school feeling that is fresh and futuristic and if you put this all together you have an unusual and totally playable release.