A beautifully designed game from Pragmatic Play, Juicy Fruits has a classic fruity theme. The set-up of the game consists of 5 reels and 5 rows, and it offers 50 paylines. The grid sits on a background of fruits floating in a cocktail. This game offers a wide betting range, allowing players to place bets of between £0.25 to £150 per spin. To win, players must land 3 or more identical symbols on adjacent reels, starting from the left. It is a highly volatile game, meaning that it pays out less on average for short playing periods. However, if a big win does land, it will be more lucrative. In fact, the maximum win possible is 5000x the wager.
What Juicy Fruits is all about
Although this Juicy Fruits slot harks back to classic 3-reel games in terms of the symbols on the reels, it offers many more bonus features. To start, the blue diamond is the scatter symbol. Landing three on the reels triggers the progressive Bonus Spins feature. The second special symbol is the gold crown symbol. This is the wild. It can replace all other symbols, bar the scatter, to help make winning combinations. In the base game, the gold crown wild can land as a Block Wild. This can be anything from a 1×1 sized symbol all the way up to a 5×5 sized symbol and lands at random. However, in the Bonus Spins feature, the Block Wild progressively increases in size. Finally, the Ante Bet feature offers a higher chance of winning Bonus Spins.
The Block Wilds Feature
As mentioned, in Juicy Fruits the gold crown icon is the wild. However, Juicy Fruits has taken this feature a step beyond the usual. This is because this symbol can appear in different sizes on the grid in both the base game and the Bonus Spins feature. In the base game, the size of the wild symbol is determined at random. It can be anything from 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 all the way up to a 5×5 block completely covering the reels. The bigger the block, the more possible winning combinations with this symbol substituting for others. In the Bonus Spins feature, the wild always starts as a sticky 1×1 block that moves around the reels with each bonus spin. Re-triggering the Bonus Spins sees the wild's block size increase by 1.
The Bonus Spins Feature
The Bonus Spins feature is the most important feature in this Juicy Fruits slot game. Landing three or more of the Blue Diamond scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers six Bonus Spins. This feature also starts with a 1×1 wild. This wild is sticky, meaning that it stays on the reels for all 6 spins. However, it is also a wandering wild, meaning it changes position with each spin. A scatter metre collects any scatter symbols landing on the reels during these spins. Every third scatter collected re-triggers the Bonus Spins feature with one to three new Bonus Spins, and up to four re-triggers. After a retrigger, the Block Wild remains as a sticky wandering wild, but progressively increases in size to a 2×2 block, 3×3 block etc.
The Ante Bet and Bonus Buy Features
The final features of the Juicy Fruits game provide players with two opportunities to increase their chances of activating the bonus spins feature. With the Ante Bet feature, players can choose to pay a 20% premium on their stake. This doubles their chances of triggering the Bonus Spins feature by ensuring that a greater number of scatter symbols will be present on the reels.
While the antibet feature doesn’t guarantee that the Bonus spins will be activated, the Buy Bonus feature does. It comes at a high cost: players must spend 100x the wagered amount in order to trigger the standard 6 bonus spins. Furthermore, if the Ante Bet feature is active, then the Buy Bonus feature will be inactive and vice versa.
Juicy Fruits Summary
Juicy Fruits is a bright and colourful classic-themed fruit slot. The reels are covered in a range of classic fruit icons as well as bells and sevens. The electronic soundtrack helps create a cocktail lounge vibe complete with the sounds of drinks being poured. The two main special features are very straightforward. There is a Bonus Spins feature that can be triggered up to 4 times. However, it's the Block Wilds feature that can bring the big wins. This is especially true during the Bonus Spins, when the progressively growing Block Wild is both sticky and wandering. Both features help to heighten the excitement of this game. With a maximum win potential of 5000x, Juicy Fruits is well worth a few spins.