Fruit Shop is arguably one of Net Entertainment’s most popular slot games, and while everything about the game appears dated (including the graphics, sounds, and animations), it’s captivated players for years, thanks to the potential payouts on offer, and the unique way in which the game plays out.
Using 5 reels, and 15 pay lines, Fruit Shop may not look like the most modern game ever built, but the classic feel and theme helps to give you a different experience than you’re probably used to; a refreshing change.
Built around – as the name gives away – a Fruit Shop, Fruit Shop features a variety of fruits on the reels, and these fruits play a big part in the bonus – the free-spins – part of the game. More on that later. The fruits you’ll find, include Cherries, Plums, Lemons, Oranges, and Watermelons. You’ll also see the lower-paying playing card symbols, including 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace making an appearance on the reels. Naturally, the playing cards are the low-paying of the bunch (no pun intended), with the fruits being the high-paying symbols.
Fruit Shop can be enjoyed from 15p per spin, right up to £150 per spin, and while it’s unlikely many players want to spin at such a high level, it’s nice to know the options there, just in case Richard Branson decides to have a punt.
It’s also good to know that Fruit Shop is fully accessible to mobile users, and mobile phones and tablets can run the game perfectly. This is thanks to Net Entertainment’s commitment to making all their games mobile-friendly, and so long as you have can connect to the Internet from your device (and your device is relatively new), you’ll be able to begin playing Fruit Shop right away – wherever you want.
Fruit Shop is very unique in the way the bonus is triggered; in short, it’s all about the fruits, and free-spins are triggered by landing fruits on the reels.
Every fruit on the reels can award a number of free-spins, and this all happens during regular base-game spinning. The chart below shows what fruits award what:
Cherries – Land 2, 3, 4, or 5 Cherries and you’ll receive 1, 1, 2, or 5 free-spins.
Plums – Land 3, 4, or 5 Plums, and you’ll receive 1, 2, or 5 free-spins.
Lemons – Land 3, 4, or 5 Lemons, and you’ll receive 1, 2, or 5 free-spins.
Oranges – Land 3, 4, or 5 Oranges, and you’ll receive 1, 2, or 5 free-spins.
Watermelons – Land 3, 4, or 5 Watermelons, and you’ll receive 1, 2, or 5 free-spins.
Note: The symbols must be on a winning pay line in order to qualify. (I.e. you can’t have the fruit symbols anywhere in view.)
During the free-spins, any wins you make are subject to a 2X multiplier, and you can easily re-trigger the free-spins simply by landing more of the same fruit, again, on a winning pay line.
(You can’t trigger free-spins for a different fruit while playing within a separate fruit’s free-spins. For instance, if you’re awarded free-spins using Lemon symbols, you can’t then re-trigger the feature by landing any of the other fruits, aside from Lemons.)