We all know we need at least five units of fruits or veg a day, so we gamers are wondering if we can supplement that quota with fruits spun in NetEnt’s Fruit Shop. It’s a tasty little number with five reels and 15 paylines, but crucially it shows off five beautiful-looking fruits and has the added perk of frequently-triggered Free Spins features. No need to eat any more then – Fruit Shop has all we would want.
As far as shops go, this Fruit Shop looks and sounds like it is very relaxed. The reel case is made up of what looks to be a beach hut, while there is no murmur or peep of sound from within or without. Here we are far from the hustle and bustle of the city. This chilled out vibe is lilted through with our low symbols – funky-looking brightly painted 10s through Aces, while each of the five fruits that are the stars of our Fruit Shop looks as tasty as an apple from the Tree of Temptation. In fact, there are no apples here. We are talking Water Melons, Lemons, Oranges, Plums and Cherries, with Cherries being chosen as the top-paying symbols in this particular Fruit Shop.
The Fruit Shop Logo is our Wild symbol, substituting for all the other symbols in winning combinations and paying out x2 when part of a winning combination.
We say this game has frequently-triggered Free Spins features because each of our five fruits has the capability of launching its own Free Spins game. The Cherries are the don of the Fruit Shop, requiring only two Cherry Symbols across the five reels to launch the Cherry Free Spins game, while all of the other fruits require at least three symbols across the reels to launch their own bonus games.
During the Free Spins rounds multiple spins can also be added through a variety of extra combinations of symbols, none of which need to be memorised as all will be added automatically to our spin count (but are viewable on the game’s pay table). And not least of all, the bonus features bring an injection of what can only be described as a mash-up of oompah and bossanova. It sounds weird, but it works.
Not that you wouldn’t want to get your fingers on NetEnt’s juicy melons anyway, but Fruit Shop makes sure that your longing is satisfied. The high variance Free Spins and its accompanying mash-up inject just the right amount of pace and bonuses into the gameplay to keep things as fresh as a citrus shower on the beach. Zingy.