Where to begin with Fruit Warp? This is a slot like no other. It contains no wilds, scatters or even reels. Instead expect to see a selection of fruity symbols floating onto the screen with each ‘spin’. It comes with a bonus feature that offers ever increasing multipliers with plenty of potential for some very tasty wins. Play it from between 10p and £100 per spin.
Thunderkick has taken the classic old fruit machine and given it a state-of-the-art overhaul in Fruit Warp. Like virtually every release from the Swedish developer’s stable, Fruit Warp is a visual delight. The graphics are a simple diet of bananas, strawberries, grapes, oranges and other assorted fruit all set against a plain green background. 9 symbols float onto the screen for each ‘spin’. If they include a win, the amount will pop up from each piece of fruit.
To hit a win, you need to find 3 of same fruit anywhere on the screen. There are no paylines to worry about, just look out for three of a kind or more. If 4 of the same fruit appear, the portal will respin, keeping the winning symbols in place and replacing them with a new selection.
5 of a kind is where things really heat up as this triggers the bonus Fruit Mode which comes with a Warp Meter at the bottom of the screen that offers dynamic multipliers and extra ‘spins’.
Once active, you’ll be awarded an extra spin every time one of the triggering symbols appear on screen. For example, if you hit 5 cherries to trigger Fruit Mode, every time a cherry hits you’ll get another spin.
All the time, a multiplier will increase. The figures go up with every winning spin. So for example, if you hit 3 plums, the multiplier will move 3 places along the meter. Some meters also include a free go symbol, the heart, so even if you miss out on your fruit you can keep the bonus round going. Your win will be the total amount of coins subject to the final multiplier. With multipliers often reaching double figures some big wins are certainly possible.
The game concept takes a little while to comprehend but once you’ve got the hang of it, Fruit Warp becomes hypnotically entertaining. It looks a delight and the minimalist soundtrack matches the mood perfectly. Find the Fruit Mode and the wins can become very tasty indeed. Getting your five a day has never been so much fun. I can’t really think of any slot game that is similar – however, I recommend Esqueleto Explosivo which is my favourite Thunderkick slot and available to play on mobile and tablet devices.