About Fruit Shop Megaways™ Slot
Fruit Shop Megaways is a sequel to the original Fruit Shop slot, initially launched back in 2011 by NetEnt, when it became an instant hit. So, it makes sense to upgrade a popular game into a MegaWays slot. It features cartoonish graphics, swift animations and fun, upbeat audio. To land payouts, as normal, you’ll need to land at least 3 identical symbols on consecutive positions from left to right.
The 6×4 layout is designed with a fruit stand as the backdrop, where you can refresh yourself and receive prizes along the way. Wagers start from as low as 20p, making it a good game for all levels of player.
RTP, Variance and Top Payout
Fruit Shop MegaWays is a game of high variance, so don’t expect prizes a regular run of wins. You might be in for quite prolonged dry runs before a sequence of top payouts occurs. This is typical of other Megaways™ games like Bonanza and White Rabbit.
The RTP of the game is set at the average of 96.06%, and the top payout reaches astounding values of 21,003x the bet per spin. To get hands on such a huge win, you will have to remain patient as wins like that are very rare.
Symbols and Paytable
Icons most frequently seen forming wins are those with lower values, represented with Playing card symbols 10 through Ace. You’ll receive from 0.40x to 1.25x the bet when 6 land in sequence. A Watermelon, Orange, Lemon and Plum are medium-win symbols delivering 1.50x, 1.75x, 2.25x and 4x your wager respectively when 6 appear. Premium symbols include merely Cherries that issues prizes even when only 2 appear and up to 12.50x the stake for 6 of a kind.
Wild is represented with the game’s logo and lands on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 both during base game and Free Spins to replace all icons when completing win combinations.
Gameplay and Features
While playing, you will relish a relaxing, yet dynamic gameplay, mainly due to the fact that Free Spins get triggered much more often than we’re used to. Namely, each win formed with medium and high value symbols activates the Bonus. Moreover, the number of winlines is determined randomly on each spin with the number of symbols landing on each reel. Other opportunities for wins are granted with Wilds and a Multiplier you’ll receive during free spins.
The Free Spins Round
Whenever a win is formed containing medium-value symbols, the Free Spins Game will be initiated. Re-triggers of the feature occur when low and medium-win symbols form a win. The number of free spins awarded will depend on symbol values, as well as on the length of the win combo, so 10 through Ace icons grant up to 4 free plays, while fruit symbols award up to 5 free spins.
At the beginning of the Bonus, a 1x Multiplier is set up. It will keep growing by 1x with each winning spin that happens. This continues up to a maximum value of 10x. This is standard Megaways™ gameplay and its here that the really good stuff can happen when the multipliers progress upwards and the free spins keep landing.
This recycled title has certainly brought something new and alluring on the table. It definitely has a lot to offer in payout potential as 21,000x is at the higher end of the scale for video slots in 2021. Such a huge potential is courtesy of the Megaways mechanism of course and the fact that Free Spins are triggered quite regularly. And your progressive multiplier plays a bit part here too of course.
So, big potential is there, but beware of the high variance! Good luck and play responsibly.