BountyPop slot REVIEW
BountyPop ReviewThose familiar with the previous games will not find anything really new here. It’s still about maxing out the base game and bonus round grid, and being rewarded with a multiplier boost. Avatar UX keeps tweaking the math model for each game, but BountyPop doesn’t stick out too much from what might be deemed the “norm” in this series (like WildPops did with its much lower potential that is still higher than most games out there).
Fans of the PopWins mechanic will probably like this game, but it does very little to hook new players or drive the whole concept forward. The theme is not really that important in these games, as you will care more about the popping wins than anything else. Visually, there are no surprises here, and players lacking in patience might get a bit of a stomach ache having to watch the length PopWins animations.
A screen of the BountyPop playing space
As expected, everything centers around the PopWins mechanic, and it comes into play whenever you land a winning combo. The winning symbols “pop” into 2 new symbol positions, and landing enough consecutive wins expands the reel set up to 6 rows in the base game. The grid resets to the regular 5x3 when you land a non-winning spin.
If you expand all reels to the maximum of 6 rows, you trigger the Mystery Wheel feature. This is a 2-tier wheel of fortune where the outer level awards 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers. Hit the arrow to get to the inner level, where multipliers of 3-5x and 10x can be won. The multiplier you get will then be applied to your total win.
The free spins round is triggered when you land at least 3 scatter symbols anywhere on the same spin. You get 6, 9 or 12 spins when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters, respectively. The PopWins can now expand each reel up to 9 rows, and this equals 59,049 win-both-ways paylines at full capacity. The expanded grid does not reset to 5x3 again on losing spins. It will instead adjust to the least expanded reel.
If you manage to get all the reels to at least 7 rows, you trigger an enhanced version of the Mystery Wheel. The feature starts as soon as the free spins round is finished, and whatever multiplier you get will boost your total bonus round win as follows:
Bronze wheel (5x7 grid) - outer level has 2x, 3x & 5x multipliers, and inner level has 3-5x & 10x.
Silver wheel (5x8 grid) - outer level has 2-5x & x7 multipliers, and inner level has 3-5x, 7x & 10x.
Gold wheel (5x9 grid) - outer level has 3-5x, x7 & x10 multipliers, and inner level has 3-5x, 7x, 10x & 100x.
It takes on average 300 spins to get to the bonus round, but you can avoid the base game grind altogether by purchasing the feature. The bonus buy option not available for UK players however, and it will set you back 100x your stake for 6 spins. You can choose to gamble to get up to 12 spins on the Mystery Wheel, but then you also risk losing the whole feature you just paid for.
The 200 Spins BountyPop Experience
Those familiar with the PopWins mechanic will have no trouble getting right into the action here. However, if you’re brand new to the innovative engine, you might need some visual guidance to fully grasp the concept. We have put together a nice highlight video from our 200 spins test session, and it will give you a good overview of what this game is all about. We buy the bonus round at 0:56 into the video. Enjoy!
The main ingredients are the same in all PopWins titles from AvatarUX. It’s all about expanding the grid to the max, and getting the biggest possible multiplier boost one way or the other. BountyPop is no different in that regard. The 55,000x potential is rock solid, although it’s not even close to what PopRocks offers, and the RTP of 96 % is the lowest in the series so far.
Visually, BountyPop has a similar style as the other titles, where the reels are set against a blurry out-of-focus backdrop. Admittedly, we had hoped for some innovation this time to bring the series forward, and we still think the PopWins animations drag on for way too long. This is especially annoying when only smaller wins come from it.
PopWins expand the grid up to 6 rows in the base game
This triggers a 2-tier mystery wheel with up to 10x multipliers
Bonus round where the grid resets to the most expanded reel
Enhanced 3-tier bonus round mystery reel with up to 100x multipliers
Does not really break new ground
If you enjoy BountyPop you should also try:
PopRocks - is the first game that introduced the PopWins mechanic to the world. It also comes with what’s arguably the best math model so far. The RTP is 96.8 % here, and you can win up to an incredible 72,188x your stake in this highly volatile title.
WildPops - is an asian-themed PopWins game where the max win potential has been reduced to “only” 17,707x for whatever reason. This is by far the lowest potential in the series, but there is a random wild feature here that can be really helpful to keep the pops going.
CherryPop - is a fruit machine inspired PopWins title that comes with a progressive multiplier in the bonus round. The max win potential has “popped” back up to 56,386x here, and this fruity title has been the most successful of the lot so far.
BountyPop Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of BountyPop slot?
While the RTP of 96 % is as average as they come, it’s still the lowest payout percentage so far in the series.
How volatile is BountyPop?
This is a high volatility title, just like the other games in the series.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 55,000x your stake here, which is in the same ballpark as CherryPop.
How does the PopWins feature work?
Each win pops the winning symbols into 2 new symbol positions, and this expands the reels up to 6 rows in the base game. A fully expanded grid gives you a multiplier up to 10x from a mystery wheel.
Is there a free spins mode in BountyPop slot?
Yes, and here the grid can expand up to 9 rows per reel. The grid resets to the least expanded reel height on losing spins, and a special enhanced 3-tier bonus wheel offers a multiplier boost up to 100x after the bonus round is finished.
How many winning ways are available?
You will play with between 486 and 59,049 win-both-ways paylines, depending on how much the grid is expanded.
Can I play BountyPop for free?
Yes, you can always try the BountyPop demo game for free at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age before they can play). Up there you will also find plenty of casinos we’ve scanned to ensure they carry this game.