Wed, Aug 7, 8:06pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
Fruit Spin is a modern take on the classic fruit machine. Yes, you still have the traditional symbols such as cherries, oranges and grapes, as well as sevens and bars. However, this NetEnt game goes so much further than those early pokie games. Here you have larger reels than usual, while at any time a large series of stacked symbols can literally fill the slot reels.
Nothing beats a wheel of fortune style bonus game, and Fruit Spin from Net Entertainment offers that in triplicate – three wheels of action. Here are the highlights you’ll encounter in this medium variance pokie:
Stacked symbols can appear at any time on the reels, filling entire reels with four matching symbols. In addition, you’ll also find 3×3 blocks of matching symbols hitting the reels, as well as 2×2 blocks.
These blocks can lead to some amazing spins, where you might find one of those blocks joined by matching stacked symbols too. It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that all five reels could be filled by the same symbol, leading to a mega win.
Occasionally, the 3×3 stacked symbol will be the scatter symbol, which shows a large ruby gem. Land any portion of this stacked symbols on the reels and you’ll get to spin the bonus wheels.
There are three bonus wheels in all – and the number of spins is based on how many scatter symbols appeared. If the 3×3 grid landed flush on the reels, you’ll have the maximum nine spins of the wheels (3 spins of each of the 3 wheels).
The segments on each of the wheels contain mainly cash amounts which will be credited to your account immediately. In addition, you’ll also find gem symbols. If you collect three gem symbols in all you’ll enter the free spins bonus feature with 5 spins (each additional gem over the three will award an extra spin).
During the free spins, the 3×3 grid of symbols will be exclusively wild (in the base game this was a randomly chosen symbol each spin, but wouldn’t include the wilds). With up to 9 wilds on the reels you are virtually assured a huge win if you can land this on the reels.
Overall the Lucky Wheels feature is one of the more exciting features you’ll find online. It effectively comes in two parts, with the spinning wheels, followed by, hopefully, the free spins!
Fruit Spin plays out on a slightly extended 5×4 reel set up, featuring a total of 40 win-lines that pay from left to right. The highest paying symbol in the game is the Bar 7, with a top prize of 300 coins when you land the maximum five in a row. Triple, double and single bars come next, followed by the range of crystallised fruit symbols.
There are no wilds in the base game, these only appear during the free spins feature.
The fruit symbols in this NetEnt designed pokie have been given a total makeover. Instead of the standard two-dimensional image, you now have fruits made of sparkling crystal that come to life with animation any time you win. The game plays out against a pattern of small blue triangles, giving a fresh, modern look overall. The accompanying soundtrack has an ambient feel, adding to the game nicely – gentle at first, but ramping up when you land that big win.
Fruit Spin is a pokie that will build and build. The base game, with those crystallised fruits, has added excitement due to those large 3×3 blocks making an entrance. This can lead to a huge win at any spin. Enter the bonus feature and the excitement levels increase. First you get to spin those wheels up to nine times, collecting cash wins along the way. Hit enough free spins symbols and you’ll find yourself with at least 5 free spins and wilds everywhere. This is a good, fresh take on the classic fruit machine.