Unique combination of fruit slot and lottery, from Wazdan
Fruit Mania from Wazdan, available at EnergyCasino, is an intriguing take on the fruit machine video slot – combining the concept of a slot with a lottery. When playing Fruit Mania, you can find yourself spinning a total of 9 reels at once, not just the 3 main fruit reels. You are also spinning the Diamond Bonus and Lotto Bonus reels. Though it may seem crazy at first, it does all make sense.
As with many Wazdan games, Fruit Mania has another ‘hidden’ screen, accessible by using the mouse wheel or the ‘PgUp’ button on your keyboard. This gives the feel of a traditional slot machine, looking ‘down’ on the main bit, and ‘up’ to the lit back display – showing information about winning symbols and combinations.
The main fruit reels are in a traditional 3-reel, 3-row layout, to the left of the screen, and the Diamond Bonus and Lotto Bonus reels are smaller and to the right. Despite the danger of cluttering the screen, the usual clear and easy-to-use control interface makes it all work. There is a large glowing green ‘Spin’ button in the lower centre, with ‘Autoplay’ and ‘Max bet’ buttons on either side. The bet amount controller is to the right, with a minimum bet of 00.10 and a maximum of 10.00.
Fruit Mania is visually bright and attractive, with a sparkly blue background, red title text featuring an animated spinning pink diamond, blue trim with a white background on the main reels and golden trim with a blue background on the bonus reels.
Diamond Bonus and Lotto Bonus give plenty of winning opportunities
The main reels in Fruit Mania are populated by traditional slot symbols, plus special lotto and pink diamond symbols. When the pink diamond symbol lands on any of the main three reels, it switches on the corresponding field in the pink diamond matrix. When the matrix is full, landing 3 diamond symbols on the main reels will trigger 9 Bonus Spins. During the Bonus Spins, all previous diamond will remain in place, and each diamond symbol landed in throughout the Bonus Spins will join them. After the Bonus Spins, 4 or more diamonds on the reels will trigger a payout as per the paytable. When Lotto Bonus symbols appear on the three middle rows, the player can choose from one of the three Lotto tickets shown, to reveal a prize.
Symbol values in Fruit Mania are as follows: pink diamond (50 for 9), golden Vegas (35 for 9), silver Vegas (25 for 9), yellow Vegas (20 for 9), melon (18 for 9), star (15 for 9), bell (12 for 9), plum (8 for 9), orange (6 for 9), cherries (3 for 9), gold lotto (1.5 for 9). The symbols themselves are rendered in a simple 2D, but bright and attractive manner, in the same style as many other Wazdan games.
Fruit Mania features a fast, upbeat electronic soundtrack, and land-based inspired reel sound effects - both can be adjusted individually. Though it may be relatively simple in terms of its retro land-based arcade style graphics, there is nothing simple about the gameplay potential in Fruit Mania, and this is one slot that can entertain for the longest of gaming sessions. In terms of the concept of mixing a fruit slot with a lottery, Fruit Mania is pretty much unique, and is definitely a game that everyone at EnergyCasino should try.