A busty policewoman on a scooter and a gang of criminals provide the strange storyline for this game, but thankfully the payline mechanics aren't as difficult to work out. Scatter pays are a top creation and this coupled with cascading wins and those added Area Multipliers could add up to some decent wins.
The developer hasn't told us exactly where this game is set but I'm guessing it's some form of made-up Japanese town given the J-Pop style and 80’s electro-synth music that was popular back in the day. As with most things taking place in this adventure, it is all a little bit vague and you have to suspend your belief for a few minutes while you play. There’s even a ram smoking a cigarette just to add to the oddness. There’s every chance that some people will take offence at various parts of the game, and reaching the Epic Win status will either have you smiling or uttering some words of disgust!
What can you say about the gameplay in Pop Cop? It isn't entirely taxing and this is probably a good job as you're likely to be distracted by what's going on elsewhere on the screen. The Scatter Pays mechanic does a great job, as always, and this system flows through into the bonus round to avoid any lack of continuation.
The only difference between the two main parts of the game is that the Area Multiplier grows a lot higher, as you would expect. The Bonus round is definitely where you’ll have the best chance of reaching the max payout, and players outside the UK might be able to head straight there. It’ll cost 160x to receive between 10 and 20 spins and the Golden Bet, which adds 0.2x to your bet could bring bigger wins with multipers.
Your reward for making it through this game unscathed is a potential 10,000x max win. As you might have guessed, the volatility is quite high, so you'll want to pay close attention to your balance as you go and the RTP is 96.16%.
I'm not sure how to conclude my thoughts on Pop Cop! It made me laugh, wince and recoil in that order, so you have been warned! The gameplay isn't exactly out of this world but the win potential is there for a decent payout. The audiovisuals are a little different and I haven't seen an Area Multiplier-style feature for a while, so good on you Peter & Sons!