Wild Hop & Drop Slots
Wild Hop & Drop is a playful, frog-themed game! The background looks like a tropical paradise, with thick mist and green shrubbery around each corner. There is a small blue mushroom, lily pads, and even a tranquil frog statue. The background looks more like someone's zen garden than it does the wild. This game is by Pragmatic Play, and I was eager to try this exuberant slot. This is a happy slot, and the frog just wants to lay around on his lily pad all day. There is a pool of water located towards the bottom of the slot, and the level of peace I felt while playing this slot was a bonus feature in itself. The grid features frogs of varying colors, like purple and blue for example. The bonus symbol looks like a firefly, and there was almost something Disney-like about this slot.
The low-paying symbols are the card royal symbols, while the higher-paying symbols are the frogs. Small clusters pay out anywhere from 0.5 to 4x the stake, while large clusters can climb up to as much as 200x the stake for 26+ symbols. One of the frogs is the wild symbol, and he acts as typical wild symbols do and can substitute the regular symbols. Wilds payout a maximum of 5,000x your bet.
Playing itself was simple enough for new players or experienced slot players alike to pick up fast. Everything is located at the bottom of the screen. There is an information page to the bottom left of the board, and the spin bar and place to adjust your bet is located on the right side of the board. You can adjust the sound and the bottom bar will also show you how many free spins you have left during the free spins round.
If you land 4 scatter symbols, you'll receive 6 free spins. When the free spins launch, a wild symbol is placed on the reels and is stuck in that spot until the feature ends. When the feature ends, the symbol finally moves. The scatter symbols that land during the bonus rounds are collected, one at a time! If you manage to store up to 4 scatter symbols, you'll receive 1, 2, or 3 free spins. If the bonus round was triggered with 5 or 6 scatters, the free spin round will begin with 1 or 2 scatter symbols already ready and waiting. The roaming wild can also magnify in size, going from 2x2 to as much as 6x6. When you reach the final level, you'll receive another free spin. This feature can only be retriggered four times. You can always choose to buy free spin rounds if you want. These rounds cost 100x your bet, and the initial spin will award you somewhere from 4-6 scatters.
So, I was certain of a few things after playing this game. First off, the atmosphere was very likable right away. Secondly, Pragmatic Play doesn't fail yet again with the quality of its games. These games are a blast to engage with, and the lovable frog theme was just icing on the cake.