Making fruit fun can be tough, especially when there are so many bad goodies available all around us to whet our appetites and make us binge when we shouldn’t. Atronic Gaming can help with this problem though as their Crazy Fruits 5-reels slot machine puts the joy back into healthy eating, and we don’t just mean because there’s a cash prize involved. Shame on you for thinking it.
These fruits aren’t the kind you’ll find in your local supermarket though, they’re cheeky and have faces that express a wide array of emotions, which helps give a lot of personality to the game. Though so too does the x2,500 credits you can win.
And in this case food for money. To begin playing you need to determine how many paylines you wish to play – there are 20 in total, but you can start from 1 if you’re not used to the mechanics of slot machines just yet. That being said, if you want maximum returns for what you bet, the more lines you have the better. Setting your number is easy thanks to the big red button that reads ‘SELECT LINES’.
Beside this is where you’ll choose the bet you wish to play with on each of these lines, making it a super easy to use interface - who knew fruit could be so kind! The range is from 0.01 to 50.00 credits, making it an accessible title for all to appreciate. After that’s all decided you’ll be told your stake in each of the playthroughs.
There is an Autoplay feature for those who want to cut out the middle man and go straight in for the kill, sorry, we mean fruit. Once you’re happy, select the ‘START’ button and the reels will come to life and introduce you to all those freaky looking fruits.
Okay, lets face it, none of us would want to eat these fruits, so maybe saying this would make healthy eating more fun was a slight lie on our part, but it will change the way you look at fruit. And that’s sort of the same thing.
The graphics, as you can clearly see, are simple and very basic with the idea that the focus is on the actual process of playing rather than how it looks. By Atronic deciding to do this they have created a classic rendition that is rarely seen on slot machines nowadays, and as such accomodate for all the purist users out there.
Many of the icons are those you’d find among your pack of cards: K, J, A, Q, with the imagery becoming more in-keeping the higher the value goes. When this happens you’ll see cherries, grinning watermelons, bitter lemons, plums and tomatoes, with the latter being the wild. This big footed fruit will appear on your second, third or fourth reel and will remove other icons.
There is then a cool dude banana wearing beach pants and shades, holding a surfboard: he is the scatter, though don’t expect them to pay out much money as even when five are found you’ll only earn 10.00 credits.
Then comes the bonus symbol that shares the same name as the game itself (no surprises there); three of them will take you to a different screen. It is essentially a risk game where you select from a number of hidden balls, some with fruit behind and others which are empty, the mini level will continue until you happen across an empty spot, then it ends. Every piece of fruit you find will give you cash prizes of varying amounts.
We believe this might be one of the better retro style slot machines that you’ll find online: it has a great number of features for users to take advantage of, and a fun looking theme. True it isn’t overly impressive aesthetically but it will keep you entertained throughout. The biggest issue that anyone may have is the amount of money up for grabs, 2,500 credits seems pretty small.