NetEnt is planning to release Fruit Shop Megaways after 7 years of releasing the first one in the series and it is probably going to be a better option for players that prefer high instability. The first slot of the series was designed with casual players in mind, giving them a high RTP but genuinely low rewards. This current one’s switching things up while depending on the well known Megaways engine that they have licensed from Big Time Gaming.
Fruit Shop Megaways gives 6 reels and 117,649 Megaways. It is difficult getting wins in this one, it has a low hit rate but the 10,000x bonanza and the 96.06% RTP seem goof for a game of this type. The main features include wild images, up to 10x expanding multipliers and free spins.
Betting and Prizes
Selecting the bet directly is the best way to get a spin going, with the sum going into it going from $0.20 to $100. The prizes will change but the number of ways to win is not affected by your choice.
While top winning mixes offer up to 12.50x the stake for a full combinations, when you consider the bigger number of possible ways to win alongside the expanding multipliers of the free spins, you will see that the declared wins of over 10,000x the stake are not impossible. All things considered, it is not sure that they are going to trigger either, however they are possible.
Regarding the RTP, the slot does well, returning about 96.06% of what’s bet back to its players but that is over a large number of spins.
Fruit Shop Megaways Slot Features
The Megaways system will involve the usual number of reels and images here, 6 sections each getting between 2 and 7 images. The number of Megaways will range a lot with the upper roof being at around 117,649 different ways.
While a lot of the things we have mentioned so far should feel natural, NetEnt has changed a few things too and it makes this slot a fascinating option. They have changed the manner in which you get into the free spins. Instead of requiring scatters, you need winning mixes with fruit images. Any time these form with 3 to 6 images, the game gives you 2 to 5 free spins.
When the free spins get moving, you can retrigger them through Royals too, and you get 1-4 additional rounds for 3-6 such images in winning mixes.
Another extra for the free spins is the expanding multiplier which goes up anytime you get a wins. It will go up to 10x.
Theme and Design
The Fruit Shop looks like it is placed in a field here, with forest in the background. The fruit will be the stars, top paying images which show you pictures of plums, lemons, oranges, cherries or watermelons. Lower value images will feature Royals. A wild is the only other image you will discover.
You wouldn’t expect it to have a nice design, given the combination of fruits and Royals on the reels, however I like the beautiful designs and its images.
Fruit Shop Megaways is a decent alternative to the slot machines which populate this genre, a game with new mechanics and another type of gameplay, something that most players will appreciate.