Another addition to Playson’s ‘Timeless Fruit Slots’ series is Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines. Like the other titles in the collection, Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines is a stripped back fruit machine that offers precious little on the features front. Stacked symbols and big potential payline awards can keep things interesting though. Play on your PC, tablet or mobile from between 20p and £100 per spin.

You won’t find many more straightforward slots than Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines. On the plain reels you’ll see a collection of classic fruity symbols. Winning combinations are created by landing 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols on 1 of the game’s 20 paylines.

The lowest-paying symbols of the bunch are the cherries, oranges and lemons which will get you 0.5, 1.5 or 4.5 times your total stake. They’re followed by the melons and grapes which award 1, 3 or 8 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Top of the pops as far as the standard symbols go is the lucky red 7. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these and you’ll receive an award of 1, 5 or 18 times your stake.

Potentially far more lucrative are the smiling female jester which is the wild and the star which is the scatter. The wild can hit on all 5 reels and substitutes for everything apart from the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 wilds in combination and you’ll pocket 2.5, 25 or 75 times your stake.

The top overall payer is the scatter though which will get you 5, 20 or 400 times your total stake if you manage to find 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin.

There aren’t any extras in Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines. Not a single free spin or a humble pick me prize. All the action comes in the base game. It might sound a little pedestrian, but stacked symbols can deliver some decent action – up to 819 times your stake on every spin.

There’s nothing flashy on offer here. This game is aimed squarely at lovers of old school fruit machines. If that sounds like you then Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines delivers precisely that. If you want anything more than a fruity reboot then you’ll be better served looking elsewhere – i.e. Claws vs Paws from Playson has lots of bonus features and bigger win potential.