Fruit Shop Christmas Edition Slot Game Review
There’s no doubt that fans of the wonderful slot games produced by NetEnt have probably heard of Fruit Shop. Well, now the guys at one of the world’s leading software developers have managed to add a touch of festive magic to it with Fruit Shop Christmas Edition. It always seems a little hit and miss with festive remakes of already existing slots, but this fun and colourful version may be enough to make your Christmas a memorable one. Here you’ll be able to look forward to winning big money as a result of the amazing features on offer -it’s enough to make even Scrooge smile. So take a seat in front of the nice warm fire, put your woolly socks on, and take a read of what will make this the game to play this Christmas!
Upon loading the game, you won’t be surprised to see a Christmassy red, blue and white colour scheme with a friendly snowman and Christmas tree either side of the famous fruit shop. There’s plenty of snow and presents lying around and a dark blue starry sky which makes for the backdrop. NetEnt seem to have banished the annoying soundtrack’s that quite often accompany Christmas games too, and have opted for a gentle jingle whenever you spin the reels. Even though it’s a festive slot, NetEnt have still opted for symbols based on fruit, but we didn’t want a Christmas overload did we?
Fruit Shop Christmas Edition consists of 5 reels and 15 paylines – which may seem a small amount compared to other slots but at least you can keep track of what prizes you can win and can actually focus on the game. These paylines cannot be altered either but it seems that software developers have cottoned on that most gamers do not wish to lower these anyway as it will only damage their chances of winning. What we suggest is to lower your coin value if the amount you’re spending on each spin is too high.
Players can place a bet from as little as 0.15p or as much as £150 on each spin. There’s no doubt that low stake players will be extremely happy with this and won’t have to dig deep in order to find the minimum required. High-rollers of the highest level may be slightly disappointed with the maximum you can bet but it will still no doubt be acceptable for 99% of gamers in the world. To change your bet amount there are two things you can alter – the bet level (between 1 and 10) and the coin value (between 0.01 and 1.00).
But what exactly can you win on this game? And is it going to be a Christmas to remember? Well, you need to be looking out for the higher value symbols in the base game that include a watermelon, an orange, a lemon, a plum and a cherry – and the highest maximum payout is 2000x your original stake. But what makes this game so special is the fact that each winning spin will pay out free spins which we will discuss now in the bonus section.
Here we will look at how you can win huge money by triggering the bonus features available on the game. Admittedly, Fruit Shop is a slot that focuses mostly on its base game but there’s still a couple of interesting points we need to talk about. It’s worth looking out for the Wild symbol in this game that shows a Christmas tree with the words Fruit Shop. This really cannot be missed and will stand in for any other symbol on the reels which will form a winning combination.
As we mentioned above, players can receive free spins simply by winning one spin. 2 or 3 cherries will award you 1 free spin, 4 cherries will give you 2 free spins, and 5 cherries will award you 5 free spins. All the other high paying symbols will also award you with free spins, with a 3 symbols in a line awarding 1 free spin, 4 symbols will award 2 free spins, and 5 will award 3 free spins. Once these free spins have been activated, it paves the way for more to be awarded by winning more combinations.
Furthermore, winning Poker symbol combinations will pay the same rate as the highest paying fruits. At Bet Level 1, Poker symbol wins range from 5 coins to 150 coins. Whilst the top prizes for fruit are 200 coins for melons, 500 coins for oranges, 750 coins for lemons, 1000 coins for plums, and 2,000 coins for cherries.
It looks like that NetEnt have managed to do it again in terms of creating a fun, exciting slot that is able to offer big prizes for all types of players. It doesn’t matter that there isn’t an abundances of bonus features either, as what makes this game unique from the rest is the fact you can win free spins from the base game and this happens quite frequently. It isn’t a massive step up from the original version but it’s enough to make us want to play it over the Christmas period and hopefully win a whole lot of cash while doing so.
Slot Game Info
|Wild Symbol||Game logo|
|Min / Max bet||0.15 / 150.00|
|Bonus Round||Free Spins Bonus Round|