Perfect for Purists
Online video slots have evolved greatly in recent years to become a complex affair with state of the art graphics and a sophisticated back story which draws the player in.
You couldn’t get much further from that style of play with Wild Melon. This slot is based on a classic fruit slot and doesn’t have any of the extras or complicated style of play that you’ll find with more contemporary games.
You won’t find multiple paylines nor side features and separate screens. Everything you need is on a single screen with play that is simple and straight forward. In short, Wild Melon resembles a very traditional type of game that many people will have played in a pub or land casino at some point in their lives.
Those who enjoy games with all the extra bells and whistles might find this slot a little basic but those who are attracted to a more traditional style will find this very attractive.
Twisting Your Melons
From watermelons to cherries, there are all kinds of fruit symbols that you’ll find on the reels here.
The title of the game itself gives the game away and along with the all-important melon, there are oranges and cherries in bunches of two and three.
There are just 3 reels making this a very diminutive slot and one of the smaller ones in the Play’n GO library but providing it with a very traditional appearance. These three reels contain just a single payline which will be a very different type of gameplay to other slots where there’s multiple paylines and patterns.
The three reels are large and simple to read, and the symbols needs to land on the central line to count towards a win.
Obviously with just a single payline it’s not possible to adjust this but you can alter the coin value to match the budget you have available. You can also play with more than one coin per line if you prefer.
The minimum value for the coin is 0.25 but it can be increased to 5.00 in set increments and you can play with up to three coins. This equates to a min bet of just 0.25 and a total max bet of 15.00.
Scooping the Win
As well as hinting at the theme of the game, the title gives away a secret too because there’s more to the melon than first appears.
As well as being a regular symbol on the reels, a single watermelon is also wild. This means that while there’s a prize payout for lining up melons, it can also help to create winning combinations by substituting for the other fruit on the reels. This isn’t a common feature in more traditional fruit slots and creates a kind of fusion play between the old and new styles.
If you want to find out what you could win, there’s no need to navigate to pay tables on another screen; everything you need is right in front of your eyes.
There are three separate levels of wins, and these correlate to whether you’re playing with 1, 2 or 3 coins per spin. If you play with three coins, the max payout you could achieve for a line of three melons is a whopping 10,000. Other prizes aren’t quite so impressive but the bigger the stake, the more you stand to win.
Finally, if you want a brief break while playing but still want to continue spinning the reels, the Auto Play function might be handy. This allows you to take your turn automatically and will continue without the need for you to lift a finger. You’ll still win as normal and it can be turned off again at any time.
Wild Melon by Play’n GO may not offer a particularly unique experience but with classic styling and a modern twist, it will certainly appeal to the purists.