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Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot is NetEnt’s 3rd Megaways game

It’s true that the 3rd Megaways game developed by NetEnt arrived at the NetEnt Casinos today. Secretly, it’s the 5th Megaways game from NetEnt as Red Tiger Gaming, acquired by NetEnt in 2019, developed Piggy Riches Megaways™ and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™. Keep reading to found out what other NetEnt slots have been used for the popular slots series and what the Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot is all about!

“Taking the simple fun of a timeless fruit-themed slot and adding the Megaways™ mechanic is a stroke of genius, making for a game that players will love. Fruit Shop Megaways™ offers the perfect blend of features to appeal to a broad player base, loaded with Free Spins and a winning potential to maintain excitement with every spin,” said Carl Ejlertsson, Games Director at NetEnt.

Fruit Shop™ slot vs Fruit Shop Megaways™

It all started in 2016 with the launch of Bonanza Megaways. It wasn’t the first Megaways slot to be developed by Big Time Gaming, but it was the game that brought the Megaways slots series in the spotlights. Not long after Big Time Gaming noticed its success, they decided to share the successful slots engine with other developers. That’s how the series is steadily growing to a slots series with over 100 Megaways titles.

For Fruit Shop™ to have a version called Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot, NetEnt needed a licence from Big Time Gaming for the use of the Megaways engine. It’s this engine that makes the big difference between the original NetEnt slot and Fruit Shop Megaways™.

During every spin in the main game and bonus round the number of symbols landing on each reel is randomly chosen, resulting in a varying number of Megaways™ up to 117,649 for a thrilling slot experience with big winning potential.

The Megaways engine brings an extra reel to the game with on each reel 2 to 7 symbols. And this my beloved NetEnt fans, is the true power of the Megaways slots series. Each and every spin is different as the 2 to 7 symbols decide the number of ways to win. With 6 reels and up to 7 symbols each reel, the maximum number of Megaways is 117649.

Almost a decade on from the introduction of Fruit Shop™, the new 6-reel version brings back the Fruit Shop Wild as well as the Free Spins feature. So far, not much new when it comes to the video slot features in the Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot. But there must be something, something better, something greater, right? yes there is, so keep reading to find out what it is! Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot

What’s the Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot all about?

With the Fruit Shop Megaways™ video slot available at the NetEnt Casinos from today, you can enjoy the good old Fruit Shop Wild and Free Spins feature in combination with the Megaways engine.

During every spin in the main game and bonus round the number of symbols landing on each reel is randomly chosen, resulting in a varying number of Megaways™ up to 117,649 for a thrilling slot experience with big winning potential.

The familiar Fruit Shop Wild symbol in Fruit Shop Megaways™ appears on the reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 in both the main game and during Free Spins. As usual, it substitutes for all other symbols, with no exceptions. So far still not much of a difference, just until….

….you activate Fruit Shop Megaways™ Free Spins

In Fruit Shop Megaways™, a win on any of the medium win symbols activates the Free Spins feature. You’ll recognise everything that comes right after the activation, except for ….the Increasing Multiplier! The big difference between Fruit Shop™ and Fruit Shop Megaways™ is the increasing Multiplier during Free Spins.

The Free Spins feature starts with an x1 Multiplier. During each spin with at least one winning combination, the multiplier for the next spin increases by x1. A no-win spin causes the multiplier to remain the same while the maximum Multiplier is x10.


By on 28 January, 2021