Wild Chapo Dream Drop Review

From Relax Gaming

Join El Chapo and friends in this explosive online slot re-worked to include five Dream Drop jackpots with prizes in excess of £1,000,000. In the high variance main game Sticky Wilds with Re-Spins and Wild Multipliers all help boost wins as high as 10,000x. Look out for TNT blocks that turn wild and expand too. Dream Drops trigger at random and lead to a golden Prize Wheel that might trigger a life-changing Mega Jackpot prize.

OUR RATING:

Score
8.0

Name:  Wild Chapo Dream Drop

Developer:  Relax Gaming

Paylines:  30

Reels:  5

Rows:  3

RTP:  94%

Variance:  High

Top Payout:  10,000x

Jackpot:  Yes

Release Date:  August 2022

Features:  Wilds, Expanding Wilds, Sticky Wilds and Re-Spins, Free Spins, Multiplier Wilds and Dream Drop Jackpots!

About This Slot

Wild Chapo Dream Drop was released at new slot sites in the UK in August 2022, joining a growing list of slots that feature the Dream Drop Jackpots launched by Relax Gaming in May 2022.

Like several others in the group, Wild Chap Dream Drop is a re-working of an existing game (first released in 2021) where the jackpot feature has been bolted on to give players the chance to win prizes in excess of £1,000,000. Throughout the game you can see the real-time levels of the five jackpots displayed to the left of the reel set.

The Wild Chapo narrative involves a mad Mexican in classic style with long moustache, broad-rimmed hat and holding up two dynamite sticks. He has a talent for blowing things up and next to him on the reels you’ll also find TNT blocks that become expanding wilds. The action takes place against the backdrop of a road-side bar under clear blue skies. Mayhem may well ensue thanks to Sticky Wilds, Re-Spins, Free Spins and Wild Multipliers.

In our review of Wild Chapo Dream Drop we explain the gameplay, RTP, variance, paytable and features. We show you how to win the big money, recommend some alternative jackpot games, and list a few sites where Dream Drop games can be found.

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

  • Relax Gaming rank Wild Chapo 4/5 on their own volatility scale. That puts it on the same level as games like TNT Tumble 2 Dream Drop and Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop which are both very volatile games.
  • The RTP for Wild Chapo Dream Drop is 94%. Remember that 12% of all wagers contribute to the Jackpots.
  • The top win (excluding jackpots) is 10,000x which is standard for Dream Drop games. If you want a higher top win you could try Templar Tumble 2 Dream Drop which sits at 20,000x.
  • Spins start at 20p per play.

Symbols and Graphics

Wild Chapo has a cartoon-esuqe feel to it with Mexican-themed symbols including several animals and a mad-looking gringo. Values are decent too. Here are the highlights of the paytable:

  • Wild Chapo Dream Drop plays on a 5 reel grid with 3 rows and 15 fixed paylines in play at all times.
  • Wins are triggered when 3 or more identical symbols appear on the reel set from left to right.
  • Low payers are the card suits: Hearts, Diamonds, Spades and Clubs. They are valued up to 4x for five on a line.
  • The premiums are the Mexican desert wildlife: Owls, Cayotes, Donkeys and El Chapo himself. These have very good value with the Chapo triggering 25x wins for five on a line.
  • There are also wilds that sub in for all other symbols to form wins AND pay out when they appear together to form win lines. They have a massive 40x value for five on a line. They also come in super-sized 4×4 size.
  • Finally, game logo scatters have multiple functions. They trigger free spins when 3 or more appear. But just two triggers re-spins with sticky wilds as well.

What We Like

  Sticky Wilds and Re-Spins in base game
  Up to £10,000,000 wins on Mega JP
  Free Spins come with Wild Multipliers
  TNT blocks create expanding wilds
  Fun theme with funny characters

What We Don't Like

  94% RTP due to progressive pool
  Same gameplay as original version

Gameplay and Features

The big ticket is the Dream Drop feature here with the chance to win multi-million GBP prizes. Along the way you can still pick up some pretty decent wins in the base game with expanding wilds and re-spins and also trigger win tsunamis in the free spins round! Here is how it all fits together.

TNT Explosions Bring Expanding Wilds

Check out the TNT crates because when they form part of a win they explode and form wilds that expand upwards on the reel they are on.

Sticky Wilds And Re-Spins

Look to land two scatters in the base game to set off this feature – the scatters transform into sticky wilds setting off a re-spin. And … if you hit a wild on the re-spin you’ll earn another.

