Fruit vs Candy is a high-energy slot game, with a changing background either bright green or purple, depending on your current game mode. The command bar is discretely placed right under the reels, and most of the graphic details of the game are concentrated on the reel symbols themselves, which look realistic and fresh.
Overall, Fruit vs Candy is not particularly original when it comes to its graphic universe, but originality was not what players were looking for in the first place here. We are dealing with an old-school theme, and the modern makeover in terms of colours and gameplay, as we will see next, did the trick for us.
Sweet and Swift
The basic rules of Fruit vs Candy are simple: you have 5 reels and 243 ways to win, allowing winning combinations of symbols to occur basically anywhere. Use the plus and minus buttons under the reels to adjust your wager and bet from 0.30 to 4.50 credits per spin you play. The autospin mode will help you save your settings and allows the reels to move on their own for as long as you wish.
Fruit vs Candy clearly has a relatively low variance, making it easy to score the lower rewards from the paytable. Higher wins might require a little more patience than usual in the base game, but nothing too daunting for experienced gamblers. The paytable features some classic card symbols, juicy fruit slices and some colourful pieces of candy. You can choose to play in either fruit mode or candy, which has no influence in the base game but will determine what sort of bonus features you can unlock, as we will see next.
Two Original Bonus Features in Store
Fruit vs Candy is rich in random bonuses, starting with the Goodie Bag feature that can be triggered after any failed spin. This is essentially a surprise cash prize, delivered to you directly, no questions asked. In the same way, the Sugar Rush bonus will turn each high-value symbol (anything except the card icons) into a random prize.
Finding 3 scatters in the base game or just one during the Sugar Rush bonus initiates the free spin bonus. In fruit mode, the reels will keep on spinning for as long as low-value symbols, aka card icons, will remain in view. They will gradually disappear from the reels, making way for higher rewards gradually. You can win up to 50 free spins in total, with an added feature depending on your current game mode. In candy mode, the Sweet Reels feature adds wild reels onto the screen for as long as the free spin bonus is activated.
Renewing a Classic Theme
Fruit vs Candy is based on a very classic theme, with improved graphics, but what really makes the game stand out is its gameplay. Ultra dynamic, Fruit vs Candy is going to keep you on the edge of your seat. We wished that the betting range were a little large, to allow for even higher risks and payouts as well.
The double game mode is reminiscent of Lost Vegas, another Microgaming creation with even more ambitious bonus features added. Check it out if you are in the mood for a riskier challenge.