The opinion that the rise of themed online slots will eventually cause classic fruit machines to disappear completely from the slot scene is not based on fact, or even probable for that matter. Slot machines are, after all, still referred to by many as fruit machines, as this is what immediately comes to mind as a result of where it all started: Charles Fey’s Operator Bell Machine.
In fact, many people still list fruit machines as favourites, and we find ourselves repeatedly returning to classic and well-loved themes.
The idea to create an animated fruit themed online slot with a speck of comedy is naturally the next chapter in the fruit machine story – hence IGT’s Happy Fruits.
Happy Fruits Online Slots is played on the very traditional 3 reels. The online slot features 20 paylines and 3 Bonus Games.
Happy Fruits Interface
The interface is closely modelled after the general theme –simple and straightforward.
Happy Fruits can be played for fun or for real money. Download is not required when playing for fun, as the online slot can be played directly from instant mode like the Soccer World Cup betting in NZ.
Happy Fruits Symbols
Playing cards Number 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace star as symbols on the reels – all shaped into a fruity theme. Other symbols include the Happy Fruits Logo and a golden star. The golden star represents the wild symbol, and substitutes for all other symbols to form a matching combination, with the exception of the 3 scatter symbols.
The scatter symbols are the key, an animated lucky 7 symbol and the Pick-A-Win symbol.
The scatter symbols activate the bonus games, and each symbol is associated with a particular bonus game. Landing 3 or more of any specific scatter symbol anywhere on the reels will activate the bonus round associated with the scatter landed.
Super 7’s Feature Bonus Game
No classic fruit slot would be complete without a Lucky 7 symbol. The Super 7’s Feature is activated by landing 3 or more of the Lucky 7 scatter symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. The player must now pick one of the Lucky 7 symbols. Each symbol conceals a different cash prize and multiplier combo.
Crazy Streak Bonus Game
The Crazy Streak bonus game is a mini-game functioning independently, and on only one payline.
The idea is to fill the space above the reels with three matching symbols. The reels are spun until this goal is reached, or until such time as a tomato symbol appears, whichever happens first. The tomato appears knife-in-hand, not leaving much to the imagination as to its intentions.
In the event that three matching symbols are landed, a multiplier will be applied to the bonus win. Multipliers range from X2 to X500 of the total bet.
Happy Fruits Pick-A-Win Bonus Game
Landing 3 of the Pick-A-Win scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Pick-A-Win bonus game. This too is a pick-me style bonus game – each Pick-A-Win symbol concealing a different multiplier.