CherryPop slot is an October 2020 release from gaming designer Avatar UX in partnership with Yggdrasil Gaming. Making use of their PopWins feature, Avatar UX have created another enjoyable slot which will go further to cementing their place in the world of online slots since their entry to the scene in 2019.
Graphics and Sound
CherryPop looks like a classic slot, a decent looking one at that. However, it does provide a depth of function that you wouldn’t find with a typical classic slot which makes it all the more interesting to play. The PopWins dynamic with expanding paylines is a nifty feature that leaves you feeling as though the slot is packed with potential and the win both ways is a great touch. The free spins round and Gamble Wheel feature also adds an extended element of thrill to the game – it’s risky business hitting the gamble button but if your luck is in it could certainly payoff big time. The max win of over 50,000x is also a strong draw for us.
- Huge Max Win Potential Above 50,000x
- Free Spins Gamble Wheel Feature
- PopWins Expanding Reels
- Pays Both Ways
CherryPop Slot Stats
Up To 59,049
How it Pays and Plays
You start CherryPop slot with 5 reels and 3 rows attached to each. These rows are able to expand with the use of the PopWins dynamic.
This means that every time a winning combination is formed the symbols involved in that combo will pop and 2 new symbols will take their place, increasing the height of each reel up to 6 rows in the base game and max of 9 rows in the free spins bonus. This will continue with each win formed and create increasing new ways to win up until you have a maximum of 59,049 ways to win in play.
CherryPop slot also pays both ways, from right to left and left to right, meaning you will begin with a minimum of 486 ways to win in play.
The RTP is set at 96.14% so there’s nothing to complain about there, whilst the hit frequency is 22%, which will equate to wins every 4 to 5 spins.
The maximum possible win is a spectacular 56,386x – which is really quite an enticing prospect! With this type of win available you would expect high volatility too, and that is exactly what you get with CherryPop slot.
Bets range from 20p/cents up to a maximum of $/£/€40.
Symbols and Graphics
The action is set on a blue/purple /pink background with the reels outlined by a neon pink strip. CherryPop slot has a slightly futuristic feel to it and the kind of music you hear playing in the background on the spaceship of some sci-fi movies, fitting the theme well and kicking up a notch whenever you enter the bonus feature.
Lower paying symbols are the 9 through to Ace playing cards. Premium symbols include some you familiar ones from a traditional classic slot machine, including watermelons, grapes, oranges, a horseshoe, bells, a diamond, a 4 leaf clover and the top paying symbol is a bubble with cherries inside.
When you form a winning combo the symbols produce a nice popping sound and the winning total will show up in big numbers on the screen, whilst new symbols form with a flash of light from top left to bottom right across the affected reels.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
The free spins feature is triggered when you have formed enough wins to cause the PopWins feature to expand all reels to their max height of 6. You will then be given a starting base of 5 free spins. However, to add to the thrill you can gamble your free spins on the CherryPop Gamble Wheel.
The free spins can be gambled to 8 free spins, then 12 and finally you can get 16 free spins as the maximum if you also land the special gold segment on the Gamble Wheel.
However, before gambling do keep in mind that if you lose you won’t get any free spins and will be returned straight to the base game.
During the free spins, each win will see the reels expand up to a maximum height of 9 rows – they also stay fixed in height if you don’t have a winning spin, unlike the base game. You also get a 1x multiplier added to the wins every time you land a winning combo.
If your luck is in and you manage to open up each reel to its full 9 row height then you’ll get a 3x multiplier added to all further wins.
Bonus Buy Feature
You can cut straight to the chase and simply buy the bonus free spins round. It’s a bit like Hot Chilli slot here though, in that you could gamble away of stack of cash pretty quickly for no return if you choose to try and gamble up your free spins on the Gamble Wheel. So, proceed with caution when doing this. Also, if you’re located in the UK you won’t have access to the bonus feature which was banned by the UKGC in 2019.
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