Wild Hop & Drop Review
After online slots about the London Underground with Down The Rails and fighting bulls in Bull Fiesta, Pragmatic Play decided it was time for the frogs to get a moment in the spotlight with Wild Hot & Drop.
This grid slot features 6-reels with 6-rows and all builds up towards the free spins round. Once the free spins round is triggered in Wild Hop & Drop, the world is literally your oyster with wins!
As the game opens up, it's absolutely bursting with life and wonder. There is a frog on a lily pad surrounded by mushrooms and other plants blowing in the wind. It's clear that the frog is the star of the show as it always reacts to stuff going on in the slot such as flies floating or wins on the reels.
The huge amount of detail in this slot is excellent and really brings the slot to life. This amazing design does not change throughout the slot as the symbols on the reels are done to a high standard and the symbols also animate throughout the wins.
When the slot hits the free spins round, the visuals turn to nighttime with an ethereal glow which is stunning to see. All of this is accompanied by ambient forest noises and whimsical music throughout the slot.
There's no denying that the base game is a little bland with nothing too crazy going on but it's definitely made up for during the free spins round. When the free spins round hits, the gameplay is similar to the Fat series with the large symbols throughout.
Like most Pragmatic Play slots, the menus can be found at the bottom of the screen with the spin button and bet level button to the right. On the left side of the screen is where players will find the sound settings and other paytable information.
Wild Hop & Drop is like most modern Pragmatic Play slots as the RTP is decent at 96.46% and there is a high volatility level, but the maximum win is quite standard. It's strange as the RTP is clearly over the average but the maximum win is not.
Instead, players can win up to 5,000x the stake in this slot and this can be achieved throughout the free spins round with the hopping frog. During our gameplay, we did not feel a lack of big wins and certainly felt rewarded in the free spins rounds.
On paper, this game does not sound like anything special but that is certainly not the case. We were pleasantly surprised by how entertaining and rewarding Wild Hop & Drop can be. Firstly, the visuals do not feel like Pragmatic Play but rather Push Gaming or another smaller studio.
The gameplay is certainly nothing crazy or overwhelming, but the free spins round is enough to pull players back in. Ultimately, Wild Hop & Drop is a charming slot that could certainly surprise players with how entertaining it is.