Five-reel, three-row Fruitoids Slot has 25 fixed Paylines and is another offering from Stockholm-based slots wizards Yggdrasil Gaming.
Given the title, you may be expecting a recreation of the old-school fruity. But you’d be disappointed. This is a futuristic affair and was an early release from the Swedish operator all the way back in 2014 – Yggdrasil released its latest version of the game in summer 2018.
The Fruitoids are actually alien plants, and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to discover the fantasy land they rule in the galaxy’s most distant reaches. The background is a murky green, almost giving a sense of being underwater.
As ever, you can expect some crisp graphics here, all to the accompaniment of a suitably creepy backing track.
How to play
Spin away on Fruitoids Slot from 25p a pop up to a relatively modest £50 a go, whatever your device of choice. The customary Max Bet, Autoplay, Spin and similar functions are all available.
The standard icons incorporate a hairy coconut, some odd-looking peas, coral, a purple currant and what seems to be a meat-eating plant. Payouts are from left to right, kicking off from the reel furthest left, and as ever you’ll need three similar symbols to enjoy a win.
The most rewarding icon is the purple pumpkin, forking out 500 coins for five in a row.
Fruitoids Slot special features
There are no Scatters or Wild symbols in Fruitoids. This game is all about the respins.
Enjoy a free respin once you’ve landed a winning combo, during which your winning icons stay fixed in place. The respins continue as long as matching symbols keep showing up, after which your winnings will be calculated.
This seems to be where the big wins occur. You will see the multiplier values over the screen, kicking off with a 2x over Reel 2, increasing to 5x over Reel 5. The particular multiplier becomes active as every reel fills up with similar icons. Essentially, your multiplier is the same as the number of columns you have filled with matching symbols.
With no progressive jackpot here, the maximum win is a hefty €125,000.
Return to Player (RTP)
This game sits somewhere in the middle on the variance scale, and the perks pop with fairly pleasing regularity, so you should enjoy reasonable value for money playing Fruitoids. RTP or Return to Player is slightly above average at a generous 96.7%.
The hit rate is perhaps marginally on the low side, at around 17%, i.e. below one in five.
This is a simple offering, and certainly not one that’s weighed down by masses of extra features. A free spins round might have been nice, for example. Equally, one or two reviewers have commented they would have liked to have seen a bit more action in this game.
But Fruitoids Slot is a great one to play if you’re feeling in the mood to just set up Autoplay, sit back and let the reels do their thing. Try it out for yourself, and let us know what you thought.