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Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
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Maximum win
Last update
November 16, 2021


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Get ready for a reel adventure in true Art Deco style on the slot from Avatar UX powered by Yggdrasil Gaming. PapayaPop grows the PopWins series past the half dozen, again using the dynamic reels mechanic to progressively unlock the game grid up to 118,098 bet ways. Extra premium symbols, a gamble wheel and a bonus feature with unlimited free spins and progressive multipliers can lead to wins in excess of 10,000 times your bet.

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Slot Details

PapayaPop is a video slot with a default 5×3 reel set and 243 ways to win, which is doubled to 486 ways thanks to the pay-both-ways mechanic. Courtesy of the proprietary PopWins mechanic, the size can increase up to a 5×6 format with a total of 15,552 ways in the base game while in the free spins the maximum is 5×9 with 118,098 ways (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 indeed paid both ways. Available on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96% and a hit frequency of roughly 1:4.5 spins. Using the Bonus Buy will not lead to an increase in the RTP value.

A typical geometric design that was inherent to the Art Deco style together with palm leaves forms the backdrop to the neon-lit dynamic reel set. A range of tropical fruits dominates the game area to a lively jazz soundtrack of the 1920s era.

PapapyaPop Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with stylish card royals from 9 through to A, awarding 1.2x to 1.6x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by kiwanos, starfruits, durians, figs, mangosteens, dragon fruit and pineapples. Hit five across the reels to win 2.5x to 8x your bet. There is also a super premium symbol represented by golden papaya which is not included on the default reels and can appear in the free spins only, yielding 15x your stake for five. The game has neither wilds nor scatters.

PapayaPop Slot Features

PapayaPop joins the likes of HippoPop and TikiPop in Avatar UX’s growing PopWins slot series. They all share a common game engine that is based on dynamic reels with a variety of bet ways and typically a pay-both-ways mechanic. Let’s take a closer look at what the creators included on this occasion.

At the core of the gameplay is still their proprietary PopWins 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, you will need to land minimum three matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the left or the right.

All symbols in the combo 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.

PapayaPop Gamble

The aim of the game is to fully expand the grid to its full 5×6 size within one spin sequence. Keep an eye on the reels as each will start glowing once it reaches the maximum height of six symbols. Get them all glowing and it will trigger Unlimited Free Spins starting on the default 5×3 grid with 486 ways and an x2 multiplier. The trigger frequency is roughly 1:200 spins.

However, before the start of the feature, the game will lead to a second screen with a Gamble Wheel where you can try to improve your starting win multiplier and configuration. On the wheel are segments with a variety of starting multipliers of up to x5 and up to 6,250+ ways. Landing on an empty segment will instantly end the round and lead you back to the base game. Should the wheel stop on a configuration with less than an x5 starting multiplier and/or less than 6,250+ ways, then you will be given the option to collect or gamble one more time. Each round has a maximum of two gambles.

PapayaPop Free Spins

The bonus round has unlimited free spins. You will begin with three spins which will reduce by one for a losing spin. Three strikes in a row and the feature ends. Score a win and the counter is reset to three, no limits

The round starts with a 5×3 format as default or the configuration won from the gamble and scoring wins within the same free spin will gradually 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 5-6-8-8-7 by the end of a free spin will reset them to 5-5-5-5-5 before the next free spin. Reaching the maximum 9-9-9-9-9 size in a free spin will keep the reels fully expanded for the remainder of the feature.

And there is more. The feature starts with an x2 win multiplier or the won factor from the gamble wheel, which will further increase by x1 after every free spin. Fully expanding all reels to the maximum 5×9 format will increase the increment to x2. There is no limit to how high the multiplier can go.

PapayaPop Bonus Buy

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 present you with two options – standard Free Spins or Gamble for a feature with better starting multipliers and configurations.

Final Verdict

While PapayaPop brings nothing inherently new to the table, it is a perfect showcase for the versatility and flexibility of the PopWins game engine. Minor changes to the bonus feature are sufficient to let it stand on its own in the growing series that has now surpassed the half dozen. Will Avatar UX go for the full dozen? Only time will tell. Overall, another highly entertaining and playable slot with an epic soundtrack and ample win potential.

PapayaPop – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Does PapayaPop have a single RTP setting?
2. What is PopWins?
3. Where can I play PapayaPop?


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