Hong-Kong-based independent games studio AvatarUX has added another slot to their growing PopWins series by way of HippoPop, which has been launched by Yggdrasil courtesy of the YG Masters program partnership. The new game with a “feelgood summer vibe” and “quirky theme” offers plenty of exciting features, such as multipliers, Hippo Payouts, and an extra spin Bonus Wheel, along with a max win €1,926,000!
Influenced by Oaxacan art and Alebrijes visions, the super high volatility, 5-reel, 8-row video slot features the gaming studio’s bonus mechanic that instantly enhances the spin sequence and reel potential.
Set against a jungle backdrop of saturated landscapes and sculpted totem, African violets spring to life in this unique win-all-ways game with up to 65,536 ways to win. The PopWins mechanic sees winning combinations pop, and as they do, each one instantly creates two new symbols, which increases the reel height as well as the chances of multiple wins. This action repeats until there all wins are exhausted.
Bonus wheel feature:
In the base game of this video slot, PopWins’ power can expand the reels to six symbols high while in extra spins they can grow to eight symbols high. During the base game when extra spins are activated, players are able to add on to the initial five spins awarded via a bonus wheel.
The exciting feature begins as the last multiplier carries over from the base game while each winning pop-round during extra spins increasing the multiplier by one after wins are paid.
When golden hippo symbols land during extra spins, the payout increases with up to 4 times the base value for the entirety of the round. In addition to the hippo symbol, which is the most valuable of all the game’s symbols, players will also find pink flamingos, green panthers, frogs, zebra, fish and toucans, as well as J to A card values all packed into this psychedelic experience that Managing Director for AvatarUX, Marcus Honney lauds as “one of the smartest and most fun games of the year.”
“The fusion of epic themes and powerful bonus mechanics, makes HippoPop™ a must have slot for online casinos looking to deliver in-demand games, Honney said.
Six titles now comprise AvatarUX’s PopWins series, which has grown in popularity with players across the globe and in the process gained a sizeable fan base. HippoPop joins, TikiPop, BountyPop, CherryPop, WildPops and PopRocks, which was launched in April 2020 and was the first release from AvatarUX on the Yggdrasil Masters platform.
Like all studio partners, the new game is powered by Yggdrasil’s advanced GATI technology, which enables them to build and deploy faster globally. In addition to the YG Master program, the solution powers YG Franchise, is language agnostic/task appropriate and offers considerable scale of business operations.
Among top performers:
Also commenting on the new hit game, Head of Partner Programs for Yggdrasil, Stuart McCarthy stated in a company presser that AvatarUX’s PopWins content “has been a huge success” and the titles were some of their top-performers last year “with players really enjoying the mechanics that offer an element of daring and excitement.”
HippoPop, said McCarthy, “is another smahing hit in the PopWins series with a unique theme and exciting features that will have players entertained as they spin the reels to unlock the game’s powerful payout potential.”
Be on the lookout for another new game courtesy of the YG Masters content partnership program, as Asian-centric software developing studio, Dreamtech Gaming‘s high volatility changing paylines slot, Lotsa Lines, goes live on June 3rd!