AvatarUX has introduced a ZapReel mechanic with its latest cartoon-style PopWins slot release, LooneyPop


February 23, 2023




LooneyPop is a 5×3 reel slot with 118,098-winways and a maximum win of up to x50,000 the player’s stake. 




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Low value symbols come in the form of the high end of a deck of cards, from nine through to Ace. If the right amount of paying combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.2 and x0.6 the player’s stake. 

Next up, missile launchers, dynamite sticks and nuclear bombs depict the medium value symbols, offering between x0.3 and x1 the player’s preferred bet. 

High value symbols are represented by four cartoon characters – mad scientists, space aliens, female thieves and cowboys. These symbols can offer between x0.5 and x1.5, depending on the number of matching combinations that land at once. 


This game uses AvatarUX’s PopWins mechanic in which symbols in a winning combination pop to be replaced by two new symbols, increasing the size of the reels that the win occurs in with a maximum reel size of 5×6. 

In LooneyPop, achieving enough wins to make all reels expand to six symbols high will trigger the free spins feature. In this bonus game mode, the free spins begin on a 5×6 reel set with the ability to reach up to nine symbols high when more PopWins are formed. 

Between each spin in the free spins game mode, the reel set will not reconfigure to a 5×6 size but instead will reset down to the shortest reel height available. 

Before playing out the free spins, players can increase the number of free spins awarded by spinning a gamble wheel and landing the wheel marker in a winning zone. The starting amount of free spins is six, but players can use the gamble to gain an additional three spins.

This gamble can then be repeated, allowing for a maximum of 12 free spins. However, the gamble wheel can land in a special golden field, awarding 12 free spins with another chance to gamble again to receive 18 free spins. 

Spinning the gamble wheel and landing in a losing zone will cause the player to return to the base game empty-handed. 

Throughout the base game, a ZapReel mechanic places an additional horizontal top reel above the middle three reels. 

On each spin, this ZapReel will display special; features to enhance each base game spin, including x2 and x3 multipliers, synced reel symbols causing two reels to have identical symbols and expanding winning symbols that cover entire reels with any symbols that contribute to a win on that reel. 

Another feature offered by this ZapReel is a split symbol bonus, which results in up to five of the same symbols appearing in the same cell. 

These ZapReel features are enhanced in the free spins game mode, with up to x10 multipliers, 10 split symbols and three synced reels on offer. 

Furthermore, players can buy access to six free spins for x125 their stake and 12 free spins with three synced reels on every spin for x500. 



To try out the LooneyPop demo, click here