Fruit Blox Slot Machine
Fruit Blox is a game that seems to continue a trend that I’ve seen in Red Tiger Gaming, that of the slot machines where they step out of their comfort zone, mainly feature wise. It’s a special game, not just because of its number of reels, but feature wise as well. Visually, it’s looking good, despite the theme that’s been picked for it.
The game area used in Fruit Blox has 6x4 reels, so far from a standard one. The system in use involves connected ways, so it’s not quite as easy as in ways to win, but you can still get 4096 combinations formed with a screen filled with a single type of symbol. Wins of up to 10,000x the bet are promised, so the game definitely has big potential. It also has mega symbols (3x3), free spins, wilds and multipliers inside.
Betting and Prizes
The betting doesn’t vary that much, compared with some of their other games at least, so a lot of players will afford to max it out. You can spend anywhere between $0.20 and $10 each round, there is a menu filled with possible values to choose from.
The payouts don’t go that high individually, the largest one being the Fire 7 which pays 2x the bet. However, given the presence of the mega tiles, the many connected ways and the other features, getting screens filled with matching symbols isn’t as difficult. The big win of the game is mentioned at 10,000x, which should mean a jackpot of $100,000. RTP wise, it’s looking pretty good, the quoted figure being 96.23%.
Fruit Blox Slot Features
The system used here is called Connected Ways. It’s similar to ways to win, except you need symbols to touch in order for their combo to form. You need at the very least connected symbols from the reels 1, 2 and 3 to form a combo, and the closer you get to 6 reels the bigger the payout.
One of the simpler features, the Wild, will show off its own logo in the game and will be used in any combination that is formed. There is no direct reward coming from it, so you only get it as a replacement.
The Mega symbols are not guaranteed, but when they appear they tend to make a big impression. They can occupy 2x2 or 3x3 areas, and they can help form big wins for you. All symbols have this version as well. If you end up with two mega symbols touching, then the combination that they form together will be worth twice as much, as a multiplier is applied.
Free Spins are activated via Mega Logo icons. You can get 20 free spins, where one of the regular symbols is transformed into an extra wild, improving the chances of wins forming.
Theme & Design
Probably the least exciting part about the game is the theme that the developer chose for it. It’s a classic one, which means that what you’re seeing are stars, fire 7s, bells, Bar logos, feature logos, followed by fruits such as grapes, berries, lemons, oranges or cherries. On the plus side, the graphics quality is outstanding. It’s easily one of the top 5 slot machines with a classic theme, design wise.
I think that Fruit Blox has a lot of potential, and I’m happy to see Red Tiger Gaming step out of their comfort zone with games like these. Its top 10,000x payouts and unique features should make it a player favorite.