With so many up-and-coming studios taking over the slots vertical, NetEnt’s presence isn’t as dominant as it used to be. Fruit Shop Frenzy is the slot that brings the studio back in the spotlight for a while.
In this installment, the studio expands on the theme setting up its small shop against a nice, sleepy town backdrop. It also expanded the set of features the Fruit Shop Frenzy offers. And it’s the Frenzy mode that is now the most desirable for players. Whereas in the original it was the standard free spins.
Fruit Shop Frenzy is set in a sleepy town, but it isn’t a boring game. That’s thanks to vivid color palette and some great bonus rounds.
In the main game the thing to look forward to is 2 free spins that are awarded whenever winning fruit combinations appear on the screen. To spice things up, there’s a progressive multiplier that can increase up to x5. What’s even more exciting is that every winning spin adds one extra spin and pushes the multiplier 1 step forward.
This feature is there to help land more and bigger payouts. The Helper icon appears only on the rightmost wheel and can:
- Increase all multiplier values by 1
- Upgrade a current multiplier
- Activate Frenzy mode
When in Frenzy mode, the Helper symbol is also critical for getting some nice wins. This time, in addition to boosting multipliers, it can award Wilds and even double all multipliers. When the Double symbol lands, the max multiplier grows to x20.
How to Trigger the Bonus
Fruit Shop Frenzy requires any fruit payout to activate a couple of free spins which then produce the Helper icon and subsequently open the door to Frenzy mode. This Helper lands pretty frequently but can be annoyingly elusive. Luckily, instead of waiting, you can consider buying a shortcut to the feature, which costs x20.
In Fruit Shop Frenzy, NetEnt managed to find just the right balance between new and familiar. The addition of Frenzy mode with some exciting boosters and the bonus buy option make it more relevant in today’s slot world.