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Hacksaw Gaming enrich their POCKETZ portfolio yet again with Frutz Slot, where huge multipliers and wins of up to 10,000x are possible.
Frutz Slot has a fruity theme that we’re all well acquainted with, but it’s paper art style gives it a bit of an oddly surreal style that you won’t be used to.
Hacksaw Gaming have historically made a few slots that never really gained much infamy, as well as scratch card products that had some very compelling fixed prize potential.
Of late, we’ve seen their slot selection dramatically improve, and Hacksaw Gaming seem to be gaining traction in the world of slots by making a name for themselves with the formidable Chaos Crew, Forest Fortune and Cubes 2.
Hacksaw Gaming’s popularity seems to be snowballing, and here to carry on the momentum is FRUTZ, which offers those with a fondness for Cluster Pay games a compelling new offering.
Let’s waltz into the world of Frutz and see what kind of surprises await.
The theme for Frutz Slot isn’t beyond comprehension but it’s hard to describe.
The reel area is full of colour with different fruits and a green forestry inspired background, and the central part of the game is accentuated by the absence of colour around the outside.
Frutz has a strange style in the sense that the design looks to be a paper picture. Creases and imperfections around the outside with plants and paper butterflies certainly don’t warrant you to think that the game is artistic genius personified, but it’s dissimilar style certainly grabs your attention.
Hacksaw Gaming are no strangers to making a game that stands out. Chaos Crew certainly doesn’t have a doppelganger anywhere else, and Cubes 2 stands out as a game that seems to do a better job at triggering memories of Tetris better than the actual Tetris game does.
Generally you know what to expect with a lot of providers, and some of the themes they use are very saturated. While Hacksaw Gaming do have a pirate instalment under their belt, their more modern games seem to be products of unique ideas rather than ones that are too easily adopted elsewhere.
The music for Frutz is a slightly upbeat piano theme, but it’s not quite the banger of a soundtrack that was Chaos Crew.
Overall, you’ve got to commend Hacksaw Gaming for dreaming up something very simplistic that still grabs your attention.
Hacksaw Gaming always cater to a wide variety of players with their games in the form of the betting options available.
The lowest option here is £/€0.20, and the highest option is £/€100.
There are more than enough options in between to cater to everyone who likes something in the middle of the two extremes, so we can’t imagine that there will be any complaints about unreasonable or limited betting options.
In previous Hacksaw Gaming instalments people had previously noticed that a lot of their paying symbols were on equal ground, with all of the high paying symbols worth the same amount.
In Frutz Slot, there seems to be more of a traditional hierarchy in place…sort of
The highest paying symbol is the Apple, which pays a respectable 100x for a cluster of 11+ symbols. The Lemon, Orange, Plum and Pear are all on equal ground, with each worth exactly the same amount regardless of the number of symbols.
Much of the same can be said for the lower paying A, K, Q, J & 10 symbols, which are also worth exactly the same.
It can be hard to separate from the mindset that Ace is worth a lot more than 10, but Hacksaw Gaming have been doing this for a little while now with more than one of their games.
There’s also a Wild symbol in Frutz Slot. This will substitute for all symbols except for the Scatter Symbol.
Frutz Slot is a 5×5 Grid format Slot.
In order to form a win, you’ll need to connect 5 symbols either horizontally or vertically. The board is a little smaller compared to other cluster pays slots, so it can sometimes to slightly difficult to actually connect the wins, but Wilds offset this slightly.
In The Base Game, there are multipliers available which has the potential to exponentially improve the pay out potential.
Frutz Slot may drop multiplier symbols into play which multiply any winning combinations.
Every Multiplier will reveal a value, and the value shown is added to the top of the screen. The possible multipliers that may be revealed are 1x. 2x. 5x. 10x. 15x. 20x. 25x, 50x and 100x. After every win, the amount will be multiplied by the multiplier factor.
There are different coloured Multipliers, which gives some indication into what multiplier you may reveal.
At the start of a new spin, multipliers are reset to 1x.
The relatively small play area can be forgiven when you think about the actual multipliers available here. We’re not sure multipliers of up to 100x would have been possible with a bigger play area.
The excitement you feel when you uncover one of these multipliers is adrenaline inducing, but due to the size of the board there is of course the potential for it to miss, which is heart wrenching.
The Frutz Slot Free Spins are obtained by landing at least 3 Scatter Symbols anywhere in view
Free Spins is simple to understand and similar to the Base Game but with one defining feature, the multiplier does not reset between spins.
Multipliers will once again be shown in the top central part of the reel, and any additional multipliers obtained in subsequent spins are added to the total.
Due to the presence of the big multipliers, Frutz Slot has some huge potential. Sometimes the multipliers reach such unprecedented heights that you can’t help but feel that any connection, regardless of symbol, is huge.
Sometimes the game can miss frequently due to the relatively small play area, but one connection may be all you need for that big hit in Frutz.
Those outside of the UK will be able to take advantage of a Bonus Buy feature to jump straight into the action.
Those who do will have the option to buy 8, 10 or 12 Free Spins. The costs of these are as follows.
RTP will also fluctuate depending on what option you choose.
Frutz Slot is due to be released on 28.04.2021
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Frutz Slot is another from Hacksaw Gaming that showcases their skill in making a compelling game
As mentioned, the size of the board is a little small for a Cluster Pays game that needs 5 symbols for a connection, but the presence of the multipliers can more than make up for this if you mange to get a decent connection with one of the bigger multipliers.
Multipliers can seem a little deceiving sometimes. It may make you rethink what your idea of a huge multiplier is. Multipliers of 20x might be considered formidable in some games, but in Frutz you really need to see the big ones for any massive wins.
The game isn’t exactly feature rich as far as a Cluster Pays game is concerned, with no big modifiers that shake up the gameplay, so you’ll be wanting of the Free Spins round in Frutz.
Despite all of this, Frutz definitely has some potential with wins of up to 10,000x possible through huge multipliers and big connections in the Free Spins round.
The statistics look pretty decent elsewhere, with an RTP of 96.40% in normal play, which is well above the margin that is considered decent.
Overall, Frutz doesn’t really break any barriers as far as innovation is concerned, but it could well turn out to be a trusty game for many going forward with its simple to understand gameplay and great max win potential.