HippoPop slot review (AvatarUX)

AvatarUX doesn’t stop with releasing PopWins slots. HippoPop is already their sixth release. If you like CherryPop PopWins or TikiPop PopWins, you’ll also like this one!

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HippoPop (AvatarUX) – the PopWins mechanic is an excellent formula

And why should they stop releasing these fantastic slots? Many players love these. The PopWins feature is intriguing and striking.

HippoPop has many similarities with the other PopWins slots, but there are some subtle differences.

The theme is lovely: it’s set on the Amazonian landscapes, and you see love adorable wild animals. The artwork is creative and has neon-lit symbols. Gorgeous!

AvatarUX’s PopWins mechanic works pretty straightforward: a winning symbol “pops” and is replaced by two new symbols (instead of one) in the next free re-spin.

It allows the reels to expand up to 8(!) symbols in the free spins. If everything goes your way, you can end up with a scorching 65,536 ways to win.

The slot has, like most other PopWins slots, an inhumane win potential. The max win is 48,150x the bet, making it a “super” high variance slot.


Number of paylines: Up to 15,552 win ways in the main game and 65,536 win ways in the free spins

RTP and variance: 96.10%, Super high variance

Maximum win: 48,150 x the bet or  $€1.6 million

Betting range: $€0.20 – $€40

Bonus features: Free spins, Buy a Bonus feature

Casino Hipster verdict: Hot. The PopWins mechanic is fabulous, and the win potential is massive

Gameplay and Features

The slot starts with 5 reels with 3 symbols each, which is in line with the other PopWins slots.

Thanks to the PopWins feature, the reels can expand up to 6 symbols (“6-high”) in the main game and 8 symbols (“8-high”) in the free spins bonus game.

The PopWins feature works like win all ways slots do, and (also like all PopWins slots) you can win both ways (therefore from left to right and also from right to left).

If everything goes your way, you can have up to 15,552 win ways (calculated as 2x6x6x6x6x6=15,552) in the main game.

The Flamingo, Panther and Zebra are the high-paying symbols, and the medium-paying symbols are the Frog, Tucan and Fish. The lows are the J, Q, K and A.

The Golden Hippo is the so-called “super-high” paying symbol and is (obviously) the most lucrative symbol.

 How do you win the free spins?

You trigger the free spins if you manage to get all reels at 6-high in the main game. Alternatively, you buy the free spins with the Bonus Buy feature, where you get straight access to these after paying 85x the initial bet.

You win 5 free spins, but it’s possible (like with the other PopWins slots) to play with the Gamble Wheel and aim for more free spins. It’s possible to increase free spins with 2 or 4 additional free spins with the first gamble and afterwards with 2 or 5 free spins with the second gamble.

If you’re fortunate, you can end up with 14 free spins.

The free spins

The most important advantages of the free spins are:

  • Reels can become 8-high (rather than 6-high), thereby increasing the number of win ways to 65,536
  • You benefit from a total multiplier that can be as high as 10x at the start of the free spins and increase after each win.
  • The Golden Hippo’s (the super high-paying symbols) each get an x2, x3 or x4 multiplier once the reels are 6-high, 7-high or 8-high

If all reels are 8-high, you gain an additional two free spins.

The recipe for an epic win is to build up a massive multiplier, get all reels at 7-high or even 8-high and afterwards get a great winning combination with the Golden Hippos (with the x3 or x4 multiplier). In that case, your win is likely to be in the thousands of times the bet!

HippoPop slot: the payout rate (RTP) is 96.10%

The Return to Player of HippoPop is 96.10%, and it’s around the average RTP of all online slots.

HippoPop slot: the variance (volatility) is “super” high

According to AvatarUX, we’re talking about a “super” high variance slot.

Given the monstrous maximum win of 49,150x the bet, I guess it doesn’t surprise us that wins of thousands (or even tens of thousands) of times the bet is possible.

Pros en Cons



  • Beautifully crafted slot
  • The PopWins concept has a lot of surprising elements
  • The win potential is insane
  • You can increase the risk with the Gamble Wheel


  • It’s a (very) risky game, and the Gamble Wheel can give some very disappointing results
  • 🤑Crypto-friendly
  • 📱Mobile app
  • 🚀Leaderboard feature
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It has a wagering requirement of 60x and I have to say that the bonus terms and conditions are not fair, 60x is an above the standards, so be aware before you deposit for welcome bonus.

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The minimum deposit for the welcome offer is $50, which is a bit higher than most other online casinos I gotta admit. However, if you don’t mind the steep deposit, you can get a pretty decent starting bonus to try out what this casino has to offer.

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While this bonus seems like it has everything going for it, there are some things to consider before activating it. Primarily, the 35x wagering requirement is not too bad, it’s the average for many bonuses. However, you’ll need to play this through within 48 hours and you have a maximum bet of €3. Additionally, the maximum win you can withdraw is 10x the deposit made.

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The wagering requirement must be beaten in 90 days to win and withdraw the bonus fund. All games except jackpot slots contribute to the wagering requirement. Slots contribute 100%, Keno contributes 50%, and Video Poker contributes 20%.

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The qualifying minimum deposit for these welcome bonuses is capped at $25. It’s important that you redeem the code before you make these deposits for the bonus to be valid. In addition, you must beat the wagering requirement of 25 times before you can withdraw the bonus funds on any deposit.

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You can take advantage of the rewarding promotions the operator offers, provided that you’re consistent on the site.

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The minimum qualifying deposit you must make to claim the bonus is €20, while the wagering requirement to fulfil to keep winnings made from it is 40x. Once the bonus is added, you must use it within 30 days to avoid forfeiture.

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