Novomatic keep on releasing these slots that remind you of the old pokie games. That means plenty of fruit symbols on the reels which will bring back plenty of memories for those who regularly play the classic fruit machines in amusement arcades up and down the country. As is often the case, the Austrian designers have mixed the old-style gameplay with some of those seen in the most recent online slots. That gives players plenty of chances to get some good wins.
‘Spinning Fruits’ has five reels this time on a three-row layout and a total of ten-win lines. Often this retro style games from Novomatic don’t have a great deal going on in the background. Usually it’s just one particular colour but this time we get to see giant cherries and plums to get us in the mood for ‘Spinning Fruits’ so onto the game itself.
The actual symbols aren’t sophisticated but not as basic as others seen. We see the usual selection of a watermelon, grapes, plums, lemons, cherries, and oranges as well as the red 7. Those ten pay-lines in this game are a fixed amount so no need to decide how many to play. The minimum cost of playing is 0.10 and the max bet is 500 which is ideal for a high roller. Just ensure that you play at a level that won’t cause you any financial concerns if it was to be lost.
Now it can get a bit more complex in ‘Spinning Fruits’ which has software by Novomatic. It’s possible for the symbols to cover all the spots on the reels and that will see you getting the top wins in this game though it all depends on how high your stake is of course. For example, 15 lemons will see you win a maximum amount of 150,000 coins and it’s a whopping 750,000 coins if you can get the gorgeous sight of 15 red 7s on the reels at the end of a spin.
Where this game really gets interesting is the rules regarding scatters. There’s no specific scatter symbol as is the case in many games with a game feature. If you can get seven matching symbols anywhere on the reels, then that’s great news. It means you win yourself one free spin of the reels. Those seven matching symbols, or even more if you are really having a lucky day, are held during that free spin.
The only win that will be paid out is if more of those matching symbols come along and that can win you another free spin. If you manage to get two sets of at least seven matching symbols, it’s the highest-paying one that will be held. This can get you some big wins if you continue to keep seeing more of those matching symbols but if no matching symbols come along your free spins round comes to an abrupt end.
As well as a different kind of free spins round, there’s a different variation of the gamble feature in the ‘Spinning Fruits.’ Video slot. Usually it’s the playing card guessing game but here it’s the steps version which is just as treacherous but at least it’s something a bit different. The chance to play the gamble feature arises when you get a winning combination in the base game. A second screen appears and there’s a set of steps and you start off right at the very bottom and that’s flashing on and off. If after pressing the gamble button, the next step lights up then our win is doubled and you can try to continue your climb. If it doesn’t light up then you lose all your win so it’s best to try to only use this for low-paying wins.
There’s a bit to learn about this game so it’s important to have a good look at the pay table. That is packed with information about how the game works including the free spins and gamble feature. It also tells you how much all those winning combinations pay out. Also have some free ‘Spinning Fruits’ slot machine games to see everything in action.
There are several other online slots that have similar gameplay to ‘Spinning Fruits.’ For example, you could have a go playing ‘Sizzling Hot’ which is another Novomatic release and again sees plenty of fruit on the reels. That game only has five pay-lines but also gives its players the chance to double wins via a gamble feature. Then there’s ‘Fruits ‘n sevens,’ also from Novomatic that you can test out. It doesn’t just have a progressive jackpot to try and win but also a gamble feature too, back to the playing cards there though.
This is a very clever game you can play in an online casino and has a lot more to it than you might expect. The slightly different free spins round is interesting as is the way that scatter symbols are used in ‘Spinning Fruits.’ It’s good to see a slightly different gamble feature too but it’s still one to be wary of. This is definitely a slot punters should add to their play list.