The Joy of Doing Nothing
Freaky Fruit is taking place where everyone secretly dreams of spending their entire days: the beach. The blue sky extends all the way to the distant horizon, with a mirror of clear and calm water underneath. The white sand of the beach supports the reels and command bar, as well as a couple of palm trees that provide some welcome shade.
Freaky Fruit is an invitation to relax and enjoy a tropical cocktail in idyllic settings, and we don’t know a single player that would say no to this. The background is very beautiful to look at, while the reel symbols are here to convey a touch of humour, as we will see next.
Start Your Day Slowly
Freaky Fruit is played on 5 reels and just 9 paylines, which can be activated at will. The yellow arrow buttons in the command bar under the reels will help you do so and choose a wager, which has to be between 0.05 and 10.00 credits per spin. The max bet shortcut will let you go all-in with a single click, while the autoplay switch can let you place the same bet over and over again automatically.
Freaky Fruit is a little more challenging than we expected from an 888 slot game, especially because of the small number of paylines available. This obviously reduces the possible ways to win every time you spin the reels. The paytable contains first 4 different fruit cocktails, followed by the fruits themselves, from lemons to strawberries or pineapples.
Each of them is designed as a little game character, either wearing sunglasses or sipping on a cocktail – which makes you wonder what that particular drink could be made of… In any case, the maximum prize in Freaky Fruit is 2,500 times your starting bet, as long as you stick to the base game at least.
The Ultimate Fruit Cocktail
Freaky Fruit features 3 different special symbols, linked to 3 classic bonus features. The wild cherries are the jokers on the reels, ready to replace the basic icons instantly. Wild combinations, however, do not trigger any specific cash prize on their own. The pears, on the other hand, are scatters and trigger up to 40 free spins at once wherever they land. By landing more pears while in free spin mode, you can prolong the bonus indefinitely.
Last but not least, the fruit salad appears to be the bonus symbol in Freaky Fruit. Line up 3 of them to access a mini game, where to get to pick ingredients to mix your own favourite fruit cocktail. Choose wisely and each valid ingredient will add a cash prize to your credit total.
Your Perfect Holiday Under the Sun
Freaky Fruit starts from a classic slot game theme and adds some original elements to it in terms of gameplay and design. Forget about the old-school casino settings and say hello to a deserted tropical beach, where nothing stops you from ordering another cocktail – or two. We loved the game’s humour and easy settings that make it accessible to many players right away.
At the same time, Freaky Fruit is still a little more challenging than usual. You will have to be patient at first and take some risks on the reels in order to score some big wins early in the game. For another fun, however more retro, fruit-based game, you might want to check out Astrofruit from IGT.