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Fruit Shop™ Megaways™ slot review

Added by NetEnt. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

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Game information

Game supplier:NetEnt

Release date:01/2021

RTP:96.06%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 20000

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Volatility

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Freespins

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Themes

Food & drink

Fruit

Summer

Cartoon

Fruit machine

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RTP (Return to player):
96.06%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 20000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
68
NetEnt score (compared to other slots of supplier)
32
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Slot tester's review: Kati Saari

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Nothing better than cold, refreshing fruits on a scorching hot summer day. Pick your favourites fresh from Fruit Shop Megaways and mix them into a delicious smoothie fit for winners!

If you’ve been playing slots for a while, you’re probably familiar with NetEnt’s slots and some of their classics - Fruit Shop being one of them. The fruit-filled slot game was released back in 2011 and it offered an interesting feature of rewarding the player with free spins. Free spins, of course, were nothing new but the method of triggering them was; get a high-value symbol win, get free spins each time.

Fruit Shop got a sequel in 2015 when Fruit Shop Christmas Edition hit the casinos. However, this version didn’t offer anything new. It was exactly the same game, but with holiday theme painted on and some improvements to the music and graphics. Released in January 2021, Fruit Shop Megaways is the third sequel to the old classic and adds the famous Megaways feature, plus win multipliers to the free spins!

Graphics and sound

It’s not hard to surpass the first Fruit Shop in the terms of graphics and sound, as it’s already been 10 years since the release date of the original. If you play the classic slot today, it will surely stick out like a sore thumb in a way - clunky reels and practically no music at all, excluding the effect sounds.

Fruit Shop Megaways still stays true to the original slot in almost every way possible. The graphics are smoother and the background has some slight movement provided by the clouds and the grass, but that’s it. If we look past the sixth reel and the whole Megaways feature, it looks very much the same as the first one. A bit ascetic, but still inviting.

The music makes the greatest difference, though. Fruit Shop Megaways has this uplifting, energetic and fun music, accompanied by birds’ joyful singing and chirping. It’s really nice to listen to, and it does enhance the feel of those dog days of summer.

Symbols and wins

Fruit Shop Megaways has six reels, 2-7 symbols on each reel and up to staggering 117,649 paylines or Megaways. The number of symbols on a reel can be different on each spin, but they always carry the minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 symbols. Paylines go, as normal, from left to right.

The fruits are the high-paying symbols, as the low-value symbols are 10, J, Q, K and A. The symbol with the game logo is a Wild that substitutes all other symbols. The Wild can only appear on reels 2-5.

High-value symbols:

  • 6 x cherries pay 12.5x your bet
  • 6 x plums pay 4x your bet
  • 6 x lemons pay 2.25x your bet
  • 6 x oranges pay 1.75x your bet
  • 6 x watermelons pay 1.5x your bet

Low-value symbols:

  • 6 x A pays 1.25x your bet
  • 6 x K pays 1x your bet
  • 6 x Q pays 0.7x your bet
  • 6 x J pays 0.5x your bet
  • 6 x 10 pays 0.5x your bet

Features

  • 117 649 Megaways: The innovative Megaways feature gives you at least 64 and up to 117,649 ways to win.
  • Free spins: You win free spins if you get any high-paying symbol win in the base game.

The number of free spins depends on both of the symbol and the length of the winning combination:

  • 6 of a kind, any fruit: 5 free spins
  • 5 of a kind, any fruit: 4 free spins
  • 4 of a kind, any fruit: 3 free spins
  • 3 of a kind, any fruit: 2 free spins

2 cherries: 1 free spin

During the free spins, any new winning combinations award you with extra spins. This time, also the low-value symbol wins work as follows:

  • 6 of a kind, low-value symbol: 4 free spins
  • 5 of a kind, low-value symbol: 3 free spins
  • 4 of a kind, low-value symbol: 2 free spins
  • 3 of a kind, low-value symbol: 1 free spin

The free spins continue until there are no more winning spins granting more extra spins, and the collected spins have been played.

  • Win multiplier: Get up to x10 multiplier to your free spins.

The free spins start with the x1 multiplier which grows by one with each winning spin. The maximum is 10 times the original win, making 6 cherries pay 125x your bet.

My experiences

Fruit Shop Megaways sits well with the other modern-day slots, even though still a bit ascetic and plain in comparison. To me, the original slot was never really a hit because it felt too difficult to obtain any big wins and with the free spins being the only feature. Remembering these, I got even more fascinated by the new Megaways game.

I have to admit, the slight boredom did get to me even in Fruit Shop Megaways. The game looks promising and very alluring with the Megaways reels, but the results tended to get to mediocre levels at best. Of course, it’s understandable that it’s even harder to get high-paying symbol wins as they also trigger the free spins. Still, I’d wish NetEnt would’ve added yet something more to the base game.

For a seasoned player, Fruit Shop Megaways is a bit two-folded experience. On the one hand, the free spins can hold generous surprises in the form of extra spins and win multipliers. But, on the other hand, it’s hard to get good wins from the base game and the base game just isn’t that interesting to play.

For a fan of classic slots, Fruit Shop Megaways is a must-try. The old classic looks beautiful with the updated animations and the modern smoothness but still has nice familiarity in it. For someone who looks forward to a variety of features and exciting gameplay, Fruit Shop Megaways might be a tad too dull. Either way, Fruit Shop Megaways, as its own, is a nice slot but could’ve done with more new ideas.

Overall rating:

4

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.06%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 20000

    Min. bet:C$0.2

    Max. bet:C$100

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    Reels:6

    Rows:7

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    Max. lines:117649

    Min. lines:64

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    Languages

    You can play Fruit Shop™ Megaways™ in English, Finnish

    Currencies

    Fruit Shop™ Megaways™ supports GBP, EUR

    Stats

    Release date 01/2021
    3rd newest on NetEnt 69th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.06% 0.19% > average
    129th highest on NetEnt 1,305th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 20000 x your bet
    37th highest on NetEnt 258th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 117649 588145% > average
    The highest on NetEnt 27th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet C$0.2 per spin
    61st lowest on NetEnt 1,200th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet C$100 per spin
    97th highest on NetEnt 674th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    7th most rated on NetEnt 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Game supplier:NetEnt

    Release date:01/2021

    RTP (Return to player):96.06%

    Max. win:bet x 20000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 4

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