The Megaways™ juggernaut continues with Fruit Shop Megaways™, an update of NetEnt’s classic online slot game originally released in 2013. The original Fruit Shop slot features five reels and 15 paylines, a far cry from the 117,649 available on every unique spin of BTG’s licensed Megaways™ game engine. Apart from the Megaways™ switcheroo, there is plenty of the original game to keep Fruit Shop fans happy. The method of triggering the bonus game remains the same, with Free Spins awarded for landing any medium-paying Megaways™ win during the base game. Fruity!
Pros & Cons
- Megaways™ update retains many of the original game’s features.
- Consecutive Free Spins wins award incremental multiplier.
- No need for Scatters to trigger the bonus feature.
- Low RTP compared to modern slots.
- Only 5 free spins awarded for landing 6-of-a-kind.
- Wild symbols only appear on reels 2-5.
How to Play
Megaways™ slots always award payouts left-to-right, though rather than needing to land matching symbols on payline patterns you score wins for landing any adjacent symbols. Every spin is unique thanks to the Megaways™ game engine, awarding different numbers of symbols on each reel on every spin. Whenever you play Megaways slots online the betting interface is the same from game to game. Click the coin stack to adjust your bet level, then press the spin button to set the reels in motion. Unlike most other Megaways™ slots, there are no cascades after winning combos. Instead, any winning combination featuring medium paying symbols triggers a series of free spins, as detailed in the Bonus section.
The slot symbols from the original Fruit Shop slot return in Fruit Shop Megaways™, classic slot symbols you will have seen a hundred times before. Watermelons, Oranges, Lemons, Plums and Cherries move up through the gears of the paytable, with the top paying Cherries awarding x12.5 your stake for landing six adjacently. Bubbly 10s through Aces do the business as the lower paying symbols, and while the payouts for low symbols aren’t anything to write home about all symbols appear stacked, affording opportunities for multiple payline wins on any given spin. The Fruit Shop game logo is the game’s Wild, and substitutes for all symbols. There are no Scatter symbols, but instead you earn a series of free spins when you win any Megaways™ combo.
Fruit Spin Megaways™ features a single Free Spins bonus feature, a series of free spins awarded after any Megaways™ win.