Everyone loves to be happy and everyone loves fruit. That is the idea behind Happy Fruits, OpenBet’s updated take on the classic fruit-themed slot machine that is sure to leave a smile reflecting back from your mobile device screen.
Happy Fruits is a five-reel, 20-payline slot game. Although the wins during normal play tend toward the modest side of the ledger the money can build rapidly in bonus mode.
The first practical slot machines from the 1890s featured gambling images – playing cards, horseshoes and the like. But as gambling laws were passed to combat the spread of slot machines food prizes became a way to skirt the new prohibitions. One popular early game paid out in fruit-flavored gum and the symbols on the reels featured its biggest-selling flavors – cherry and watermelon. Even the now-familiar bar came courtesy of the logo of the Bell-Fruit Gum Company. Fruits and slot machines were so closely intertwined that around England the games simply became “fruit machines.” Happy Fruits keeps the old classics with energized graphics; the no-longer faceless cherries are still the slimmest payer and the melons are the largest although bars and bells are most desired, as always.
The nostalgia trip begins after you pick your desired number of paylines, up to 20. Payouts arrive at a steady rate as the lemons and plums and oranges appear. The wild Star plays the role of wild card. The pay table starts to get interesting when the Keys and 7s arrive on the scene.
The Super 7s Bonus Feature unleashes a scramble of numbers from which you must select one. That results in a gold, silver or bronze 7 being displayed from which coins pour to determine the multiplier that will build your total bank. The Splat Bonus Feature also delivers a multiplier. If you see three, four, or five Splat symbols you get to chose one that ignites the award.
The Crazy Streak Bonus Feature is triggered by three, four or five Keys anywhere on the screen. The app then morphs into true classic mode – a three-reel, one line game. The spins are automatic and continue until you collect one Killer Tomato symbol on each of the three reels, which can take quite a while. You can keep track of your deadly tomatoes by checkbox under the reels if you spin so long you forget. With a maximum bet of 25 coins per line you could cash out with a maximum win of 250,000 credits. That will buy one fancy fruit basket.