Such was the success of the Fruit Fiesta 3 Reel slot game, Microgaming just had to bring out another similar game. It didn’t take too long I guess to work out that to build on the success of the first game, all they had to do was make the sequel bigger and better.
That’s been simply achieved by extending the game from three reels to five. While doing that though they kept the basics of the original game. The 3 reel Fruit Fiesta game brought back many a memory for those of us who love playing fruit machines. Why mess out with all those strange themed symbols when you can try and win some money playing a game that simply has a variety of fruits, bars and a bell. I never did quite work out where the bell came from alongside all that fruit.
The extension of the game from three to five reels also sees an increase in the number of paylines that the game has. In the original game there were just three for you to try and win some money on. This larger version of the game now has 15 paylines. Now you might be thinking that with the extra paylines the cost of playing the game will have increased. That’s not the case, in the three reel game the cost per coin was £0.25 and with three coins being available that led to a maximum bet of £0.75. It’s the same here because the coin cost is only £0.05.
The symbols in the game are all going to be familiar to players who love fruit machines. There’s a pineapple, lime, apple, 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 or perhaps they have a different agent from the others.
The Fruit Fiesta game logo is the wild in this game. It substitutes for all of the other symbols in the game apart from the scatter. Five of those on a payline pays you 400x your line bet.
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 five of the Fruit Fiesta wild symbols on the 15th payline.
That’s the one which zigzags across the reels going from the bottom left to the bottom right. You can check out exactly which on It is by having a good look at the paytable.
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. You can set a more precise autoplay via another menu. Here you can decide to keep the autospins going until a certain win comes along or your account balance reaches a certain level. You can also set the time that elapses between each spin of the reels.
This is a worthy successor to the three reel version of the game. It doesn’t cost too much to play and you can certainly get some good wins playing it.