Isle of Man-based software developers Microgaming created a popular slots game with Fruit Fiesta 3-Reel, and the Fruit Fiesta 5-Reel slots game is an upgrade of their earlier hit. Both these slots games are now available online, and playing either one of them gives players a shot at one combined progressive jackpot. Fruit Fiesta 5-Reel has refined the game’s fruit theme and extended it, featuring bolder, brighter graphics and more symbol choices, along with bouncy, upbeat sound FX. This version consists of five reels and three rows, with a total of 15 bet lines offering 35 possible winning combinations. Players must bet on all 15 bet lines per spin, and each bet is set at a coin value of $0.05; making a total bet of $0.75 per spin, which keeps the game within reach of low rollers.
The game symbols include slots standards like 7s, a bell and single, double and triple BARs, with the medium win fruit symbols including an apple, orange, lemon, pineapple, watermelon and plum. The multi-coloured fruit salad of the Fruit Fiesta icon serves as the Wild symbol.
As is standard in slots games, a winning combination requires three, four or five matching symbols, running consecutively and beginning on the leftmost reel, with winning patterns determined by the bet lines. Players also have autoplay options and other variable game settings, which can be accessed and adjusted by clicking on the appropriate buttons on the bottom right of the Fruit Fiesta 5-Reel game frame.
Wilds Substitute for Winning Symbols
In Fruit Fiesta 5-Reel, the Fruit Fiesta Wild icon can substitute for any other symbol except the melon, which is the Scatter symbol. Three, four or five Fruit Fiesta icons in succession from the leftmost reel on one bet line trigger bigger jackpots, and five Fruit Fiesta symbols on the 15th bet line will win the progressive jackpot.
The 15th bet line is the zig-zag pattern that runs from the third row of the first reel, to the second row of the second reel, then down to the third row of the third reel, back up to the second row of the fourth reel, and finishing on the third row of the fifth reel. On any other bet line, five Fruit Fiesta icons will win 9000 coins.
A Lucrative Scatter Feature
The melon is Fruit Fiesta 5-Reel’s scatter symbol. In many online slots games, bingo Australia a combination of scatter symbols unlocks the free spins mode, but Fruits Fiesta 5-Reel has no free spins feature. Instead, the scatter symbols serve to increase any wins made on a spin in which they appear.
Scatter symbols do not have to be in sequential order or on the same bet line to function; they act as win multipliers no matter what order they end up in. Three melons in any stop position will multiply the pay-out on any winning bet line by four; four scatter symbols will multiply wins by 40, and five melons multiply any wins by 400.