Fruit spins me right round, baby right round! NetEnt isn’t so much channeling Dead Or Alive as its channeling itself with this five reel, four row, 40 payline online slot that takes the Swedish studio’s super duper Fruit Blast Slot and blends it up to deliver a 21st century online slots smoothie. With Stacked Symbols, a Lucky Wheels feature and Free Spins bonus game, Fruit Spin Slot is set to have all online gaming fans in spins of their own. Dead or alive.
First off, the smoothie idea is out of the question straight away. The fruits in question here are shining jewels. You don’t want to be eating them, but you wouldn’t mind stuffing a few in your pockets. In this case, we are looking to match them across winning pay-lines, of which Fruit Spin shows off with 40 pay-lines across four rows. The fruits, shiny and alluring though they are, make up our low-paying symbols. The higher-paying honours go to more yet more classic slots symbols – gold, silver and bronze BARs and the ultimate classic, BAR 7. All symbols appear stacked to give greater chances of landing base game wins. But if it’s Wild action you’re after, you won’t find it here. Not in the base game, anyway. A whopping grid of Wilds is reserved for the Free Spins bonus feature. All the more reason to trigger it, then.
Not only are our base game symbols stacked, but our Scatter symbol is a 3×3 grid that can cover, well…3×3 symbols. If we land any part of this 3×3 grid we launch the Lucky Wheels feature, bringing three wheels on the reels. Each reel is independent, and is decorated with coin win values – delivering either 20, 40 or 80 coin wins – and Free Spins Gems. If we land a Free Spins Gem on each wheel, we will trigger the Free Spins feature.
Landing three gems gives us five free spins, which might seem tight but we can add further spins to this haul when we land additional Free Spins Gems. And now, in the free spins feature, we have access to 3×3 grids of Wilds on the centre three reels. We can also re-trigger the Lucky Wheels feature when we land any part of that 3×3 Scatter grid during the Free Spins game. Our coin win values are now boosted, while the gems deliver those additional free spins we so crave.
Fruit Spin lifts off from the Fruit Shop and doesn’t look back. Sure, these fruits aren’t edible. But who needs delicious, snackable fruits when we have sweet, sweet gems instead? With those we can buy as much fruit as we like, exotic or otherwise. And when the Lucky Wheel lands, it brings with it 3×3 Wild grids that can lead us away from the fruit and up into dreamland.