Black Magic Fruits by Barcrest Games is about as ‘back to basics’ as you can get for a slot game, with a simple 3×3 structure and just five set-in-stone Paylines.
Expect a no-nonsense, no-frills design, with pink and black featuring heavily, while the icons themselves are produced in strong colours.
The setting is a sort of dungeon-like location, featuring a number of big concrete pillars, a bookcase filled with books of (presumably) spells and a cauldron from which bolts of lightning emanate.
How to play
Play Black Magic Fruits from 10p a spin up to a high-rolling £500 a pop on any device you wish.
Expect classic one-armed bandit icons here, from blue and red 7’s to fruits including oranges and lemons, cherries, watermelons, grapes, plums and strawberries. (Of these, the latter two are the most rewarding at 100x stake.)
The usual Autoplay function is here if you feel like kicking back and watching the reels turn without interruption for a predetermined number of spins.
The red 7 symbol becomes Wild if you operate the Big Bet feature, as described below.
Unfortunately, you won’t find a free spins round in Black Magic Fruits. Instead, the only bonus option available is to activate the Big Bet feature described below.
This is definitely a great way of adding more excitement to your session! You’ll be paying a bit extra in the hope of greater rewards.
Simply click on the Big Bet button that’s on the right-hand side of your screen and get the chance of five additional whirls for a fixed price of between £20 and £500.
Unfortunately, all payouts are halved during this round, since when you play it a different paytable becomes effective.
However, the red 7 turns Wild for all icons, so you could enjoy many more winning combos. But even when they’re not replacing other icons, they can also pay up to 125x line wager.
Meanwhile, this round also affects RTP, as mentioned below.
Black Magic Fruits does not feature a progressive jackpot. However, the maximum win is a hefty 125,000 coins.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP or Return to Player goes up from 95.02% to 96.11% if you opt to use the Big Bet feature. Variance is on the lower side of medium.
Black Magic Fruits will definitely appeal if you like your slots in the straightforward, traditional mould, or are quite new to playing.
It won’t be ideal if you expect all-singing, all-dancing slots with stacks of bonus features or snazzy 3D graphics. But it could well be a smart choice if you just fancy spinning some reels with minimal effort.
Equally, the combination of an old-fashioned fruit machine with the black magic theme is an intriguing one, and you should find it an entertaining, enjoyable way of spending an hour or two. What’s more, it’s certainly been built with the modern online player firmly in mind.
As with all games, we’d recommend giving Black Magic Fruits a go in free demo mode before you spend any of your hard-earned cash.