User Review( vote)
Introducing PopRocks by Yggdrasil Gaming
The PopRocks slot is the latest release from the development team at Yggdrasil Gaming and Avatar UX, and plays out over 5-reels and this is the first in the PopWins series where you can unleash the powers that pop in the mystical gems, multiply and have the opportunity to win 33,614 ways to win with rewards of up to 72,188x your stake on every spin. PopRocks can be played on all devices from 10p per spin up to a maximum of £30 a spin. The return to player is high in comparison to many of the competitor games standing at 96.8%. The slot looks fabulous regardless of the device you choose to play it on.
The theme in this slot is mystical which is executed perfectly thanks to the addition of the dramatic soundtrack and the sharp, slick graphics. There is a futuristic feel to the symbols that are used with the low paying symbols comprising of an Asian styled playing cards Jack through to Ace. The royal symbols pay 4, 10 or 20 your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 across one of your pay lines.
Medium valued gemstones are the next set of symbols you will come across with the red gemstone being worth the most paying a generous 20, 40 or 100x your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in a win combination. There is also a wild which substitutes for all symbols to help create winning combinations. Finally, there are the high value symbols which will only appear as Pops.
Wagers and Details
Once you have the game screen up, play begins on the 5-reels and 3-rows providing you with 486 ways to win. In order to form a win, you need to land matching symbols next to each other on your reels starting from your 1st reel. The PopWins feature, two new symbols can replace winning symbols and will expand the reels, this then results in 7 rows coming into play which in turn gives you a massive 33,614 ways to win.
Bets start from 10p per spin to a maximum £30 per spin, with the auto play option you can pick from 2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 100 or limitless and you also have the option to play at fast or normal speed and if you activate a bonus feature you can stop the auto play all together. There is no doubt that PopRocks is a high variance slot, and if the Pops are active you can get even higher value symbols which increase your win potential even further. The slot has a hit rate of 22% and the maximum win is 72,188x stake. The return to player in PopRocks is high in comparison to other games standing at 96.8%. Currently, there are just 100 slot games available with an RTP on par with or to rival this one.
This slot is unique as any winning combinations you create provides you with more symbols equating to more ways to win and a higher chance of winning. It is highly volatile as it revolves around you collecting 7 pops and these then increase the multiplier. To land big wins you need to expand your reels to hold 7 symbols as each carries a multiplier that increases by 2 every time.
PopRocks has some excellent bonus games with the one at the centre being the PopWins feature as this can lead to more rows and ways to win. You need to collect 7 pops in your container, and you will activate the Multiplier feature which leads you to increases in the multiplier by 1. When you have selected with maximum ways to win, the Bonus Mode feature comes into play where the multiplier increases by 2 each time.
To activate the PopWins feature you need to land a winning combination, then the winning symbols then ‘pop’ and are replaced with two new symbols. This increases the number of symbols and peak at 7 symbols per reel. The pops can produce the high value symbols which are worth substantial more than the others. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of the high value gemstone symbols and you will be rewarded with 40, 80 or 250 times your stake respectively. The super high value gemstone is the pink one and pays 80, 200 or 2,500 times your stake for landing 3, 4 or 5 in a combination. Each ‘pop’ you land increases the number of ways you can win, and the ‘pops’ only come to an end when you land a spin and there are no new winning combinations from it.
When you have landed all 7 ‘pops’ the multiplier feature kicks in and the multiplier then increases by one. To the left of your reels is your pop container so you can see how you are progressing and there is no limit on the number of multipliers you can be rewarded with.
When it comes to the Bonus Mode feature, it comes into play when all your reels contain seven symbols. This then causes a random wild to be added to your reels, the multiplier then increases by two for every 7 pops you land and for each pop a new symbol also comes into play.
Although PopRocks may appear challenging once you have played a few spins you will soon get the hang of things. There is some excellent win potential and I can see that not only this slot, but the entire new series will quickly amass a devoted following.