If you like to experiment in the kitchen, then this brand new pokie from Yggdrasil might be a good choice as it takes cooking to a whole other level. The Boilin’ Pots pokie is the latest addition to the Scandinavian provider’s vast portfolio, combining witchcraft, a haunted atmosphere, and a boiling cauldron cooking up lots of mega wins if you add the right ingredients. Sounds like quite a tasty meal after all. If you agree, then read this full review to learn more about what’s brewing and how you might just walk away with up to 10,114x the stake.
Boilin’ Pots Review
Sweden based Yggdrasil has several smaller gaming studios they have partnered up with in recent years and the growth of this leading provider in the last decade is quite impressive. This time they took care of the production themselves with Boilin’ Pots and we’re happy they did as they opted for a rather striking theme. Potions, witches, and spells are a common theme in online pokies, guaranteeing lots of fun and thrills — but the game developers of Yggdrasil went ahead and added their own touch to this genre which is why this new pokie comes with a Wild Respin feature, as well as a Rising Reels bonus round.
Nice to know
|Launched||May 26, 2022|
|Features||Additive Symbol, Reelset Changing, Respin Wild, Respins, Scatter Symbols, Stack, Wild, Bonus Game, Bonus Symbols, Buy Feature, Free Spins, Multiplier|
|Grid Layout||5-3 up to 5-7|
The Boilin’ Pots brew isn’t prepared in an indoor kitchen, but the cooking process is taken outside at night, somewhere in a misty forest which gives the grid a rather hair-raising look & feel. Its 5×3 grid is expandable and whenever this is triggered you will see how the camera zooms out, showing more of the magical world. Once the screen is fully expanded, users get a nice view of curvy trees, glowing eyes, a typical raven perched on a branch, and a cute little mouse cooking a sausage on a stick. While the grid Boilin’ Pots looks simple at first in its smallest state, it will get a lot more intense once the reels get bigger and players get a close-up of the game’s setting that is all about sorcery.
How to Play
As one of the leading providers in the iGaming industry, Yggdrasil has certainly contributed to today’s standard of online pokies with a wide array of high-quality productions over the years and continues to do so with Boilin’ Pots that is visually appealing, yet easy to play.
Starting off with the base game in Boilin’ Pots, there is a normal-sized grid of 3 rows and 5 reels, as well as 243 paylines to begin with. Symbols only need to land on adjacent reels from left to right, and it doesn’t matter which row they are on. In the bonus games, the number of rows can increase, possibly boosting the number of paylines, which can go up to 16,807.
Boilin’ Pots works with a relatively narrow betting range as it spans between $0.10 and $40 per spin. This might not be a game that suits the needs of high rollers. Clicking on the icons below the reels will make you change your stake and there are 16 fixed values to pick from, including the option of autospins. You will see the autospin symbol just to the left of the spin button. You can choose from 10 auto spins up to an infinite number until one of the bonus features gets activated. Once this is done it’s time to pay close attention.
Different Ingredients such as mandrake roots, claws, wings, eyeballs and potion bottles make up the symbols in Boilin’ Pots. The above ingredients are also the low value symbols with a maximum payout of 0,5x the bet for 5 of a kind. These are followed by the high value category which consists of 4 different coloured gem symbols and a book, of which the latter pays out up to 10x the stake for a fully covered payline. The red mushroom is the wild symbol and there is also a scatter symbol in the game, which can trigger the bonus round. Finally, there is also a special arrow symbol that will increase the grid by 1 row when it lands. During the bonus game you can earn cash prizes and add win symbols, which can yield great prizes. Here’s what to expect when it comes to the different symbols:
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5|
|Wild||Substitutes All Regular Symbols|
|Bonus Scatter||3+ Activates Bonus Game Feature|
|Arrow||Expands the Reels + Activates Wild Respins|
As you’re probably used to from Yggdrasil, there are a series of interesting bonus features to be found in this game that ensure that you have enough options at your disposal to make a nice profit. The main features are Wild, Expanding Reels, Wild Respins, Bonus Game and the Bonus Buy. These roughly boil down to the following explanation:
The game’s wild symbol is recognised by the red mushrooms which helps to enable more winning combinations by substituting other paying symbols. What we love most about this symbol is that it can land on all reels and get triggered at random moments.
Landing an arrow increases the rows on all reels by 1, giving you the option to play on the full 7 rows. As soon as you land 4 arrow symbols, the Wild Respins feature is activated.
You will then receive a respin in this case and every time a win is generated, you’ll move on to receive a new respin. During these respins, stapled wilds can land, giving you the extra benefit of expanding the grid with an extra 3 rows.
Landing 3 or more scatter symbols will trigger the Bonus Game feature. Landing 4 or 5 scatter symbols will give you an immediate prize of 10x or 100x the bet. You will then receive an additional 3 respins and every time a prize lands on the payline, the respins are reset to 3. When the prizes land on this payline, they are accumulated and added to the pot. During this bonus game you can win the following prizes:
- Cash Win: 1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x, 25x or 50x your stake.
- Win: 100x, 200x, 500x, 1000x or 5000x your stake.
If you want to take advantage of the bonus game right away, you can use the bonus buy feature which is available in this game. The bonus game will get activated by paying 50x the bet. This is quite a low price so it might just be a good idea making use of this option.
Boilin’ Pots is played on a grid of 5 reels with 3 rows that can expand to a maximum of 7 reels. Wins are made by landing 3 or more identical symbols on consecutive reels from left to right. Minimum and maximum bets range from just $0,10 up to $40 per spin, which might not cater to all bankrolls. The Boilin’ Pots Return To Player is 96,1%, which is about the average percentage for any modern online pokie in NZ. The hit frequency is officially listed as 22,91%, which is on the low side compared to the industry average of 25%. The maximum win in Boilin’ Pots is 10,114x your stake, which is perfect to us. Your best chance of making the maximum win will be once the reels have fully expanded. Bet carefully as the volatility is at its maximum level, very high.
When you first load Boilin’ Pots, you will be instantly intrigued to see how the action evolves inside a cauldron, creating big expectations for the rest of the game. The way the reels expand is amazing, but then everything feels a little thin, which might be disappointing for anyone looking to play a pokie for a prolonged period of time. At the same time, we can’t deny the visuals are great and, overall, it is a fun pokie to play.
The game also offers an excellent maximum win potential and the RTP is about right. Just be aware that it may take some time to activate the bonus game, which can become somewhat frustrating at some point. Then again, there is an alternative solution that costs only 50x to activate the bonus game via the bonus buy feature. We consider this price very reasonable, because there are a lot of games that work with a lot more expensive bonus buys. And with a winning potential of ultimately 10,114x the stake, it can be well worth it.