Fruit Mania is a classic five reel video slot from Playtech with a twist. It offers bonus rounds, free spins and a progressive jackpot which whilst not the biggest can still offer a very nice payday. This game will appeal to players who enjoy straightforward gaming action combined with the appeal of significant, regular jackpot wins.
Fruit Mania is a 5-reel, 5 payline progressive jackpot game where wins pay left to right, except for the scatter symbol, which pays anywhere on the reels. There is a set coin value of $0.25 per line, meaning the maximum bet costs $1.25 which is excellent considering the payouts on offer. In order to win the progressive jackpot the maximum number of paylines need to be played, as it pays out on payline 5.
Symbols and Paylines
Fruit Mania is a self-consciously retro game features a range of traditional fruit symbols with buttons like those found on old style pokies. The fruit symbols are brightly coloured, and include cherries, oranges and strawberries, as well as the cocktail glass scatter symbol. Both the reels and pay table are in luminous, fluorescent citrus colours and the overall look is simple but decorative. The electronic background music is upbeat with snare shots as each reel finishes spinning, while winning spins are accompanied by a harp. If you’re looking for a traditional ‘fruitey’ pokie then this is your one!
The progressive jackpot on Fruit Mania is won by landing 5x cherry symbols on payline 5. The jackpot begins at $1,250, although the game offers payouts a good deal larger than this. Whilst Fruit Mania’s payouts are not in the millions of dollars like other progressive such as Mega Moolah, they do occur on a very regular basis.
The biggest recorded win on Fruit Mania is $109,104, while the average win is around $17,000. The average time span between jackpot wins is about 4 ½ days, with a recent large jackpot win of $47,674 occurring in May 2013. This is very much a game for people seeking regular payouts
Fruit Mania offers a Fruit Bonus feature which is triggered when 3x, 4x or 5x sun symbols appear on any active payline. The player is taken to a separate screen, where three rows of fruit appear – the player chooses one from each row, each of which conceals a bonus sum. The three values are added together to form the bonus win which can be up to 25x total bet. These sums are then added to your bankroll before being taken back to the main reels.