At The Copa has five reels with three rows and up to thirty paylines and it looks excellent; the reels spin amidst bamboo poles decorated by lanterns and the whole composition stands on a chequered dance-floor under the night sky. In the bottom left-hand corner, an animated female dancer struts her stuff.
How to play At The Copa
Before players begin to shake their moves to the tropical based theme, they should adjust their settings.
Press the “Choose Coin” button to set a bet denomination.
The “Paylines” meter is used to lower or increase the number of active paylines. Players can choose up to thirty to play if they want to.
Players can determine how many coins they wish to wager on each active payline by pressing the “Bet Per Line” button.
Hitting “Spin” will begin to turn the reels in motion.
Clicking on “Auto Play” will spin the reels a set number of times without interruption.
For players who like turbo playing they could press the “Max Bet Spin” button, and this will play all the active lines and the highest number of coins per line.
Symbols of At The Copa
The icons are all associated with a Copacabana theme, and they are two male dancers, the female dancer, maracas, a flamingo, bongo drums, a cocktail and a trumpet.
The wild icon is a view of the sea, and there are two bonus icons – the stiletto shoe and the chilli pepper – that trigger separate features.
Bonus features of At The Copa
The Expanding Wild is activated by landing the wild icons in the centre position on the third reel; the wild then expands to include all three of the positions, and players will get one free turn. If players win on this spin, they get an x2 multiplier, and another turn is granted. This process will continue until the multiplier jumps to a maximum of x5 and then the round will end.
The Free Spins are triggered by landing three of the stiletto shoe symbols anywhere on the first, third and fifth reels. Players will be asked to choose one of the three dancers as the additional wild. Each win will then contain a multiplier between either x2 or x10
Should players land the female dancer symbol between the two male dancers on the first, second or third paylines, they will then need to select one of the men to dance with the girl. In the process, players will win a prize based on the quality of the dancing pair, and this is the bonus round.
Players can view the three progressive jackpot amounts located above the reel set and to be in with an opportunity to win players must be doing one of the following:
Suave Jackpot – place a maximum bet and land five chillies in any position
Mediano Jackpot – place a maximum bet and five chillies on the second and third paylines
Caliente Jackpot – place a maximum bet and land five chillies on the first payline
So to win the progressive jackpot players will need to ensure they have bet the maximum bet; otherwise, they will not be able to take advantage of this chance to seriously boost their winnings.'
At The Copa is another solid-looking slot from Betsoft that advances the boundaries of quality and entertainment. Perhaps the only complaint is that players are forced to place the maximum bet to actually play the progressive jackpot. The winnings otherwise, can seem a little on the shy side otherwise.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring