If you’re fed up with games that take themselves too seriously, then take a look at the Pop Slot Game from Big Time Gaming.
The third in the series and following hot on the heels of previous titles Donuts and Chocolates, Pop slot game is a simple and fun slot that offers plenty of potential. Line up the symbols in the right order, and you could collect up to a whopping x66,960.
The visuals set the action in the middle of a fairground, with an illuminated neon Big Wheel just visible in the backdrop. Plenty of stalls can be seen dotted around, but there’s a clever reference to one of BTG’s previous games with the prominent Donuts stall.
Similar to the two previous titles in this series, the reels are a compact 4×4 with 256 ways to win. This means it’s all about matching symbols on adjacent reels rather than traditional paylines. Betting is on the modest side, starting at €0.20 and rising to €20.00.
The theoretical RTP is 96.54% which just tips this slot over the average for slots. The volatility is high, so you can expect to be waiting a while for the wins to start to land – but there’s a better chance of bigger payouts.
There’s nothing too complex about the paytable, with playing card royals as the low pays and a series of coloured balloons as the premium symbols.
A brightly coloured rainbow balloon is the wild and can appear on reels 2-4. This can substitute for any of the regular pay but may also contain a multiplier of up to x4. Any wins will be multiplied by each of the wilds and multipliers which are used in the combination.
One of the most attractive features of Pop is the dual movement of the reels. The reels spin downwards while the balloons spin upwards, an unusual mechanic which makes this slot distinctive.
Every time a win lands, the winning symbols will be removed from the board, and replacements will rise up from the bottom. If there are further wins, the cycle will repeat until there are no new matches.
The big golden coins are the scatter, and if you land three at once, it will trigger the free spins bonus. This awards 12 free spins, but players can win three more by landing extra scatters during the bonus round.
Each of the 16 positions on the board contains a multiplier during free spins, which can increase throughout the round. However, the multipliers will only become active for a balloon or a wild.
- Dual mechanics with reactions
- Huge top prize of x66,960
- Multiplier wilds
- Free spins with increasing multipliers
- Expanding reels removed
The purple balloon is the most valuable and pays x2 for a full line of four. In descending order, the other balloon symbols are red, blue, and green.
Balloons, wilds or scatters can appear following a win when the reactions mechanism is active.
Every time a win lands on the board during free spins that uses either balloons or wilds, the multipliers on the positions involved will increase. Landing three more scatters will also increase the multiplier.
If you land three more scatters during the bonus round, you will receive three more free spins.