Back in the day fruit machines really did rule the slot world. You struggled to find any game that didn’t have symbols that included fruit as well as a few 7’s, bars and bells. In time, their influence diminished as games started having more reels and tied in with special themes, particularly movies. This Novomatic slot game takes us back to a time when fruit was here, there, and everywhere and this being an exciting game that includes many of the modern-day elements that you are all used to and that bonus features that include a particular favourite of this reviewer.
I guess we are all used to playing three or five-reel games, well this one is a little bit different ‘Fruit Fest’ sits right in the middle with a total of four reels and four rows of symbols, so rather than the usual oblong shape, we have a square one. On those four reels, we have a total of 10 pay-lines and that is a fixed amount. You do need to work out the stake you are going to make on each spin. The minimum cost of playing is 0 10 and the maximum 50. Always ensure you play at a level where you can afford to lose the amount you are risking. It’s easy to set your stake with the help of the control buttons situated underneath the reels.
So, to the symbols and it’s those familiar fruits with cherries, a lemon, orange, watermelon, pear, and strawberry as well as a golden bell and a red number 7. It’s the strawberry and pear symbols that provide some of the best wins with 600 coins for four on a pay-line (I so nearly put five there!). What is strange about the fruit in this game is that they have eyes and mouths, all very weird, a bit like a children’s cartoon series. It’s the blue star that will really make you smile as four of those has a win of 25,000 coins.
This game can be played on your PC with no download needed. To trigger the bonus round you need to get at least three of the Fruit Party bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. That wins you ten free spins if three trigger this round and a whopping 30 if four bonus symbols trigger it. The free spins round can supply you with plenty of winning combinations and it has the tumbling reels feature which this reviewer adores.
Get a win and the symbols responsible for that suddenly disappear and leave a gap in the reels. That gap needs filling so new symbols tumble into place. Then the new look reels will be re-evaluated to see if any new payouts have been created. Hopefully that will be the case and then the whole process keeps getting repeated until a new set of symbols come along that don’t create a win. This is a really fast way to get wins that’s for sure.
There are more chances to boost your winnings when playing the Fruit Fest video slot. That’s because this slot has a gamble feature. It’s the opportunity to double any win you get in the base game but It could cost you all your win. If you do decide to be in a gambling mood, then you simply need to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. Correct answers double wins and you can have five cracks at this. One wrong guess causes you to lose all your win so never be gambling big wins.
This isn’t a complex game but a bit of homework won’t do you any harm. All you need to do is have some free Fruit Fest slot machine games and your knowledge of the game will rise sky-high (and hopefully your account balance in due course). Have a look through the paytable too to find out lots of important facts about ‘Fruit Fest.’ That includes details of how much the winning combinations will allow you to cash-out and details of the free spins round and where those pay-lines are on the reels.
If you enjoy your time playing the Fruit Fest video slot, there are several games out there that have a similar game play. For example, you can try ‘Jurassic Treasures’ from Superagames which also has ten pay-lines and offers players the chance to trigger a free spins round but has expanding wilds. Also try out the Merkur slot ‘Sticky Diamonds’ in which you can also win ten free spins and has a wild symbol that appears on all of its reels.
This review believes that any slot games that has the tumbling reels feature is going to be a winner, especially when you play for real money. That always offers the player the chance to get a string of winning combinations and that’s nothing to complain about. ‘Fruit Fest’ has a good classic slot feel to it and that always brings back some good memories. Be careful with the gamble feature and only gamble lower wins. This is definitely a game that you will have a great time playing.