Fruit Blast Slot Review

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Fruit Blast is a combination of slot and arcade games, perfect for those who are bored of the traditional five-reel set up. This instant win game has no paylines or reels, with a 5×5 grid interface to play from.

Released in 2017 the Fruit Blast slot is developed by Microgaming, an award-winning online gaming software producer. They developed the world’s first true online casino software in 1994 and in 2004 the world’s first mobile casino software.

The game is themed around cocktail mixing so that players can head over to the beach bar and order a refreshing drink with this slot.

Setting

The set-up of this game is similar to many popular mobile games like Candy Crush, it presents a grid filled with different types of fruit. It involves matching these fruity symbols which then explode and award a win. When starting the game, the monkey above the grid will release fruits on to the game board; with the aim being to burst the fruits.

There are 5 main symbols that keep with this theme throughout the game: Cherries, Lemons, Grapes, Watermelon and Pineapple. Each are all worth different multipliers when rows of 3 or more appear. There are also 9 different bartenders each offering their own separate bonuses, many of the names e.g. Aloha and Summer keeping with the narrative of the game.

The background of the game sets the scene for players with a wooden, thatch roofed bar complete with bartender and what looks like a drink filled blender that transports the player to a tropical cocktail bar perhaps in Hawaii. There are also beach balls and mini umbrellas with a palm tree and yacht in the background that completes the setting of a beach front bar.

Gameplay

In order to receive wins from Fruit Blast you need to match the fruit symbols in clusters of 3+ with the pay-out increasing with the number of symbols that align. Fruit Blast works with a rolling reel mechanism meaning when a winning combination has burst, the empty spaces will be filled by more fruit from above providing the opportunity to find more clusters of fruit and further fill the fruit meters.

As well as the returns from finding 3+ symbols of each fruit on the grid you are also hoping to fill up the fruit bars to the left of the screen. This increases every time a stack of 3 appears, each bar requires 7 to be filled and when it is the multiplier is applied. This brings a different dynamic to the game keeping the player entertained throughout searching to get these multipliers.

The symbol multipliers on each fruit are:

  1. Cherries – 0.5x
  2. Lemon – 1x
  3. Grapes – 2x
  4. Watermelon – 5x
  5. Pineapple 0 10x

There are also two special symbols which appear on the board, the yellow ‘777’ jackpot symbol that works the same as fruit symbols by stacking 3 in a row and can pay the jackpot of 1,000x your stake.

The RTP acronym stands for Return to player. This describes a game’s expected payback percentage. It means that game with a higher RTP will give the player a greater chance of winning in the long term. The Fruit Blast slot has an RTP that varies from 94.02% and 96.12% with a 95% average. The reason for this variation is explained by the different bartenders in the game, each one changes the RTP but provides different bonuses; more details to come.

The amount you can place on spins can vary from 0.60p all the way up to $/€/£100 which is great for players that like to see how the game is feeling before placing large slots, the amount can be dialled up and down via an in-game feature.

Fruit Blast is compatible with mobile and tablet devices without very much difference from the desktop version, this means that gamers can play on the go at all times. With an internet connection players can spend time at the tropical Fruit Blast slot via the Casino77 website.

Bonuses

The game comes with a wide range of bonus features to add even more excitement to play. There is not a wild symbol present due to the unique set-up of the slot. But the bonus round will help you progress through the game. There are 8 in total presented by individual bartenders as you explore the game, with the exception of Summer, the first bartender.

  1. Hawaiian Shake – variable instant win with max pay-out around 8 final coins.
  2. Dance Nights – 5 free games with a low frequency.
  3. Pick & Win – Choose circles and discover a multiplier for the final bet behind each one, the max award is 115 coins.
  4. Goth a Fruit? – Match 5 rows of fruit to get a total 196 coins.
  5. Happy hour – Used to fill 1 fruit scale beside the game, receive 10x the stake.
  6. Side Dish – Play a free game with a 10x multiplier.
  7. Double Shake – receive a base prize that doubles as you go, receive 64x the stake.
  8. Pick & Win 2 – Choose circles and discover a multiplier up to 170x the bet placed.

Casino77 Verdict

This fresh and unconventional online game is perfect for those looking for something different. The winning combinations are created by the player’s actions, which makes the slot much more skill based. The beautiful graphics and beach theme make Fruit Blast a great choice for online casino players.

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Casino77 Score: 4/5