A packing factory is the unusual setting for Fruit Smasher, a fast paced, 5 reel, 10 payline video slot powered by Stake Logic. This warehouse offers plenty of goodies including wild multipliers that can boost your wins by up to 10x, dropping wild re-spins and a free spins round. Load up from 10p per spin.
Despite the somewhat prosaic setting, the Stake Logic designers have still managed to create a cracking looking slot. Set against the factory machinery, the reels feature packing crates, each covered with the skin of a fruit. There are 8 in all: cherries, lemons, oranges, pears, pineapples, strawberries, berries and melons – 5 lemons on a payline will get you 50 coins.
Fruit Smasher also comes with 2 different types of wild – a crate brandishing a question mark is the multiplier wild – it only appears on reel 3. When it forms part of a winning combination, that payout will be randomly boosted by 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x or 10x. This is known as the Wild Multiplier feature.
There are also dropping wilds which can land on reels 2 and/or 4 – when they hit, they’ll expand to fill the whole reel. You’ll then receive a re-spin with the wild reels dropping down a position on each 1. They continue until the wilds disappear. This is known as the Dropping Wild feature.
Look out too for the fish tank symbol which is the key to unlocking the Free Spins feature – 3 anywhere on the reels will get you 10 free spins. Four and it increases to 20. Five and you’ll be awarded a full haul of 30 free spins. Whenever the fish tank bonus symbol hits during the feature, you’ll be awarded extra spins. Each symbol will add 1 extra spin to your tally.
Fruit Smasher is certainly a little different – that goes for both the design and features. It may take a short while to get accustomed to the somewhat unusual reel set up. A few spins in demo mode though and you’ll get your eye in.
Once you are used to the frantic pace and unorthodox symbols, there’s much to like here. The payout numbers aren’t especially high for each symbol (5 of the top paying melon awards just 50 coins) but they come along at very regular intervals. When combined with a chunky multiplier they can soon get the coins flowing. Throw in the stacking wilds and the free spins round and some time in a dusty warehouse has never before sounded quite so enticing.