SlotBeats hunts for leprechauns’ gold as AvatarUX claims Slot of the Week

SlotBeats has taken a trip across the Irish sea as AvatarUX returned with its PopWins mechanic for an Emerald Isle-themed release, Pop O’Gold, which introduced the studio’s new StickyPop mechanic to claim our Slot of the Week prize. 

As a 5×3 reel slot, Pop O’Gold offers up to 16,807 ways to win in the base game and a maximum win of up to x20,000 the player’s bet. This is a highly volatile slot release with an RTP range of 90.5, 94 and 96 per cent.

Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, commented: “We’re delighted to roll out our unique twist on the popular Irish-themed genre, with a darker take in Pop O’Gold. Adding on the PopWins experience with the brand new StickyPop mechanic allows us to explore new models and features, and we’re incredibly excited about its potential.

“We want to continue to add thrilling new games and concepts to our product offering, and Pop O’Gold is no exception as we push the boundaries of what’s possible in a slot experience.”

Pop O’Gold has introduced the studio’s new StickyPop mechanic, in which symbols in a winning combination will stay sticky on the reels as a free respin occurs around them. 

Each time an additional win is formed through the free respin, the StickyPop feature will reoccur. This keeps happening until no new wins can be formed. 

In typical PopWins fashion, these winning combinations will also cause the reel that each winning symbol is in to increase in size, adding an extra row to the reel. 

If players gain enough wins on one spin to unlock the maximum size reel set, 5×5, a win multiplier of x2 will be awarded. This multiplier will then increase by a value of one with each subsequent win on the 5×5 board. 

Throughout the game, symbols can randomly appear with x2 and x3 split multipliers that cause said symbols to provide either two or three times its original value. 

At the start of random base game spins, a boosted reels feature can occur, causing two or more reels to reveal guaranteed split multipliers on all symbols in this reel. 

When triggering the free spins feature, players are provided with five spins, but can use a gamble wheel to gain additional spins. 

During these free spins, the reel set can reach a size of 5×7, awarding two additional spins each time a new row is unlocked by a winning combination. This will also provide a win multiplier of x2 that increases by a value of one with each subsequent win. 

If readers would like to test out the Pop O’Gold demo, click here to be directed to AvatarUX’s official website.