Pragmatic Play is another developer to have a crack at updating the classic fruit machine. Extra Fruity is a deceptively simple but potentially extremely fiery 5 reel, 10 payline slot. The key to success is landing blocks of matching symbols on the middle 3 reels which triggers the Repeater feature. Spin the wheel and you could multiply your initial win with multipliers of up to 64x. Play, on all devices, from between 10p and £50 per spin.
The design in Extra Fruity is simply done. The reels feature a collection of colourful symbols that you’ll see on your common or garden fruity. In order of value are cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, grapes and melons. Top of the bill as far as payouts go is the bell which will get you 2.5, 20 or 100 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on adjacent reels on the same spin.
You won’t find any wilds or scatters in Extra Fruity but don’t mistake that for a lack of action. Fill the middle 3 reels with stacks of the same matching symbol and you’ll trigger the Repeater feature. It’s here that things have the potential to get far more interesting. Your initial payout for each set of 3 matching symbol stacks is as follows:
- Cherries: 2 times your stake
- Lemons: 3 times your stake
- Oranges: 4 times your stake
- Plums: 8 times your stake
- Grapes: 10 times your stake
- Melons: 15 times your stake
- Bells: 25 times your stake
You’ll then be taken to a new screen where you’ll get to spin the Repeater wheel. This is made up of 12 different segments. Half of them are collects, the other half repeats. If the pointer falls on a repeat segment, your initial payout gets a 2x multiplier boost. You’ll also spin the wheel again with that repeat segment turning into a collect.
Spin the wheel again. If the pointer lands on a repeat, you’ll get another 2x multiplier. The process is repeated until you’ve managed to hit all 6 of the repeat segments or the pointer lands on a collect.
If you just miss out on triggering the Repeater feature by landing matching symbol stacks on reels 2 and 3, then you’ll be awarded a Second Chance. This respin offers the opportunity to land the 3rd stack and trigger the Repeater feature.
Extra Fruity is a deceptively simple game. It’s certainly an explosive one, especially when you activate the Repeater feature. Get on a roll there and land all 6 Repeat segments and your payout will rocket courtesy of a massive 64x multiplier! This can lead to payouts of 1,600 times your stake if you trigger the feature with the bell symbol.
We’ve found many fruit machine re-boots a little underwhelming. That’s certainly not the case in this hugely volatile game. The Repeater feature is a basic one but it can deliver some spectacular action. If you like old school action with a modern, high variance twist then Extra Fruity comes highly recommended. If you want more bells and whistles, Pragmatic Play has plenty of options with Peking Luck and Madame Destiny recommended.