ALL ABOUT FRUIT RAINBOW SLOT
Hot on the heels of Pragmatic Play’s foray into outlaw country in their Dead Or Alive-style Wild West Gold Slot, comes the back to basics Fruit Rainbow, a high variance slot with minimal features and a hard as nails pay model. We don’t mind getting stuck into high risk slots like this, except when we do, we normally expect a high payout potential to reward us for our troubles. With just a 2,000x jackpot, Pragmatic must be relying on the quality of their production and the slickness of the gameplay to carry this one.
High variance slots have always come in two types – feature-packed thrill rides with extensive combinations of multipliers, free spins and other features driving the exciting win sequences, or stripped-back games with a focus on triggering one or two very rare events to land the big wins. Fruit Rainbow falls into the latter category for sure. Let’s find out more.
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
Simple stuff indeed here – this is a 5 reel slot with 4 rows and 40 fixed paylines. The action takes place immersed in a fruit-soda drink it seems, with bright colors and bubbles forming the backdrop. Low value symbols are the card suits: clubs, spades, diamonds and hearts. The premium symbols are all represented by fruits – limes, bananas, cherries, oranges and strawberries. The highest value of the lot is the red strawberry, which itself pays out 2,000x for five on a payline. All symbols come in stacks.
Look out as well for the Rainbow Wild which not only subs for all other symbols to create wins, but also appears in stacks on ALL reels. There is also a scatter that pays out big too – it doesn’t trigger spins, but only needs to land simultaneously on the reels ANYWHERE to trigger a win. 5 Diamond scatters gets you a 500x win.
THE IMPORTANT STATS
Ok, so we’ve established that this is a high variance games, stripped back for the high-risk fanatics. So, don’t expect frequent wins – there are some high paying combinations on offer but they land in short bursts after long periods of dry spins. The RTP is a decent 96.53% which is decent enough, and you can start spinning from 40p per play.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
There really are no features in Fruit Rainbow like you would normally expect in a slot. Instead it all comes down to the Rainbow Wild that can fill the screen to create a top payout of 2,000x when five stacks land on the same spin. And of course, the Diamond Scatter has unusual qualities – it doesn’t release a free spins round but instead pays out up to 500x.
Whether or not you like Fruit Rainbow will come down to the kind of gambler you are. If you are hunting for pure, simple gameplay without the distraction of multiple features and progressive sequences, then you’ll love this game. And for some, that’s all they need. Let’s be clear, this is an outlier in the current market – with so many Megaways™ games on release, all packed to the top with multipliers, free spins, mystery symbols and more, Fruit Rainbow stands out a mile. And that’s no bad thing in our book. If you like Fruit Rainbow, you might also like another simple high-risk slot from 2020 – Play n Go’s Sticky Joker.