Fruit Blox Slot
Fruit Blox, a summer 2018 release from Red Tiger Gaming offers a new twist on the classic fruit machine slot and comes with a potential payday of up to 10,000x the bet size. A medium variance game offering multiplied wins, mega-blocks and free spins, Fruit Blox comes with a 6x4 reel set, a cluster pays mechanic, and a 96.23% RTP. Spins start at €0.20 to a maximum of €10.
Design and Symbols
The overall aesthetic of Fruit Blox is not especially elaborate but is extremely pleasing on the eye. The background is nothing more than the outline of some dark 3D tracks running at a 45-degree angle across the screen with the occasional pulse of light shooting up the tracks from left to right. It is the game board, however, which dominates the screen with its brightly coloured, somewhat futuristic looking 3D fruit symbols of varying sizes which fill the substantial 6x4 reel set. The background music is a simple piece of electronic pop with a hypnotic backbeat, well suited to the slightly spacey, futuristic feel of the game. Fruit Blox low-value symbols are represented by cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, and grapes, while the higher value symbols are bars, bells, stars, and 7’s with 7’s paying 2x bet size for 6 in a cluster. While the fruits are drawn as static symbols, the higher value symbols are surrounded by splashes, as if they have been dropped in water. There are also wild symbols and the free spin symbols appear as mega tiles of up to 4x4 in size. All symbols can appear not only as standard 1x1 size but also as 2x2, 3x3, and even as 4x4 mega tiles.
In the base game, the mega tiles can provide multiplied wins and there is also a free spins round which, if retriggered can provide some big, big wins. Shuddering Reels This isn’t so much a feature as a teaser which we’ve come across in other Red Tiger titles. On occasion, during the base game, the reels will continue to spin longer than usual whilst flashing. This can mean either nothing at all or it could indicate a decent win or some free spins are on their way to you. Mega Tiles Multiplier If two matching mega tiles symbols land adjacent to one another in a winning combination then the resulting win will have a 2x multiplier applied to it. Free Spins with Wild Pick As previously explained, the free spin symbols in Fruit Blox appear as mega tiles, and if any part of a free spins symbol lands then you are awarded the number of free spins equivalent to how many squares the landed portion covers. Often several parts of different free spin symbols land which can add up to a whole bunch of free spins. Furthermore, before the spins start one regular symbol is picked at random to become wild for the duration of the spins. Free spins can be retriggered if any free spin symbol lands during the bonus round. This can become especially lucrative as with each retrigger another symbol will become wild.
Our Thoughts on Fruit Blox
While there is nothing especially innovative about Fruit Blox this attractive looking slot is still an impressive addition to Red Tiger Gaming’s portfolio with some nice touches which differentiate it from other, similar looking slots. Game play is smooth, and although the max bet is a rather small €10, the fact that it is possible to win up to 10,000x the bet size on any given spin means that even high rolling gamblers will be attracted to Fruit Blox with its 6,000 ways to win. There also may not be too many features but the free spins aren’t too hard to trigger and if you’re lucky enough to land a couple of retriggers with additional wild symbols you can expect a mega payday. Overall this slot gets the thumbs up from Casino Grounds.