Fruit Shop Slot
Fruit Shop is a 5-reel, 15-pay line online slot from NetEnt. This is a fresh and fruity game that has proven to be one of NetEnt's most popular slots since it was released in November, 2011. The theme of the game is an attempt to recapture the spirit of the simpler kind of slot machines we used to play in arcades, before everything became computerised. Fruit Shop is a very colourful slot with plenty of nice features, although modern slot experts might find it a little too simplistic for their tastes.
The symbols used in the game are playing card values ten to jack, and a fresh selection of the kind of fruits much-loved by greengrocers everywhere: melons, oranges, lemons, plums and cherries. You start the game by choosing your bet level from one to ten, and the value of your coin from 0.01 to 1.00 – your total bet-per-line is your bet level multiplied by your coin value, and all fifteen lines are in play at all times. The larger your stake, the more you will win if you land a lucky line of fruits. Once you're happy, click the spin button to get the reels spinning. If you land three or more identical symbols on one of the 15 pay lines in sequence from the left-hand reel, you're a fruity winner!
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout is 5x your stake-per-line for three tens, jacks or queens. The maximum you can win is 2,000x if you manage to pop your cherry five times in a row.
The Fruit Shop symbol is wild and substitutes for all other symbols. Any win containing a wild symbol is doubled.
After every win you receive at least one free spin. For any three fruits it's one free spin, four fruits awards two spins and five will see you get five freebie turns. All wins during free spins are doubled. If you win during a free spin you're awarded more free spins at the same levels as above, plus the playing card symbols now come into the equation at the same rate as the fruit.
And that, in a nutshell (or should that be a fruit skin?) is everything. As mentioned above, Fruit Shop is a very gentle game for those who are not quite ready to take on a no-holds-barred, fully-featured slot machine. Experienced slots players will only really want to play this game for nostalgia's sake, but for newbies, Fruit Shop serves as a nice apprenticeship into the world of online slots.