The Fruit Party slot is based around a combination of different fruits and various cocktails. On the reels are fruits such as cherries, grapes and lemons, each of which gives the slot something of a traditional feel. It is the alcoholic drinks where the real money is at. The wild symbol in the game has a slightly different role than usual. There is both a bonus round and a scatter symbol to keep you entertained.
This Amaya designed slot plays out on the popular 5×3 reel configuration, although unusually in today’s slot arena, the game has a total of just 9 win lines. Players can opt to play each spin for 9, 18, 27, 36 or 45 credits.
This slot pays from left to right and the highest paying standard symbol in the game is the drink with ice in a straight glass, which pays 1,600 coins for the maximum five in a row. Unusually again, you’ll win when landing this symbol just once on the first reel, while prizes are also paid out 2, 3 and 4 in a row too. The other drink, in a cocktail glass, has a top prize of 800 coins and once again pays all the way down to just one symbol.
The five fruits are next on the pay table, with the cherry, the orange, the grapes, the melon and the lemon paying out 500, 300, 200, 100 and 60 respectively. Each of these will pay out for the more usual three or more in a row.
Wild symbols are represented by another cocktail, this time poured into one half of a coconut. This wild is slightly strange in the fact that it will only substitute for the two other drinks in the game, whereas a more standard wild would substitute for everything. Fortunately, when the wild does its job in this game, the rewards will be there, as the cocktail symbols are the highest paying in the game.
The first bonus feature involves a scatter symbol, which shows either a ‘Party Scatter’ or ‘Mystery Scatter’ symbol. Unlike a more standard scatter, to win with these symbols you’ll need to hit three on adjacent reels. The pay-out is a completely random one, so you could win just a single coin, while the top prize is a generous 2,700 coins (which will keep you in cocktails for a while!).
The bonus symbol shows a collection of fruits, although the word ‘BONUS’ in pink lettering in front of the fruits leaves you in little doubt that this symbol stands apart. Land three of those bonus symbols on adjacent reels and you’ll enter the ‘Party Pick’ feature.
You’ll now be taken to a separate screen showing a collection of drinks and various fruit. You’ll now pick them each in turn and they will reveal a multiplier of either 1x, 2x or 5x. You’ll continue until you hit the ‘collect’ symbol, at which point the feature will end. If you manage to find the collect symbol on your very first pick, this might seem like a bad thing, but it’s actually the opposite, as you’ll win every prize on the screen!
It has to be said that Fruit Party is a quite basic looking slot. This will appeal to slot traditionalists, who enjoy seeing fruit symbols on plain white reels. Around the reels you’ll find a green border with party poppers, while the control panel is found at the bottom of the screen. One thing that is immediately evident is the fact that the reels spin way faster than usual – hit spin and all five symbols are revealed in less than a second, this appealing to the action junkies among you. The accompanying sound is basic too, although in line with the rest of the slot, this is fitting.
Fruit Party certainly isn’t the most spectacular slot you’ll find at an online casino. Nevertheless, this slot will have a wide appeal to many players. With just nine win-lines, players who like more spins for their money will like the game, while the mix of symbols will appeal to long term slot fans. The two bonus features add some nice variety to the game, while the wild only substituting for certain symbols gives this slot an originality, even if this won’t appeal to all.