Witchy Poppins is a 5×3 reel slot using the PopWins mechanic to allow for 32,768-ways to win and a maximum win of x20,000 the player’s stake.
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Low value symbols are represented by the high end of a deck of cards, from 10 through to Ace. If the right number of winning combinations land on a single spin, these symbols can offer between x0.2 and x1.5 the player’s bet.
Meanwhile, wicked witches with colours of cyan, blue, green, purple, orange and red depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.5 and x6 the player’s preferred wager.
Bonus pumpkin scatters can also drop into play, triggering at least five free spins when three or more scatters land on the same spin.
When three pumpkins land on the reels, players are randomly awarded between five and seven spins, while four pumpkins can award between six and eight spins and five pumpkins can provide between seven and nine spins.
Finally, wild cauldrons can appear, substituting for all symbols other than the pumpkin scatters. These wilds can only land on reels two, three and four.
As a PopWins title, each winning combination of symbols that is formed will pop and disappear. These symbols will then be replaced by two extra symbols that drop in to increase the win potential.
Through the PopWins mechanic, the reel set can increase to a size of 5×6. Any symbols that pop while the reels are this size will only be replaced by one symbol.
Enhancing the base game, nudge features can randomly occur, causing the reels to nudge either upwards or downwards to enhance the spin. This can cause winning symbols, bonus scatters and wild symbols to be placed on the board.
As the free spins feature begins, one random paytable symbol is chosen to be enhanced throughout the game mode.
These symbols will become ‘pay anywhere’ symbols, allowing them to form winning combinations anywhere across the board, as long as five or more individual symbols appear across the reels.
Landing between five and 35 ‘pay anywhere’ symbols across the reel set can provide wins between x12.5 and x500 the player’s wager.
Additionally, a win multiplier sits above the reel set throughout the game mode. Starting with a value of x1, this multiplier can be enhanced by both additive and multiplicative enhancement symbols throughout the feature.
Multiplicative symbols can range from x2 to x11 – depending on how the player activated the free spins feature – and additive multipliers can range from +5 to +50.
Each win that is formed during the free spins game mode will be multiplied by the value of the current win multiplier displayed above the board.
Furthermore, players can buy access to several variations of the free spins feature each for the price of a significantly increased bet. An ante bet option is also on offer, allowing the player to increase their stake by 25 per cent to receive a higher chance of activating the bonus game mode.
WHAT THEY SAY
Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, stated: “Halloween is always a wonderful time to create fantastic games with a theme that really appeals to players with its seasonality.
“Powered by our PopWins mechanic, Witchy Poppins is another engaging, exciting title in our portfolio that we’re certain will resonate with our fans across the world.
“With the success of our PopWins mechanic, we are now excited to roll out a new type of game, jam-packed with features and win potential, that showcases the innovation and diversity that AvatarUX can offer.”
Hannah Farrugia, Head of Product & Product Strategy at AvatarUX, added: “Witchy Poppins invites you to a spellbinding journey where the timeless PopWins mechanic meets the enchanting world of witches. You’ll experience reel nudges for better wins and explosive multipliers that multiply or increase your bonus multiplier even further.
One of our gorgeous witches also randomly transforms into a pay anywhere symbol – the witch’s magic can land a x10,000 paytable win if 31 or more of these symbols land on the board. Witchy Poppins is a magical brew full of features that keeps you on your toes.”
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