Fruit Case is an entertaining and humorous pokie from NetEnt which sees a series of fruit characters being crushed. This might sound slightly alarming, but by the looks of it, some of the fruit seem to be enjoying the whole ordeal. Specifically, there is a pear, a strawberry, an orange and a lemon on the slot reels, each ready to be freshly squeezed. Rather ominously, there is also a smoothie maker on the reels – so there is little doubt where the juice of the fruit ends up!
This NetEnt designed online pokie features ever increasing wins and the opportunity to win more than once with every spin, while a nice multiplier is applied in the main bonus feature. Here are the juicy parts of this Medium to High variance pokie game:
Fruit Case utilises the popular freefall system. The first difference is that, instead of the usual reels spinning, you’ll find that the symbols literally fall onto the reels. Any winning symbols will now be squashed and disappear from the reels, with the symbols above falling into their place. The reels are now re-evaluated, and any new wins will see the sequence repeated – with the potential of many wins in a row in a single turn.
Each subsequent win in a turn will see the wild multiplier increase. Your first win is subject to a 2x wild multiplier, while the second pays 4x the usual win with the wild. The 3rd win pays 6x, while all subsequent wins pay an 8x multiplier when a wild is part of the win-line.
The smoothie maker acts as the bonus symbol and shows a reddish smoothie ready to be consumed. Land 3 bonus symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll be awarded 10 free falls (effectively 10 free spins).
This feature plays in the same way as the base game, with one big addition. Any wins you achieve in the free falls are multiplied by 3. Consider that if you reach the 8x multiplier for a 4th win in a single turn, the overall multiplier will be an incredible 24x during this feature.
These free spins can be retriggered too, with 10 more freefalls added to your existing total when landing the bonus symbol a further 3 times.
Your biggest wins in the game come when you land five symbols in a row on one of the win-lines. The strawberry is the highest paying symbol, worth 2,000 coins for the maximum five in a row, while the orange pays 1,000 coins. The lemon and the pear pay 500 and 100 coins respectively.
Joining the four fruit symbols are three jam pots with the playing card letters A, K and Q on the labels. These remaining symbols each pay 50 coins for the maximum five in a row.
Each of the wild multipliers will substitute for any other symbol apart from the bonus scatter.
Fruit Case takes place within the confines a juicing factory, with pipes and tubes running everywhere and thermometer gauges on the pipes. The fruits look generally happy, although it looks like the strawberry has some realisation about what is going to happen.
With fruits on the reels, there’s a nice splash of colour against the pale background – while you’ll see much more colour when the squashing takes place and the juice runs down the reels. The game has a fun, comedy-like soundtrack to keep you entertained as you play.
Fruit Case is one of those perfect pokies to play when you’ve got a spare ten minutes. The game isn’t a complicated one – just watch the fruits disappear and hope you’ll land win after win as those multipliers increase. Enter the main feature and the game play remains the same, but the wins increase three-fold, making for a surely profitable free spins feature. With the fun visuals and the cartoon-style fruits, the game is sure to put a smile on your face, even if the fruits do meet a demise – although I’m sure they’ll be proud that they made a nice smoothie!