Game description

Monkey Pop Slot (Yggdrasil)

MonkeyPop Slot (Yggdrasil)Monkey Pop is another outstanding PopWins-style slot that adds to the list of many others that have been released in recent years. I like this genre of slots, and Monkey Pop seems like it could be another great addition, especially since it has some humour alongside its unique features.

Here is more about this new release by Yggdrasil and AvataarsUX:

Game Set-Up

Monkey Pop offers 243 ways on its 5x3 reels grid. However, since it can pay both ways, these are considered 486 ways. When the PopWins mechanic comes into action, these can get to 33,614 ways.

The major features here include free spins that have multipliers, Reward Reels, scatters, and low symbol removal icons.

Betting and Prizes

Monkey Pop doesn’t require much to get started and to play this slot title for real money, I needed just $0.20 per spin. It’s a slot that accommodates different levels of players since the MAX spin costs $100, meaning, high rollers have a place here.

With such a large number of ways to win, coupled with helpful multipliers, and medium volatility, you can expect very huge payouts.

Monkey Pop pays a MAX of 5,787x the stake which is pretty decent for a slot with an above-average RTP of 96.54%.

Monkey Pop Slot Features

The PopWins engine, which we've seen before in other AvatarUX slots, is a big feature of the game. They've made a name for themselves with their engine, which was created to increase the number of ways to win by expanding the gaming area (as many as 7 symbols per reel in this scenario). Up to 33,614 active ways (always resets for the next one) can show up in a betting round.

If you can make the full game area active, you will be awarded two free spins with a random multiplier. This also means that some of the lower-value symbols are eliminated from the reels, increasing the chances of higher-value combos forming. You start with a multiplier of up to 3x for this feature, and it increases with each round (by up to 2x).

Scatters can be used in a number of different ways. Once you accumulate them, the monkeys on the reels will be upgraded, allowing them to pay as much as 10x more.

If three or more scatter symbols appear on the screen at the same time, you will be awarded free spins. An additional Reward Reel spins to deliver to you even stronger multipliers or perhaps more free spins for the subsequent feature.

I noticed that while in this mode, I got fewer symbols since up to five of the low-paying ones will be randomly removed.

Theme & Design

It’s a bit obvious that Monkey Pop comes with some monkey-themed graphics, and that is fine given its title. However, don’t expect the theme to take you to a jungle as there is a lot of Chinese influence that has gone into its graphics.

There are a lot of painting-style images that are visible in both the background and the reels. Different Chinese characters, as well as some low paying Royals (10-A), are present.

For the high-value ones, we have several various paintings of a monkey character. There is a scatter (Bonus Waves) as well as the wild, and these two serve as feature icons.


Monkey Pop looks great, and it can also be a fun game to play. Its medium volatility allows many players to try it for real money, and the graphics will provide a different experience from what we have already seen in this genre of slots.

UPDATED ON: by Shawna Dudley