South African players will be thrilled to learn that one of their favourite online casino software groups, NetEnt, is set to launch a sequel of one of its most popular slots, Fruit Shop. Fruit Shop Megaways willto be the first 2021 game launch for NetEnt, and should be appearing at partner online casinos any day now. A full decade after the Swedish-based software group released the original Fruit Shop, it has now been able to give it a fabulous fresh new twist, thanks to the addition of Big Time Gaming’s patented Megaways payout mechanic.
Let’s take a sneak peak of what the new Fruit Shop Megaways Slot will have to offer:
Yes, you read that right. The new Fruit Shop Megaways slot will offer players an eye-popping 117,649 potential ways to win – and that’s all thanks to the Megaways feature. South African players are no strangers to NetEnt games that carry this feature. After all, they were introduced to the payout mechanic on Twin Spin Megaways and Divine Fortune Megaways, both of which were launched last year. As such, Fruit Shop Megaways is the third game to offer it.
NetEnt realized that when it combined the Megaways feature with truly classic and much-loved games from its portfolio, the results were nothing short of brilliant.
This will be a 6 reel Megaways slot, with well-paying featuressuch as wild substitutions, free spins and an increasing multiplier. The combination of the nostalgic 2D fruit graphics with one of the most exciting payout mechanics in existence in the industry today, promises an explosive experience for players.
In the main game, the wilds can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and they also make an appearance in the free spins bonus feature. The wild symbols are particularly lucrative because they stand in for all symbols and pave the way for the highest possible Megaways combo.
If any of the mid-sized symbols pay out a Megaways, the free spins are activated. Extra free spins are won if any low or medium wins are activated during the free spins stage. During this bonus feature, an increasing multiplier is applied on each spin, beginning with a 1 x multiplier, with the potential to increase up to 10 x.
The number of symbols that land on each reel is determined in a random fashion – from 2 and up to 7. If you manage to match symbols in any position on 3 or more adjacent reels, you will bank a Megaways win.
NetEnt has promised to that the first rollout will take place on January 28th in all of its main markets. We are hopeful that this also includes the South African online casino market. It’s definitely worth your while to visit your favourite NetEntcasinos towards the end of this month and check if Fruit Shop Megaways is already available for free and real money play. In the meantime, you can play the original Fruit Shop slot to remind yourself why this game remains so popular.