With five reels, four rows and a whopping 50 Paylines, 50 Fortune Fruits is a Novomatic-powered affair which takes the classic fruity as its main inspiration.
Expect a retro theme, no-frills gameplay and basic design with a simple reddish background. Even the soundtrack is uncomplicated, with bangs and bleeps rather than elegant background music. And the 5×4 format is somewhat unusual given this game’s rather dated graphics.
Look forward to the bonus round, in which you can win a nice little haul of free spins if you’re luck’s in. Another plus is that this game suits high rollers and more modest punters alike.
How to play
In 50 Fortune Fruits, you get winning combos for landing matching icons on neighbouring reels, beginning from the first one.
You’ll see plenty of familiar, old-style imagery floating around. The symbols with the lowest payouts are the oranges, cherries, lemons and plums. These award 3.2 times stakes when five of them pop up on a Payline.
Next most lucrative are the grapes and melons, paying up to 6.4x stake, followed by the bell and strawberry, awarding 9.6x for a combination of five.
The best among the regular icons are the silver and red 7s, for which, if you land three, four or five on a Payline, you bag 0.8, 3.2 or 16 times your bet respectively.
Stakes begin from 25p a spin, rising to a maximum of £50 for those who prefer a heftier flutter.
The grinning Joker serves as the Wild, replacing all other icons save the Scatter. It can appear on all five of the reels. Land three, four or five of these on a Payline to bag 1.6, 8 or 160 times your total wager respectively. Theoretically, you could win up to 8,000 times your stake thanks to Wilds.
Meanwhile, the star symbol acts as the Scatter.
Land at least three Scatter icons wherever you like on the reels to trigger this round. You’ll get 10, 20 or 20 free spins. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to win any more spins during the feature, so 50 Fortune Fruits really is about as simple as it gets.
However, you should find enough interest in the base game, plus enough winning potential, to ensure the free spins feature feels as though it’s a nice-to-have extra, rather than something you need to hit at all costs.
Return to Player (RTP)
Nothing too dramatic to report here – 50 Fortune Fruits is a medium-variance offering with a pretty standard-to-low RTP of 95.45%.
50 Fortune Fruits is definitely one for those who like their slots old-school. The strongly retro feel may not be for everyone, although more recent releases have spruced up the design a little.
However, while it may be too basic for some, it’s a great one to play if you’re new to slots. Its sheer simplicity may also be comforting if you’re hankering for a nostalgic return to less complicated times. What’s more, it’s potentially highly lucrative.
Give it a go – and let us know what you think.