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Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped slot review

Added by Betsoft. Information last updated: 13/05/2020

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Tester rating:

3.3 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Betsoft

Release date:02/2018

RTP:96.42%

Volatility:Medium

Max. win:bet x 1960

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Bonus game or special game

Non standard reels

Cascading reels

Freespins

Random wilds

Themes

Fairy tales & fantasy

Food & drink

3D

Cute & cuddly

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RTP (Return to player):
96.42%
Volatility:
Medium
Max. win:
bet x 1960

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
88
Betsoft score (compared to other slots of supplier)
88
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped is the colourful sequel to one of Betsoft’s most popular slots. Featuring a huge playing field, enough sweetness to make you dizzy and a whole slew of features the game is sure to entertain.

The game was released in 2018 and the graphics fit the time. Where other Betsoft games have had disappointing looks, this one makes up for a lot. The symbols bounce and pop as they drop onto the screen, the big pump on the side of the 7x7 playing field fills up with liquids as the right symbols make winning clusters, and the free spins mode also includes a lot of movement.

With a playing field this large, Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped doesn’t work with regular paylines. Instead, it uses the alternative Cluster Pays, counting wins based on the same symbols touching horizontally or vertically. When there is a win, the symbols involved explode and cause the symbols above it to drop down. This is usually referred to as Cascading Reels.

I was glad to notice the sound department didn’t drop the ball either, spicing up the game with a very fluffy sounding background song. It reminded me of different children’s shows, fitting the setting of land covered in candy and sweets. As the background of the game shows, we’re literally floating in candy-coated clouds.

Symbols

To fill the larger playing field, the game has quite a large selection of symbols. Through the clever use of colours and shapes, these stay pretty distinctive, making it possible for the player to see any wins at a glance. The combination of the larger playing area and the cluster pays feature results in a Medium Volatility.

The symbols are all based on simple shapes, some resembling actual candy, others only looking like they might be. In effect, all the symbols are unique but considering their basic shapes it’s not such an accomplishment. I did like how all the symbols bounce as they drop down as well as explode when part of a cluster.

The different symbols are:

  • Free Spins: A cluster of 4 or more Free Spins will trigger the Free Spins mode. The smallest cluster awards 5 free spins, the largest up to 27.
  • Candy Wild: Whenever there’s a cluster that’s at least 5 symbols large it will leave behind a Candy Wild which substitutes all symbols except the Free Spin and Level Up symbols.
  • Level Up: Get the required number of Level Up symbols to increase the level of the game, adding special symbols or awarding coin wins.
  • Heart: Get 0.4x your bet per symbol in a cluster.
  • Triangle: Get 0.3x your bet per symbol in a cluster.
  • Orb: Get 0.24x your bet per symbol in a cluster.
  • Square: Get 0.2x your bet per symbol in a cluster.
  • Orange Cylinder: Get 0.16x your bet per symbol in a cluster.
  • Pink Hexagon: Get 0.12x your bet per symbol in a cluster.
  • Red Droplet: Get 0.08x your bet per symbol in a cluster.

The coin value per symbol is very low but keep in mind that the minimum size of a cluster is 4 symbols, meaning you should multiply each symbol’s value by 4 to get an idea of how much the minimum win would be. That still makes the low-paying symbols seem very weak but at least there are some ways in which a player can come out on top.

Features

It seems the developers of Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped were feeling particularly creative when they made this slot as it is almost overflowing with features. To start with the basic ones:

  • Non-Standard Reels: The game plays on a 7x7 playing field with no paylines.
  • Cluster Pays: When at least 4 of the same symbol touch horizontally or vertically, they count as a win.
  • Cascading Reels: Whenever there’s a win, the winning symbols disappear and the remaining symbols drop down, making room for new ones. This continues as long as new wins are created.
  • Candy Bomb: Get 5 or more clusters in a row to trigger the Candy Bomb, destroying a bigger portion of the playing field the more clusters are created.
  • Wilds: When a cluster is created, a Wild may appear, substituting all regular symbols in the game.
  • Free Spins: Get 4 or more Free Spins symbols in a cluster to activate the Free Spins mode.

These features are probably familiar to most people that have played similar slots, and even for new players, it will point itself out rather quickly. The game doesn’t offer a lot of information per se but the way it’s presented makes it clear what is happening. Clusters explode in an obvious way and the total coin win is projected on the screen as well.

There are a number of extra features at play, however, mostly to do with levelling up. You level up by gathering a number of Level Up symbols. The higher the level, the more of these you’ll need, increasing by 2 for every level. To level up from level 1 to level 2 you need 4, then 6, then 8 and so on.

Levelling up can grant you either a coin win or introduce a new symbol in the game. The list of upgrades includes:

  • Level 1: Gumdrop absorbs all symbols of a single colour before exploding.
  • Level 5: Caramel Chew travels around the reels, destroying all symbols in its way.
  • Level 9: Candy Cane explodes all symbols in the same row and column.
  • Level 13: Lollipop shuffles symbols on the play grid.
  • Level 17: Fizzy Pop Candy pops onto random symbols on the screen, causing them to explode.
  • Level 21: Jelly Bean Cannon shoots Jelly Beans that rain down onto the board, destroying symbols where they land.
  • Level 25: Morphing Golden Wild substitutes for all adjacent symbols except the Free Spins and Level Up symbols.
  • Level 29: Sweet Hammer hits the play area up to 9 times.

Most of these special features are only unlocked at the appropriate level but don’t show up regularly. I made it to level 10 relatively quickly but even with 3 symbols unlocked I would spend a lot of time without any of them appearing. In the end, it didn’t really matter as most features work to destroy symbols, causing the remaining symbols to drop down and maybe create new wins. None of the symbols actually facilitate immediate wins themselves.

I think the number of features and special symbols might become quite overwhelming for even the most veteran players. At the same time, it does reward those that stick with the game for a longer time. To help manage your funds, players can pick a bet between £0.50 and £250 per spin.

In Conclusion

If you were a fan of the original Sugar Pop, you’ll probably also have a good time playing Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped. The game stays exciting, colourful and fun. The overabundance of candy might make some players feel a little sick, though, as it is rather unrelenting as well.

Players that favour more traditional games won’t find much to appeal to them here. The features are obviously intended to offer a unique experience, and the copious amount of different symbols almost make it a requirement to do some research in the paytable while playing.

That said, I did enjoy the game. The slot’s max. win of 1,960x your bet might seem somewhat low compared to other Betsoft games but I think the path to getting there is worth the journey.

Overall rating:

3.3

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.42%

    Volatility:Medium

    Max. win:bet x 1960

    Min. bet:£0.5

    Max. bet:£250

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    Reels & playlines

    Reels:7

    Rows:7

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:1

    Min. lines:1

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    Languages

    You can play Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 22 other languages.

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

    Currencies

    Sugar Pop 2: Double Dipped supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 02/2018
    26th newest on Betsoft 1,040th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.42% 0.57% > average
    33rd highest on Betsoft 631st highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1960 x your bet
    61st highest on Betsoft 1,086th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 1 95% < average
    95th highest on Betsoft 1,951st highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.5 per spin
    89th lowest on Betsoft 1,907th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £250 per spin
    3rd highest on Betsoft 243rd highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Betsoft 39th 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:Betsoft

    Release date:02/2018

    RTP (Return to player):96.42%

    Max. win:bet x 1960

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.3

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