Hop ‘n’ Pop
There’s no fear of missing out on your 5-a-day fruit ‘n’ veg with Hacksaw Gaming’s Hop ‘n’ Pop slot. In fact, you can look forward to seven fruits and one vegetable, including blueberries, eggplants (also known as aubergines), grapes, carrots, apples, bananas, cherries and strawberries.
We have grown to expect the unexpected with Hacksaw Gaming and this is most certainly one of those auspicious occasions. Set on a cartoon-style backdrop with wooden barns, rolling landscapes and a white picket fence, this game has a 7-reel, 7-row grid with a real fruit burst of color.
The Hop ‘n’ Pop slot soundtrack is an uplifting jingle with elements of a sunshiny reggae beat that matches the appearance of the game. However, don’t let these pleasures fool you, as behind this wholesome façade lies Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins and hopping ‘n’ popping multipliers up to the value of x64.
From the initial spin, you will encounter a 2x multiplier that’s capable of doubling in value or splitting to create a new multiplier on the reels. It hops from one position to another randomly between each spin and if it lands on a winning cluster, all the matching symbols across the grid will disappear to make way for new cascading symbols.
Matching five or more connecting symbols will award a cluster win. Low-paying fruit and veg start off at 0.1x bet up to 20x bet for landing 15+. Mid-paying fruits begin at 0.2x bet and reach 60x bet for connecting 15+ symbols. Last, but not least, the highest paying strawberry fruit awards 0.4x for matching five and a juicy 80x bet for 15 or more matching symbols.
Our Hop ‘n’ Pop slot review discovered that looks can be deceiving, as this cartoon-style, fruity game has a high volatility and an equally decent RTP at 96.20%. The betting range starts as low as £/€0.20 and rises to £/€100 per spin with a max win of 12,500x bet.
How to Play Hop ‘n’ Pop
Hop ‘n’ Pop slot features Cluster Wins, Scatters, Wilds, Multipliers, Free Spins and a Bonus Buy option.
Scatters and Wilds
Wilds in the Hop ‘n’ Pop slot are represented by oranges and substitute for all other symbols except the Free Spins scatters. The Wilds only appear in the bonus rounds and are not present in the main game. Scatters are represented by smiling suns wearing sunglasses and they are responsible for triggering the Free Spins.
Multipliers are the star attraction in Hop ‘n’ Pop. The spin begins with one (x2) overlaying a random position on the reels. In between spins, it hops from one position to another. If it lands on a winning cluster, it first multiplies the win then either doubles in value or splits off to become two multipliers on the reels.
The max value of the progressive multipliers is x64. Land more than one on a winning cluster and the multipliers are added together and then multiply the win. The max number of multipliers you can receive on the reels is four. When the multipliers hit on a winning cluster, all symbols of the same kind will disappear from the grid.
When the multiplier doubles or splits, an orange sun will land on it to double it and a green sun to split. If a multiplier lands on a Wild that is part of multiple winning clusters, the multiplier will evolve once for each win that the Wild is a part of.
Landing three or more smiling suns (Scatters) will trigger the Hop ‘n’ Pop Free Spins. There are three variations and all award 10 free spins, as follows:
● Land 3 scatters – 10 free spins + 1 multiplier (x2) to start
● Land 4 scatters – 10 free spins + 2 multipliers (x2) to start
● Land 5 scatters – 10 free spins + 4 multipliers (x4) to start
The number of multipliers and their values remain progressive. Day turns into night once the free spins are triggered and they are played out under the silvery moon. The same rules apply in the free spins for multipliers as are used in the main game.
As we have come to expect, Hacksaw Gaming offers players the chance to purchase one of the three Free Spins rounds without landing scatters organically and triggering the feature. This comes at a cost, however. Unusually, there is no dip or change to the expected RTP percentage.
● One multiplier (x2) – high volatility – 100x bet
● Two multipliers (x2) – very high volatility – 200x bet
● Four multipliers (x4) – very high volatility – 400x bet
We would always recommend playing our Hop ‘n’ Pop slot demo to check out the features and to purchase the Bonus Buy so that you know what to expect when playing for real money. It doesn’t cost a penny and is a replica of the real game without the real money!
Hop ‘n’ Pop Rating
Hop ‘n’ Pop is a lighthearted fruity number from Hacksaw Gaming that most certainly packs a punch when you peel back the skin and start watching those multipliers double or split. It’s unusual not to find the Wilds playing a role in the main game, but they fulfill their role in the bonus rounds.
Suitable to play on any device, the Hop ‘n’ Pop slot is one to try, its cluster wins, free spins and multipliers up to x64 can really rack up those pennies. It has a notably high volatility, great 96.20% RTP, a fairly wide betting range and a max win of 12,500x, which should appeal to the more seasoned player.
Can I play Hop ‘n’ Pop for free?
Yes. Check out the Hop ‘n’ Pop free play slot on our page at VIPCoinCasino where you can get a feel for this fruity game bursting with bonus features and take advantage of the Bonus Buy with no risk to your real money balance.
Can I win real money playing Hop ‘n’ Pop?
Yes. Register with a reputable online casino, deposit some funds and load the game. Set your stake within your budget and spin those reels. Match five or more connecting symbols for a cluster win and watch out for those hopping multipliers!