The year 2020 brought NetEnt’s first two Megaways™ slots inspired by two of NetEnt’s most famous games. Twin Spin Megaways™ was the first, but not long after also Divine Fortune Megaways™ arrived at the NetEnt Casinos.
What started as an uncertain year for the NetEnt fans with the sale of NetEnt to Evolution Gaming, started great when it comes to the NetEnt slots. The first game of the year was Fruit Shop Megaways™. I don’t even have to mention it’s NetEnt own little fruit shop that inspired NetEnt for its third Megaways™ slot. Therefore, we see the Wild and the Free Spins feature back in this Megaways™ slot, this time combined with an increasing Multiplier.
The Megaways™ slot series
At the beginning of 2021, the Megaways™ slots series counted over 85 Megaways™ slots and all had at least one thing in common: the Megaways™ engine. In 2016, Big Time Gaming developed the Bonanza Megaways™ slot and within no time, the game was a huge success. That’s usually when a software company decides to keep the secret for itself, but not Big Time Gaming.
No, it was the opposite! Of course, they took 100% ownership and forever linked the Megaways™ engine to its name, but it also decided to share the engine. This way, not only Big Time Gaming had a chance to link their name to the engine, other software suppliers as well. Software suppliers like NetEnt. These suppliers now had a chance to bring their own ideas to the reels in combination with the usual 117649 ways to win. Because that’s what the Megaways™ engine offers, a massive 117649 ways to win.
Also, Fruit Shop Megaways™ offers the 117649 ways to win while the fruity symbols from the Fruit Shop™ slot return to reels. This time spread over 6 reels with up to 7 symbols available on each reel.
A Megaways™ video slot is a video slot with a different outcome for each spin. Each spin, the 6 reels show either 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 symbols. When all reels show 7 symbols, the ways to win count as 7x7x7x7x7x7 and with that 117649 ways to win. But as you understand, this can also be 2x2x2x2x2x2 or 2x5x2x3x7x3 and so on and so on.
What’s new in Fruit Shop Megaways™
Exactly what I described above! Instead of a standard 5×3 layout, NetEnt slot fans can now enjoy 6 reels with up to 7 symbols on each reel. The Fruit Shop Wild returns to the reels, as well as the Free Spins feature. However, both features feel richer thanks to the Megaways™ engine. Besides, the Free Spins feature now comes with an increasing Multiplier as this is the case in the majority of the Megaways™ slots.
The fruit symbols remain the same and can be found in NetEnt’s famous fruit stand. The Fruit Shop™ slot became popular because of its simplicity and nothing will change this, not even the Megaways™ engine. What this special slot engine will change is the number of ways to win. This used to be 15 and is now rising up to 117649!
Up to 5 Free Spins are available in the original version and this remains the same. It doesn’t seem much, but don’t forget that each Megaways™ win on any of the medium win symbols activates the Free Spins feature. And things can only get better with an amazing 117649 Megaways.
Fruit Shop Megaways™ slot features
You get all the best from the Fruit Shop™ slot, but in combination with the Megaways™ engine. This means that the fruity symbols now appear on 6 reels with up to 7 symbols on each reel. This way you have up to 117649 ways to win each spin. The Megaways™ slot promises the return of the Wild and Free Spins feature and more.
Before I’m going to explain exactly what to expect more from the Free Spins feature in the Fruit Shop Megaways™ slot, you should hear all about the Wild feature first. This time, the colourful Fruit Shop Wild symbol appears on the reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 in both the main game and during the Free Spins feature. As usual, they substitute for all other symbols. Considering the fact that there are no other bonus symbols available in Fruit Shop Megaways™, there are no exceptions to the rule this time.
Fruit Shop Megaways™ Free Spins with Increasing Multiplier
There’s a reason why the Megaways™ slots series is so immensely popular with players. Almost all 85 of them! There are a few features that make these games a success such as the Cascading Reels feature which is similar to NetEnt’s Avalanche™ feature.
The Cascading Reels feature is available in Twin Spin Megaways™ and not in this fruity Megaways™ version. However, increasing Multiplier that is often linked to the Cascading Reels feature is available in Fruit Shop Megaways™.
In Fruit Shop Megaways™, a win on any of the medium win symbols activates the Free Spins feature. The same type of winning combinations during Free Spins, activates additional Free Spins. The number of Free Spins depends on the type of symbol and length of the winning combination. Up to 5 Free Spins are available and more Free Spins can be earned during the Free Spins feature, the same way you can activate the Free Spins feature in the first place.
Fruit Shop Megaways™ brings a Free Spins feature with an increasing Multiplier. 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.