With its latest slot release, AvatarUX, award-winning Malta-based iGaming studio, wishes to treat players with a taste of Japan and its beautiful culture. The game is titled, KokeshiPopTM and is equipped with 486 winning ways.
Slot set up:
True to its title, KokeshiPop are Japanese dolls made out of wood that kids used to play with for over 150 years, meaning they’re true representation of a centuries-old culture. One of their signature features is the lack of arms or legs and they are famous for Nintendo avatars named Miis. They also appeared in LittleBigPlanet, popular PlayStation series.
PopWinsTM is a new and improved slot mechanic, meaning that after each winning symbol there’s two more that come on its place on the grid, created by AvatarUX. It represents a perfect chance to win an amazing jackpot by improving reel height and adding more paylines. Also, the new mechanic is called the pay both ways slot mechanic, meaning the game pays left to right from the first reel and right to left from the fifth reel.
To win, players must form a combination of a minimum of 12 matching symbols on at least three adjacent reels beginning on either side of the grid.
The game’s volatility is in the medium range, while the game have 3 RTP (Return To Player) options such as maximum RTP of 96,1%, RTP of 94,0% and RTP of 90,5%.
The basic symbols are low-value ones such as 10-A card ranks, the medium-value symbols are called bonus scatter symbols and they are: amulets, swords and cats while high-value and super high-value symbols are four colourful protagonists. Value for the basic symbols is 1x the total bet, 1.5x for the mediums, 2x for the highs and 5x for the super high symbol.
Wilds are also represented by a waving cat and they can replace any regular bonus pay symbol. However, they can only show during the Free Spins bonus round!
Awe-inspiring slot features:
The real key to making the most of this slot experience is the features such as Base Game Multiplier, Free Spins, Buy Bonus and Ante Bet.
Base Game Multiplier requires all 5 reels to reach 6 symbols height in the base game to gain 5x, 10x or 20x multiplier. From that moment multiplier doubles on each following win, even if the multiplier resets between spins. The symbols in the reels change with a new set, when all 5 reels are unbarred. During the Free Spins bonus round, player is awarded with +2 free spins.
Free Spins, aka the Free Spins bonus round, requires combination of 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols in the base game to gain 5, 8 or 12 free spins. During the Free Spins round, the reels have 4-7 symbols height and the reel height is reset between free spins.
Also, this feature have its own multiplier that begins at 1x. Several wins in a row on the same spin double the multiplier. If all reels reach 7 symbols height, 5x, 10x and 20x multiplier appears and multiplies the current win multiplier.
Gamble wheel feature appears prior to the Free Spins bonus round. It provides player with an option to gamble on a wheel to gain up to 12 free spins. If the gamble is successful it rewards players with the next highest number of free spins, but if it’s unsuccessful it pull players back to the base game.
Bonus Buy feature provides players with possibility to skip the base game and go straight to the bonus round. However, its price is 60x the bet for 5 free spins and 240x the bet for 12 free spins.
Simultaneously, players can choose the Ante Bet feature, which grants them possibility to double their chance to gain free spins, by the cost of increased 25% of the previous bet.
The game is live via the brand’s partners and will be available to the audience in 2023.
Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, said: “KokeshiPopTM sees us embark on a journey to the Far East in our gorgeous new creation.
“Packed with the ever-popular PopoWinsTM mechanic, huge multiplier potential and a new max win of 10,000x, it’s another stellar addition to our growing slots catalogue.”