Now here’s a game that certainly brings back some memories. It takes me back to the days when I used to pop down the arcades and play the fruit machines. There weren’t really massive prizes to be won and terms such as wilds, scatters and cascading reels weren’t going to be on my mind. Fruit wasn’t either, there may have been plenty on the reels but any wins I got tended to go on a bag of chips on the way home.
‘Fruit Fiesta 3 Reel’ comes from Microgaming who have been producing some great games over the past couple of decades. They don’t mind producing the occasional game that takes us back to the fruit machine games and they always seem to make a good job of it too.
This is a three-reel game that has three paylines and a tasty progressive jackpot for you to chase. The game has a fixed rate of £0.25, your decision is simply to decide whether to play one, two or three coins on each spin of the reel taking you up to a maximum £0.75 a spin.
The symbols in the game are all going to be familiar to players who have been plunging coins into fruit machines for longer than they care to admit. There’s a pineapple, plum, orange, watermelon and a bell. Also included are a rainbow seven, a purple seven then the single bar, double bar and triple bar. The cherries must have had a day off.
To bring the game up to date there’s a wild symbol. This is the Fruit Fiesta symbol and it acts as a substitute for every other one of the symbols in this game to help get you some winning combinations.
If you do want to get your hands on the progressive jackpot you have to be playing at the maximum bet. It’s a constantly increasing jackpot and to win it you need three of the Fruit Fiesta wild symbols on the third payline.
There are two game modes in ‘Fruit Fiesta.’ The regular mode basically just sees you playing the game without there being an advanced features. Going into expert mode doesn’t cost you an more cash and the main difference is an autoplay feature. You can either press the Spin 5x or Spin 10x button to set five or ten automated spins of the reels. Going to the more complex menu allows you to set a certain amount of automated spins, the time between each spin and stop settings. For example, you can stop after a big win or when your account balance reaches a certain level.
This is a popular slot from Microgaming probably because it harks back to the old days and is simple to play. There’s no complicated bonus game which might put a few people off playing the game but this is still an entertaining and profitable slot. Chasing the progressive jackpot really will get your heart racing and this is definitely recommended.