Hard work always pays off, especially around the farm at harvest time. The farm which features on Sweet Harvest is certainly reaping the rewards, with copious amounts of corn, pumpkins and various fruits to show for their labour. On the reels you’ll find three human characters. First there’s the attractive female farmhand with long flowing red hair. Then there’s the six-packed male, who seems to have an aversion to wearing too many clothes. Finally, there is the farmer himself, happy holding a basket of his produce.
The highlight of this slot is the free spins bonus round. You’ll enjoy 12 free spins, where extra symbols now become wild, many of the wilds now stacked too.
Sweet Harvest plays out on the very popular 5×3 reel configuration. Across the reels you have a total of 20 win-lines and players can choose to play any number between 1 and 20. Players will also choose the number of coins (between 1 and 5) and the coin value (between 1c and 50c).
The highest paying symbol in the game shows the title logo of the slot. Land five in a row on a win line and you’ll win 2,000 coins. This symbol is also the game’s wild and will substitute for every other symbol apart from the bonus and the scatter. The wild is stacked throughout the base game and the feature, ensuring that large multiple wins are always possible. You could even enjoy the dream scenario where all five reels are filled with the wild – giving you the huge 2,000-coin win on all 20 win-lines.
Next on the pay table is the female farm hand. The red head has a top prize of 1,000 coins, just ahead of the male who pays 800 coins. The farmer, despite being the boss pays 750 coins. At the lower end of the pay scale you have pumpkins, corn and the playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A.
There are two bonus features on offer in the game.
The much smaller of the two is based around the harvest bonus symbol. The bonus symbol only appears on reels 2 and 4 and when it appears on both you’ll be awarded a random prize. While not the most exciting feature, a quick boost to your bankroll is never a bad thing.
The second feature is a free spins bonus round, activated by the scatter. The scatter symbol is represented by a large wooden barn. The scatter pays immediate 1x, 5x, 20x and 150x your total stake for landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels. To enter the free spins bonus, you’ll need to land three or more scatters. If you have a spin where the scatter appears on reels 1 and 2 only, but fails to appear on any other, you’ll have a second chance. Reels 1 and 2 will now be held, while reels 3, 4 and 5 will spin again, giving you another opportunity to land the feature.
During the feature you’ll have 12 free spins. Throughout the free spins, both the male and female farm hands become additional wilds. Not only are there now three wild symbols, but they’re all stacked too. This pretty much guarantees some decent wins during the bonus round. Would you like some more good news? If you land the male and female symbols adjacent on a win line, any pay-out will now be doubled.
The backdrop to Sweet Harvest shows a series of rolling green fields. The image is just perfect, only added to by the bright blue sky lighting up the scene. The reels have a plain white backing, while the symbols and the win-line indicators all add much colour to the game. The game features animation on the reels with any wild or scatter wins too, bringing the farm to life. Any farm based slot simply has to feature country music and this MicroGaming design doesn’t let you down.
The appealing visuals give the base game an immediate boost, while the stacked wilds ensure wins can be frequent and large. Random instant wins given by harvest bonus symbols will give you a welcome cash boost too. The best part of the slot is the free spins bonus round. With 12 spins and all of those wilds and added multipliers, this is a must play feature.