Fruit Blox is an unusual reworking of the classic fruity from Red Tiger Gaming. Played using a 6 reel, 4 row machine, winning combinations are created by landing matching symbols that connect vertically or horizontally. Look out for oversize symbols that can double payouts when they connect as well as a free spins round. Stakes range from between 20p and £10 per spin.

On the reels you’ll see blocks of 3D fruit symbols. In order of value are cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, grapes, bar, bells, stars and lucky 7s. Land 3, 4, 5 or 6 of the lucky 7 and you’ll receive a payout equal to 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 times your stake. There’s also a wild.

The symbols can appear in oversized and colossal symbol block. If you land 2 of these mega blocks adjacent to each other, then the payout receives a 2x multiplier boost and is doubled. This is known as the Mega Tiles feature.

The free spins symbol appears in blocks of 4. Whenever 1 of these big blocks lands you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature. Each individual symbol awards 1 free spin. A full block awards 4 free spins. If you land more than 1 full block adjacent to each other, then the number of free spins awarded is doubled.

For example, land a full free spins block in the top left corner of the reels plus 2 full blocks adjacent to each other lower down the screen then you can look forward to 20 free spins. 1 standard symbol is chosen at random during the feature which then transforms into a wild whenever it lands during this feature.

Fruit Blox is an unusual take on a classic theme. The design isn’t quite from the top drawer but is decent enough. The connecting reels game engine offers something a little different. Like most Red Tiger Gaming titles, you could face a lengthy wait for the free spins.

The base game serves up plenty of action and the 2x multipliers with the colossal symbols keep things moving. All in all, you can win 10,000 times your stake if the multipliers and Mega Tiles work their magic. If you enjoy classic fruit machines with some modern-day extras, then Fruit Blox offers a fresh take. For something more conservative, Dragon’s Fire from Red Tiger Gaming is an excellent choice.