Yggdrasil & AvatarUX Present WildPops Slot
Yggdrasil Gaming and studio-partner AvatarUX have released the second game to make use of the PopWins mechanism – a gamification mechanism that works on the premise of increasing the number of ways to win by replacing each single winning symbol with 2 replacement symbols. The team’s new WildPops slot is equipped with the special feature that causes ways to win to be boosted from a starting point of 486 Ways To Win, to a maximum upper-limit of a potential 33,614!
For as long as what winning combinations are made to land on the game’s reels, the PopWins feature will continue to increase the ways-to-win count. Just as soon as the win-sequence ends, the reels automatically revert back to the original 3-rows-high setup.
Random Wilds For Big Wins
But that’s not all, because the minute a player lands 3 wins in any solitary winning run, 2 completely random wild symbols will automatically appear on the WildPops slot’s reels. This obviously makes it even more easy for the winning sequence to continue to be a winning series of events, by boosting the ways to win ever higher still.
Symbols other than the wilds include an entire animal kingdom: pigs, fish, dragons – the list goes on. Playing card symbols represent those symbols in the lower-paying range. The game has a definite Asian feel to it, with the symbols and the outer wooden frame completing the themed picture.
The wild symbol features prominently all throughout the game, and even when the special Bonus Mode is in play. The Bonus Mode, incidentally, functions much in the same way as would a typical video game. This makes the game even more refreshing and out of the ordinary.
PopWins x7 Triggers Bonus Mode
In order to trigger the special Bonus Mode feature, players must first fill the WildPops reels with 7 symbols from PopWins. This will award the player with 3 free lives. How this plays out on the reels is that once the Bonus Mode has been triggered, failing to secure a win – thereby interrupting the winning sequence – will not make the game revert back to its original base-game ways-to-win format. Instead, the reels will remain expanded for as long as there remains in play an available “free life”.
What’s more, every win registered during the slot’s Bonus Mode will attract a rising Multiplier value, increasing that particular win by even more.
WildPops is available to play on desktop as well as mobile, so everyone can join in the fun. The maximum jackpot is an incredible 17,707x the value of the triggering bet, so this game has the potential to pay out big wins too.