Fruit Case Slot
Fruit Case is a fresh and freaky 5-reel, fixed 20-pay line slot from NetEnt. This is one of the most health-conscious slots you'll find anywhere, as the whole object of the game is to make fruit smoothies, which you do by landing winning combinations of the rude-looking ('rude' as in insulting, not … er … the other definition of rude) fruits: pears, lemons, oranges, and strawberries (the strawberry character bears an odd resemblance to Stewie Griffin from 'Family Guy'). As soon as you land a winning combo, the fruits are swiftly crushed and popped in an explosion of juice. More fruity symbols fall down to replace them, hopefully triggering further wins and upping the 'avalanche' meter (see below).
Joining the fruity frolics are three jars of jam, confusingly marked A, K, and Q. These too fall into the crusher when you land a winning combo, although squished jam and crushed glass do not normally a winning combination make. You start off each spin by selecting your coin value from 0.01 to 0.50 and your bet level from one to ten (effectively the number of coins you have in play per spin). Your total stake is your coin value multiplied by your bet level multiplied by twenty, as all lines are in play at all times. Once you're happy you've the right ingredients for your Fruit Case salad, hit spin and let the fruitiness begin!
Payout & bonus rounds
Those juicy jams are the least generous payouts at x5 your bet-per-line. That odd-looking strawberry is the top payout at x2,000.
As mentioned above, this slot has an 'avalanche' feature. Every time you secure a winning combination, the fruit or jam is crushed. Existing symbols tumble down to fill in the gaps, and new symbols pop down from the top to continue the avalanche. All this free-falling may trigger further wins, and these continue as long as further wins continue.
The 'avalanche' meter sits at the top of the screen, and advances one step to the right each time you trigger an avalanche win. The meter holds a series of multipliers: x2, x4, x6 and x8. Your first win is awarded at the normal level, but the next avalanche win is doubled, and the one after that quadrupled, and so on. Once the avalanche wins stop, the meter resets itself back to x2.
The 'Fruit Case' wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols, and contains a multiplier. All wins containing a wild symbol are multiplied by the wild symbol multiplier.
One last symbol to look out for is the 'Free Fall' symbol, which awards you ten 'free falls' (in effect ten free spins) in which all payouts are tripled.
Despite its simplistic nature, Fruit Case is a lot of fun, and it never seems to become tiring watching those poor fruits coming to a crushing end. The extra features – especially the avalanche falls – adds to the game's excitement, and there seems to be a great chance of scoring some big wins. Definitely a slot to sink your teeth into, with joy and juicy jackpots practically guaranteed.