AvatarUX debuts its new mechanic ZapReel in LooneyPop

26 February 2023
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Slots studio AvatarUX rolled out LooneyPop, which is the first title to feature its thrilling new mechanic ZapReel.
The Mad Professor takes center stage in the latest release from the producer to use the PopWins mechanic with its latest iteration- ZapReel, as he looks to bring monsters from his nightmares to life.
In base play, winning combinations ‘pop’ and symbols are replaced by two more, increasing reel height and expanding the paylines available up to a whopping 118,098 ways to win.
The studio’s new ZapReel mechanic sees an additional reel added atop the grid, holding three cells. On each spin, the ZapReel displays the special Feature Rewards, which can be awarded at random. Every new spin resets it to display a new set of rewards. The potential rewards include an additional multiplier, expanding wins, synced reels or brand-new split symbols.
During base play, increasing the reels to six symbols high triggers the bonus spins. During this mode, reels start at six symbols high and can increase up to nine, while the ZapReel is present throughout, rewarding players significantly.
Before entering the feature, players can increase the number of bonus spins by spinning the Gamble Wheel with 18 spins up for grabs.
During the bonus spins, a multiplier increases by 1x after every consecutive win. If a reel is unlocked to its full height, then a 2x multiplier is added.
In certain jurisdictions, players can progress directly to the bonus spins via the Buy Bonus Feature.
LooneyPop is the latest release to incorporate numerous engaging mechanics and themes, such as PopWins, MultiPop and the brand new ZapReel.
The game is initially available exclusively to AvatarUX’s partners with direct integrations and will be rolled out globally in later in the year.
“LooneyPop sees us explore a cartoon world filled with colorful characters, while we also roll out the fantastic ZapReel mechanic for the first time for a unique gaming experience,” said Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX. “We strive to combine bold, immersive mechanics and themes in all our titles, and this is evident once again with LooneyPop. Last year was a banner one for us, and we can’t wait for fans to see what 2023 has in store.”