Call of Fruity Slot
Barcrest often have an element of humour in their games – and ‘Call of Fruity’ certainly makes the most of the pun in the name. This is another example of what Barcrest does best; design slots for the live market, and then make them available online later. Fruit has been the backbone of their slot games since the first titles back in the late 1960’s – military fruit with a retro (world war 2?) twist is a brand new concept.
Not only do you get the fruit with military paraphernalia in this game – you get some old fashioned (classic British sergeant major) sound effects too. This is most apparent when the bonus symbols land across the reels. I will leave you to find out what is said! There are some stacked symbols in this game, which can lead to multiple wins in a single spin. For the most part, your wins will come from the pick-em bonus game or the single free spin with multiple wild reels. Barcrest always include a wild symbol in their games, and this is no exception, the banana will make up wins with all the other fruits.
Playing Call of Fruity
A nice easy decision to start you off – as the win lines are fixed (to 10), you only need to decide how much you are going to spin for each time. There is a wide range of stakes available, with $500 the top bet and at the other extreme 10c spins possible too. An easy enough machine for all real money players regardless of your bankroll.
Wins are relatively small in this game, which does not have that one outlier win which many slots feature. Frequent smaller wins keep the volatility down and keep your bankroll in play longer while you wait for the top wins or bonus games to kick in.
5 of the bananas (the wild symbol) gets you the biggest prize of 500 coins, the other fruits are worth 150 coins for 3 – with all of the symbols needing 3+ to trigger a win. Many of the smaller wins will come via the playing card symbols, which are spray painted onto the side of military crates.
Hand-grenades appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 and trigger the break out bonus game. There is also a special plane symbol which will only appear in the centre reel. This one will trigger the ‘Flyby’ bonus.
Bonus Games in Call of Fruity
The main bonus game is a 2-stage feature. You’ll need to pick the right one out of 3 bonus symbols to kick this off. When the 3 grenades hit, you get to select one of them. Two offer prizes and one takes you to the next stage – the ‘Bombsight Bonus’. The second part is a breakout screen, where you get to select from several bunkers. Each time you pick one, you are offered a cash prize. It is up to you to keep that prize or gamble it up by choosing another bunker. You get 3 picks in total.
Plane symbols on the middle reel trigger the ‘Flyby Bonus’. This is very quick, and can sometimes be very profitable. What happens is that the middle 3 reels all turn wild, and you get a free spin (along with a plane flying past!). This guarantees 10 wins at 4 of a kind at least, and gives you the chance of hitting some 5 of a kinds if you are lucky.
Summary of Call of Fruity
Another solid title from Barcrest, with their characteristic combination of solid game play and a dose of humour. The fruit / military cross over works well with the theme, and the bonus games are enough to keep you engaged in the action. While the wins are on the small side, you will get great value for your money with this slot – and the bonus games both have the potential to win a bigger windfall. I enjoyed this game and recommend you take the time to check it out for yourself.