There is nothing like a Christmas themed slot game to get you in the mood for some festive slots fun. However, Fruit Shop Christmas Edition from NetEnt is something a little bit different, as they have taken an existing game and added a touch of the seasonal spirit to it.
NetEnt have taken their popular Fruit Shop slot game and have given it a Christmas makeover by adding twinkling lights, Christmas trees and snowmen, but underneath the Xmas theme, this is still the same game.
The game consists of five reels and three rows set to a winter scene backdrop of snow, a Christmas tree, a snowman and wrapped gifts, and the reels themselves are framed by twinkling lights on either side and a red and white awning above.
The symbols are the same as the standard Fruit Shop version, but these ones have been frozen in ice, so you will find frozen oranges, lemons, watermelons, cherries and plums, and these are accompanied by the standard playing card symbols from 10 to A.
The game offers you 15 fixed paylines, and the minimum bet is $/€/£0.15 with the maximum being $/€/£150 that can be instantly wagered thanks to the ‘Max Bet’ button, and the Return to Player percentage comes in at a not to be sniffed at 96.7%.
The bonus games and features are the same as the standard Fruit Shop version, with the wild symbol being represented by the logo of the game, and this will replace all other symbols to form winning lines. Plus, you will get the added bonus of any win featuring the wild symbol being doubled.
Fruit Shop Christmas Edition also features free spins, but unlike other games, you do not have to land a scatter symbol, and free spins are triggered by landing matching fruit symbols. The number of free spins you’ll get will depend on which type of icons you land, with one free spin being awarded for two cherries, but you’ll need to land three of a kind of the other symbols to get a chance at some free spins. Three cherries and other fruit symbols will also get you a free spin, however, if you are lucky to land five matching fruit symbols you will be given five free spins.
When playing your free spins, you will receive extra free spins for every winning combination that comes up, so technically there is no limit to the number of free spins you can receive.
If you are a fan of the standard Fruit Shop game then you will love this Christmas version as well, and although the gameplay is the same, if you enjoy Christmas themed slots games then this is another one to add to your list. Being able to win free spins without the need to land a scatter symbol is a plus, so Christmas hats off to NetEnt for allowing gamers the chance to win free spins just by landing matching fruit symbols.