Pop Slot (Big Time Gaming)
Pop is an interesting slot game that was released by Big Time Gaming. It’s the third title in a series that this developer is creating.
Some of the most memorable titles in the series is Donuts, a 2018 release that was an instant hit.
Then there was Chocolates which offered gamers much higher winnings, but its reception was not as warm as what we saw with Donuts.
Having played the first two, I was interested in experiencing the third title, and here is my review:
Pop is a very conventional slot game that relies on a 4x4 grid, with up to 256 ways to win.
The slot has several features that include Free Spins, Sticky Wilds, Cascading Reels, Multiplier Wilds, and Dual Reels among others.
Betting and Prizes
Using my smartphone, I was able to place bets as high as $20 per spin.
From what I learnt; Big Time Gaming allows bets as low as $ 0.10 per spin.
This highly volatile title has massive potential when it comes to payouts, on a lucky day, you get to walk away with as much as 66,960x the stake.
Big Time Gaming offers very fair RTP, and I find the 96.54% quite decent.
One of the things that really stand out for me on this slot is the unique spin mechanism that the developer has given it.
You will notice that low pay symbols spin downwards, while high pay balloons, together with wilds float in the up direction.
At first, you get a motion-sickness kind of feeling, but as you get used to it, that clears pretty fast.
As you hit wins on the reels, several winning combos will pop up. At this stage, only balloons will come on top and float upwards to cover the open spaces.
This process will go on until there are no more new combinations on sight.
In addition to acting as substitutes for the regular symbols (but not the scatter), wilds also may reveal a multiplier (4x) within the base game.
This goes a long way in boosting the wins.
Gold coins that bear the BTG logo are what the slot uses as the scatter.
With 3+ scatters, Pops will reward you with as many as 12 free spins. During the free spins, each of the 16 available spots gets a multiplier that may keep increasing during the bonus spin.
Here, the multiplier will come in either as x2, x3, or x4, but the starting position is 1x.
Theme and Design
The slot is quite atmospheric, and on its reels are symbols like Royals, and multi-coloured balloons (red, blue, purple, and green).
Big Time Gaming had massive success with their title, Donuts. However, the second title in this series (Chocolates) was not well received, which may have encouraged the developer to come up with a revamped 4x4 slot. This is where Pop comes in.
It’s a powerful slot that offers all the good things that an online gambler would wish for.
From the staggering payouts, decent RTP and interesting mechanism (Dual Reels), Pop is a slot that offers a lot, and I can recommend it to all levels of players.
However, make sure you are comfortable handling its volatility which is quite high.