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The wombats says: Remember Fruit Shop slot? NetEnt’s juicy fruit theme release? No, not the 243 Crystal Fruits slot, the other one! (That’s also a good game by the way).
Well to celebrate all things Christmassy, NetEnt have given the game a face-lift by chucking in a few snowflakes, some fairy lights and Christmas trees and re-released it.
So, will this Yuletide slot be as good as the original? Let’s take a look.
Look and Feel
As this wombat has already pointed out, this is the Christmas edition of NetEnt’s original Fruit Shop slot, but this time all the symbols spin inside ice cubes and the reels are set on a jolly festive backdrop complete with snowman and a Christmas tree. It’s good to go back to gems (try the Romanov Riches slot) and fruit every now and then. All we need now is some bars and sevens!
Other than the Christmas dust, the graphics remain exactly the same, which means it’s set in a fruit shop and features some cartoon illustrations. Nice and simple. Having said that, it all looks pretty slick compared to a more traditional game like Savannah King, but then that’s NetEnt for you. They like to put a bit of gloss on things and hey, I’m not complaining for one.
The Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 pay lines. Bets start £0.15 or take your chances with a chunky Christmas-sized max bet of £150 per spin.
Your symbols on the reels include; lemons, plums, watermelons, cherries, and oranges as your high value symbols and the standard playing cards 10,J, Q, K & A make up the lower values.
The wild symbol in Fruit Shop: Christmas Edition is the game logo, but this time it is decorated with pine branches and striped candy canes. This Christmas version of the Wild will substitute for all other symbols on the reels to complete more winning combinations for you.
It also has a 2x multiplier attached to it, and will double the payout of any wins it helps create. Hurrah for Christmas!
Free Spins and Bonus Features
You can set off the free spins by landing a winning combo of any of the high value fruit symbols on a pay-line.
There are 5 different fruit symbols, and they will all give you 1 free spin if you 3x of them, 2x free spins for 4x of them and 5 free spins if you 5x of them. Take a look at this table:
-3x, 4x or 5x Watermelons on a pay-line gets you 1, 2 or 5 Free Spins
-3x, 4x or 5x Oranges on a pay-line gets you 1, 2 or 5 Free Spins
-3x, 4x or 5x Lemons on a pay-line gets you 1, 2 or 5 free spins
-3x, 4x or 5x Plums on a pay-line gets you 1, 2 or 5 free spins
-2x, 3x, 4x or 5x Cherries on a pay-line gets you 1, 2 or 5 free spins
Oh and one last bit of info for you Wombat fans: all wins you make during the free spins bonus rounds are multiplied by an x2 multiplier. Merry Xmas NetEnt!
If you’re a big fan of the original slot and also like to spin reels with a feel good Christmas theme, then Fruit Shop Christmas Edition might be right up your street. If you land is a 5 of a kind combo of the frozen ice-cube cherry icons you will scoop an impressive 133x your original bet stake, which could mean lots of Xmas pressies for you and your loved ones this year! Good luck and have a cool yule!