Fruity Mania

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1 Reels 5
2. Paylines 20
3. Progressive No
4. Maximum coins 200
5. Jackpot 5000
6. Maximum jackpot in coins 100000
7. Multiplier No
8. Scatter symbol Yes
9. Free Spins No
10. Betting range from $1 up to $200
11. Coin Bet Range from $0.01 up to $0.05
12. Coins per line 10
13. Bonus Game No
14. Wild symbol Yes
15. Payout percent 95.86

Fruity Mania Slot Review

Most of the earliest land-based slots used fruit symbols as their theme. The reason for this is that they initially paid out in different flavors of chewing gum based on the fruit symbols that were lined up, and this helped owners get past anti-gambling laws since no cash prizes were being awarded. Fruity Mania is a slot produced by Felix Gaming that brings this theme up to date with a more modern format and gameplay, though the basic graphical motif remains.

Slot Format

The layout of this game is very standard for video slots as it uses five reels and three rows with a total of 20 available paylines. Players can pick fewer than the maximum number of paylines, but we recommend against changing it since it will affect your payout rate. Coins go as low as $0.01 apiece, so the minimum bet size is only $0.20 per turn. There are also options to bet up to 10 coins per payline, and with coins that go up to $0.03 each, there are plenty of increments to pick from for your total bet sizes.

We feel like we should point out that the graphical style for this slot is about average, and it's largely gameplay-based as a general approach. This will not sit well with players who prefer to be amazed with top-tier graphics, and because there aren't any considerable bonus features, some players will find that the game is lacking there as well. However, the real thing to understand is that the point of this game is to provide simple, classic slot-like gameplay within a 5x3 video slot format, which Felix Gaming has done particularly well with this particular title.

Scattered Lucky 7

In many classic slots, the lucky 7 would be a high-paying symbol. That is the case with Fruity Mania's lucky 7, but the difference here is that it's a scatter symbol. That means it's much easier to get the particularly large and top-heavy payouts that come with this symbol because they don't have to line up on any particular payline to give players a win. Because they are responsible for the three largest wins available in the game, that obviously adds a lot of value to the situation.

Five of a kind of the scatter pays out a whooping 10,000x top jackpot. Four of a kind will get you 2,000x, and three earns 1,000x. Even the 1,000x win for just three of this scatter symbol pays higher than the top jackpots on a lot of games, which is worth pointing out.

Wild Symbols

There is a cool, orange drink with a purple umbrella and a straw that you will see on the reels, and it's the wild symbol in this game. This is a very important symbol because it increases the chances of you hitting all of the non-scatter payouts, but it does not substitute for the scatter. You'll see this wild symbol on every one of the reels, and it helps to give you more value than you might seem like you're going to get from the drop-off in value from the scatter pays to the other payouts in this game. The wilds do not get their own payouts, but they do show up often.

Other Payouts

Five of the strawberry symbol will score 400x in this game. You can also pick up 200x for five of the apple symbol. We don't like how they look very similar to each other on the reels, and we would have preferred that they use an apple of a different color (maybe green) or some other way to differentiate the two a bit more. Aside from that, the plus, lemons, black cherries and bananas all pay out 100x for five of a kind. This simplifies learning the pay table quiet a bit, which is important for certain types of players, and it also makes sure that you're always getting at least three figures for a five of a kind win.

In Summary

Fruity Mania is a solid video slot that does what it sets out to do, and that is to bring the three-reel play style to a five-reel game. The problem with this approach is that there's not all that much gameplay involved, and it basically becomes a game of trying to get as many scatters on the screen as possible because those pays dominate the rest. This style of gameplay, which has a high volatility as well, will not appeal to all types of players, especially since the graphics of this game are about average. Felix Gaming did fine with this game for what it is, but it's targeting a particular niche of players, who are not likely the majority.

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