When someone's mentions getting my 5-a-day, I'm usually thinking which 5 slot games I'm going to play that day rather than which 5 fruits I'm going to consume – but, sometimes in the slot world, you do get the chance to squeeze both those melons at the same time.
And that's exactly the case with Rival Gaming's Fantastic Fruit, a simple 3 reel 1 pay-line slot that's aimed at slot players who love to play but don't like to have to think too much about what they're doing.
The first thing you'll notice is the fruit basket backdrop which is filled with a myriad of vibrantly coloured tropical fruits such as pineapples, kiwi fruits, mangoes, oranges, grapes, bananas, apples, cherries, plums, lemons and grapefruits but, luckily, the 3 reels don't contain even half of those fruits – which is a good job because it would be seriously hard finding a matching line of 3 symbols if there were that many to choose from.
Instead, the game has just 5 prize symbols to try and line-up which are the cherry, the lemon, the apple, the plum, and the bar – which certainly make up one of my preferred 5-a-day combinations. However, the name of the game is to line-up 3 matching symbols, and the bar pays between 10x and 30x your coin-value. You can squeeze a little more with each fruit as you climb the games pay-table, with plums paying 20x to 60x, apples paying 30x to 90x, and lemons paying 40x to 120x. However, for a change, it is the humble cherry which heads the pay-table prizes, and 3 cherries will land you between 100x and 400x your coin-value.
As you can imagine, these spins don't land on the reels every other spin, and that's why it's great that you can also collect some bank boosting smaller prizes for spinning-in 1 or 2 cherries on any spin. 1 cherry pays 1x to 3x your coin-value, whilst 2 cherries pay 5x to 15x.
Before you spin the reels at any time on this classic pokie, you will have the choice of playing for 1, 2 or 3 coins, and you can see what prizes you will win on the pay-table (situated above the reels) when you play these options. All prizes awarded are then multiplied by your chosen coin-value. Coin-values range from 0.01 coins to 10 coins, and remember that your total-bet is made up of coins x coin-values. This allows a minimum bet of just 0.01 coins a spin, and a maximum bet of 30 coins a spin. You can even veg-out (pardon the pun) by playing the auto-play option which enables you to play a set number of spins without doing anything but sit back and watch.
Some slot games come with a zillion pay-lines, stacks of bonus games, and even more bells and whistles on top but, if you love your slots to be simple, then this slot could be just what you’re looking for. Fantastic Fruits really is dead easy to play, and the 1 pay-line offers players that classic slot game feel that few modern slot games provide – making it a juicy little number in its own right!