The Fruit Awards video slot from SYNOT Games is unusual in a couple of ways. The topic of an awards ceremony where grapes, cherries, watermelons, and oranges as the stars is definitely unique.
Game developer – Synot
Number of reels: 5 reels x 5 paylines
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The Fruit Awards video slot from SYNOT Games is unusual in a couple of ways. The topic of an awards ceremony where grapes, cherries, watermelons, and oranges are the stars is definitely unique, while the combination of 4 reels and 81 paylines running across them is very distinctive as well.
By using the Criss Cross system that features across so many online slot machines from SYNOT, this game awards players whenever 3 or 4 of the same symbol type appear on connected reels, with payouts calculated as multiples of the triggering bet. Just 0.20 is needed to play Fruit Awards for real cash, and gamblers are able to raise this to a high limit of 50.00, or simply practice free Fruit Awards video slot rounds if they are feeling cautious.
Joining the fruit symbols, we see a single BAR and the red 7, both of which are traditional icons, but there’s also a golden star that looks like an award and acts as a wild symbol that multiplies any lines that it completes. A gamble feature can potentially double wins several times over, while a high return to player percentage ensures that this is a fair and reliable slot game.
Let the Ceremony Begin
Clear, sharp graphics make this casino slot machine stand out, and behind the transparent reels, players will see a theatre setting, complete with red stage curtains, golden surrounds and a couple of the star awards sitting to either side of the game. Small crosses mark the dividing lines between the 4 reels and the Criss-Cross logo informs players that it’s not a conventional layout.
Something else that isn’t conventional is the way that 4 of the 6 fruit symbols are all worth the same when matching examples land across the reels. If either the cherries, lemons, oranges or plums stop on 3 reels, a win equal to 1x the triggering bet is paid, while full runs of 4 across the game will see wins of 4x the stake.
A watermelon is worth 4x or 40x, and the BAR emblem returns wins of 6x or 60x when it’s on 3 or 4 reels at once. The top prizes are created by the big number 7, which is worth 16x the stake whenever it’s on reels 1, 2 and 3 across a line, while a full line of 4 pays 160x.
Wild Stars and Multipliers
The golden star wild symbol is the main bonus feature here, as it’s able to act as any other to complete winning combinations, either filling in any gaps in a line of matching symbols or extending a win-line across to the right-side reel and creating a more valuable combo.
But it will also multiply wins, with a single wild in the combination doubling the base value and if 3 wilds were part of the line, the award is multiplied by 4x. The best possible outcome is for players to land 3 wilds and a single example of any symbol, as the resulting win will be paid out at 8x the nominal amount that the symbol would be worth on its own, and if that’s the red 7, gamblers take home 1,280x their triggering bet.
Double or Nothing Gambles
Those punters who want to take a bit more risk with their winnings can click to enter a gamble round after each successful spin. They can choose to gamble the whole win or just half of it and double their prize by correctly picking if a playing card will be red or black. Previous results are shown, but as always with 50/50 gambles, these don’t really have any bearing on future results.
If the pick was correct, the gamble can be repeated, over and over until the high limit is reached, although any wrong selection ends the round and loses not just the triggering bet, but also anything gained in the gamble feature so far.