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HippoPop

A wildlife-inspired video slot launched on May 31, 2021; HippoPop is a product of Avatar UX, although its distributor is Yggdrasil Gaming. It is named after its popping hippopotamus symbol that can pay up to X4 its regular payout.

HippoPop is PopWins line’s sixth game, where the series also includes: PopRocks (April 2020), CherryPop (October 2020), WildPops (July 2020), CherryPop Deluxe (June 2022), BountyPop (November 2020), PapayaPop (September 2021), TikiPop (February 2021), PiggyPop (September 2021), RagingPop (May 2022), LolliPop (March 2022), and MonkeyPop (April 2022).

Themes: jungle, caricatures, adventure, tropics, wheel of fortune, and wild animals. Its symbols need three-of-a-kind, four-of-a-kind, or five-of-a-kind.

HippoPop Game Characteristics

HippoPop has grid-enlarging cells, side game that increases or nullifies the buyable two-level (extra) free games, 486 regular win lines, maximal 65536 ways, transferable cumulative win multipliers, random picker wheel, X0.2 to X4 regular payouts, and thirteen total bets.

The loading page’s “play” icon redirects to the HippoPop’s regular 5X3 grid—flexible, frameless, celled and pays two-way—whose background is a light green-lit magical jungle. HippoPop has lowly total bets: $0.2 (minimum bet), $0.3, $0.5, $0.7, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $7.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, and $40.00 (maximum bet).

The HippoPop’s eleven ordinary-only symbols consists of four card values and seven caricatured animals: glowing golden hippopotamus, glowing pink flamingo, glowing green tiger, golden-eyed zebra, purple frog, perched golden toucan, blue fish, golden A, red K, emerald Q, and purple J.

The HippoPop’s payouts are lowly.

Three A, K, Q, or J pay X0.2; four A, K, Q, or J pay X0.5; and five A, K, Q, or J pay X1.
Three fish, toucans, or frogs pay X0.3; four fish, toucans, or frogs pay X0.8; and five fish, toucans, or frogs pay X1.5.
Three zebras, tigers or flamingos pay X0.4; four zebras, tigers or flamingos pay X1; and five zebras, tigers or flamingos pay X2.

The symbols involved in the wins vanish, creating spaces for more cascading symbols in the doubled empty cells. The grid-changing process—3+ reels enlarge from either direction; progressively increases the winning ways—continues until the regular games’ final 5X6 grid or the free games’ final 5X8 grid.

The 5X8 grid (has +2 free games) is exclusive to the minimum five free games (its grid reverts to the shortest reel’s size) activated by the 5X6 grid, which also (like in the free games) triggers the cumulative multipliers (transferrable from regular to free games modes) counter that rise by +1. The 5X6 grid’s three, four, and five-of-a-kind hippos pay X2, X4, and X8. The 5X7 grid’s three, four, and five-of-a-kind hippos pay X3, X6, and X12. The 5X8 grid’s three, four, and five-of-a-kind hippos pay X4, X8, and X16.

Whether triggered or purchased the five beginning free games can be gambled twice using a golden picker wheel whose cyan spanner may pinpoint the nullifying red, “+2” or “+4” or “+5” segments, offering the maximum twelve free games.

The buyable free games cost: $17.00; $25.50, $42.50, $59.50, $85.00, $170.00, $255.00, $425.00, $595.00, and $850.00. The game’s maximum win is X48150 may yield a $1926000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The HippoPop software: suitable for desktops and movie devices; available in 30 languages; supports Chrome, Firefox, Explorer and Edge browsers; limitless/2/10/20/30/40/50/60/100 auto play.

The on/off sounds: rhythmic twanging, shakers and drumming; and tinging, retro, chinking and swishing effects. The animated 3D graphics: glitter, fiery glow, spinning picker wheel, lightning, shaky grid, electromagnetism, plasma waves, and gushing coins.

Luck in HippoPop

The highly volatile HippoPop is a game of luck. RTP rate: 96.10%. House edge: 3.90%. Jackpot winning probability: 1 in a billion.


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