The Fruit Case online slots game at online casinos Australia, from Scandinavian game developers NetEnt, presents bright, simple graphics in bold colours with quirky electronic sound FX, set against a minimalist fruit processing factory. It’s a five-reel, three line slots game with 20 bet lines featuring seven regular symbols. The A, K and Q from poker are present, rendered as labels on pots of jam. Higher scoring icons are simple fruit faces; from lowest to highest scoring, they are a pear, lemon, orange and strawberry. The maximum win on these symbols without multipliers, a bet line of five strawberries, is 2000 times the line bet.
Like many other slots games, a winning combination of symbols (three, four or five of a kind on a bet line, in unbroken succession from the leftmost reel) on Fruit Case will trigger a chance to increase the win on the spin, with the winning symbols disappearing and the reels rolling down to replace them, making new winning combinations possible. This is called the Avalanche feature in Fruit Case, and it is marked by a cheeky graphic of a fruit press. Winning fruit and jam jars alike are crushed with a splat, before the new symbols roll down. The Avalanche feature’s importance goes beyond entertainment value, however; it is also the process whereby the Wild multiplier increases.
The Fruit Case Wild Multiplier
At the top right of the Fruits Case frame are a range of Wild multiplier symbols. The Wild multiplier, a fruit crate labelled with its multiplier factor (X2, X4, X6 or X8), is the eighth symbol in the game. The Wild multiplier substitutes for any symbol except the Free Fall icon, and pay-outs on winning bet lines containing a Wild multiplier are increased by the multiplier factor. So any win on a bet line that contains a Wild multiplier, even at its lowest level, is immediately doubled.
In Avalanche mode each successive win steps up the Wild multiplier factor, as indicated by the Wild multiplier symbols at the top right of the frame. After three successive wins, the maximum Wild multiplier factor applies, and will continue until the first drop of new symbols that does not produce a win. At this point, the spin ends and the Wild multiplier factor revert to its lowest level. Several Wild multipliers on the same winning bet line will not be combined; the win will only be multiplied by the multiplier factor once.
Free Fall Mode Triples Wins
The ninth and final icon in Fruit Case is the Free Fall symbol; a blender whipping up a fruit smoothie, that can only appear in reels 1, 2 and 3. Three Free Fall icons in succession on a bet line, starting from the leftmost reel, will activate the free spins mode: 10 Free Falls. If three Free Fall symbols come up again during the Free Fall round, it is extended by another 10 Free Falls. Any winning greyhound bets in free fall mode are paid three times the line bet. At the end of every Free Fall round, all wins accumulated are added to the score of the spin on which the Free Fall round commenced.