Fruit symbols are very synonymous with online slots, mostly thanks to the pub fruities you might have played back in the day. Every now and then, a casino software studio releases a slot game that is a reminder of how most titles used to look, and although Fruits and Beyond has something of an 80s space look, the makers have somehow managed to use fruits as the central theme. Taking the theme aside, you'll see that there's a free spins feature all players have a good chance of activating during regular play. What makes the feature unique is that you can play the spins, and if you aren't impressed by the outcome, you can choose to play the feature again. Added is an extra cash prize feature for good measure.
There are quite a few online slot machines out there that look like Fruits and Beyond. The neon look of the 80s, intertwined with space and Miami is something that casino games developers seem to like using. We're fans of the look, especially in slots that pay you out the goods. Fruits and Beyond doesn't have a complex grid by any means, in that there are 5 reels, 3 rows and 15 win lines. Depending on how you like your slots, this might be neat and tidy, just the way you like it, or a tad underwhelming. The symbols also work the traditional way, with players needing 3, 4 or 5 of the same icon lining up from left to right on an active payline. Slot Factory hasn't added any cascading reactions, cluster pays or fancy new-age mechanics.
If you like placing bets extremely high in value, you fit into a pretty small category of players. Regardless, there's a maximum stake limit in Fruits and Beyond to ensure all high rollers will get their titanic thrills, being 375.00 per spin. There’s obviously no obligation for anyone to stake that high, as the lowest possible wagering amount is only 0.15 per spin, making for a really large window from which to choose your preferred stake. Something that the majority of iGamers will enjoy is the medium variance Fruits and Beyond has, which should see wins easier to come by than what many might be used to. Lastly, the action can be enjoyed from mobile devices using iOS and Android for convenience sake.
There isn't the biggest selection of symbols in Fruits and Beyond, or maybe it's just that we're used to seeing more symbols than the amount Slot Factory has opted for. The higher paying symbols consist of 4 different colour 7’s, the game’s logo and a diamond, with the orange 7 carrying the highest value for 3, 4 and 5 of a kind wins. The lower paying symbols are 1x BAR, 2x BAR and 3x BAR. The 7’s and Bar’s can form winning combinations using mixed combinations.
To get into bonus features, the symbols act as the trigger. The Replay Free Spins icon is one of these symbols. You'll also have an infinity symbol that lands on the reels to bring about bonus play.
The free spins feature triggers when you land 3, 4 or 5 Replay Free Spins icons on the same spin. By doing this, you'll be awarded 5, 10 or 15 free spins. What makes the free spins interesting is that when they finish, you have the option to play the feature again to go for a better cash return. However, if you choose to play them again, you can't opt for the first return of winning if the second attempt wasn't as profitable.
You can get a respin in Fruits and Beyond if you land infinity symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll see a 2-reel grid appear, and when you spin, symbols will land that award a multiplier. If you land an infinity icon, another respin will be added.
We liked the option of playing the free spins again if you feel Fruits and Beyond held back a little in paying well during the feature. However, your second try isn't always better than the first, which can be frustrating. All in all, this is one of the more exciting slots online you're likely to play, and somehow it caters to a wide variety of different player types. Definitely one for all players to enjoy.