With its classic comic book feel, loads of top prizes on display and great features, Popeye has all the hallmarks of a surefire hit. Add to that a medium volatility setting that should see fairly regular action and a decent max payout, it's easy to see why slots fans will be keen to don their life jackets and head out on Popeye’s Ark. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know to help you decide if you want to join them.
Popeye is a colourful animated production featuring all of the names we know and love from this iconic 1920s comic strip.
The background includes some carefully crafted wooden buildings that line the docks with Olive Oyl waiting patiently for her man on one of the balconies. Bluto sways menacingly at the foot of the jetty and Popeye proudly stands on top of his boat.
The adventure plays along to the tune of a jazzed-up Sailor’s Hornpipe bringing a lively energy to the show. Various sound effects ring out as winning symbols land and features trigger, which also help give the game a playful edge.
In the mobile version, Olive Oyl joins Popeye on his boat bringing the two main characters to the forefront and allowing the reels to stand proudly at the top of the screen. This goes to show that Lady Luck Games have carefully considered their mobile customers too.
Popeye includes various settings and add-ons that may or may not be available—depending on where you live. For some, outside the UK, there’s a bonus buy option to take you straight to either of the 2 bonus rounds plus the chance to gamble any winnings on the turn of a card. Turbo play and auto spins might also be available in your area.
It’s also easy to adjust your wagers to suit your budget and keep your bankroll afloat while waiting for larger prizes to arrive or bonuses to trigger.
The max payout and RTP may vary at some sites, but the most attractive options are 96.10% RTP and a 5,500x max win, which should draw in a wide range of slots fans. The biggest payouts will be found during the bonus rounds, but that’s fairly standard procedure.
It’s always exciting to see where a slot developer will go with a popular theme that many of us share an affinity with, but it doesn’t always hit the spot. However, we’re pleased to report that Popeye from Lady Luck Games will almost certainly conjure up some fond memories and will hopefully leave you with a few extra quid in your pocket to splash out on some tinned spinach at the same time.