We hope you like fruit, my dear friends, because there’s a whole lot of it where we’re going. They used to call slots fruit machines back in the day, and still do in some areas of the world, and while Red Tiger Gaming has decided to embrace this legacy, they’ve very clearly put a lot of effort into creating something enjoyable to play as well as something pretty to gawk at.
We’ll admit, we never thought fruit could look this good – this sort of visual fidelity is usually something we’d expect from NetEnt! The game can create large, mega blocks, which, when pressed together, increase their wins – and, as always, free spins are the companion of every serious gambler. Symbols include cherries, lemons, oranges, grapes, plums, blue bars, a cyan bell, a green star and a red lucky seven.
Red Tiger Gaming has been around since 2014, and every time we play one of their titles, we wish they’ve been around for longer! The team is formed by industry veterans from both Asia and Europe, and primarily target those markets with increasing success.
Despite being a newcomer to the scene, Red Tiger have swooped past a lot of established names to make themselves part of the all stars, and while they’re not as gigantic and popular as some other developers, they’re quickly climbing towards that rank. In recent news, the company invited Chris Looney, former sales manager at Microgaming, to join them as their new commercial director, and before that, Red Tiger celebrated victory at the EGR B2B awards, where they won best RNG Casino Supplier and Best Mobile Supplier.
How to Play it
The game uses a 6×4 playing field with connected ways instead of paylines. Connected ways award wins when at least three or more of the same symbol are in three adjacent reels, going from left to right. Gamblers can only adjust their total stake to reach the bet they’re looking for. Gamblers can wager between $0.10 up to $40 per spin, which is a respectable range of bets that should please most gamblers. Fruit Blox also has an Autoplay feature, in which gamblers can set the number of total spins, a loss limit, and in extra options, can decide if they want the Autoplay to stop if a single win exceeds a certain threshold, if a jackpot is won or if any special feature is triggered.
Visually speaking, there’s not much to talk about in terms of the background image – as there really isn’t one. Instead, all the visual goodness is dominated by the symbols, which look gorgeous, especially when they’re massive icons that take up multiple spaces at once. Since every symbol takes up a lot of space, even 2×2 blocks can look bulky and huge.
As we already mentioned, if you have several of one symbol together, it can form a block. Said block is a 2×2, 3×3, or 4×4 of one symbol, which then split apart if they’re part of a winning combination to allow you to see how the win will be awarded. If you have these mega tiles adjacent to each other, they’ll tap against each other, doubling the win they form.
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The second bonus available are free spins mega blocks. Just one of these blocks landing will reward free spins, with each individual symbol awarding one free spin. If two blocks of free spins appear, then the amount of free spins is doubled – with the catch that the two mega blocks of free spins must be adjacent to each other. During free spins, one standard symbol is chosen at random and transformed into a Wild.
With mega blocks and free spins, we can certainly believe when Fruit Blox boasts about the biggest possible win being 10000x the wager. We were, sadly, unable to find any information regarding the variance of this title, as this is information only the developer can provide. The RTP is 96.23%, which is above average for video slots.
This is, without a doubt, quickly becoming one of our favourite releases by Red Tiger Gaming, and possibly climbing the ranks for the best of 2018, as well. Fruit Blox takes a different approach to things, and does it fantastically. While we wish there was a feature or two more, what we have is awesome – and if what you’ve read sounds fun, we urge you to pick up your phone and try it out.