After making their slotsverse debut in late 2019, the developers at AvatarUX (AUX) made a vow to release all their games via the YGS Masters program by Yggdrasil. That is a vow they have kept, and a wise move, you have to say, since the four slots they have released so far have ended up becoming more popular than anyone could have predicted. The last one out, CherryPop, picks up from where the previous two, PopRocks & WildPops, left off. It utilizes the AUX-patented PopWins™ mechanic, treating players to expanding rows and epic win potential.
Is it a hit or miss? There’s only one way to find out!
Play CherryPop For Free- Mobile & PC
The third PopWins™ slot also ships with row expansions, ways by the dozen, and epic win potential. You can play CherryPop for real money here or play a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96.14%
- Volatility: High
- Bet Range: £€$ 0.20-40
- Hit Rate: 22%
- Up to 59049 Ways to Win!
- Bonus Round
- All Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Blackberry, etc.
- All Browsers: Mozilla, Chrome, Edge, Explorer, Safari, etc.
- Tech: HTML5, GATI, PopWins™
Like its predecessors, CherryPop pops up to a 5X3 grid. Do not let the simplicity fool you, though, because underneath it is a mesh of 486 ways to win. Things are bound to get even better as the grid has the potential to accommodate up to 59049 ways to win upon expansion. More about that later, but let us point out that CherryPop wins the title for the PopWins™ slot with the most ways as Wild Pops and PopRocks could only brag up to 16807 and 33614 win-ways when fully maxed out. Owing to the previous statement, CherryPop also emerges the premier slot, potential-wise, with wins going up to 56386 times the bet.
With so many ways, lining up wins is beyond easy because landing a winner on an inactive line are zero to none. Expect that ease to be exemplified as Cherrypop is a both-ways-pays slot, where winners count from either direction. As for the theme, the developers go for the retro fruit machine style, with symbols such as diamonds, bells, fruits, and card icon fillers representing the paytable. Their values should not matter much as the goal should be to win using many ways as you can.
CherryPop is playable with bets ranging from 0.20-40 units of the default online casino currency. The usual AUX bet range, and one that suggests not going all in. You get the reason why once you set your eyes on the math model stats. Volatility is rated high as usual, although the exact figure remains a mystery this time. We presume it is somewhere between 146 and 237 on Yggdrasil’s volatility meter, judging by the other slots in the category. RTP and hit rate guarantees a break eventually with above-average ratings of 96.14% and 22%, respectively.
Those who have played a PopWins™ slot before already know what to expect. The workings should be easy to master for someone new to the mechanic nonetheless.
All the symbols in a win disappear as two others get added on to increase the grid’s height. That can happen over and over again until there are no further wins. As for how far the reels can go, up to three and six symbols can be added onto each column in the base game and bonus round, respectively.
Achieving a six symbols-tall grid in the base game sends you straight into the bonus game. Although five rounds on the house trigger initially, ambitious players have an opportunity to extend their free spins session with the Gamble feature.
As is always the case, the chances of winning big are higher here. A few features act as the catalysts, the first one being that the session kicks off with a 5X6 grid, where the reel expansions do not reset fully after every round. Second, the session begins with an X2 booster-multiplier that increases by +1 on each win. Lucky you if you get a fully maxed out grid here as you will get a +3s until the end.
CherryPop- Our Verdict
Like WildPops before it, CherryPop is about making PopWins™ more interesting. There are more winning ways and epic potential, not to mention that the overall look is much better. Hell, players can even head on straight to the bonus round without having to live through the base game, which can be brutal at times. It is good to see that everyone is looking forward to Bounty Pop, the fourth PopWins™ slot debuting at the end of November.