Prepare for a juicy invasion on the slot from Red Tiger Gaming. Fruit Snap is bringing fruit machines from yesteryear back to live on a vibrant 8×8 grid with cascading symbols, a cluster pay mechanic, symbol meters with extra features, random meter bonuses and a free spins round that can lead to wins in excess to 3,000 times your bet.
Fruit Snap is a cascading grid slot in an 8×8 format with cluster pays. Wins are awarded for clusters of minimum five horizontally or vertically adjacent symbols which are then removed to make place for new symbols to drop down from the top, potentially creating new winning clusters. The spin sequence continues until no new wins occur after a cascade.
Available on desktop and mobile devices, you can bet from 0.10 to 20 credits per spin. The game has maximum volatility (5/5) with an RTP of 95.75%, which is slightly below the industry average.
That you will be taken on a journey down memory lane becomes apparent the soon you load the game as you will be greeted by a giant disco ball that was so typical for the 1970s disco era. Plus, the game grid is populated by traditional fruit machine symbols ranging from cherries and melons to bells and 7s. The design is completed with symbol bar on top of the game window and a vibrant disco soundtrack that is regularly interrupted by the win noises when symbol clusters are removed.
The pay symbols start at the low end with cherries, strawberries, lemons, oranges and melons, awarding 10x to 20x your bet for clusters of 30 or more symbols. They are complemented by dice, stars, bells, diamonds and purple 7s at the high end. Hit 30+ symbol clusters to win 30x to 777x your stake. There is no wild symbol on the reels but a crown symbol as the scatter.
Fruit Snap Slot Features
Key to the entire gameplay and to scoring big wins on Fruit Snap is the Symbol Meter visible on top of the game window. Each pay symbol landing in a winning cluster as well as every crown scatter appearing throughout a spin sequence will be added to the respective meter. Filling one will trigger a feature that enhances the reels, doubles the wins or awards free spins. In the base game, they will reset at the end of a spin sequence.
- Low-Value Symbol Meters – Fruit Removal: Filling up a fruit symbol meter will see the respective symbol being completely removed from the reels for the current spins sequence, increasing the chances to hit winning clusters with high-value symbols.
- High-Value Symbol Meters – Double Win Upgrade: Filling up a high-value symbol meter will double the symbol and thus the payouts. The 30+ clusters will now pay 60x to 1,554x your bet
- Bonus Crown Meter – Free Spins Feature: Collecting three crowns within a single spin sequence will fill up the meter and trigger 10 free spins. Landing three scatters in a free spin sequence will add +5 free spins, no limits. The kicker in the bonus round is that the symbol meters will no reset. Removed fruits will no reappear and upgraded high-value symbols will appear as double symbols until the end of the feature. This can lead to having towards the end of the feature only doubled premiums and bonus crowns on the reels, the best moment to hit mega wins.
Lastly, the Meter Bonus can trigger randomly after a losing spin. Up to two pay symbols are chosen and the total number added to the meter before being removed. New symbols drop into place, potentially turning a losing round into a winning spin.
Loading a slot from Red Tiger Gaming, we have come to expect a visual feast for the eyes and entertaining gameplay with surprising features and twists. Fruit Snap is not quite up to par with other creations, the graphics are rather simple, even rudimentary in parts while the gameplay is rather dull at times and might give you the impression that you have Candy Crush loaded.
It takes quite a few winning cascades to see even just one symbol removed and it often doesn’t get past that which then ends in a win that barely covers the bet. The free spins round is a little more exciting but it looked rather hard to trigger. Overall, not a bad game but nothing superb that is comparable to other releases such as Pirates’ Plenty: Battle for Gold or Dragon’s Fire Megaways.