Pineapple Pop Review
I knew that Pineapple Pop felt a little familiar and it wasn't until someone mentioned the similarities between this and Tropicool 2 from ELK Studios, that I was able to put the two together. Large symbols, free spins, Wilds and frozen fruits all help make this feel like a bit of a copycat!
Regardless of who did it first, most slot fans should enjoy this tropical beach vibe with lots of bright colours and swaying palm trees. There's a lot of neat animation going on while these reels move around in a number of strange ways, but this can make it a little difficult to appreciate on a smaller mobile screen. It is still perfectly playable but you might not get quite as much from the visual experience.
The base game has a lot to offer with the Jumbo Blocks, increasing reel heights, Wilds and everything else that Pineapple Pop cares to share with you. Collecting Scatter symbols can also add to the appeal with additional wins possible as those other symbols start to explode. The only downside I found with this is that the Second Chance modifier becomes a little shy but you need the Scatters to trigger the free spins. Perhaps this was done on purpose as there is a Feature Buy option for players outside the UK with a range of free spins available for various prices.
The 5,000x top win really does hide in the shadow of ELK’s offering in their similar slot, so fans of massive win potential may want to check out the alternative. Despite the lowish max win, the volatility is still very high, so there's plenty to consider here from a stats point of view. The RTP is 96% and you should still see plenty of action thanks to the high hit frequency of 38%.
It's a nice enough set-up that greets you in Pineapple Pop and the visuals are also pretty pleasing. But while there's plenty going on to keep most slots fans happy, the stats may put some off. I'd be tempted to give it a go but if it wasn't playing ball, I’d probably move over to Tropicool 2 and see what happens over there.