Hop N Pop Slot (Hacksaw Gaming)
Clearly, multipliers are a favourite of Hacksaw Gaming's, and Hop N Pop is one of the most conventional games we've seen from this talented group, at least in terms of aesthetic presentation.
The background of the game has a cartoonish farm, and you'll see plenty of fruit symbols "pop" as they are taken from the grid when they are part of a winning cluster.
Here is my review of the Hop N Pop slot machine:
Hacksaw has chosen a 7x7 grid for this slot, and the Cluster Pays System to work with.
For the features, the developer has favoured Free spins, Cluster Pays, Wilds, Buy Feature, Cascading Reels, Increasing Multiplier, ad a Win Multiplier.
Betting and Prizes
Placing a bet on this slot is quite simple, and I was able to use up to $100per spin. The least amount that you can put in a wager is $0.20 per spin.
It’s a high volatility slot but the RTP of 96.25% helps things out, and especially if you are playing the slot for real money.
I love the slot’s potential and on a good day, you can hot wins of up to 12500xs the stake per spin.
Hop N Pop Features
Every time the reels get into a spin mode, the 2x starting multiplier moves to a new random place on the grid, sitting on top of the symbols. When the symbol that the multiplier becomes part of a winning combo, the multiplier is applied.
Following that, the multiplier will either double in value when it moves to a new spot, or it will split in half.
Whenever more than one multiplier is found in the same spot, the values of the multipliers are added together. You can have up to four roaming multipliers active at the same time, with the multiplier levels ranging from 2x to 64x for each of the four multipliers.
The scatter symbol is a cartoon sun with sunglasses wearing a broad smile. It is what activates the free spins, and I was required to land at least three of them anywhere on the reels in the same cascading sequence to activate the Bonus Round. The free spins feature is divided into three stages, which are as follows:
Three scatter symbols trigger ten free spins with a single 2x beginning multiplier.
Four scatter symbols trigger ten free spins as well as two 2x starting multipliers.
Five stray symbols trigger ten free spins as well as four 4x starting multipliers.
The orange wild symbols are only active during the bonus round, and they substitute for all other regular pay symbols to assist you in forming winning combinations of your own.
During the regular game, the roaming multiplier(s) are reset after each cascading sequence, but this is not the case during the free spins round. The multiplier values, as well as the number of multipliers, will continue to increase indefinitely until you reach the maximum of four 64x multipliers.
Theme and Design
It’s a fruit-themed slot with symbols like The Sun, Vegetables, Apple, Banana, Strawberry, Cherry, and Fruits.
When it comes to Hacksaw, I've come to expect the unexpected, and a simple and basic aesthetic presentation is not something we see too frequently from this developer.
The animated symbols get the job done, and considering the features, fair RTP, and great payout potential, I can recommend Hop N Pop to all levels of players.