PopRocks is fresh, unconventional and visually impressive game. You will win from the increasing of the rows on each reel, multipliers that increment by 1 or 2 and a bonus mode.
PopRocks is a product of the collaboration between Yggdrasil and Avatar UX. It is the first game of the PopWins slot series with mystical gems unleashing arcane powers. These pop, multiply and expand, which results in increased win ways up to 33,614.
PopRocks has a default grid of 5 reels and 3 rows, which expands during some of the features. It offers 486 ways to win thanks to paying both ways mechanics of the 243 ways. With the help of some of the features, you can play with up to 33,614 win ways active! To score payouts you are required to land matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from reel 1.
The game is full of features to benefit from. Central to it is the PopWins feature that can result in more rows and thus more winning ways. After you collect 7 pops in the container you trigger the Multiplier feature. It increments the multiplier by 1. When you play with the max win ways, the Bonus Mode is triggered and the multiplier starts increasing by 2.
Players can choose wagers from 0.10 to 30 credits to spin the reels of this slot with very high volatility and an RTP of 96.8%. The hit frequency is 22%. The maximum you can win is 72,188 times your stake per spin or £2,165,640 when using the largest bet size.
The theme of the game is mystical and it is enhanced with the help of the epic and dramatic soundtrack. The graphics are clear and crisp giving you a nice futurist feel.
On the reels, you will see Asian style J, Q, K and A royals. There are also gemstones in 4 colours and symbols captured by 4 different dragons. The background and grid are both in different shades of blue with a fluorescent glow. The details and precision of the images are impressive. This is something we all expect from Yggdrasil.
The paying symbols can be divided into 4 categories: low, medium, high and super high ones. The low-value symbols are 10 to A Asian-styled card icons. The A pays 4x, 10x and 20x stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols.
The medium ones are 4 gemstones – a green, blue, purple and a red one. The premiums are gemstones captured by dragons in blue, purple, green and golden. Only one of the symbols is the super high-rewarding and it is the red gemstone. It gives you 20, 40 and 100 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols.
There is a wild symbol that plays the role of missing other symbols. Keep in mind that high and super high symbols don’t appear organically from spins but only from Pops. More about this read in the features below.
After you get a winning combination, you trigger the PopWins feature. As a result, the winning symbols pop off the reels and each of them is replaced by 2 new ones. This increases the number of symbols on the reels to a maximum of 7 on each.
On the right of the grid, you see displayed the current win ways. The left side is reserved for the multiplier meter. It lights up every time the symbols are popped. Every group of 7 popped symbols increases the multiplier by +1. There is no limit to its size, which means that you can increase the multiplier unlimitedly.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 of the high-value symbols pay 40, 80 or 250 times your stake. The super high-value pink gemstone appears in the PopWins feature too. It rewards 80, 200 and 2,500 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols, respectively. Each pop increases the number of win ways to a maximum of 33,614. The pops continue until you fail to score a win.
Whenever you get expanded each of the 5 reels to its maximum of 7 rows high, you trigger the Bonus Mode. You will now have a wild added and the multiplier will increase by +2 instead of +1. You will see one symbol appearing from each pop. As mentioned, here the winning ways are 33,614 due to the increased grid and paying both ways mechanics.
PopRocks is a unique slot with very high volatility and a top reward of 72,188 times your stake per spin. This makes it attractive, worth your time and the superb graphics add to the many benefits of the slot.
Yggdrasil and the Hong Kong-based studio Avatar UK offer you a game with huge potential. It reminds of Netflix’s show Ice Fantasy. Spin the reels and let the magic happen!