Hippo Pop Slot (Yggdrasil)
The slot uses a theme from African wildlife, and here is my full review of Hippo Pop:
Hippo Pop uses a 5x3 reels design, and on it are 243 ways to win. Since these pay both ways, you can get up to 486 ways to win.
With the help of PopWins, the game area can expand to as many as 65,536 ways active.
Special features present in the game include a PopWins mechanic, free spins, cascades, and some multipliers.
Betting and Prizes
Hippo Pop allows you to place the regular total bet, and I was able to use $40 per spin that I made. The least amount that can go to each spin is $0.20.
Hippo Pop has massive potential thanks to its high volatility, and with the help of its features, you could walk away with as much as 48,150x the stake ($1,926,000) from a single spin.
However, the high payouts also trigger vicious volatility, and from personal experience, I can say that this slot is highly risky to play.
Yggdrasil has also considered this and they have given the slot an RTP of 96.10% which serves it well.
Hippo Pop Features
The slot will form wins if 3+ symbols show up on consecutive reels. If that happens, the PopWins mechanic will come in dividing the winning icons into 2.
This splitting gives way to more symbols and a number of ways to win. By now, you will be working with 5x8 reels, and as many as 65,536 ways active. With each new round, the game area will reset to 5x3.
With cascades coming in, winning symbols will be removed, and replaced with new ones. This process goes on as long as there are wins happening.
Free spins are always a welcome feature in many slots given their huge ability to boost winnings. I’m glad that Yggdrasil has offered this feature here, and you can activate between 5 and 14 free rounds.
The best part about these free spins is that their multiplier will increase by 1x with each new cascade.
Theme & Design
The two developers went with a rather common theme, wild animals from Africa. The environment showcased in the background consists of a jungle that is filled with lots of vegetation, ad flowers.
It’s a standard slot that offers symbols like Royals (J-A), images of Fish, Hippos, Flamingos, Panthers, Parrots, Zebras, and Frogs.
Hippo Pop is a slot that is so much fun, and especially to gamers who love the PopWins series.
The features are awesome, and so is the design, and style which gives you an interesting gameplay.
I had a very good time playing this slot for real money, but given its brutal volatility, I can only recommend it to more experienced players.