Fruits N Royals Slots
Online casino software developer Novomatic does its best to cater to all markets, which might explain the odd mix of themes in Fruits N Royals. The title must be popular with online slots fans who enjoy both aristocratic blondes in crowns and more obviously, fruit.
Joking aside, like all Novomatic titles Fruits N Royals features crisp, colourful graphics and the traditional cheerful electronic slots soundtrack of land-based machines. If nothing else, the royalty in their glittering crowns add a touch of visual fun to the otherwise rather standard fruit depictions. The game features five reels, three rows, with only five paylines. However, bets per line can vary from 8 to 200 coins, so a high roller could place a total bet of 1,000 coins per spin.
Fruits N Royals Regular Symbols
Ditching the Poker icons, Fruits N Royals uses only six symbols in standard play. Compared to games with 10 or 12 icons, that does tilt the odds of matches more in the player’s favour. Following fruit machine tradition, cherries require only two consecutive matches, beginning on Reel 1, to win a prize: namely, 100 coins. All other symbols require matches of three of a kind or better to win; the fruits being lemons, oranges and olives, and the biggest prize for five of a kind set at 1,600 coins. The Queen and King are the high value icons, of equal value, and both pay between 400 and 4,000 coins for three, four or five of a kind.
Crown Goes Wild
A golden, jewel-encrusted crown features as the Fruits N Royals wild icon, and substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatter. Along with the reduced number of available icons, wilds can help create several winning paylines on one spin. Wilds also score their own prizes for combinations of three or more; up to 40,000 coins, for five of a kind.
The Fruits N Royals scatter symbol, a bright gold star, scores a win whenever three or more scatters come up in any position. This can be as high as 2,000 coins, for five of a kind. Scatter wins are added to any other wins on the spin. Fruits N Royals also has an autoplay feature, which makes long-term play painless.
Gamble the Only Special Feature
Fruits N Royals does not feature any bonus games or free spins, which is totally in keeping with the game’s retro roots; the biggest wins on traditional fruit machines come from combinations of the symbols in regular play. However, like most Novomatic titles, Fruits N Royals offers a Gamble option to players after every win. This allows players to keep doubling a win as long as they can guess the Gamble choice correctly; but if they are wrong, they lose the entire win.
The Gamble feature is a handy way to increase small wins; if the player guesses wrong, there isn’t much to lose. However, to gamble the bigger jackpots is a sure-fire way to lose long-term; it makes much more sense to bank good wins right away when they appear.