A Take on the Classic
Get your daily intake of apples, melons, grapes, cherries, oranges, lemons and the bells of St Clements in Fruit Tumbling, the anti-scurvy fruit machine for the high rollers. This selection of juicy sweet treats makes up the symbols on the reels, but you’ll also find a joker in the pack. This is the wild – but more on him later.
The scatter is represented by a star, which leads the way to 15 free games complete with double multipliers. Fruit machines have been around a long time, and there are some ways to play the system. So if you’re dropping large amounts of cash, first check out our guide to some nifty chats, helping your money go further.
This online casino game is brought to us by Novomatic, whose work is also prolific across many land-based casinos. If you already play some of their other slots, you’ll find this to cover some familiar ground with their trademark design features evident throughout.
Some online casinos will have this game listed under software by Greentube, but rest assured that this is in fact the very same Fruit Tumbling. Greentube is a global interactive unit of Novomatic, developing and providing slots for the industry globally, and specialising in mobile-optimised games. In fact, the brand is committed to top compatibility as it creates the very best slot experiences on the go via your smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android and Windows).
We’re Not Joking
One of the highlights of Fruit Tumbling (and the clue is in its name, folks) is in the slot’s lucrative tumbling reels. Once you get five identical symbols in a row from left to right on an active payline, these symbols then twist. The winning ones burst and the symbols above move up as new symbols take the remaining spaces. That happens until no more winning combinations occur. We do love a twist. Tumbling reels aren’t all that frequent in slots compared to the likes of prolific free spins or random, expanding, stacked and sticky wilds. So it’s always good to see some popping up – or rather down – the way.
Land three, four or five of the star scatter symbols anywhere on the reels to trigger 15 free games with a x2 free spin win multiplier. Burst winning symbols to keep creating winning combinations, and watch the multiplier rise to x16 if you’re really lucky. The multiplier returns to x2 when no further winnings are earned in this bonus section. Further free spins can be retriggered during the feature, too. Just make sure you collect three or more of those star scatters in the active feature.
The jolly joker is your friend throughout Fruit Tumbling as his sneaky substitutions help you rack up the matching combinations. A simple ten paylines keep things straightforward, and while this is a well-designed game, it’s more about the money than quirky features.
More Retro Fun
For a retro twist on the fruity theme, try another slot game from Novomatic: the free Amazing Fruits. Here the paylines are increased to 40, paying up to 10,000x your wager for five of the top paying symbol on an active payline. There are 10 free spins up for grabs, plus a gamble button and progressive jackpot to up the ante. There’s only so much designers can do with fruit, but Novomatic has done a good job with the 3D graphics in Amazing Fruits.
If you want to stick with a similar layout to Fruit Tumbling, have a go at Fruits’n Sevens, also from Novomatic. This one has ten paylines, a high level of volatility, a theoretical 95% return-to-player payout percentage, 10 free spins and a 1x free spin win multiplier. Fruits’n Sevens also features a giant jackpot and the gamble feature, with the possibility of winning 2,000,000 coins (imagine how much fruit that could buy!). The graphics are clear and good, although simple and seriously retro in style – so it won’t suit anyone looking for filmic animation. If that’s you, though, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be hunting for gold in the world of classic slots or fruit machines anyway.
A Juicy Slot
Fruit Tumbling may be a new game, but it certainly draws on the old for inspiration. The real thrills and possible spills lie in the massive max bet option. This proves to be an exciting opportunity for which you’d better have a bonza bankroll up your virtual sleeve, ready to splash in the hopes of some (rough and) tumbles. These classic pokie games can be divisive – you either love them or hate them. We think it’s likely to appeal to those of us who were around in the days before gambling went online. It’s a bit of a walk down memory lane, although the tumbling design and joker wild combo makes it unique, and an upgrade on some other simplified versions.
If you do enjoy this type of retro-themed slot, Fruit Tumbling by Novomatic is most certainly worth a spin. After all, those fruits can lead to some pretty juicy payouts if you get lucky!