Re-spins keep triggering until no more wins land, then the game pays out the full win total for the sequence and the reels re-set.

Free Spins With Wild Multipliers

Outside of the Dream Drops, the biggest wins will come in the free spins round. Spins are awarded as follows:

  • 3 Scatters: 7 free spins
  • 4 Scatters: 9 free spins
  • 5 Scatters: 11 free spins
  • 3 More Scatters During Bonus Spins: 3 more free spins

Look out for scatters as they land during the free spins round. Not only do they get you more spin, but they also trigger wild multipliers at the end of the round. For each scatter than lands, a bonus icon appears where it sits on the reels.

For the final spin, symbols in positions with bonus icons become Wilds. They also have a multiplier associated with them that is equal to the total value of all the bonus icons collected in that position. For example, If 2 scatters landed on one position during the round, for the final spin a 2x wild multiplier would appear in that position.

On your final spin, wild multipliers are further enhanced if they combine – rather than being added together they are multiplied by each other. So, if you had a 3x and a 2x on a win line, your multiplier is 6x!

Dream Drop Jackpots

We’ve seen various executions of the Dream Drop Jackpot feature so far. In Wild Chapo Dream Drop the Prize Wheel is used. There are two stages to winning one of the JPs.

  1. At any stage in the game a jackpot spin is tiggered to play out on a new 5-reel grid. You get ONE spin only with DD symbols and blanks. You need to hit FIVE DD symbols – one on EVERY reel – to move to the next stage.
  2. Rather than a reel set, Wild Chapo uses a Prize Wheel in gold. It’s really simple. Just spin the wheel and wait to see where it lands. The arrow will point to a segment displaying one of the five jackpot names. These are the JPs and their seed values:
  • Rapid: Seeded at £1
  • Midi: Seeded at £5
  • Maxi: Seeded at £100
  • Major: Seeded at £25,000
  • Mega: Seeded at £1,000,000*

*The seed value for the Mega Jackpot started at £500,000. It increases by £500,000 after every second win. This will continue until it reaches a maximum of £10,000,000. 

More Games Like Wild Chapo Dream Drop Slot

If you like Wild Chapo Dream Drop you should also try these games:

Snake Arena Dream Drop: Another re-worked game with the Dream Drop JPs added is this one set in a medieval castle with crazy knights running around being chased by a giant snake! It is inspired by the old mobile phone game, Snake, with much better graphics. The action is on a 5×5 grid this time with expanding wilds and free spins. The only weakness in this game is a much lower top win than Wild Chapo at just 2,758x.

Temple Tumble 2 Dream Drop – To date (September 2022) the game that has paid out TWO Mega Jackpot wins, Temple Tumble 2 was the first Dream Drop game to launch back in May. This is a classic grid slot with avalanche wins. It comes with free spins and a cool persistent wilds feature. Top win is 10,045x and RTP is higher than Wild Chapo at 94.8%.

Where to Play Wild Chapo Dream Drop – Further Recommendations

Here are two more slot sites where you can play Wild Chapo Dream Drop.

Duelzthis unique casino from SuprPlay offers you the chance to ‘duel’ against other players on the slots to win extra prizes. It has a great sign up offer with 100 Book of Dead Spins on your first deposit. The minimum deposit is a little high at £20 but withdrawals are fast and the cashier accepts Paypal. Read more here.

Casumohome of online slots, Casumo is a fantastic casino with over 2,000 titles to choose from including the full Dream Drop range. You’ll get 20 Book of Dead spins when you make your first deposit and the whole experience can be enjoyed on app as well as via their website. Read more here.

Our Verdict

Wild Chapo Dream Drop makes its way onto the list of Dream Drop games with a lot of explosive action, plenty of wilds and potential for some highly lucrative win sequences in the bonus round where wild multipliers come into play on the final spin. If you’ve played the original and enjoyed it then you’ll be at home here. In term of maths, the light-hearted storyline hides a devilishly high risk maths model that might frustrate you before paying out any decent prizes, so beware.

But really, we’re here for the chance to score a Dream Drop. Keep in mind that this will affect RTP – lower than average as 94% due to jackpot contributions. But that is offset by the chance to win a Mega JP that has a seed value of £1,000,000 and can run as high as £10,000,000!!

Good luck!

Further Reading

Relax Gaming Website: Wild Chapo Dream Drop Game Profile