Dazzling gems offer multiplied wins in AvatarUX’s latest sparkling slot release, introducing the XPops mechanic for its inaugural title, GemPops


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GemPops is a five-reel slot with variable rows, offering up to 32,767 ways to win with a maximum win of up to x10,000 the player’s bet. 




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Low value symbols are represented by the high end of a deck of cards, from nine through to Ace. These symbols can offer between x0.25 and x0.75 the player’s bet, depending on the number of winning combinations that land on a single spin. 

Meanwhile, blue, green, purple, orange and red gemstones depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.75 and x5 the player’s wager. 

Bonus diamond scatters can also drop into play, triggering three free spins feature when three or more drop into play. 

The free spins awarded to the player will work as follows: 

  • Three diamonds award five spins with a x1 starting multiplier
  • Four diamonds provide eight spins with a x3 multiplier
  • Five diamonds give 12 spins and a x5 multiplier


Throughout the game, the number of rows on each reel will vary on every spin, with a minimum starting size of three and a maximum of five. 

When a winning combination appears, the winning symbols are replaced by two symbols as the reels in which the win occurred increase in size. New symbols then drop down to fill in the new spaces for the game’s Popscade feature. 

As these XPops wins occur, the reels can become up to seven symbols tall. 

Each reel also displays a multiplier above it, which increases by one with each winning symbol that appears in its column. 

Once a reel reaches the maximum height of seven, that reel will activate its multiplier for any subsequent wins that occur on the same spin using symbols in that reel. 

During the free spins game mode, symbols can pop to reveal between one and four extra symbols, increasing the chances of activating the reel multipliers. The maximum height for each reel in the free spins game mode will also increase to eight. 

Additionally, each multiplier reel value that is achieved will be implemented into a persistent multiplier in the top left corner of the screen, which will apply to all wins in the remainder of the game mode. 

Special bomb symbols can also appear in the feature, causing reels to instantly extend up to the maximum height to award the multiplier value for the reel it appears in. 

Finally, players can gamble the number of free spins they receive when triggering the feature using the gamble wheel. 


Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, said: “We’re thrilled to roll out GemPops, incorporating some exciting new mechanics that further explore extended spins and expanded paylines in every single spin.

“We have made it our mission to create engaging, forward-looking games, mechanics, and products, and this is yet another example of the strides we’re taking as a slot studio.”



To try your hand at the GemPops demo, click here.