Can you mix a classic fruit machine with a Japanese theme? According to Amatic Industries you can as their Sakura Fruits slot shows. The simplistic looking game will recall memories of days gone by when most slots where a variety of fruit machines. However, a modern twist is adding suspense to the reels while providing mega win potential of up to 10,800,000 coins or in real money 3,600 times your stake.
Sakura Fruits is a video slot with five reels in a 3-4-5-4-3 format with 720 fixed ways to win. Pays are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right. Play the game on mobile or desktop from 0.10 to 30 credits. Unfortunately, the RTP has not been published for this slot but taking past releases from Amatic it should be in the 96% range.
Graphics and Visuals
Set in a blossoming cherry orchard, the ornamented game window is populated with the traditional fruit symbols and a young Japanese lady. Pedals flying past the screen will settle randomly to transform reel positions into wild symbols. There is not much of a soundtrack other than reel and win count noises.
Expect traditional pay symbols starting with cherries, lemons, oranges, and plums at the low end. Grapes, melons, bells, and diamonds are on the medium level. The Japanese girl is the top paying symbol. All pay symbols can appear fully stacked on any reel, except the girl which appears in stacks of maximum three symbols. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 0.5x to 5x your stake. Two cherry flowers are the wild symbol. There are no scatters or bonus symbols on this slot.
The Random Sakura Feature
The slot plays like any other typical fruit machine which are usually bare of any bonus features. However, Amatic added a modern twist to their version of a fruit machine. On any spin, pedals can suddenly appear from the left and a random number can settle on reels two to five, transforming those positions into wild symbols. The top symbol will always transform into a stacked wild when a pedal lands only on a part of it.
Well, how do we rate this game? A melancholic moment would let us like it but the days of bare slots without any proper bonus features are all but gone in our opinion. Game engines have evolved so much in the last four decades that it seems rather useless to still churn out classic fruit machines. Amatic especially has dozens of them in their portfolio. They probably still find players who like them as it reminds them of the good old days.