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Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot from NetEnt

Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot from NetEnt
Just on time for the Christmas of 2015, NetEnt released a full clone of their slot Fruit Shop - namely Fruit Shop Christmas Edition. There is no storyline to complicate matters, yet the Swedish developer managed to create a compelling game with great cash prospects and the probability to make your wishes come true.

The initial game has been given a makeover for the holiday season - as expected, resulting in the same energetic and fun slot to play. High-quality graphics, bright colours, an upbeat-optimistic soundtrack, and a modern payout approach here too are the characteristics that define the slot. On both borders of the playing field the Christmas tree, Snowman, and festive ornaments with lights and goodies are surrounding the reels overlooking the game as the symbols fall.

This clone has the same Low-Medium Volatility with an RTP of 96.71% as the first (2011 released) game- Fruit Shop. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino.

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Personal testers’ opinion (Review and recommendations from the testers’ team)

Being a complete clone of the FRUIT SHOP slot, this game shows only minor differences in dispersion, balance keeping, and big win triggering. Throughout our game test period we made the following observations:

Regarding the base game

In the main game, this slot, as well as the FRUIT SHOP machine, is not very bad at keeping the balance in 2 ways: 1) by often giving out win combinations with a payout of 1x - 3x total bets or 2) by making a whole chain of rounds without a win, but then making restitution to the balance with several Free Spins.

Regarding the bonus game

With this Christmas Edition - the potential of a big win from the Free Spins is lower. Free Spins are triggered often and have an average win value of 5x - 10x bets. Only rarely the slot produces during the bonus round winnings of 10x - 30x bets.

However, the winnings from 100x bets or more (i.e. bigger wins) are triggered in the Christmas Edition more often than on the FRUIT SHOP slot. This slot is suitable while wagering the bonus money.

Hidden parameters and settings of the machine

  • The frequency of falling out of the bonus free spins feature is statistically every 9th spin.
  • The probability of triggering the bonus free spins feature is 11,50%.
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 28,24%.
  • The distribution of the winnings (total) is 17% in the usual spins and 83% in the bonus free spins feature.
  • The maximum payout during the tests is 279x.
  • The average winning from the bonus free spins feature is 7x.
  • Volatility is 5.29 out of 20 (from low to average).
  • The cycle length is short.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 6,19 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.71% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation of winning at the casino.

Slot’s symbols and features

  • This is a game with a 3x5 layout and 15 fixed win lines, with fruits in ice blocks and letters in a melting snow outfit.
  • High valued symbols are Cherry and Plump.
  • Cherry (top symbol for 5OAK awards 2000 coins), and
  • Plump (that awards 1000 coins for 5OAK).
  • Medium valued symbols are Lemon, Orange, and Melon.
  • Low valued symbols are the cards from A to 10.
  • Good news: Cherries pay even for 2OAK.

The Wild symbol

The Fruit Shop game’s logo is the wild and can appear anywhere on the reels during the usual spins and during the Free Spins. It is substituting for any symbol on a winning line. Any winning line with a Wild symbol inside has attached a 2x multiplier on it.

Free Spins

  • If during the usual spins you hit any pay line with whichever fruits - Free Spins are triggered. Plus you get a 2x multiplier.
  • During Free Spins, any pay combination with letters, Wilds and fruits provides additional Free
    Spins.
  • During Free Spins, any pay combination with Wild in it awards a 4x multiplier.
  • There is a counter (top right above the grid), which is showing clearly the Free Spins numbers
    awarded/played.

Specifications

  • Provider – NetEnt.
  • A number of reels - 5.
  • A number of pay-lines - 15 (always active).
  • The cost of the coin is from 0.01 to 1.
  • A number of coins per line - 1-10.
  • The range of the size of bets - from 0.15 to 150.
  • Maximum winning - x2000 (5 Scatters).
  • Wild symbol - yes (the logo of slot doubles the winnings).
  • Scatter - yes (Cherry).
  • Free spins - yes (up to 5 free spins from a symbol of Cherry, works the additional multiplier x2).
  • Volatility is from low to average.
  • RTP of the slot – 96.71%.

How to win at Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot? (Conclusion)

  • Routinely, our first advice is to test the game in DEMO mode before starting to play for real money. 
  • We do recommend playing this slot with bonus money, because it keeps the balance reasonably well, allowing you to complete the wagering requirements. 
  • We do not recommend this slot to players, who chase super, mega, and epic wins - we believe that the slot is only capable of mediocre payout performance. 
  • We do recommend this slot for playing with real money but examining the slot mood first. 
  • The Fruit Shop Christmas Edition has a shorter game cycle than the original FRUIT SHOP slot, so we hope that the players can establish easier in which stage of the game they enter, i.e. more obvious to determine if the slot is ‘hot’ or ‘cold’. 
  • Also, while playing here with real money, we need to make the following special stipulation - the slot is good for short sessions. 
  • The recommended bet balance is from 150 bets, and the strategy, to try 50-80 bets and to end the session if no sizable bonus was triggered.
  • If a good bonus is triggered, continue the game. If you catch that the slot is in a mood for bonuses, you can expect a bonus feature after another 9-10 spins.

Where to play?

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Written by Kamen Valev
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