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NetEnt’s gone back to the roots with Fruit Spin. It won’t take much guesswork to understand that this game derives its inspiration from the classic fruit slots, also known as one arm bandits, that ruled the land-based casino scene during the golden era of casinos. So, those players looking for a nostalgia fix are in for some fruit-shaped eye candy.
It’s all there. 4 types of Bar Symbols, with the Lucky 7 Bar being the highest-paying one. Then, we have oranges, cherries, raspberries, lime, and blueberries.
However, despite the apparent simplicity of this game, there’s a lot hidden in plain sight, what with a rich handful of special features we’ve come to expect from NetEnt. The game comes packed with Stacked Symbols, a Lucky Wheels Feature, 3×3 Scatters, Free Spins, and a 3×3 Wild.
The basic design of Fruit Spin adds one extra row to the traditional slot layout, making for a 5-reel by 4-row game. There are 40 fixed pay lines in all and the RTP sits at a fair 96.84%.
You can toggle your bet settings to suit your play style and bank roll in this game in 2 ways – Bet Level and Coin Value. Coin Value is how many funds you want to assign to one coin. You are allowed a maximum of €1.00 per coin. Every coin is linked to 2 bet lines. This means that every spin (at Bet Level 1) will cost you 20 coins.
Then, there’s the Bet Level that goes from 1 to 10. Every increment of 1 on this scale increases another 20 coins on a spin, meaning that the maximum bet allowed is 200 coins.
In this section, we’ll take a look at all special features Fruit Spin brings to the table.
Starting with Stacked Symbols, this occurs both in the base game and in Free Spins Mode, even if the latter has a more lucrative twist to it. At any time, any symbol may appear as stacked except for 3×3 Scatters and 3×3 Wilds. In the main game, there’s an overlay reel that is made up of 3×3 or 2×2 stacked symbols and a 3×3 Scatter Symbol. Whereas in Free Spins, the overlay reel consists of any one of the 4 Bar symbols stacked in 3×3 formation as well as one of each of 3×3 Scatters and 3×3 Wilds.
As mentioned, 3×3 Scatters can appear anytime during the main game and Free Spins. If a part of the 3×3 Scatters cluster is left visible after a spin, the Wheel of Fortune feature is activated.
The Wheel of Fortune feature comes with 3 wheels and you’re given 1 spin on each wheel for every row of the 3×3 Scatter cluster that is showing. Each wheel is subdivided into segments, and there are 2 segments for each one of 20, 40, 80 coin wins, and free spins.
3 Free Spins symbols appearing on the Lucky Wheels trigger Free Spins. If this is achieved before you’re out of spin on the wheels, all remaining Free Spins symbols transform into Extra Spin symbols and landing 1 of these adds an extra free spin.
When Free Spins start, the Lucky Wheels will only have Extra Spin Symbols and 20 Coin Win Symbols.And Scatter Symbols appearing anywhere during Free Spins re-trigger this special mode.
The last special feature are 3×3 Wilds that can appear anywhere on the middle 3 reels. These substitute for all other symbols except for Scatters.
Fruit Spin takes the time-tested formula of the fruit machine and gives it a fresh and exciting twist of its own. The game abounds in special features, making the game more than just a gem that’s easy on the eye as it gets you in with potential for some big wins.
Since the game, especially the special features, have a style of their own, we suggest you play the game in free mode to learn the ropes. Then, when you’re ready for the real deal, it’s time to play with some real funds on Fruit Spin only at Quasar Gaming!