Wild Chapo Dream Drop: Slot Overview
Have you ever seen that thing where people cool off on a hot day by busting open a fire hydrant to let the water come gushing out? That's kind of the sensation Relax Gaming is giving off at the moment as they race through their back catalogue to flush out as many Dream Drop makeovers as possible. Today's one is Wild Chapo Dream Drop, a remake of the 2021 Mexican-themed slot Wild Chapo. As usual, most of the game has remained the same, with the main differences being statistical and the inclusion of the Dream Drop jackpots, which have the potential to reach as high as €10,000,000.
On the front end, little has changed apart from the Dream Drop jackpot values ticking away on the side of the screen. The active game panel remains wedged to the side of a bar, located way out in the Mexican boonies. Why Chapo hangs out here may have something to do with a penchant for blowing things up? Even if this isn't the case, players can look forward to lashings of explosions as the game progresses. Wild Chapo might not be one of Relax Gaming's audio-visual feasts, but it has an amiable look, a charming ensemble, and there are stacks of small details to enjoy. There's an excellent soundtrack too, by the way, with just a hint of a Hotel California chord change moment.
The first casualty in any Dream Drop redo is RTP. In the case of Wild Chapo Dream Drop, players get a value of 94%, including a jackpot contribution of 12%. A big drop, but something to be expected in a game like this. As before, volatility is high (4 out of 5) whilst stakes vary from 20 p/c to £/€100 per spin - the higher the bet, the greater the chance of triggering a jackpot win.
Played on a 5x3 game panel, players score a regular win when at least three adjacent matching symbols land along one of the 15 paylines from the leftmost side. Symbols kick off with low-pay diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades covered in colourful designs, paying 4 times the stake for five of a kind. Payouts rise to 10 to 25 times the stake when landing five doggies, owls, donkeys, or Chapos. When evaluating wins, wilds in view may be used to substitute any normal pay symbol, or they can payout up to 40x the bet for a line of five wilds. It is possible Colossal Wilds land, covering up to four positions on the board.
Wild Chapo Dream Drop: Slot Features
As well as the main jackpot part of the deal, Wild Chapo Dream Drop has Expanding Wilds, Respins, and Free Spins.
In the base game, when landing a TNT crate, it will explode if it can form a win, expanding upwards to create wild symbols.
When precisely 2 scatter symbols land in the base game, they transform into sticky wild symbols and trigger a respin. Landing new wilds awards an additional respin. When no more respins are won, any win is paid out, and the sticky wilds are removed for the next spin.
This bonus round is triggered when 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols hit, awarding 7, 9, or 11 free spins, respectively. Landing 3 or more scatter symbols during free spins awards an additional +3 free spins. When scatter symbols land during the feature, a small bonus symbol icon is stored at the position it appeared. On the final spin, these stored bonus symbols are converted into wild symbols, with a multiplier that corresponds to the number stored at the specific position. So single stored bonus symbols create a regular wild, whereas if 3 bonus symbols were stored in one position, they would create a wild with an x3 multiplier. When more than one wild multiplier is used in a win, the values are multiplied against each other.
Dream Drop Jackpots
Single Jackpot Spins trigger at random in the base game. When activated, 5 special reels appear, landing only DD symbols or blocks. Landing a DD symbol in all five reels grants one spin on the jackpot wheel, leading to either rapid, midi, maxi, major, mega with starting values of €1, €5, €100, €25,000, or €500,000.
Wild Chapo Dream Drop: Slot Verdict
If you've sampled the original Wild Chapo slot, there won't be much here that you don't already know. The Mexican Outback atmosphere remains as sultry as ever, and there are several humorous touches, such as the intro clip where Chapo and his donkey inadvertently blow the bar up after ignoring the 'No Animals' sign on their way in. In short, Wild Chapo Dream Drop is, in many ways, a happy-go-lucky game that's easy to go along with for a spin or two.
It's business-minded as well, though, with plenty of explosive (literally) moments on the reels. Various wild elements make their way onto the game board during the base game via TNT crates, Colossal Symbols or the Respins feature, and free spins aren't bad either. Actually, they can be pretty intense when a solid number of bonus symbols have been collected in anticipation for the final, potentially almighty, last spin. Outside the jackpot, Wild Chapo Dream Drop is capable of stirring up wins as high as 10,000x the bet. When including the jackpot, the Dream Drop is said to be capable of building a top prize up to the €10,000,000 mark.
And so, the Dream Drop remake machine chugs along, chalking up another successful conversion. The addition of five new jackpots might well add a new level of desirability for fans of the original Wild Chapo, while the game should be suitable for any general jackpot chaser interested in trying their luck in a Mexican-themed environment.
A straight Dream Drop port means the updated Wild Chapo Dream Drop comes with sizable jackpots and the usual RTP slash.