LooneyPop Slot Review – AvatarUX
It has been many months now since I last looked at the provider AvatarUX’s latest slot launches and news. AvatarUX is best known for its Popwins games collection, which includes a long list of releases now. Including hits such as ‘RagingPop’, ‘Lollipop’ and ‘PiggyPop’. In today’s review, we are learning all about the latest game to join the Popwins collection. Titled ‘LooneyPop’, which is set to launch on the 23rd of February.
This slot introduces four new characters, including a Mad Professor who has a quest to recreate monsters from nightmares and popular media. The professor’s laboratory is where he creates his abominable creatures and lets them roam the world, wreaking havoc. The game background artwork shows the depth of the laboratory, with UFOs flying around and lightning bolts from the machines. Symbols have a comic-like art style, with different coloured low-paying symbols and a selection of weapons. The four characters are detailed premium symbols, each holding their own weapons, ready to fight. I love the visual style for this slot and the unique details that go with it. Such as sound effects and animations.
LooneyPop has a setup of 5 reels by 3+ rows; this includes up to 118,098 pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96% and a max win capped at 50,000x. You can bet from £0.20 to £40.
LooneyPop Symbols & Pay Table
There are 16 symbols in total; this includes 6 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 3 mid-tier symbols; these are represented by RPGs, Dynamite and Rockets. Plus 4 premium symbols, these are represented by a Mad Scientist, An Alien, A female character and a Bearded Gunslinger. In addition to these regular symbols is 3 reward symbols which only appear on the Zap Reel. The highest paying symbol is any of the 4 character premiums; all pay 1.5x for 5 across a pay line.
Each winning symbol Pops and is replaced by 2 symbols increasing the reel height. This process is repeated on each Spin as long as symbol wins keep occurring. Reels can expand up to 6 symbols tall in the base game and 9 symbols in the Free Spins feature.
LooneyPop Features & Mechanics
There is a Zap Reel above reels 2, 3 and 4. On each Spin, the Zap Reel can display special feature awards that are applied to reels directly below them. Every new Spin resets the Zap Reel to display a new set of rewards. Possible rewards are;
- Multipliers – 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x Multipliers. Multipliers are multiplicative if more than 1 Multiplier lands. These values are applied to winning combinations and all subsequent wins that occur directly below.
- Split Symbols – 5 of the same symbol in the same cell in the base game and 10 of the same symbol during Free Spins.
- Expand – Expand winning symbols that cover the entire reel if the symbol directly below the Expanding Reward is part of a winning combination.
- Synced Reel – Synchronise 2 adjacent reels in the base and 3 reels in Free Spins.
Increasing a reel to 6 symbols high during a base game spin will trigger the Free Spins feature. Before Free Spins begin, you have the option to spin the ‘Wacky Gamble Wheel’ to increase the number of Free Spins or lose the feature. Starting at 6 Free Spins, you can gamble to 9 Free Spins and then to 12 Free Spins. Then 18 Free Spins if you land on the Golden Fields, which is 12 on the first gamble and 18 on the second gamble. This feature can be purchased for 3 different prices. 6 Free Spins = 125x, Wacky Gamble Wheel = 125x and 12 Free Spins = 500x.
Free Spins are played on an increased grid with all reels 6 symbols high and reset to the shortest achieved reel height on each Free Spin. 2 additional Free Spins are awarded when all reels reach 9 symbols high. During spins, the Zap Reel is always filled with 3 upgraded rewards on each Spin.
Overall, This slot is a fantastic launch by AvatarUX and will be a success within the casino market. Including the well-known Popwins mechanic and introducing the new Zap Reel mechanic. There are three different Bonus Buy options to suit all players, including a gamble wheel. The Zap Reel has a range of reel modifiers which aid the base game and Free Spins. Be sure to try out the game for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.