Developer Avatar UX and distributor Yggdrasil Gaming are companies behind PopRocks, which is a video slot launched on April 7, 2020. PopRocks is in the serialized PopWins, alongside: CherryPop Deluxe (June 2022), LolliPop (March 2022), PapayaPop (August 2021), RagingPop (May 2022), HippoPop (May 2021), WildPops (July 2020), BountyPop (November 2020), CherryPop (September 2020), MonkeyPop (April 2022), TikiPop (February 2021), and PiggyPop (September 2021).
Themes: Hanzi writing, neon, card values, mythological animals, and gemstones. All symbols—except the wild—require three, four or five combinations in neighboring reels.
PopRocks Game Characteristics
PopRocks has 486 regular winning lines and maximal 33614 lines, cloned cells, win multipliers, dynamic grid, fifteen symbols, X0.08 to X100 regular payouts, and eight total bets.
The PopRocks’ fifteen transparent cells form a 5X3 format whose gradual vertical expansion is capped at a 5X7 grid. Set among sapphire boulders overlooking a medieval castle; there are fancy, winged and bronze-framed sapphire pillars on the both sides of the frameless grid whose win lines are from right-to-left and left-to-right.
PopRocks’ total bets: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 $50.00 (maximum bet). Another version has: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.50, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $4.00, $7.00, and $10.00.
PopRocks has one special and fourteen ordinary symbols. Special symbol: the substituting wild is a pearl-cut gold gem. Ordinary symbols: briolette-cut amethyst; winged gold; round emerald encircled by green dragon; rhombus amethyst encircled by a serpent; rhombus sapphire on dragon; fiery pearl-cut ruby; gold-framed amethyst; fancy gold-framed round sapphire; fancy fiery pendant-cut emerald; and Hanzi-like green A, purple K, blue Q, golden J, and pink 10.
Here are the PopRocks’s payouts.
Three 10 or J pay X0.08; four 10 or J pay X0.28; and five 10 or J pay X0.06.
Three Q or K pay X0.12; four Q or K pay X0.32; and five Q or K pay X0.72.
Three A pay X0.16; four A pay X0.4; and five A pay X0.8.
Three fiery emeralds or round sapphires pay X0.4; four fiery emeralds or round sapphires pay X1; and five fiery emeralds or round sapphires pay X2.
Three gold-tipped amethysts pay X0.6; four gold-tipped amethysts pay X1.2; and five gold-tipped amethysts pay X2.4.
Three fiery rubies pay X0.8; four fiery rubies pay X1.6; and five fiery rubies pay X4.
Three rhombus sapphires, rhombus amethysts, round emeralds, or winged gold pay X1.6; four rhombus sapphires, rhombus amethysts, round emeralds, or winged gold pay X3.2; and five rhombus sapphires, rhombus amethysts, round emeralds, or winged gold pay X10.
The winning gems and letters disappear explosively, leaving (except in 5X7 grid) twice as many cells as the vacated cells that disproportionally lengthen the grid’s height. Every popped symbol lights up one of the emeralds lined along the left pillar. Each 7/7 fill counts as +1 multiplier before the total multiplier reverts to X1.
Unlocking the 5X7 grid offers random wilds and +2 multiplier after lighting up the pillar’s seven emeralds. The X72188 jackpot is (for X50 bet) a $3609400.00 non-progressive payout.
The PopRocks software: supports desktops and mobile devices; HTML5 technology; supports Firefox, Edge, Explorer and Chrome browsers; available in 30 languages; and has 2, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 100 and limitless auto play.
Background music: classical instrumental. Sound effects: whooshing, popping, and bleeping. The animated 3D graphics: glistening, radiation, popping, free falling symbols, blasting, electromagnetism, neon glow, and flapping gems.
Luck in PopRocks
PopRocks is a game of chance. RTP rate: 96.40%. House edge: 3.60%.