Looking like something you’d find in the rows of casino slots, Merkur's Fruit Slider keeps the traditional theme running with its overall look. The reels are set out in a standard 3 x 5 grid with a simple background of colours ranging from cool blue to dusky purple. The symbols are placed in front of a black background with no fancy graphics or images to focus on. Instead, the only colourful things on the screen are the bright title and the symbols themselves.
On the reels, you will find a range of classic symbols such as the low-paying fruit, including oranges, lemons and cherries at the lower end of the payscale and strawberries, plums, watermelon and grapes offering the most from the fruit family. There are red, green and blue jewels to be found and a golden star, but the highest-paying symbol is the lucky 7, which could net you a hefty sum of 8,000 if you land five of them on the reels.
There aren’t many ways of customising your game with the seven paylines being fixed. You are able to select your total bet stake using the plus and minus icons and can bet a minimum of 0.10 and a maximum of 20.00 per spin. This is not exactly mind-blowing for the high rollers amongst you, but the payouts do make up for it. There is a bet max option on screen, which will automatically set 20.00 as your stake without having to manually change it. Autoplay is also available and will allow you to set between five and 100 automatic spins without you having to lift a finger.
There are two small features in this slot, which makes it a little more than your basic spin-and-win games. First, whenever you win, you will be given the option of gambling to see if you can make your return even bigger. There are two different ways to gamble: choosing a playing card colour or trying the ladder game. In the ladder game, totals at either side of your current win will flash, and your aim is to stop the light at the higher figure.
If you have good reflexes, this might be the way to turn your small wins into big ones. The other feature relates to the slot title. If you manage to find a winning combination, the symbols involved will disappear, allowing others to slide into their place. This could, in theory, begin a chain reaction of wins if you’re really lucky.
As far as simple free slots games go, Fruit Slider isn’t bad. It keeps its gameplay easy to follow, which is perfect for those who don’t like complicated slots. It is also available on desktop, mobile and tablet so you can choose how you play.
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