Fruit Shop Megaways Slot Free Play
Fruit Shop Megaways
Once they got their hands on the Megaways license, NetEnt quickly started upgrading a number of their older popular titles, breathing new life into them. Fruit Shop Megaways is one such game, which gives us the same graphics as in an older title, so it works out well for those that played and liked the original.
You’re looking at a fruit shop theme, so the reels are built as part of a stand, placed on the side of the road. The reels are filled with mostly boring symbols, but they make sense for this theme. From high to low, we find the Cherries, Plum, Lemon, Orange, Watermelon, and they’re followed by five blue Royals (10-A). The Fruit Shop logo serves as a substitute.
It’s NetEnt that you can thank for this new release. A top 3 developer of online slot machines, they have a lot of popular games that you can check out. If you enjoyed this one, I’d recommend trying out the original Fruit Shop as well, along with games like Starburst or Twin Spin. They’re all popular for a good reason.
How To Play It
With 39 different values on it, the Bet menu offers plenty of options, so regardless of your budget, you will find something that works. $0.20 is the smallest bet, while $100 is the highest.
Fruit Shop Megaways has the standard setup for a game of this type, which relies on 6 reels. Up to 117,649 Megaways can be available in a single spin, but you might get only a few hundred as well, depending on the number of symbols appearing on each reel (2 to 7, at random). To get paid, matching symbols need to appear on 3 or more reels, left to right.
Only one feature symbol is used, the Fruit Shop Wild. This one you get on reels 2-5, so it’s not capable of giving you prizes directly. Even so, as a substitute it can be very useful, as it helps you form new combinations.
Now, what makes the Fruit Shop series truly special, is its use of free spins. You trigger these very easily, just by forming high value Fruit combinations in the base game. The Cherry gives you 1 to 5 free spins, for a combo of 2 to 6 symbols. The other four Fruits trigger 2 to 5 free spins, for 3 to 6 symbols.
Once the free spins get going, the low value Royals also get the ability to retrigger the free spins, offering 1 to 4 extra rounds, in exchange for a combo of 3 to 6 symbols.
Additionally, winning free spins give the multiplier a boost by 1x. Eventually, you could reach a maximum multiplier of 10x.
Of course, forming high value combinations is not that easy, but the free spins are a bigger part of the game than in most slots.
When it comes to its top jackpots, Fruit Shop Megaways doesn’t promise bigger rewards than most of the slots which use this engine. 10,000x the stake is on the low side for this sort of slot machine, but it works out well enough, based on the 96.06% RTP which was announced. High volatility can be expected.
Fruit Shop Megaways gives a more modern twist to the original game, but it keeps the characteristics which made the series popular with players, so I expect players to give it a try and will likely enjoy it.