The creative talents at Yggdrasil and Avatar UX have joined forces to collaborate on an electrifying online video slot that puts a fresh new twist on classic gaming.
One of the latest emerge from the Yggdrasil Masters program, CherryPop is not your ordinary fruit machine. The game revolves around Avatar UX’s patented PopWins™ dynamic that sees jolts of electricity power up the reels, making for some turbocharged slot action.
At full power, the game offers huge potential, which we’ll examine in further detail below.
Stylistically, Avatar UX have done an admirable job of bringing an age old theme into the modern era with the use of some neon-lit graphics and a dash of 80s electronica providing the backing track - resulting in a slick, aesthetically pleasing slot.
A rich purple background reveals a bright pink frame surrounding the reels - themselves containing lit royal symbols from 10-A, alongside upgraded versions of classic fruit machine staples like Grapes, Melons, Oranges, Horseshoes, Clovers, Bells, Diamonds, and Cherries. A quintet of the former landing in a spin boosts your coffers by 8x your wager.
Gameplay and Features
CherryPop incorporates the beneficial ‘Win Both Ways’ configuration that pays out whenever at least three identical symbols line up from either outer reel, effectively doubling your win opportunities on every spin.
CherryPop is alive with various other useful features, and where else to start than PopWins. The slot innovation helps by removing every winning symbol from the game, replacing their vacant positions with a pair of new symbols each time. To accommodate the crowded playing area, watch as the reels duly expand, reaching up to 6 high in the base game. What’s more, it’s possible to form wins with these new arrivals, too, and this process repeats indefinitely provided that successful combos continue to appear, before the reels are reset.
Manage a prolonged succession of winning sequences, and an opening 486 paylines can soon build to the maximum 59,049 in full flow - helping account for the the game’s huge potential.
Manage to expand all 5 reels up to their maximum 6-row ceiling, and the Free Spins bonus feature comes into play. First though, you have the option to gamble your spin allocation on the Gamble Wheel, which can award up to 16 spins in total. As always with gamble features, you risk losing the lot should it go pear-shaped.
Once the round has begun, progressive Win Multipliers starting at 2x join the action. These rise in increments of 1 for every PopWin achieved, with no limit on how high they can reach. And as in the base game, wins expand the reel layout, but here they can top out at 9 rows, rather than 6.
Accomplishing this difficult task also boosts the Win Multiplier by +3, while quadrupling every PopWin multiplier increase to +4. When expanded to its full capacity, 59,049 win ways doubles to 118,098 thanks to the Win Both Ways system in place, propelling you to the game’s richest prizes.
In exchange for 75x your stake, you can gain instant access to CherryPop’s bonus round - one of many features bolted on by Avatar UX to provide players with a rich variety of options.
CherryPop on Mobile
Players can indulge in some sweet cherry-popping action across any modern gaming platform, including iOS, Android, tablet and Windows.
The volatility is high in CherryPops - at odds with the game’s lighter aesthetic production which may throw some players off guard. Prepare to come armed with sufficient starting bankroll and bags of patience to stick it out for the big wins.
Independent developer Avatar UX have given a cast of old-school symbols some stylish cosmetic upgrades in CherryPop. The action is infused with new age mechanics that can spell serious rewards, demonstrating the versatility of PopWins to good effect. The game’s refined use of fruit symbols, paired with compelling gameplay, make it perfect for the old school crowd, or equally, proponents of cutting-edge game engines.
It remains to be seen where next Avatar UX take their innovative PopWins system, which has already won over scores of slot fanatics through its first three outings.
Will you be next to pop your cherry?
Desktop & Mobile