Fruit Shop Slot Review


Combining the features of a retro-styled slot, in a more modern game, particularly one with a standout feature, can be a tricky business for slot development companies, but NetEnt have once again delivered the goods with their outstanding Fruit Shop slot. The slot is available in its standard format (which we have reviewed here) and also as a Christmas version, which is the same game but simply with the graphics enhanced to fit in with the festive period.

The basics of the slot are not that inspiring as you have a standard 5×3 reel game with 15 paylines. The paylines are not selectable and spins cost from £0.15 up to a maximum of £150 per spin and there are the usual playing card low symbols on the reels (from 10 through to Ace) and the higher value symbols are the iconic fruit symbols that populated many a fruit machine for many years, before the digital age came to pass.

It is fair to say that the gameplay on the Fruit Shop slot is very simplistic and perhaps, you could argue that this is a slot very suited to more novice players, however I think the two key bonus features (which we’ll look at below) and how innovative one of these in particular is, does mean that this is a slot that will have more experienced players playing, especially higher rollers who will be attracted by the £10 per payline coin size option.

Fruit Shop Slot Bonus Features

There are just two bonus features on the Fruit Shop slot but they do complement each other well and each offers something very special to the game. The first is the Fruit Shop Wild, which is easily identifiable as the Fruit Shop logo. This offers players the chance to substitute high and low value symbols on a payline to create a win and better still, any win that is created using a Wild symbol is subject to a 2x multiplier.

However, the most exciting feature of the slot is the Free Spins feature, which operates in a very different way to most 5×3 reel slots. In Fruit Shop’s base game, when you land a win using any of the higher value Fruit symbols, you receive between 1 and 5 free spins, depending the type and number of fruit landed on the winning payline. These free spins will start immediately after your base game win but there is even better news in that when your free spins start, any low symbol wins you land also will add additional free spins to your total, along with any high wins you land in free spins too.

This simple feature can easily extend your Free Spins feature considerably and leads to some of the biggest wins in the game. With a base game jackpot of 2,000 coins, this is a decent amount of money you can win, especially when you play at the higher coin value levels.


Editor's Review

Don’t be afraid to take a bite out of the excellent Fruit Shop slot from NetEnt. Although a retro-styled game, this is actually a slot with some very modern and unusual features, including the chance to earn free spins on every high symbol win. This unusual bonus really does give Fruit Shop an added edge when you play and is far easier to trigger than other free spins on comparable slots. This is a great fun slot to play and best of all, there’s a Christmas themed edition to try too.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:15
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:NetEnt