It’s not just the tough and rough games that deserve our attention, from time to time a game will come along that is sickly-sweet, but with a hook that keeps you playing. Booming Games have done that here with Exotic Fruit, and with a name like that bold bright colours are almost a given, and would be sorely missed.
Playing this game is joyous, it takes you back to a better time - to a time devoid of responsibility and accountability, with nothing more to think about than what your mum has made for dinner. Let’s be straight here, this ain’t no edgy, groundbreaking slot, it’s cheesy, embarrassing and twee - but we love it.
How it looks and how it plays
Graphics wise it’s a cuteness overload, the cartoon-like symbols and background almost overkill on the feelgood-o-meter. The music doesn’t help matters much, it’s as bouncy and jolly as you might expect and had to be replaced by Spotify, as often happens in our office. The game performs well, it’s smooth and silky as far a gameplay is concerned, with very little cause for complaint.
Presented over a four reel setup with 15 paylines, the game breaks with convention here. You’ll find symbols such as a blonde passion fruit girl, a brunette pineapple girl, a purple-haired girl with some unidentified fruit, a coconut, a star fruit, a lychee and a pomegranate. The wild is the blonde, substituting for all other symbols except for the scatter, which comes in the form of that purple-haired dudette.
Key features to tempt you
Get three or more scatters anywhere across the reels and you’ll be awarded 10 free spins, get three scatters in the free spins round and you’ll see a further 10 spins too. You can see the number of spins that you’ve been awarded in the spin counter near the reels.
There is a nice little feature within this game that we believe to be unique, called the ‘perma 2-way’ feature it’s basically part of the base game mechanics, and means that the active paylines payout both ways - left to right and right to left.
There’s also a nice multiplier included in the game, called the ‘mystery wild multiplier’ it can shake up the action by appearing on reel three. If you should be lucky enough to get it within a winning combination then it will multiply the resulting winnings by either 5x or 10x, depending on the makeup of the win.
Think about this game as a sweet and tasty cocktail with quite a kick to it, you’ll thoroughly enjoy one whilst out with the missus, but you daren’t order one after rugby with the boys. Exotic Fruit is a guilty pleasure, a bit on the side, a toe dipped into your femininity.
Generous extras and a real sense of possibility where wins are concerned means this slot is worth an evening of anyone’s time. Whether you introduce it to your mates and your mum is another thing completely, and none of our business!
Words: David Bailey-Lauring