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Last update
November 16, 2021


2 votes - 3.50/5.00

Get ready to walk the plank with a band of pirate misfits on the slot from Avatar UX powered by Yggdrasil Gaming. BountyPop will see you setting sail on a dynamic reel set with up to nine symbol rows, cascading symbols, PopWins expansions, multiplier wheels and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 55,000 times your bet.

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Slot Details

BountyPop is a video slot with a default 5×3 reel set and 243 ways to win, which is doubled to 486 ways with the help of the pay-both-ways mechanic. Thanks to the PopWins mechanic, this can increase up to a 5×6 format with 7,776 ways in the base game and 5×9 with 59,049 ways in the free spins, again doubled to 15,552 and 118,098 ways respectively with the pay-both-ways mechanic (more to that shortly).

Wins are awarded for landing three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right and from right to left. Worth noting is that a 5-of-a-kind is paid one way only. You can become a reel pirate on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.00%. Using the Bonus Buy will not lead to an increase in the RTP value.

AvatarUX has moved from classic fruit symbols on CherryPop to a pirate fantasy theme on BountyPop. A sailing ship is navigating the stormy sea in the blurry background of the dynamic reel set that is populated by the members of the pirate crew. Extending the reels to the maximum will set them ablaze before the mystery wheel is deployed to award win multipliers of up to x100. All is accompanied by an epic orchestra soundtrack.

BountyPop screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals from J through to A, followed by eight pirates on differently coloured icons – purple, pink, red, dark green, blue, soft green, orange and fire-blazing. While there is no wild symbol on the reels, we have a female water spirit holding a shiny game as the scatter.

BountyPop Demo Video

BountyPop PoWins Slot Demo Video courtesy of AvatarUX, age-gated for 18+

BountyPop PopWins Slot Features

BountyPop is number four in the PopWins series from AvatarUX, each featuring the distinct proprietary mechanic that expands the game window after wins are removed from the reels. While they share the same mechanic and much of the action, they do have ample differences to let them stand by their own. Reason enough to take a closer look as to what you can expect on this creation.

BountyPop screenshot

At the core of the gameplay is their proprietary PowWins reel mechanic where every spin sequence starts on the default 5×3 reel set with 486 ways to win. It is actually 243 ways but since wins are paid in both directions it amounts to the 486 ways. To score a winner and start a chain reaction, you will need to land minimum three matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left or the right.

All symbols in the combo/s will literally pop and disappear, only to be replaced by two new symbols in each vacated position, thus increasing the game grid and the number of win ways at every step. The process continues as long as new winning combos appear after a pop, gradually raising the grid to its maximum 5×6 format with 7,776 ways in the base game, which is doubled to 15,552 thanks to the pay-both-ways mechanic. Once fully expanded, popped symbols will be replaced by single symbols only as there is no need for further double symbols.

BountyPop Mystery Wheel

Opening up all reels to the maximum six rows within a single spin sequence in the main game will activate the Mystery Wheel with four levels – Base, Bronze, Silver and Gold – once the spin comes to an end. Each is divided into a number of segments with arrows and win multipliers. Land on the arrow and you will advance to the next wheel with enhanced multipliers, peaking at x10 in the main game.

BountyPop PopWins Free Spins

Having three, four or five scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence will trigger 6, 9 and 12 Free Spins respectively. Before the start of the feature, you will be offered to gamble for a higher number of free spins or simply collect what you have won. The round starts with the reel set in a 4-4-3-4-4 format with 768 ways, doubled to 1,536 ways with the pay-both-ways mechanic. Scoring wins within a free spin will increase the size up to a maximum of 5×9 with 118,098 ways. At the end of a free spin sequence, the grid will reset to the shortest reel. For example, opening up the reels to 5-7-4-5-6 by the end of a free spin will reset them to 4-4-4-4-4 before the next spin.

Reaching the maximum 9-9-9-9-9 size within a free spin will keep the reels fully expanded for the remaining spins and also award an enhanced Mystery Wheel at the end of the feature. The wheel is similar to the one in the base game with the maximum win multiplier now at x100. The total win from the bonus round will be multiplied by the value won on the Mystery Wheel.

The Bonus Buy button is making a return, letting you skip the base game and head straight to the main event (restricted in some jurisdictions). It will cost you 75 times your base bet to buy a Free Spins feature. The RTP remains unchanged when using the bonus buy button. Once you confirmed the purchase, the game will deduct the total bet amount and then start a spin with a guarantee that minimum three scatters will land.

Final Verdict

AvatarUX has been ramping up the speed of its PopWins production line, releasing four titles within a short eight months. While the common game engine might make that process easier, it is still quite the task to keep the quality of the creations at a high level. BountyPop furthers the evolution of the dynamic PopWins concept that started with PopRocks in March 2020. With a max win potential peaking at a blistering 55,000x bet, it is surely worth turning into a reel pirate for a slotting session.


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