Classic Slots Updated inFruit Cocktail
The Fruit Cocktail digital slots game, developed by Novomatic, updates the classic fruit machine theme with mouth-watering icons and perhaps the most relaxed strawberry ever to feature as a scatter symbol. The icons stand out against the plain, dark blue background, and an insistent electronic soundtrack, featuring electronic beeps and bells, accompanies play.
Fruit Cocktail plays on five reels and three rows, with one, three, five, seven or nine bet lines available. Bet-per-line options cover a wide range, so the game is affordable on most budgets; players can wager from 1 to 225 credits per spin.
Standard Fruit Cocktail Symbols
There are no Poker icons in Fruit Cocktail: its symbols are fruit, the whole fruit, and nothing but the fruit. Cherries, peaches, lemons and apples fill the low value roles, and although they require three of a kind or better to win, an interesting quirk in Fruit Cocktail is that some matches read the normal left to right, but others must be made in the opposite direction, beginning on Reel 5.
Cherries, as is traditional, begin paying out with two of a kind, and the feature that wins can run from either side adds excitement to the final reel. The high value icons, pears and melons, pay between 20 and 500 coins for matches from three to five of a kind.
Wild Fruit Cocktail
The game’s wild symbol is the Fruit Cocktail of the title; an inviting concoction in a hollowed-out melon. It substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter, increasing the winning possibilities of each spin. Combinations of three or more Fruit Cocktails, from Reel 1 or Reel 5, also trigger extra prizes; as much as 2,000 coins for five of a kind.
Strawberry Scatter Icon and Bonus
The Fruit Cocktail scatter icon is a strawberry, although some versions use the game’s logo instead. The laid-back, friendly strawberry is definitely the better option, but either way, three or more scatters in any position trigger the bonus game. The screen changes to a running light track around three single-icon reels, and the reels spin while the lights run around the symbols on the track.
When the game stops, if the symbol on a reel matches the symbol on the track, the player wins a prize, its value determined by the symbol. If the running light track stops on an Exit block, the bonus game is over. But the number of scatters in the triggering spin is also important: for three scatters, the player gets one life. For four scatters, they get an extra life, so when they hit Exit, they can still play the bonus game one more time. Five scatters win three shots at racking up a big bonus win. All bonus points are added up, and become the multiplier for the triggering bet, which is awarded as the total bonus.
The Gamble feature on Fruit Cocktail is called the Risk Game. After a win in normal play, the player gets to choose whether to take the win and keep playing, or risk the win in the Risk Game. This features a hand of five cards; the dealer’s card face up, and four others face down. The player must pick one of these and hope to beat the dealer. If the card they pick is lower than the dealer’s, they lose, if it equals the dealer’s, they keep the original win, and if it is higher than the dealer’s the win is doubled.