Fruit Shop Megaways Slot

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Fruit Shop Megaways Slot Overview

Let’s get Fruity with a Netent brand new Megaways title, Fruit Shop Megaways Slot

Fruit Shop Slot was a slot released way back in 2011 offering a classic feel, and now that an upgrade is upon us big wins are just ripe for the picking. 

Fruity Shops

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot has a classic and jolly cartoon theme with a particular emphasis on simplicity, just as its predecessor did. It’s definitely a feel-good game.

But one thing that could well be considered as a design flaw is the colour of the symbols.

All of the low paying symbols display the same colour, which makes deciphering where the wins are a little more difficult than some other games which designs all of them with a separate distinctive colour.

A small complaint maybe, but it would definitely make things easier visually.

Betting and Symbols

Betting options in the game are a little more extensive compared to your regular Megaways Slots. The lowest option starts at £/€0.20, but the highest goes all the way up to £/€100, which is rather high compared to other Megaways titles.

There’re tonnes of different options in between the two boundaries, so there’s definitely something for everyone here. 

Top Symbols in the game are made up of various different fruits. In order of highest to lowest paying, these are Cherry, Plum, Lemon, Orange and Watermelon. Low paying symbols are your standard A, K, Q, J, 10 & 9.

There’s also a Wild which is represented by the Fruit Shop symbol. This will appear on reels 2, 3, 4 & 5.

Features

Bonus Game No
Free Spins Yes
Autoplay Yes
Multipliers Yes
Wilds Yes
Jackpots No
Megaways No
Bonus Buy No

The Base Game 

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot doesn’t really play around with the Megaways Mechanic like games like Maze Escape Megaways and Ali Baba Megaways does, so it’s really Megaways in its purest form with the exception of the absence of cascading reels.

You’ll win when 3 symbols match from left to right starting from the left most reel. Every spin, the number of symbols landing on every reel will be random, ranging from 2 to 7, which will collectively determine the Megaways, or ways to win.

The maximum number of ways to win is 117,649 when all reels display 7 symbols each. Higher Megaways yields the potential for bigger and better wins, as winning combinations are more likely. 

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot Gameplay

Free Spins

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot becomes less typical than your average Megaways game by the way it bonuses. To obtain Free Spins, you need only to connect a single win on any of the high paying symbols. 

The number of Free Spins that you’re awarded with will depend on the type of symbol and the length of the winning combination rather than the amount of symbols. 

  • 2 Cherries – 1 Spin
  • 3 of any high paying symbol – 2 Spins
  • 4 of any high paying symbol – 3 Spins
  • 5 of any high paying symbol – 5 Spins
  • 6 of any high paying symbol – 5 Spins

Additional spins may be obtained in Free Spins by the same rules, and during the Free Spins round, low paying symbols will also award additional spins.

  • 3 Low pays – 1 Spin
  • 4 Low Pays – 2 Spins
  • 5 Low Pays – 3 Spins
  • 6 Low pays – 4 Spins

The Free Spins will start with a x1 multiplier, and will increase by +1 whenever there is a win. The maximum multiplier that you can reach is 10x. 

It’s definitely a strange one, and you’ll be heavily reliant on grabbing extra spins once you trigger it to see any benefit for your troubles.

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot Free Spins

Our Verdict

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot is a strange yet oddly alluring. 

It’s great to see a revival of the old Fruit Shop in Megaways form, and the classic fruit theme will resonate really well with fans of the original or old school players. 

Cascading reels are missing, which isn’t a deal breaker by any means…some of the best games like Dog House, Morgana and Curse of the Werewolf also do without, and you can kind of see why it was excluded if you look at the way it bonuses. 

The game can definitely be frustrating when you bonus if you don’t accumulate a lot of spins, which in theory shouldn’t be that hard considering that low paying symbols also now add spins.

But it’s still a little bit soul destroying when you walk away with a pitiful bonus, but thankfully you need only go back to the base game and hit on a medium symbol to try again.

Rewards of up to 10,000x are up for grabs for those daring enough to pick the juiciest of fruits, but there will be a few rotten apples along the way. 

Fruit Shop Megaways Slot will be available to play on selected Online Casinos January 2021.

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