The classic fruit machine gets a festive makeover in Fruits ‘n’ Stars Holiday Edition. Created by Playson, it’s a super simple, 5 reel, 5 payline game that offers little in the way of features but can deliver some Christmas cheer if you land a big cluster of matching symbols. Play on all devices from between 25p and £100 per spin.
The design in Fruits ‘n’ Stars Holiday Edition is simple and quite tastefully done – with Christmas trees and presents in the background, the reels are flanked by tinsel and lights. There you’ll see 7 different snow-capped fruity symbols. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the cherries, lemon, orange or plum symbol in a payline and you’ll win 4, 10 or 40 times your total stake. 2 cherries on a payline will also get you a prize equal to your total bet.
Next come the grapes and melons which pay 10, 40 or 100 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. Best of the symbols is the lucky red 7 – find 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you can look forward to a bumper award that’s equal to 20, 200 or 1,000 times your stake!
The only other symbol is the orange star which is the scatter – hit 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll pocket a prize of 2, 10 or 50 times your total stake.
And that’s pretty much it. There’s not even a wild on show here, let alone any features. If you’re after free spins and bonus features, then look away now.
Fruits ‘n’ Stars Holiday Edition is very similar to the original Fruits ‘n’ Stars slot. The only differences are a change to the number paylines on offer, a slight tweak to the paytable and some festive imagery. Just like the original, this sequel is pretty volatile though – you can win up to 25,000 times your stake if you fill the screen with lucky red 7s.
There’s nothing too flashy on offer in Fruits ‘n’ Stars Holiday Edition. If you’re a fan of straight up fruit machines, then it should appeal. If you’re after anything more than that, Playson’s Viking Gods: Thor and Loki is recommended.