Compared to many of its main competitors, especially the likes of Microgaming and Novomatic, NetEnt does not dabble all that extensively in the fruit slots theme. We can only assume that over in Sweden they do not have the same kind of passion for fruit machines as we do in the UK! Nevertheless, the style is not completely absent from the Touch range, as evidenced by games like Fruit Spin, and the choice for players gets even bigger now with the addition of Fruit Shop to the range. It is not quite as zany and outlandish as some of their other games, and could even be considered as being rather plain by their own high standards, but it has been designed to pull off the basics well and that is an area in which it definitely succeeds.
What to Expect
As Swedish as the game might be, there is something truly British about the common and garden greengrocer, and that is the setting for this game. Not everything on the board is a fruit, with the playing card ranks taking equal billing, but anyone that is used to encountering oranges and cherries on the reels when down the pub will feel right at home here. Gameplay is about as simple as it gets, with just fifteen win lines to keep an eye on and the Fruit Shop logo helping things along nicely as the wild card. There are plenty of coin bet options to suit all tastes, but it is unlikely that this game is ever going to get out of hand!
There are not many features on the game either – or just the one to be specific – and it is precisely what players will have expected on a game like this one, although not delivered in the way that they might have thought. There are free spins on offer on the reels, but rather than being on a mission to land scatters, players will simply need to land any fruit win. A free spin will then be awarded, with prizes now worth twice as much or even four times as much if a wild card is involved. Land another win on the free spin and another free spin will be awarded, with no limit on how many can be offered in succession.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
There may only be fifteen win lines on Fruit Shop but the wins still come around fairly often and it is not uncommon to make some great use out of the one bonus feature offered on the board. The game also manages to appeal to mobile players in that there is no waiting around – you could play for just a couple of minutes but will almost certainly have experienced the feature action in that time. Mechanically, the game reminds us of Big Bang but with a fruit theme, and that adds up to some fruity mobile slots action that is far more entertaining than some might give it credit for.