Fruit Shop Christmas Edition Slot from NetEnt
The original Fruit Shop slot has a decidedly summertime feel to it, so the snow, ice fruits and Christmas decorations around the logo are quite a contrast. This is the same slot as the original, with different graphics.
The same light and entertaining game play, driving happy music and mix of fruits and playing card symbols can be found on the reels. Having a snowman to the left of the screen and a Christmas tree to the right certainly help to make this game feel different.
How to Win on Fruit Shop Christmas Edition
Triggering wins could not be easier on this NetEnt slot, it’s all about lining up the fruits. There are 15 win-lines in total, plus wilds which will double your wins (more on those below). In this Christmas edition, all of the fruits look like they are encased in ice cubes.
Cherries get you the biggest prize, and are the only fruit which pays all the way down to 2 of a kind. You’ll get a Christmas present of 2000 coins if you hit 5 of these on a win line – which can be doubled with the wild symbol. Other prizes for the cherry are 300 for 4, 25 for and 5 coins for just 2.
Ice bound plums come next at 1000 for 5, with the lemons (750), oranges (500) and then the melons (200) following this. The other winning symbols are all playing cards, which are bright blue. On this Christmas edition of Fruit Shop, these have snow hanging off of them. Prizes for the playing cards are on the smaller side, though these can be doubled, either via the wild symbol or during the free spins bonus game.
Fruit Shop Wilds and Free Spins Bonus
Wild symbols have been given a subtler make over than the other symbols, with just a candy cane and bits of a Christmas tree visible behind the logo. These wilds substitute for any and all of the other symbols, and double any wins which they are part of. With wins already doubled in the free spins bonus game, you get an extra double with the wilds on top.
Free spins are much more frequent in this slot than many others. These are triggered by most wins, though often you’ll just start with 1 or 2 of them. You get a message on the screen telling you the spins are happening, and a counter appears on the top left of the reels to show you how many spins are left. While the spins happen, the background of the reels become blue – with snowflakes.
Often, the free spins will continue as you hit more wins during play. The extra wins will depend on how many fruits or playing cards you line up, you’ll generally get 2 spins for a 3 of a kind win, and up to 5 spins for the 5 of a kind wins.
Although it is instantly recognizable as a Christmas Edition of the original Fruit Shop, the designers look to have had some fun with bringing some seasonal cheer to the game. There is a snowman to the left of the reels, complete with top hat and carrot nose. The canopy above the reels is red instead of yellow, and the logo has some snow on it (along with trees and candy canes). To the right is now a snow covered Christmas tree, decorated with stars – even the controls are now set in a snow covered foreground.
The symbols are either encased in ice, or are covered in a layer of snow. While the game plays smoothly, there is a lack of animations – though if you are lucky enough to hit a big win, you will see a coin-fountain type graphic with a big red sack of presents.
The setup of this slot is identical to the original game, with 15 win lines and a wide choice of coin size and bet level (which is the number of coins played per line). You can set the machine on auto-play too.
If you enjoyed the clean simplicity of the original Fruit Shop slot, and the Christmas season is here, then this slot makes an entertaining diversion. The frequent free spins with doubled wins keep you engaged, while wilds on the reels give you the opportunity to win bigger prizes during the base