NetEnt Release Another Fruity Little Number
It was back in 2011 Fruit Shop was released and it remains one of NetEnt’s most played games and it may have taken a decade, but here we are with news on its sequel – Fruit Shop Megaways! Player’s are invited to rediscover a classic only with more ways to win, more fun and more cash prizes! Three iconic staples of any Megaways title.
Taking 2011’s smash-hit to a whole new level, NetEnt upgraded their fruity feast a little while back, but like the majority of software developer’s they tend to lease out their new releases to specific operators for a period of exclusivity, and that operator was Betsson. And, according to the online casino giant, it’s been a major hit within the first week of launch!
Taste of Something Old and New
“NetEnt games have a deserved reputation as being among the best you can play, and the addition of Megaways™ to titles like Fruit Shop is proving an irresistible combination,” said Ciara Nic Liam, Commercial Director – Gaming at Betsson Group. “We’re thrilled to have been the first operator to go live with Fruit Shop Megaways™ and the early signs are that it’s going to be another slot sensation.”
Carl Ejlertsson, NetEnt Games Director added: “Taking the simple fun of a timeless fruit-themed slot and adding the Megaways™ mechanic is a stroke of genius, making for a game that players will love. Fruit Shop Megaways™ offers the perfect blend of features to appeal to a broad player base, loaded with Free Spins and a winning potential to maintain excitement with every spin.”
Maintaining much-loved elements from the original release, Fruit Shop Megaways is cheerful, colourful and highly entertaining. Each spin of the reels could see as many as 7 symbols landing on each of the reels – the maximum needed on each for that 117,649 ways to win per spin. Wilds are prominent across the entire reel engine too and will help achieve winning combinations where they may have been missed.
Unlike Bonanza by Big Time Gaming or Fishin’ Frenzy by Blueprint Gaming, scatters are not required to trigger the free spins feature! Instead, a win on any of the medium value symbols will activate the bonus with more spins awarded for wins on both low and medium value symbols. The number of free games awarded will depend on the type of symbol and the length of the winning combination.
All sounds a little complicated but it’s really rather simple. Topping up your basket with wins is simple – if the symbols fall right and during the free games, the multiplier will increase by 1x with each consecutive win, helping you get that 5-a-day even easier! Maximum win is set at 10,000x which incidentally is applied to the win and not your stake! How juicy!