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CherryPop slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.7 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:10/2020

RTP:96.14%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 56386

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Max. lines

Freespins

Expanding reels

Paylines from both sides

Multiplier

Themes

Sci-fi

Fruit

Fruit machine

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RTP (Return to player):
96.14%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 56386

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
89
Yggdrasil score (compared to other slots of supplier)
85
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

CherryPOP might look like a standard classic fruit machine version of the video slot at first glance, but give it a couple of spins and you’ll notice hidden depths. The game features Paylines From Both Sides, expanding reels and free spins.

Developed and released by Yggdrasil as recently as 2020, you wouldn’t be wrong expecting something new in this slot. As is often the case, the veteran studio doesn’t disappoint and offers us a rather unique slot. Don’t let the screenshots fool you, there is a lot here that messes with the standard gameplay in interesting ways.

To start with, the game has a 5-reel, 3-row playing field but whenever there’s a win, the reels with the winning symbols will expand by 1 row. As the game uses consecutive reels to calculate wins, the more rows there are the bigger the odds at getting another win. This way, the reels can expand almost indefinitely. It’s no wonder that the game starts with 243 paylines but this can expand to a whopping 59,049.

The game uses classic slot symbols to fill the reels, using both fruits and card letters but these have been adapted slightly to the modern concept. Whenever a win is triggered, for example, the winning tiles don’t just light up but we see the winning symbols phase out of existence before causing the reel to grow. This gives an interesting visual sign that something is happening because of the win.

Symbols

CherryPOP brings a lot of the most familiar symbols to the reels by having them as ultra-realistic drawings. The card letters were in my opinion a bit underdeveloped, looking a little small and thin compared to the tile-filling higher paying symbols. Due to the clear colour scheme, things did not get confusing for the eyes.

Even though the game has such a massive number of potential paylines, it should not come as a surprise that it also has High Volatility. The game heavily depends on the player getting a series of wins in a row to stack up the individual payouts, as a single win will only payout a tiny amount. There are also quite a lot of different symbols, making it harder to get a win at all.

Because of this, the two features that make it easier to facilitate a win, paylines from both sides and consecutive reels, are direly needed to have any sort of opportunity at getting regular wins. When the game does help you get a number of wins in a row however you can expect it to quickly steamroll and create a massive win, and that is even without the free spins mode.

As far as the symbols in the game go, they are ranked here by importance:

  • Cherries: Max. 15x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Diamond: Max. 8x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Bell: Max. 6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Clover: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Horseshoe: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Orange: Max. 4x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Watermelon: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Grapes: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 1.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 1.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 1.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 1.2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 1.2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 9: Max. 1.2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

CherryPOP offers a standard gameplay experience that is augmented by some additional features. The game also doesn’t work exactly the same as other slots when it comes to activating the free spins mode. To start with, a quick overview of the features you can find in this slot:

  • Consecutive Reels: Wins are counted whenever a symbol appears on consecutive reels.
  • Expanding Reels: Whenever there’s a win, the reels on which the winning symbols were present are expanded by 1 row. The maximum height of a reel is 6.
  • Paylines Both Ways: Wins are counted from left to right and vice versa.
  • Free Spins: The free spins mode is activated whenever all 5 reels are at their maximum height of 6 rows. Players receive 5 spins, to begin with. If the player manages to reach the maximum height during the free spins mode, 9 rows, they will be awarded additional free spins.
  • Multiplier: A 2x multiplier is active during the free spins mode. This can increase if players win extra free spins.
  • Gamble Wheel: Before the free spins mode is activated, players can opt to try the gamble wheel. This wheel can either increase the number of free spins the player has or it will bring them back to the base game without letting them play this mode.

Players will not have much trouble getting the game to play since it basically plays itself. Even the free spins mode will be triggered automatically when reaching the appropriate height of the reels. The fact that this is how the mode is activated was actually something I thought was interesting.

It does make it hard to activate the free spins though, and I only saw it activate once during my time playing. This also adds to the volatility, as the free spins mode has a big part to play in creating bigger wins. I personally wouldn’t advise using the gamble wheel since it can instantly end the free spins mode and make all the effort to get into it obsolete.

In Conclusion

CherryPOP is a good example of how Yggdrasil can take a rather standard looking slot and make it play very differently than similar slots. It does not require a lot from the player as I found the features to be well-explained through context clues alone but it will offer some variety to a familiar gameplay loop.

The game also plays around a lot with its appearance, using familiar symbols but giving them a little twist by having their animations be slightly different whenever they’re part of a win. It also adds to the rather futuristic touch that the game obviously plays with.

If you’re someone who enjoys the thin line between classic slots and innovative gameplay you might want to give this slot a try. It does offer some interesting new approaches to the standard game while also making sure the player stays engaged.

Overall rating:

3.7

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.14%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 56386

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£40

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:59049

    Min. lines:243

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    Languages

    You can play CherryPop in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese

    Currencies

    CherryPop supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 10/2020
    24th newest on Yggdrasil 198th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.14% 0.27% > average
    69th highest on Yggdrasil 1,150th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 56386 x your bet
    8th highest on Yggdrasil 138th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 59049 295145% > average
    3rd highest on Yggdrasil 64th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    51st lowest on Yggdrasil 1,217th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £40 per spin
    83rd highest on Yggdrasil 1,858th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Yggdrasil 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Yggdrasil

    Release date:10/2020

    RTP (Return to player):96.14%

    Max. win:bet x 56386

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.7

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