NetEnt’s Fruit Shop injects the much-loved fruit slot format with some fresh new ideas and presentational themes that make for a colourful experience.
The free spins round isn’t generated by scatter symbols here - instead, you’re given complimentary games with every line win.
As with most online slot games, the highest payouts are all obtained by making matching symbol wins using the wild symbol, which doubles your return. The cherry symbol is by far and away the most valuable, so 4 of these with a wild symbol in the remaining column will net you the best result possible.
You’ll find all your favourite symbols from the old-fashioned pub and casino floor spinning reel games at Fruit Shop, making you feel right at home. As well as the aforementioned cherries – worth 2,000 times your bet as a row of 5 – there are plums, lemons, oranges and melons worth up to 1,000, 750, 500 and 200 times your bet. The classic poker symbols are valued at 50, 60, 75, 100 and 150 times bet for the 10, J, Q, K and A symbols.
The wild symbol bearing the Fruit Shop logo substitutes for all other symbols in Fruit Shop, and winning lines using it pay double.
Every time you score a line win you’ll be awarded some free spins. This may seem rather unusual, but it works really well: 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols yield 1, 2 or 5 free spins – a refreshing change from the traditional scatter symbol process.
There’s no progressive jackpot feature included in this game; Fruit Shop stays true to its genre and offers regular line wins only, much like the classic fruit machines.
There’s a very respectable 96.7% RTP on Fruit Shop. You can bet anything from 0.15 coins to 150 coins, and the top payout is 80,000 coins on a single bet line.
Fruit Shop works on mobile devices, thanks to its traditional format and bold symbols bursting with colour. NetEnt have moved some of the controls for mobile play but they’re still very easy to find, and the game is a doddle to load up even in areas with a weak signal.
We’d recommend playing this game in landscape format, but even on a smaller phone it can be played in portrait with all its detail fully-preserved.
Simply put, this is a classic take on a classic idea. Fruit Shop uses bright, universally-liked symbolism. Games like Fruit Shop pay a respectful homage to their forebears but add enough extra interest.