The Hippo Pop slot is a Popwin game that starts with 486 ways to win and can increase to 65,536 ways to win with wins of up to 48,150x your bet. Sounds good? It should.
When we saw that top win, we knew it was the first thing we had to mention in this Hippo Pop slot review. That’s because you have to understand straight away that this is a volatile slot game before you start to play.
Then you can appreciate an Africa animal totem theme where all the high-paying symbols have glowing eyes. A little unusual, but you can’t deny that this is well crafted, with sounds that pop on every win and every expanded reel.
Because much like the Tikipop slot this is a Popwin game, meaning that every time you get a win, those symbols disappear and two symbols are left in their place, meaning the reels expand to give you more ways to win. It’s like a backward cascading reels slot game.
And it’s not just the bright colourful symbols, but the fact that once you reach 7 reels high on any reel you get a 2x multiplier, and the reels glow as if they are on fire.
It’s beautiful and exciting, especially if you manage to get all reels up to 7 symbols high. When you do, you’ll keep whatever multiplier you’ve reached, and you’ll trigger a minimum of 5 free spins.
You’ll also get to spin the wheel to try and get +2 or +3 extra free spins, possibly even more if you are lucky. Once you do, the reels reset to 3 symbols high, but they don’t reset in between losing spins.
In order to get anything close to 48,150x your bet, you’ll need to trigger and retrigger those free spins and get a multiplier of over 15x. It’s a hard one to reach, but not impossible.
Better yet it means that getting anything close to over 1,000x your bet is far more easily achievable with a lower multiplier and just 15,552 ways to win and 6 reels. It makes this a very effective and interesting slot game to play, for beginners and advanced players.
Mostly because it’s easy to pick up, it has a low minimum bet of 0.40 a spin and the Hippo Pop RTP is 96.1%, which is pretty decent. Would we like a higher betting range of 40 a spin? Sure. But with that max win, we can understand why this Yggdrasil casino slot by AvatarUX would lower the top amount.
If you want a bigger max win you’ll need to bet on mobile slot games like you’ll find in our Atlantis Rising slot review with 1,000 max bet.
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|Mobile Slot released||May 2021|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 65536 Ways to Win|
|House edge / RTP||3.9% / 96.1%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 40|
|Max win||48,150x your bet|
|Free spins||5 Free Spins / Up to 4x Multipliers and 65,536 ways to win|
|Bonus rounds||PopWins, Multipliers, Increasing Reels, Free Spins, Scatters|
PopWins: You start with 486 ways to win. Each winning symbol pops and is then replaced by 2 symbols, increasing the reel height and the ways to win up to 65,536 ways to win. The reels can be expanded to 6 symbols tall in the base game and up to 8 symbols tall in free spins.
The reel reset to 486 ways to win slot once you no longer get a win or don't trigger the free spins.
Base Game Unlock Multiplier: If you fully increase all reels to 6 symbols high in the base game, you start a multiplier count of 2x. When the last wins are done you trigger the free spins.
Hippo Payouts: The hippo symbols pay more as the reels get taller.
Free Spins: Increasing the reels to 6 symbols high in the base game triggers the free spins. You start with 5 free spins and then you get to spin a wheel to see if you win anything from an extra 2 to 4 spins. You can then gamble those extra to get up to 5 extra spins.
The Hippo Pop slot free spins start at a normal 3 symbols high and each winning pop round increases the multiplier by 1, fully unlocking the game to 8 rows will give you an extra +2 free spins. Between each spin in free spins, the reel reset highest to the lowest of all reel heights. For example, if the reels are 5-6-7-5-5 then the reels reset to 5 rows high.
The higher you go, the bigger the multiplier. We've seen a 11x multiplier.
HippoPop slot machine is a win-all-way game that can give you up to 65,536 ways to win thanks to the PopWins feature, with increasing multipliers from x2 to x4 and free spins.
It's a great slot theme with animals that literally glow out of the reels as the reels get bigger and bigger and the multipliers increase with each spin.
We wish we could see that 4x multiplier more often, but still, you can't deny that there's value for money to be found in these background avalanching reels where you get more symbols and more wins on each win.
Hippo Pop is a 486 ways to win slot with increasing reels, popwins, free spins, and multipliers.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 10, 2022 - Rating