Forget lucky Irishmen, Chinese fortune tellers and sweet shops with tasty wins, what you really want is a farmer and his busty daughter to take you to the winning stable. Whatever was going through the minds of the product design team at Microgaming at the time of Sweet Harvest’s conception, we will never know. But they might just be onto a winner theme wise.
Presented over the standard 5x3 setup with a typical 20 paylines, this slot located in a dream countryside setting of sun-drenched fields, against a hilly background and a plethora of fresh and appetising fruit.
The symbols of a good life
Higher value symbols that appear over the reels consist of the staff at our fictional farm, including the farmer himself holding a basket of fruit, a muscular cowboy character and a busty farmer’s daughter. Who would have thought that farm life was so perfect! Lower value icons include the some veg, namely sweetcorn and pumpkins, along with 10 to Ace on the playing card deck.
The wild in the game comes in the form of a Sweet Harvest log, substituting for all other symbols to from wins, apart from the scatter. Said scatter is a large red barn, like something from an American cartoon based on a farm and serves to trigger the bonuses.
The bonuses in the game
Get 12 free spins if you can land three, four or five barn scatter symbols across the reels. An animation pops up that depicts a couple rollicking around upstairs in the barn whilst the farmer looks for them, all very Benny Hill – and we love it.
Those young fornicators turn into wilds or even stacked wilds on the reels as the free spins feature plays out. If they combine – yep, sexual innuendo still running – to form a winning payline, you get a 2x multiplier on that round wins. You can retrigger the free spins during the round.
Get scatters over reels 1 and 2 in the base game to see reels 3, 4 and 5 re-spun, this is should you not win the free spins on the first go. Land two scatters during free spins and get another amusing animation of the farmer chasing the young stud as his fair lady watches and from above.
The other bonus feature in the game is far less complex, but still worth mentioning. Get the harvest bonus symbol over reels two and four and win a cash prize. The prizes in the round are not particularly large per se, but their random nature means that there is always a chance that you might be the lucky one.
Overall Sweet Harvest is good. Great graphics, nice and tight mechanics and a comical and well-considered theme all add to its appeal. That free spins feature is entertaining and hilarious, as well as being potentially generous cash-wise.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring