Fruit machines were so popular in days gone by and thanks to Novomatic we still have plenty of them to try our luck on. The ‘Plenty of’’ series from this Dutch company has been hugely successful. They are simple games to play but present players with some great chances to get wins without having to spend too much time working out how to play the slot in the first place.
When you do have a series of games, it’s important to try and make them all a little bit different. That’s the case here and not just because it has a total of 40 pay-lines rather than 20 in other slots such as ‘Plenty of Fruit 20’ and ‘Plenty of Jewels 20.’ The other games look a lot different from this one due to the fact they had control buttons to the left and right of the reels.
‘Plenty of Fruit 40’ has the more traditional look to it with the control buttons situated underneath the reels. Unlike in some Novomatic slots they don’t make the game look as if it was one you’d be playing in the amusement arcades. With the 40 pay-lines being a fixed amount, there’s not the need for a large number of control buttons. We do get an autoplay button, simply press this and watch the spins take place automatically. You can’t set a distinct number as in other games but can stop them at any time. Hopefully that will be to protect a good win.
So here we have a five-reel game with those 40-fixed pay-lines but another difference is that instead of three rows of symbols, there are four. If you are looking for a game that has a gorgeous backdrop to it, then this is going to disappoint you. It’s simply a blue background and nothing else. You do need to make a decision on how much to gamble on each spin of the reels. The minimum amount you can stake is 0.40 and the most
The symbols in this game are dominated by fruit. There’s the cherries, lemons, plums, oranges, and watermelons. In addition to that we have the bell, red 7 and the star symbol. Unlike in some of the games in this series there’s little animation for the symbols unless they get you a win. There’s none of the dancing symbols a bit scared of the reels spinning. The red 7 is the wild symbol and can replace other symbols to help get you wins. It can’t replace the star scatter symbol. The top prize in this game is 1000 coins if five wild symbols arrive on a pay-line.
If you do want to know more about how the game works, that’s an easy task to achieve. The link to the paytable is one of those control buttons underneath the reels (next to the autoplay). This isn’t a complicated game so there’s not too much to tell but there are details of how much each winning combination pays out and that’s just about it apart from some details about the wild symbol and its functions. You can have some free games too just to see how everything works.
When you get a winning combination, the symbols responsible for that suddenly catch on fire. Don’t worry no symbols were injured during the reviewing of this game. The gamble feature then comes into play. This is the usual card game where your simple task is to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card.
We’re shown a list of recent cards drawn but that is of little importance really. It’s all down to luck but you can gamble away good wins if not getting the choice right. Yes, you can double wins up to five times but try this at home with a set of cards and see how many times you get five out of five. Don’t use this gamble feature too much, particularly if you have just had a big win, those should definitely be collected.
If you enjoy playing this game, there are several that provide their players with similar or almost exact gameplay. The Novomatic slot ‘Plenty on Twenty’ also features a wild and scatter symbol and a gamble feature but only has 20 pay-lines. If you love playing fruit machines, try another Novomatic game entitled ‘Fruits n Sevens.’ That as you might guess is dominated by fruit symbols and the trusty old 7’s, it also has a gamble feature but for a change it’s the golden step game not playing cards so a little bit different.
This does have a different look from others in this series so at least it’s not a straight copy with just an occasionally different feature. There’s an extra row of symbols and double the amount of pay-lines compared to others in the series. The look is rather basic but that’s retro themed games for you. Gameplay is almost identical to others in the series so if you enjoyed those (which I did) then this is well worth playing.