HipHopPop Slot Review 2024

A quick skim over the words HipHopPop might trick your brain into thinking about HippoPop, which is another within the AvatarUX portfolio.

Read closely again friends, because HIP HOP POP is here and it’s time to spit some bars. There’s rap battles to be had and there’s music to be head in the brand new PopWins slot, and the potential looks ‘sick’ as the younger generation might say with up to 50,000x as a max win cap.

To be honest we were quite surprised with HipHopPop. After so many PopWins games, Avatar UX brought out Zombie aPOPalypse, which featured the new MultiPop mechanic.

We’re big fans of the PopWins series, yet we were refreshed to see something different. From that point onwards we wondered if the PopWins series had ended with CritterPop, yet here it is again, and even Stakelogic has adopted the mechanic for their own games.

Although HipHopPop is the fourteenth PopWins slot in the series, AvatarUX has kept it relatively fresh on more occasion than one.

Will HipHopPop have rhythm? or is it ‘wack’.

Let’s take a look.


HipHopPop Base Game

HipHopPop Base Game and Features

HipHopPop is a 5 reel slot with up to 19,208 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right or right to left on adjacent reels from the left or right-most reels.

The minimum bet available to players is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€40 per spin, with plenty of other betting options in between the two. HipHopPop has a theoretical RTP of 96.1% and a max win cap of 50,000x.

AvatarUX are putting their beloved PopWins mechanic to the test once again. Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will ‘pop’ and disappear from the reels.

All empty positions will then be replaced by 2 new symbols, in creasing the reel height. The reels will continue to expand as long as more winning combinations are formed, up to 6 symbol positions high in the base game and 9 symbols high in Free Spins.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is the Gold Dollar Chain which only appears in the Free Spins round, followed by the Characters with Red, Orange, Yellow and Pink backgrounds, the Stereo, Trainer and Spray Paint.

Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. There is also a Wild symbol present which appears only in the Free Spins round and substitutes for all High and Low-paying symbols in the paytable.

Game Provider AvatarUX
Maximum Bet 40
Maximum Win 50,000x
Paylines Up to 19,208 Ways
Release Date 25/11/2022
RTP 96.10%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility high
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

HipHopPop Free Spins

Triggering the Free Spins round will require all 5 reels to become fully unlocked during gameplay (6 symbol positions high per reel). If you’re enthusiastic and have access to it, you can skip the grind by buying your way into the Free Spins round.

During Free Spins, the reels will start off at 6 symbols high and can increase up to 9 symbol positions high. The progression of unlocking reels does not fully reset between each Free Spin, only resetting down to the shortest reel height.

The Free Spins round will start off with an active Multiplier of x2. Each winning combination increases the Multiplier value by x1 after all wins are paid.

If you manage to fully unlock all reel positions to 9 in height, an additional +2 Free Spins and +4 Multiplier will be awarded along with an extra +4 for every winning combination that is formed during this time.

In addition to this, the Super High-paying symbol (Dollar Chain) and Wild symbols come into play during this round.

Gamble Wheel

Before the Free Spins round can begin, you will be able to participate in the Gamble Wheel if you so choose. Here you will be able to unlock the Bonus Pick.

If your Gamble is a success, you will be granted additional Free Spins along with Guaranteed Wilds or Synced Reels on every spin. Losing the gamble will return you back to the base game empty-handed.

The starting number of Free Spins is 8, but winning the Gamble can increase the total number as follows.

  • Winning the 1st Gamble will award up to 9 Free Spins with either Guaranteed Wilds, random Synced Reels or both.
  • Winning the 2nd Gamble will allow you to pick your Free Spins mode of either Synced Reels or Guaranteed Wilds on every spin.

Also available on the Gamble Wheel is a special Golden Field that gives you an oppotunity to win up to 12 Free Spins on the first gamble and up to 13 Free Spins on the second gamble.

HipHopPop Free Spins

HipHopPop Bonus Buy

For those of you who are outside the UK, you will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

AvatarUX has granted players access to 4 Free Spins options as follows.

  • Option 1 – Awards the regular Free Spins round for a total cost of 75x your current bet.
  • Option 2 – Awards the extended Free Spins round with up to 10 Free Spins and Guaranteed Wilds on every spin for a total cost of 300x your current bet.
  • Option 3 – Awards the extended Free Spins round with up to 10 Free Spins and Synced Reels on every spin for a total cost of 300x your current bet.
  • Option 4 (Max Buy) – Awards the extended Free Spins round with up to 12 Free Spins, Guaranteed Wilds and Synced Reels on every spin for a total cost of 1,000x your current bet. Please note that the max win cap is set at 20,000x for this round.

HipHopPop Bonus Buy

HipHopPop: Our Verdict

HipHop was gangsta enough to command our attention for a good period of time with its hip urban theme, but the brutal gamble feature might deter some.

The PopWins series and the gamble features that accompanies them is enough to strike fear into any player, and we’ve been on the receiving end of a losing wheel many times, and it hurts. If successful, then the player has the choice of what sort of Free Spins round they want with Synced Reels or Guaranteed Wilds on every spin, which is something rather new for a PopWins game.

The PopWins is now a long-running series but each time AvatarUX manage something to make it a little different from those experienced previously, which is certainly appreciated, yet the question remains about whether AvatarUX would be better off expanding on their new MultiPop mechanic or sticking with what seems to be working. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it some may say.

When it comes to potential, HipHopPop shines with a maximum win cap of 50,000x. Previous games in the AvatarUX portfolio has boasted of insanely high winning capabilities before, but time will tell if it can deliver. PopRocks was the very first in the series and it boasted of up to 72,188x as a maximum win, but to our knowledge, nobody ever saw it.

Overall, HipHopPop is pretty great, but to unlock its full potential you have to be willing to risk a gamble or two. You can accept the Free Spins as standard but you might get a case of FOMO if you don’t go for gold.