Fruit Shop Megaways
Fruit Shop Megaways is a 6 reels, 117,649 paylines online slots game by NetEnt. Fruit Shop Megaways has Wild, Megaways, Multiplier, and Free Spins features and an RTP of 96.06%. Fruit Shop Megaways is available to Irish players through roseslots.ie, so sign up today to play it!
Fruit Shop Megaways Slot
Of all the online slots we thought were unlikely ever to get the Megaways treatment, Fruit Shop was pretty high on the list. It's as gentle and serene-looking a slot as you'll ever encounter. In truth, it still is. The graphics are just as simple and sketched-out as they were in the original slot, albeit with the unexplained movement of the titular fruit shop from the high street to a field. We're not sure it's going to get much passing trade there. This is far from the first sequel to the first Fruit Shop slot, but it's the most elaborate. The Megaways system makes sure of that. The "shop window" layout of the reels has been expanded to a maximum of 6*7 to allow for the 117,649 possible paylines. The symbols, however, remain unchanged. It's 10, J, Q, K, and A in the bottom tier, and watermelons, oranges, lemons, cherries, and plums in the upper tier. There are no scatter or bonus symbols, but we do have a wild symbol. It's represented by the slot's logo and will stand in for any other symbol to finish off winning combinations for you.
Fruit Shop Megaways Bonus Features
As a disclaimer to anyone accustomed to getting an avalanche pays bonus feature with their Megaways slots, you won't find one here. NetEnt elected not to include it. However, you will find one of the most unusual free spins features we've ever seen.
You trigger the free spins feature in Fruit Shop Megaways by landing wins, not bonus symbols. You can only do so initially by making wins using high value (fruit) symbols. For each winning combination, you get one fewer free spins than you have symbols in your winning line. We know that sounds complicated, but it's really as easy as getting four free spins if you have a five-of-a-kind win. Even a humble pair of cherries are good for a single free spin. While you're within the free spins feature, low-value symbols also count toward free spins, although they get you two fewer spins than the symbols used to trigger them. A five-of-a-kind win with a low-value symbol would only get you three free spins. This means that every time you win anything during free spins, you get more free spins. You also get a multiplier that increases by a factor of x1 each time you win. If you get on a roll with this unorthodox system, it can continue for a long, lucrative time.
NetEnt appears to be in the middle of bringing all of its classic slots out of the archives and turning them into Megaways features at the moment. They've done it with Fruit Shop Megaways and Gonzo's Quest already, and they've done an excellent job with both, so we can't wait to see what's next! It says a lot about the popular Swedish slots developer that they have so many classics to revive in this fashion. Their long tenure helps with that, though. NetEnt were around in the late 1990s when slots started to become online slots, so they were up and running with the new format long before most companies had learned to walk. While most online slots players have played at least one Fruit Shop slot before, the real jewel in the NetEnt crown is Starburst, which remains one of the world's top online slots almost a decade after its release. It might be the case that NetEnt never surpasses it in terms of success or popularity, but so long as the money keeps rolling in, we're sure they won't mind!