As the name suggest this slot game is modern take on old-school fruit machine games, that is not to say there is anything stale or outdated about the game features. Tom Horn Gaming have brought modern visuals to the usual cherries, oranges, lucky 7’s etc that players are used to, they have also pumped up the returns with a potential 1,000x the stake available.
Fans of simple slot games will really enjoy this polished fruity feast.
Behind the grid a simple background filled with diamonds off different tones of green has kept the play-screen simple and pleasant. The classic 3-row, 4-reels grid provides up to 81 paylines and sits on a simple rectangular shape, also backed by green diamond shapes. Above the grid the games title sits in gold font with a red jewel behind at the centre, a green banner sits behind the entire title giving the full thing a regal finish. Underneath the grid an assortment of buttons and screens determine gameplay, from autoplay to max bet, information, home, spin and mute button can be used to change how the game plays. A box at the centre shows the wins as they come in as buttons to the left allow players to increase or decrease the bet.
Symbols on the grid include the low value fruits like cherries, lemons, grapes, oranges and blueberries paying out a maximum 4x the stake for a row of 4. The higher value symbols include the watermelon, bells and lucky 7’s that can pay out a generous 160x for 4 on a row. There is also a Wild Symbol in play here represented by the golden ‘81’ in front of a red jewel, this can substitute for any other symbol to help make winning combinations. Put the potential returns together with a max stake of NZ$100 and you’ve got some really exciting wins available here, a nice feature is the confetti that is fired into the air with every spin.
Maintaining the simplicity that makes 81 Frutas Grandes so enjoyable there are not bonus features that players might be used to like free spins, there are however gameplay features. The Wild symbol for example not only substitutes for any other symbol, but applies a multiplier of 2x, 4x or 8x on any winning combinations depending on how many Wilds are involved. Also, a gamble feature has been included that allows players to play a card game to possibly double their win, or risk losing it.
As mentioned earlier if you are a fan of simple fruit machine-style slots then this is the perfect game for you. The visual features are brilliant and provide a fresh take on a classic game mechanic that has proved itself time and time again. The inclusion of multipliers really adds more excitement to a game that otherwise would be void of any bonus feature, but the potential main game returns are enough to please most players anyway.