At The Copa Pokie Review
The gameplay rules are as swift as Carolina’s steps in the interface. The controls reflect the natural way of gambling decision-making. First, one selects a coin within the range from $0.01 to $1. Then one selects from 1 to 30 active paylines and then manages the number of coins per line (1 to 10). Clicking Spin makes it all dance. Tired of setting and adjusting? Press “Max Bet Spin” and it will trigger it at full betting power in terms of paylines and bets per line (coins are always set manually). A highly adaptive Autoplay mode is also available. An Aussie may wager up to $150 and win up to $2500 in a base round and some more real money in bonus rounds.
There are 8 payable symbols, all pay from x5 to x100 when there are 3 of a kind on any active payline and x25 to x500 when there are 5 of a kind. Payable symbols are (in ascending order of payouts): a Margarita Cocktail, a Trumpet, Maraca, Bongos, a Flamingo Bird, Rico and Pedro the dancers (both pay equally) and last but not least Carolina the Dancer. She is the star of the show: she pays up to $2500 and her Dance Shoe symbol is a scatter. There are also Ocean symbols as Wild with a multiplying effect, and Chili activating a progressive jackpot feature. By clicking the Double Up button, a base round winning may be doubled as many times as one likes doubling. It’s hot At the Copa!
So free spins are won with 3 Carolina’s dance shoes on reels 1, 3 and 5. Then magic of dance is revealed: a dancer partner selected by the gambler turns into Wild during free spin rounds. And there is an extra trick: free spin wins are awarded with a random x2 to x10 multiplier applied to them, that is, 5 Carolinas in a free spin mode may earn you up to $25,000!
The ocean is Wild to all payable symbols in any combination during base rounds. It does not work in bonus rounds and free spins, and it cannot replace a jackpot triggering Chili. If the ocean gets on the central position of the central reel, it literally floods that reel! The central reel expands, becomes wild entirely and a free spin is awarded right away, with the entire central reel as Wild, and this is equal to three normal wilds, as you can see. A win in this free spin round will generate one more re-spin and turn a wild into a x2 multiplier.
Winning again gives you one more free spin, this time with the wild symbol featuring a x3 multiplier. This generous trick will be repeated till one wins or the Wild is assigned a multiplier of x5. To sum up, a single ocean in the right place triggers 5 free spins with a wild reel and 4 out of these 5 free spins are endowed with a progressive multiplier (x2, x3, x4 and x5). A very generous feature, it is jalapeno hot!
Three-tier progressive jackpot
A 3-tier progressive jackpot is worth trying and betting the maximum amount. To be eligible for a jackpot one has to bet the maximum number of coins per line, i. e. from $1.50 to $150 per spin. The feature is triggered by 5 Chilies and depending on how they appear on the reels, you win one of 3 jackpots: Suave, Mediano or Caliente. The first one, Suave, is triggered when 5 Chilies appear anywhere on the reels and it is an easy-to-get one. Mediano, a hotter jackpot, is a bit tricky: an Aussie will get rich if there are 5 Chilies on payline 2 and 3 at a time. The hottest jackpot, Caliente is hit when there are 5 Chilies on payline 1. Three indicators on top of the reels show the current jackpot status and their variance depending on the bet. It is reported that Suave jackpot tends to exceed $10,000 – a very good bundle to win!
Bonus round: dance it to the win
Dancing makes people happier and wins merrier. Another bonus feature, a dance fight, embodies this concept in a flamboyant style. Getting Rico and Pedro (or vice versa, Pedro and Rico) on either side of Carolina on paylines 1, 2 or 3 in a base game activates a Bonus Round. A gambler selects one of the two male dancers and if the chosen one impresses Carolina – which he certainly does! - a cash prize is paid to the tune of x10 to x20. A nice extra to an amazing dance show! When off the floor, these two suave guys are tossing a coin in the bar and sipping tequila. An Aussie may join them after any win in a base round and double up his win as many times as he pleases. Otherwise… still, there is tequila! Double up!
Bottom line on At the Copa Pokie
This 5-reel 30-payline pokie by Betsoft is what a team of best minds in the industry can produce. Built upon dance theme and igniting all salsa sentimental souls, it is genuinely upmarket in terms of audiovisual effects and a must for a decent online casino. It is exuberant in terms of bonuses. Betting goes up to $150 and may earn in a base round up to $2500 and further double and double again with a gamble feature with unlimited tries. Nice extras are Wild with a x2-x5 random multiplier, free spin round with a random x2-x10 multipliers, a bonus round with x10-x20 cash prizes. These features would render any pokie a star of an online casino, and At the Copa video slot surely is. A 3-tier progressive jackpot feature definitely puts this one onto a proper place: a top Betsoft release advisable for Aussies.