Fruitbat Crazy from Betsoft Gaming: Slot Review - cascades of fruity fun!
Accompany a cheeky fruit bat who is on the hunt for food in this new title from Betsoft Gaming. Fruit bats are known in the animal kingdom as large flying foxes and you can usually find them in tropical environments. These creatures are herbivores who rely on their keen senses of sight and smell to find food. Their diet consists of a variety of all kinds of juicy fruit which they nibble away on as they fly from tree to tree to fill their bellies. Let’s join the cute little fruit bat in this game to see if he can help us find a fruity fortune on the reels?
Fruitbat Crazy is a 5 reel slot with 243 ways to win that includes Free Spins, Cascading Reels, a Double Up bonus game, and a Buy feature.
Fruitbat Crazy features a massive 243 ways to win where wins are formed by landing matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel. This slot also features cascading reels which means that when you land a win on the reels then the winning symbols will be removed to make room for new symbols to show up. The lowest value winning symbols pay out first and then explode and this continues on the reels until there are no more wins left.
A sparkling blue diamond is the Wild symbol in this game and when it appears on the reels then it can replace all other symbols apart from the Scatter and Bonus Buy symbols. This symbol appears on reels 2 and 4 and when it is part of a winning combination then it will stick to the reels waiting for new symbols to land to help create even more wins.
The Scatter symbol is illustrated by an image of the fruit bat. Land 3 or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels to activate the Free Spins bonus round. 3 Scatters award 10 Free Spins, 4 will get you 12, and land 5 to receive a fine set of 20 Free Spins. If you manage to fill the screen with all Scatter symbols then you will be awarded a whopping 200 Free Spins! Sticky Wilds and Cascading Reels are also active here to further boost your chances of landing a big win on the reels. If you are tired of waiting around for Free Spins to trigger then you can click the ‘Buy Feature’ button located at the bottom of the reels to pay a certain amount of coins to activate it instantly. Alternatively, you can collect Bonus Buy Coin symbols on the reels to reduce the cost of the Buy Feature. Once the Buy Feature reaches 0.00 then it will automatically trigger.
The final feature to highlight is the Double Up game. This is an optional bonus round which triggers whenever you land a win. In this fun bonus feature, you can gamble 50% or all of your winnings by choosing the heads or tails of a rotating gold coin. Predict the side it lands on correctly to instantly double your winnings but if you guess the wrong side then you will lose all of your winnings so choose very wisely here!
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The presentation of the game is fantastic as it is set against a stylish light blue background with green vines surrounding each reel. Symbols are wonderfully designed and consist of classic fruit machine symbols such as Lucky 7s, Bells, Oranges, Cherries, Plums, Pineapples, Watermelons, and not forgetting the adorable Fruit Bat either! The animations are excellent as symbols drop down onto the reels and then explode in spectacular fashion when part of a winning combination. A particular highlight is when you trigger the Free Spins game as the background changes completely to a slick orange design.
The music is charming with a light and bouncy soundtrack used. It ties in nicely with the Fruit theme of the game.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 243 ways to win, a reasonable RTP of 95.22%, and a maximum win worth 1,196X your stake.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet Range: 0.08, 0.16, 0.24, 0.32, 0.40, 0.80, 1.20, 1.60, 2.00, 4.00, 8.00..40.00
Based on a bet of 0.08:
- Fruitbat Crazy Symbol: 0.08 for 2X, 0.12 for 3X..10.00 for 14X, 20.00 for 15X
- Pineapple Symbol: 0.12 for 3X, 0.24 for 4X, 0.60 for 5X
- Red Seven Symbol: 0.10 for 3X, 0.20 for 4X, 0.30 for 5X
- Plums Symbol: 0.04 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.18 for 5X
- Watermelon Symbol: 0.03 for 3X, 0.10 for 4X, 0.16 for 5X
- Oranges Symbol: 0.02 for 3X, 0.08 for 4X, 0.15 for 5X
- Cherries Symbol: 0.01 for 3X, 0.04 for 4X, 0.10 for 5X
- Liberty Bell Symbol: 0.01 for 3X, 0.04 for 4X, 0.10 for 5X
Our Verdict on Fruitbat Crazy
This slot comes from slot specialists Betsoft Gaming and is an entertaining fruit machine themed slot featuring an adorable title character. Fruitbat Crazy features superb graphics and animations, fast-paced gameplay, as well as a nice range of bonus features. The Cascading Reels is a fine feature to this slot that can really help you rack up a few wins in a row. It is also great that it removes the lowest paying symbols first. The Free Spins game, on the other hand, took quite a few spins to trigger but it is worth sticking around for or even using the ‘Buy’ feature to trigger it but we recommend you collect as many Bonus Coin symbols here first in order to lower the cost of buying it. The top prize for this slot is a reasonable 1,196X your stake. I also found it to be of Medium variance so it won’t take you too long to land a decent sized win on the reels here. For slots with a similar Fruit theme, check out Strolling Staxx: Cubic Fruits and Mystery Reels.
Nibble on some juicy fruit to win big on the reels when you play Fruitbat Crazy!