The newest edition of Beyond the Reels saw AvatarUX take a closer look at the latest slots title from PopWins title, the company’s recently released PapayaPop.
SlotBeats’ Senior Reporter, James Ross, spoke to Hubert Spala, Game Producer at AvatarUX, who analysed the titles jazzy 1920’s theme and inspiration behind it, the PopWin mechanic and how it was utilised compared to previous titles and the features within the slot.
“It all started around the idea that we wanted to make a fruit game. Fruit games are eternal, they are never going to get old yet at the same time, we didn’t just want to make another fruit game.
“We had to decide how we would put our own unique twist on [fruit themed slots], so we decided to use luxury fruits. That was the first idea. Once we had our fruits, we then said ‘why don’t we make them golden and shiny?’
“Another idea which cropped into our heads is ‘why not make this a roaring 20s slot’ as it has a very polished and distinguished style. This is all sold by the music which has a big band swing roaring background.”
Spala continued: “It’s the same mechanic with a twist. The twist here is the unlimited free spins. It’s the first game within our series to attempt this. But, the PopWin mechanic is the same as always, trusted and tried!
“Each time you win, the symbols pop, the symbols disappear and you expand the reels to get more ways so there’s no change to a winning formula here. We just wanted to enter the free spins more, and enjoy the free spins for as long as they are generous.”