At the Copa Slots

Pick up your maracas, because your destination tonight is a dancing show to show off all your best moves. A somewhat odd, but interesting idea to make a slot around and we are always happy to see developers trying something new over the same tried and true concepts that can wear on you after a while. At the Copa is played at 5 reels and 30 paylines and its host, Carolina, dances through the night as the other two male dancers, Pedro and Rico, will compete for her attention. Through the many special features, you will be able to influence her choice – so pick your favourite and hope he’s lucky!

How to Play

The game isn’t the best thing ever visually, but it gets the job done. All the symbols being uniquely designed for the slot itself and not borrowing poker icons is always a big plus in our book, as is going through the trouble of animating Carolina to cheer you on from the side of the reels similar to how Gonzo in Gonzo’s Quest did the same. All the characters also get to show off their dance moves if you activate the bonus game in which they try to woo our gracious hostess. As far as gameplay goes, At the Copa plays it somewhat safer compared to the theme choice. It has just about everything you would expect from a Betsoft release – Wilds, Scatters, free spins and double up gambling. But this is paired with Expanding Wilds, multipliers, progressive jackpots and an intriguing extra round that makes things varied up. Not too much, but just enough to keep you spinning for more.

Betting Options and Payout

The slot has three progressive jackpots that you could potentially carry home depending on your luck with chili peppers and their placement. This, alongside the payment structure in the game, rewards a patient player who sticks with the title instead of being bored midway through. The jackpots will usually be sizeable enough to bounce back if you get lucky enough to trigger them, and even put you in a deep plus if you win the Caliente jackpot. You can play for $0.02 up to $75, doing a balancing act to appease both more casual and higher level of gamblers in a single release. Then again, Betsoft is known as a more mainstream developer which tries to target a larger audience rather than being a more specialised sort of slot maker.

Symbols and Extra Features

So when you come to visit At the Copa, the icons are all made with the slot itself in mind. Cocktails, trumpets, maracas, bongo drums, flamingos and our three dancers all grace the reels, without a poker symbol in sight anywhere, making this a rare but wonderful treat. Nothing against poker, but the icons have just gotten prevalent all over recent slots, and a little break from time to time is nice. Wilds are both great and underwhelming at the same time. They can replace any icon on the playing field – unless a bonus round, free spins or a jackpot activates. That’s the bad part. The good part is that Wilds come with their own little bonus. If a Wild lands on the middle of the reel, it grants you a free respin and a multiplier increase. This cycle of respin and multiplier raise happen until you reach a 5x increase, or you don’t score a win. Scatters award free spins – but this time around, you get to choose a partner to share your wins with. The partner you choose becomes a Wild for the duration of the special feature, and on top of that, you can get a multiplier increase between 2x and 10x with each spin. To trigger the Bonus Round, Carolina has to have both the male dancers on each side during regular gameplay. Again, you make a choice in partners – and in turn, carry home a prize.

Our Verdict

While the dancing may be fast, At the Copa is something that requires a bit of patience. A lot of the bigger prizes are hidden behind progressive jackpots and special features, which can take time to unlock, but once you open it up, the game becomes a lot more fun. Betsoft continues to impress, and we’ll happily be playing this slot a few years down the line.
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Game Details
Software:
BetSoft
Release Date:
2013
Reels:
5
Paylines:
30
Progressive:
Yes
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
Yes
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
Yes
Free Spins:
Yes
Multiplier:
Yes
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.02 - $0.50
Max Bet:
$75
Jackpot:
15,000 coins