Developer Avatar UX launched TikiPop on February 22, 2021. Supplied by Yggdrasil Gaming, the Mesoamerican video slot is the PopWins series’ fifth game, in a gaming line that also includes: PopRocks (April 2020), WildPops (July 2020), BountyPop (November 2020), CherryPop (October 2020), HippoPop (May 2021), PapayaPop (September 2021), PiggyPop (September 2021), LolliPop (March 2022), MonkeyPop (April 2022), RagingPop (May 2022), and CherryPop Deluxe (June 2022).
Named after the sacred statues, TikiPop’s themes are: glyphs, Mayan deities, tribal patterns, South American civilization, jungle, mythology, folk religion, and stone gods. Ten symbols (diamond-embedded shield, blue-and-golden god, purple-and-golden god, green-and-golden god, orange-and-golden god, pink-and-golden god, A, K, Q, and J) require three to five winning combinations.
TikiPop Game Characteristics
TikiPop has elongating reels, two-level picker wheel-based gamble game, buyable three-tier free games, extra free games, 486 basic to 33614 unlocked winning lines, win multipliers, eleven symbols, $0.04 to $200.00 regular wins, and eleven bet sizes.
A golden glow surrounds TikiPop’s celled brown 5X3 grid whose jungle background features a bushy Mayan temple. The TikiPop’s bet sizes: $0.2 (minimum), $0.3, $0.5, $0.7, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $7.00, $10.00, and $20.00 (maximum).
TikiPop’s sole special symbol, a free games-activating scatter, is a spiked golden “bonus” stone god. Ordinary symbols: diamond-embedded golden shield; blue-and-golden god; purple-and-golden god; green-and-golden god; orange-and-golden god; pink-and-golden god; and the carved glyphic blue A, purple K, green Q, and golden J.
Here are the TikiPop’s payouts.
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 pink-and-golden or orange-and-golden stone gods pay X0.5; four pink-and-golden or orange-and-golden stone gods pay X1.2; and five pink-and-golden or orange-and-golden stone gods pay X2.5.
Three green-and-golden stone gods pay X0.7; four green-and-golden stone gods pay X2; and five green-and-golden stone gods pay X4.
Three purple-and-golden stone gods pay X0.8; four purple-and-golden stone gods pay X2.5; and five purple-and-golden stone gods pay X5.
Three blue-and-golden stone gods pay X1; four blue-and-golden stone gods pay X3; and five blue-and-golden stone gods pay X6.
Three diamond-embedded shields pay X2; four diamond-embedded shields pay X5; and five diamond-embedded shields pay X10.
After the winning symbols vanish explosively, more freshly drawn symbols reoccupy the vacant cells that are now twice as many; this increases the heights of the involved reels to form the regular games’ maximum 5X5 grid, thus unlocking more winning lines and offering X2 win multiplier.
Three scatters offer seven free games. Four scatters offer eleven free games. Five scatters offer 15 free games. The free games use between 4-3-3-3-4 and 5-5-5-5-5 grid formats and have a potential for a 5X7 grid. The basic X1 win multiplier rises by +1 factor.
In the irregular grids, the free games’ winnings use a minimal X1 win multiplier with +1 factor per winning round. During the 5X7 grid, the free games (plus two, three or four extra free games) use a +2-win multiplier factor.
Players can lose all free games or unlock more free games by spinning a golden picker wheel in the two-round gamble game. The initial 7 seven games are nullified if the wheel pinpoints the gray “X” segment or prolonged (to eleven then 15 free games) by the golden “+4” segment.
If buying them, the free games cost: $0.20, $0.30, $50.00, $70.00, $100.00, $200.00, $300.00, $500.00, $700.00, and $1000.00. The maximum win: X32000. The calculated win is a $1600000.00 non-progressive jackpot.
The TikiPop software features: mobile/desktop versions; supports the major browsers; 2-100/limitless auto play; and 30 languages. On/off sounds: ambient white noise amid tribal drumming; and popping and ting effects. The animated 3D graphics: popping, glittering, glowing, hurled coins, eye-moving and mouth-opening god, burning grid, and blazing stone gods.
Luck in TikiPop
TikiPop is a game of chance. RTP rate: 96.10%. House edge: 3.90%. Hit rate: 67.1%.