3 Cherry Frenzy Demo

3 Cherry Frenzy Slot Review 2024

Pear Fiction Studios is back again and has decided to get a little fruity with their new release, 3 Cherry Frenzy!

Featuring the studio’s signature Lock ‘n’ Win and Top Graderz seen in some of their previous games, Pear Fiction Studios promises a thrilling and innovative gaming experience, as stated by their website.

Described as highly volatile with an RTP of 96%, let’s see if 3 Cherry Frenzy is as refreshing as the studio says, and just how much of a frenzy we can get into!

3 Cherry Frenzy - Base Game

3 Cherry Frenzy – Base Game

Base Game & Features

3 Cherry Frenzy is a 5×3 slot with the potential to turn into a 6×5 using the ‘split’ feature. There are no Pay Lines, instead, simply landing matching symbols on adjacent reels payout. The game advertises a total of 7,776 ways to win.

The symbols, from lowest to highest payout are as follows: 10, J, Q, K, Orange, Blueberry, Watermelon, Raspberry, and Grapes. Players must match 3 or more of these symbols from left to right across adjacent reels for a payout. Naturally, if your reel is split, more symbols will appear on that spin.

Game Provider Pear Fiction Studios
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Maximum Bet 50
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Maximum Win 7,776x
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Paylines 243
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Release Date 27/06/2024
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RTP 96%
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Mechanics Video Slot
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Volatility High
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Reels 5-6
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Minimum Bet 0.20
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Wild

Wild symbols have the possibility of landing on all reels and will substitute for all symbols except Pot, Collect, Split, Cash Value, and Bonus symbols.

Top Graderz Reel

Sitting at the top of the main reels is the ‘Top Graderz’ Reel. This reel spins horizontally, which is where the split mechanic comes into play. Marked by a number from 4 to 6 with a lightning symbol beside them, these symbols will split your main reels, turning your 3-line
reels into 4, 5 or 6-line reels.

Bonus star symbols also have a chance of appearing, collecting 5 of these across all your reels will trigger all 3 Lock ‘n’ Win features instantly. More on the LocknWin features later.

Cash Value & Collect Symbols

Cash Value symbols pay out anywhere from 0.2x to 100x your bet value and can land on any reel. The Collect symbol appears on reel 5 and is used to cash them in and is affected by your current multiplier. Once collected, the multiplier value resets to 1x.

3 Cherry Frenzy - Bonus Buy Options

3 Cherry Frenzy – Bonus Buy Options

Pot Symbols & Lock ‘n’ Win Feature

Pot symbols have a chance of appearing on your reels. Once collected, a regular symbol is revealed underneath. Appearing as Red, Yellow or Pink Cherries, Pot symbols have a chance to trigger the Multiply, Jackpot and Supreme LocknWin features respectively. Red Pot symbols also increase the multiplier for the multiplier LocknWin up to a maximum of 10x.

When a Lock ‘n’ Win is triggered, 3 Respins are awarded and all symbols except cash symbols are removed from the reels and the cash symbols lock in place. When landing a cash or a jackpot symbol during these respins, the respin counter resets to 3. The feature ends when the respin counter reaches zero or when all reels are filled.

Here is a breakdown of each type of Lock ‘n’ Win:

  • Multiplier Lock ‘n’ Win – Triggered by the Red Pot symbol, all cash values are multiplied by the multiplier value at the end of the feature.
  • Jackpot Lock ‘n’ Win – Triggered by the Yellow Pot Symbol, when all spaces of a jackpot are completed, the corresponding Jackpot is awarded when the feature ends. The Jackpot values are as follows: Mega (5000x), with 6 spaces, Major (500x) with 5, Minor (100x) with 4, Mini (20x) with 3, and Micro (10x) with 2. These values are not affected by the Multiplier and do not get collected by orange or purple cash symbols.
  • Supreme Lock ‘n’ Win – Triggered by the pink Pot Symbol, orange and purple cash symbols can appear in addition to the regular red cash symbols. Orange cash symbols will collect all red cash symbols, and purple cash symbols collect both red and orange ones.
3 Cherry Frenzy - Lock 'n' Win

3 Cherry Frenzy – Lock ‘n’ Win

Bonus Buy

Players also have the option to buy Lock ‘n’ Win features. Each individual or combination of features has their own price point.

Pros and Cons of 3 Cherry Frenzy

Pros:

  • Multiple Lock ‘n’ Win features
  • 5 Jackpot Prizes up for grabs
  • Max win cap of 7,776x your bet

Cons:

  • Repetitive theme
  • Limited information regarding lower RTP modules

Conclusion

Players who are fans of jackpot and hold & win mechanics might find enjoyment here. With some impressive jackpot and cash values, there is some potential for pretty big wins, but nothing too extreme with the win caps in place here.

Pear Fiction Studio clearly decided to play it safe with this one. It doesn’t really have much personality beyond some flashy visuals and exciting, albeit a bit cheesy musical guitar riffs, 3 Cherry Frenzy is not far off what you’d expect from a classic slot both mechanically and visually.

Sure, there is some excitement through the Top Graderz and Lock ‘n’ Win features, but it doesn’t do much to push the envelope. It’s not bad per se, it’s just pretty standard. Compare this to some of their previous releases like Blazing Mammoth or this game’s carbon copy, 3 Lucky Hippos, which makes 3 Cherry Frenzy fall shy of good in both the mechanics and the personality departments.