Witchy Poppins is a new casino slot from AvatarUX in which we get to celebrate Helloween with some familiar gameplay.
It’s that time of the year again. Not Christmas, but the next best thing. At least for a slot player, as the providers are very active with themed releases. Some might look at that with fear in their eyes, as we’re more than likely to see a lot of re-skins, but we choose to look at it from a different angle; we get to enjoy our favorite games in new lights. Witchy Poppins is a prime example, with its mechanical identicality to PixiePop but with a spooky theme. Let’s dig in!
Witchy Poppins is a video slot from AvatarUX that features a setup of 5 reels, 3-8 rows, and up to 32768 payways (65536 both ways). Players can choose between making a Min.bet of 0.2 and a Max.bet of 100. The game has a default RTP of 96.04%, and a hit frequency of 24.81%. Witchy Poppins is played at high volatility and can net you a max win of 20000x the bet.
These witches know just what you need for an exciting time. The features are PopWins, Nudge, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Ante Bet, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.
The game has had its most extensive revamp in the visual department. Although we remain in a mysterious forest, it’s a whole lot spookier as the fairies have been replaced by witches. However, AvatarUX has chosen the path of upbeat music, which indicates that the witches might not be that dangerous after all.
Witchy Poppins can be played on all common mobile devices and desktops. A winning combination is created by landing 3 or more matching symbols on consecutive reels, starting from the left- or rightmost reel.
The lower-paying symbols consist of 10, J, Q, K, and A. Five-of-a-kind with these pays 1x-1.5x the bet. The higher-paying symbols include witches in various colors. A winning combination of 5 with these pays 2x-6x the bet, with the red witch being the highest-paying symbol. A pot acts as the Wild symbol, which can appear on reels 2, 3, and 4.
What is the max win in the slot Witchy Poppins?
You can win up to 20000x the bet.
What features are available in the slot Witchy Poppins?
The features are PopWins, Nudge, Wild Symbol, Scatter Symbol, Ante Bet, Free Spins, and Bonus Buy.
After each win, each winning symbol “pops” (is removed) and is replaced by 2 symbols, increasing the reel height. In base game, you can go up to a maximum of 6 rows, and in Free Spins, 8.
Random nudges can occur, moving the reels up or down, leading to improved winning opportunities. Nudges can trigger various events, such as:
Nudge of a bonus symbol to trigger free spins (in the base game) or additional free spins (in bonus game).
Nudge of a symbol to trigger higher reel height.
Nudge of a pay-anywhere symbol.
Nudge of Wild Symbol.
Wild symbols enable more winning combinations by substituting for other paying symbols. These can only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4.
Landing 3 or more Scatter Symbols (Bonus) triggers the Free Spins feature.
The Ante Bet can be activated at a cost of 1.25x the bet, doubling your chance of triggering Free Spins.
Landing at least 3 Scatter Symbols anywhere on the grid triggers the Free Spins:
3 Scatter Symbols = Minimum 5 free spins and 4 rows on the grid.
4 Scatter Symbols = Minimum 6 free spins and 5 rows on the grid.
5 Scatter Symbols = Minimum 7 free spins and 6 rows on the grid.
Expanding all reels to 8 rows awards 2 extra spins.
Before the Free Spins start, one of the higher-paying symbols will be randomly chosen as a pay-anywhere symbol. This symbol awards wins even if the symbols aren’t on adjacent reels. However, it still requires at least 3 symbols on separate reels to count as a win.
The pay-anywhere symbol also pays in any position as follows:
5-6 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 12.5X
7-8 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 25X
9-10 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 50X
11-15 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 100X
16-20 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 125X
21-25 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 200X
26-30 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 400X
31-35 Pay Anywhere Symbols = 500X
There’s a Win Multiplier starting at 1X and increasing by 1 for every PopWin you make. During the feature, a random Multiplicative Multiplier Symbol can appear, which multiplies the global multiplier. Only one symbol can appear per spin or pop-spin. You can also land an Additive Multiplier Symbol, which applies an additional multiplier to the global multiplier. Only one symbol can appear per spin or pop-spin.
The following 4 Bonus Buys are available for purchase:
125x = Awards the Buy Bonus, with 5-7 Free Spins and 1024 starting payways.
250x = Awards the Buy Bonus Plus, with 6-8 Free Spins and 3125 starting payways.
500x = Awards the Buy Bonus Premium, with 7-9 Free Spins and 7776 starting payways.
1000x = Awards the Buy Bonus Max, with 8-10 Free Spins, 7776 starting payways, and higher multiplicative and additive multipliers.
Not much can be said that wasn’t said in our PixiePop review. AvatarUX is perhaps the only provider that “gets away” with creating similar games time and time again. It’s for good reason, though, as they’ve decided to be a niche actor, solely focusing on the Pop saga. It’s been a successful journey for the provider, as players have grown to love the potent products that AvatarUX produces, and this is sure to be another one.
It is, however, a complete re-skin of PixiePop, with no new mechanics as far as we can see. For a provider that already seems a bit repetitive for some, it can be problematic if they decide to go down the road of re-skinning games. We’ll let it slide this time, as it’s a Helloween-themed game, but we hope that AvatarUX continues to innovate in the future!
Witchy Poppins by AvatarUX takes players on a familiar adventure but in a brand-new setting.