Fruit Mania

Fruit Mania is just about the most obvious title for a slot game you could possibly think of, but if you can overcome the uninventive title, you might be in with a shot of winning a considerable jackpot.

This 5-reel progressive video slot comprises five paylines and operates on the respected Playtech software platform. The classic, fruit-themed slot might be a little too basic for players accustomed to eye-popping animations and riotous sound effects, but if you like your casino titles to be fruity with a capital F, this one’s definitely for you.

There’s plenty to recommend Fruit Mania, from its bonus round to its progressive jackpot. We’ll define the specific features later, though: right now, we’re chiefly concerned with bringing you up to speed on the betting range.

As stated, Fruity Mania includes five reels, but rather than the customary 15 or 20 paylines, there are just five to work with. All wins pay left to right, as normal, except the scatter, which pays anywhere on the reels. The aim of the game, as ever, is to find between two and five identical symbols on adjacent reels. There is a fixed coin value of 0.25 per line, meaning the maximum bet costs just 1.25 – making this very much a low roller slot. That said, the pay-outs aren’t to be sniffed at. In order to be in with a shot of scooping the progressive jackpot, you’ll need to play on the maximum number of paylines (all five, in other words). The game’s return-to-player percentage is 95.8%.

Fruit Mania lives up to its name, in that the fruit are not consigned to the reels – they make up much of the backdrop too. Indeed, it is as though the 5×3 reel grid has been thrown into a basket at the local farmers’ market. You’ll find all the usual tabs along the bottom of the screen, negating the need to remember your bet, line bet, credit balance and win amount. There’s also a Paytable button, perfect for keeping check of those win values, and the customary Spin button. The progressive jackpot is always changing of course, but you can keep up-to-date as the number sits below the game title, above the third and fourth reel.

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