FRUTZ slot review
The Pocketz Series from Hacksaw is a range of minimalist games, tailor-suited with the mobile experience in mind. Miami Multiplier is a good example, as Frutz is clearly a follow-up to this even more basic installment. This game would have a strong zen vibe if it weren’t for the rather unfitting soundtrack. It can luckily be turned off separately from the otherwise pleasant sound effects, however.
The layers of different color papercut visuals make this a unique experience, and even the kirigami-style symbols are made of paper. There is nothing flimsy about the math model however, and you can look forward to a high risk/reward experience with a solid 10,000x potential. The RTP is above average too, and the base game is mostly a grind until you hit the bonus round with unlimited incremental multiplier action.
Frutz Slot - Reels Screen
Frutz slot Features
The wild symbol steps in for all regular pay symbols, and it will thus help you form winning clusters. Speaking of, 11+ matching premium fruit symbols are worth between 50x and 100x, while the low-value royals are all worth 20x your stake for 11+ matching in a cluster.
The Cascading Wins feature removes all winning symbols from the grid, and new symbols will then drop from above to fill the gaps. The cascading feature goes on as long as you keep winning, offering potentially “unlimited” repeat wins per paid spin.
If you land a mystery multiplier symbol during base game play, at the same time that a winning cascade is in the escrow, a random multiplier will be revealed. The multiplier counter is on display in the game logo above the reels, and more specifically within the hollowed-out letter “U”. It will boost the following cascading wins, if you get any.
If you land more mystery multiplier symbols than one, or more in another cascading spin in the same sequence, the respective multiplier values are added together in the counter above the reels. The multiplier is reset at the start of each base game spin. There are 3 different mystery multiplier symbols, and they are as follows:
- Light blue - award multiplier values between x1 and x5.
- Dark blue - award multiplier values between x10 and x20.
- Striped - award multiplier values between x25 and x100.
The Bonus Round is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere in sight, and this awards 8, 10 or 12 free spins, respectively. All mystery multiplier symbols are revealed in the bonus round whenever they land, and their respective values are added to the counter. The multiplier counter never resets for the duration of the feature, and you can expect to trigger the free spins around every 210 spins on average.
Depending on your jurisdiction, you can buy the bonus round directly in this game. This feature is not available for UK players however, and it will set you back 93x, 142x or 200x your stake for 8 (96.79 % RTP), 10 (96.37 % RTP) or 12 (96.63 % RTP) free spins, respectively.
The 200 Spins Frutz slot Experience
You can see the base game play out until 0:41 into the 3-minute highlights video. We caved at that point, and purchased the 12 free spins bonus round. We managed to rack up a 67x multiplier in the end, and you can see how much we won in total by hitting the play button.
The papercut artsy visuals make this game stick out from the get-go, but a more relaxed soundtrack would probably have been a better match. Outside of that, Frutz is a refreshingly simple grid slot, free from all the fireworks and bells and whistles you usually get. There’s no meters to charge here, and no overload of modifiers being paraded in all sorts of colorful ways.
Instead, you get a simple cluster pays cascading wins base game, where the occasional mystery multiplier sequence awards payouts large enough to keep you afloat. Most of the excitement is contained in the bonus round, where the multiplier keeps building to unknown heights, and payouts up to 10,000x your stake can be landed. The highest multiplier we achieved during testing was 157x, and it’s a thrill to see relatively small clusters suddenly award massive payouts.
- Unique papercut visual style
- Incremental mystery multiplier symbols
- Bonus round w/ non-resetting multiplier
- Win up to 10,000x your stake
- Music gets annoying (can be turned off)
If you love Frutz slot you should also try:
Miami Multiplier - can be seen as a predecessor to the game at hand. It’s a neon-style fruit slot from Hacksaw, where a multiplier symbol adds +1 to the counter. The multiplier counter doesn’t reset in the bonus round, and it can go as high as 60x. This can lead to payouts up to 5,000x your stake at the most.
Forest Fortune - is a similar idyllic “zen” slot from Hacksaw, and the innovative wild wind feature will clone wild symbols in whatever direction the wind is blowing. You can look forward to a Hold & Win bonus round with 4 special symbols, and payouts up to 10,000x your stake can be landed.
Aztec Twist - is another simple slot from Hacksaw that is well worth trying if you like the game at hand. It comes with a 5x8 cluster pays grid, and full rows of matching symbols trigger multiplier respins. The bonus round comes with golden mask symbols that trigger upgradable multipliers for payouts up to 4,000x.