WildPops by Yggdrasil Gaming and Avatar UX studio is the second game in the PopWins series, following PopRocks released earlier this year.
The game opens with a 5x3 grid with 243 win ways. However, the grid can change quickly and can go all the way up to a 5x7 setup with 33,614 win ways. The blurred blue-greenish background creates a pleasant atmosphere, and a lovely zen tune adds to it. The high-paying symbols are expressive creatures from Chinese folklore, the blue dragon being the highest paying one. On the lower side of the paytable are colorful card ranks.
WildPops is a high volatility game, with a 96.2% RTP and max potential win of over 17,000x your stake.
This is a win-both-ways slot, meaning that it pays from left to right and right to left. When you land three or more matching symbols, they pop, and each one is replaced with two new ones, thanks to the PopWins mechanic. The popping continues as long as there are wins, and the grid expands up to 7 rows.
The Multiplier Meter, placed on the left side of the grid, starts at x1, and it will increase +1 for every 7th consecutive pop. Breaking a winning spree will reset the Multiplier and the grid size. Expanding the reels to 7 columns high gets you 3 Extra Lives. When you don't land a win, an Extra Life is used instead, and you get a re-spin, where multipliers don't reset. When you land three consecutive wins, two Wilds are added to random positions.
WildPops is a lively slot with a great vibe, exciting layout, and a nicely balanced math model. The PopWins mechanic and fun features work together in harmony to provide exciting gameplay that is worth checking out.