Set on 6×6 reels, the frogs on this pond promises wins of 5,000x your bet if you can catch the Wild Hop&Drop slot bonus.
This is a beautiful-looking Pragmatic Play slot, set in a colourful pond sprinkled with little animations, bringing this whole casino game alive spin to spin.
The Wild Hop&Drop slot online has cluster pays where six or more symbols touching create a win. You’ll find a high RTP of 96.46% and a wide betting range of 0.20 to 100 a spin, where up to a 6×6 mega wild can be found on the grid.
But the free spin bonus will bring in those sweet money flies as you get a walking wild, which gets bigger and bigger if only enough scatter symbols show up. The green, purple and blue frogs are the highest paid symbols on the five reels, followed by Ace to K, giving you minimum symbols for such large reels.
When a video slot game review has no multipliers, we must carefully consider whether the paytable wins are achievable. To get that 5,000x your bet max win, you have to fill the reel with green frogs—no easy feat.
Thankfully, the frog on the side of the reels can randomly jump up into the reels in different sizes – from 1×1 to a vast 6×6 (at which point the wild symbol will also payout).
That 6×6 wild is the key to getting you anywhere near the top win. In the base game, it happens frequently enough that we get a dash of hope from time to time. In the free spins, however, you quickly understand why this is such a high variance slot.
Get excited now if you’ve ever played on the Fat Rabbit slot because you know what is coming next.
You start with a 1×1 wild symbol that moves around the reels on each spin. Each time a scatter shows up, it’s collected. Every 4 scatters collected, the wild will grow onto the next size – to 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, and finally 6×6.
That 4th scatter collected also adds +1 to +3 spin, which you need as you only ever start with 6 free spins. Hardly enough to get you to that 6×6 mega wild that brings in the big cash flies.
The Wild Hop&Drop slot bonus is the only reason we gave this slot review 4 stars – and even then, it’s a hard bonus to catch. The good news is that this is a buy-free spin bonus slot – so for 100x your bet, you can enter the bonus straight away.
Use that feature carefully; it’s expensive and dangerous, especially considering the high volatility nature of Wild Hop&Drop.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|6 Reels / All Ways Pay
|House edge / RTP
|3.54% / 96.46%
|0.20 / 100
|5,000x your bet
|6 Free Spins / Progressively Bigger Wilds
|Cluster Pays, Wild, Scatter, Free Spins, Walking Wild, Mega Wild
Cluster Pays: 6 symbols in a cluster touching horizontally or vertically will create a win.
Wilds: The frog is the wild symbol and can randomly be added to the reels as 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, or 6x6 symbols.
Scatter and Free Spins: The firefly is the bonus symbol. 4 or more anywhere on the reels trigger 6 free spins. A 1x1 wild symbol is always on the reel when the round starts. Any scatter that lands the frog wild eat it and collect it. Every 4th bonus symbol collected roaming wild increases in size progressively to 2x2, 3x3, 4x, 5x54, and 6x6. It also re-triggers 1 to 3 extra free spins each time.
If the feature was triggered with 6 bonus symbols, the round starts with 2 bonuses already collected. If the feature was triggered with 5 bonus symbols, the round starts with 1 bonus already collected.
Buy Bonus: For 100x your bet, you can buy entry straight into the bonus.
If only the free spin had been a little easier to catch, we might have given this an extra star, just like the Fat Santa slot.
As it is, the Wild Hop&Drop slot is a very good volatile machine with a max win of 5,000x your bet and a free spin worth waiting for. You just might have to accept that you won't see them every time you play unless you buy them.
Thankfully, the random wild in the base game help to bring you hope for big wins, even if you are not lucky enough to get to the bonus each time.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 4, 2022 - Rating