Fruit Shop Frenzy Slot Features
A stylish booth holding a 5x3 grid sits on the backdrop of a quaint Italian alley and awards wins whenever at least 3 matching symbols land on any of the 15 pay lines. Every qualifying combination must begin from the leftmost side of the board and continue rightwards along adjacent reels. The paytable contains a set of 10 regular icons divided into two groups. Low-value royals pay between 0.3 - 9 times the bet, while premium images made of fruit like watermelon, orange, lemon, plum, and cherries award from 0.9 to 100 times. A traditional Wild may drop on reels 2, 3, and 4 to substitute for any standard symbols during win evaluation.
Scoring at least one winning combination consisting of fruit symbols awards 2 free spins with an increasing multiplier feature. Every hit during free spins awards one additional spin and advances the trail by one step, up to a maximum of x5.
The Helper symbol may only land on reel 5. It will award one of the following features:
- Increase all multiplier values by 1.
- Advance the multiplier trail by 1 step.
- Activate the Frenzy Mode, which awards +3 additional spins and increases the multiplier bar from 5 to 10 steps.
If the Helper symbol lands on the 5th reel during the Frenzy Mode, it may (on top of the regular enhancements) also award Random Wilds or Double X feature that doubles all multiplier values on the bar.
It looks like NetEnt is taking a shine to revamp its most successful classics after seeing games like Wild Turkey Megaways and Wish Master Megaways making an appearance recently. Naturally, Fruit Shop's variant based on the fan-favorite mechanism by Big Time Gaming has already been produced, so creators had to come up with another way to refresh the familiar gameplay. And so, they put their entire focus on the free spins, charging them with increasing multipliers and an exciting Frenzy Mode that can further boost the potential rewards. The progressive multiplier bar adds a bit of a Gonzo's Quest feel to the game, where the growth happens on consecutive wins. The Frenzy Mode, with its Double X function, kind of mimics the conquistador's free falls bonus round, while the Random Wilds create plenty of opportunities to extend the entire sequence with more hits. It all feels well-knit and thought-through, skillfully building on the core mechanism that contributed to the Fruit Shop slot's success.
Visually, the game has also undergone a massive metamorphosis. What was a simple backdrop showing a grassy meadow became a vibrant environment set in an atmospheric alley surrounded by restaurants. The stall itself is brimming with fresh fruit and decorations like chalkboards with pay line identifiers scribbled on them. On top of that, the entire scene is supplemented by an ambiance soundtrack creating a relaxing mood. It's a ton more immersive than any other installment before and makes for a significantly more pleasant experience.