Pragmatic Play leaps into action with new Wild Hop & Drop online slot; Bingo suite now live in key LatAm markets via Esterlabet

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A virtual slot-making machine, Pragmatic Play has released its sixth new title this month, seven if you count the Power Jackpot makeover of its classic Wolf Gold hit from 2017, having recently launched Wild Hop & Drop. There are plenty of lively features in this cluster pays grid slot, including a screen full of cheerful frogs that are key to players unlocking the 5,000x max win on offer.

Playable on all devices, the 6-reel, 6-row slot makes the most of its 20 paylines across which players create wins by connecting at least six identical symbols vertically or horizontally. Highly volatile, the game has a 96.46 percent return to player (RTP), with bets ranging from 20 p/c to £/€100 per round.

Game Symbols & Paytable

The paytable consists of J, Q, K and A card royals as the low paying symbols while a trio of very chill-looking frogs – blue, purple and green – make up the higher pays. Landing a six-of-kind cluster is worth 0.5 to 4 times the bet, which gets a 20 to 200 times the stake boost for a 26-plus matching symbol cluster.

You’ll find another smiling amphibian serving as the Wild symbol, which appears on all reels and substitutes for all regular symbols. In the base game, these special croakers appear in 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, or 6×6 size, and when the largest size in the latter, pay out 5,000x the bet.

Firefly Bonus

Next up is the happy (not for long) red firefly bonus symbol and landing four or more of them in the base game awards six free spins. At the start of this bonus round, a 1×1 wild symbol hops onto the reels where it remains until the feature ends, hopping onto random positions between free spins. This is when all of the scatter symbols that land (in the bonus round) are collected.

For every fourth four bonus symbol collected, the feature is retriggered, awarding between 1-3 free spins, while the roaming wild symbol progressively increases in size, to 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6. One free spin is added when the last level is reached. Retriggering ends after the fourth retrigger.

If the feature was activated with five or six six bonus symbols, the free spins starts with 1 or 2 scatter symbols, respectively,  already collected.

Buy Free Spins Option

Last but not least, depending on the jurisdiction you’re playing in, you can also instantly trigger the free spins round from the base game by clicking on the Buy Free Spins button, for the cost of 100x the total stake via a triggering spin with 4, 5, or 6 scatter symbols.

Esterlabet Extension

The new game launch follows the completion of the integration of Pragmatic Play’s bingo vertical with online casino and sports betting operator Estelarbet in key Latin American markets – Brazil, Peru, Chile and Ecuador.

Execution of the deal that was originally penned in April, makes the provider’s award winning bingo offering including classic variants like 90-ball and its mobile-first Bingo Blast, which is three-to-four times faster than the average 90-ball bingo game, and Sweet Bonanza Bingo, a blend of the popular video slot and the familiar 90 ball bingo format.

The two firms have been partners since April 2021, when Estelarbet signed a multi-vertical deal with Pragmatic Play, taking its Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports products live in the LatAm region.