Fruit Zen is an online slots game developed by Betsoft that centers around the theme of peaceful nature and fruits. This unusual mix makes for an interesting design and enjoyable experience.
The game differentiates itself with its simplicity as there are no bonus modes or free spins that put extra layers in the game. Fruit Zen still manages to be entertaining with interesting features in the standard game mode. The game has 5 reels and 10 paylines. Coin size can range from 0.01 to 0.5 and the player can bet from 0.1 up to 50.
The main symbols in the game are represented by different kinds of fruit. They include an orange, a lemon, grapes, a watermelon, a plum, cherries and a raspberry. Oranges, lemons and grapes have the highest value in the game. All of these standard symbols will pay when they line up on a payline in both directions, from left to right and from right to left.
This is not a common feature of slots games and should make the experience a little more entertaining. In addition to these symbols there’s also a Wild symbol that says “Fruit Zen”. It will land only on reels 2, 3 and 4 and will expand to fill the complete reel when it occurs. It has some other interesting features that will be described in detail below.
The buttons in the game are located on the bottom along with little windows that show various information on the game. The largest button on the bottom right corner can be used to spin the reels. On its right there’s a button that lets the player set Auto Play. It is also possible to set a maximum bet and adjust the size of the coin. The total balance, along with the size of current winnings are displayed for player’s convenience as well.
Fruit Zen does not feature any complex or layered bonus modes. There is no separate free spins mode either. Instead, the additional features of the Wild symbol make it worthwhile to play the game. When the Wild symbol lands on a reel it expands to cover the whole reel and triggers a free re-spin, with the Wild symbol remaining on the reel. This way the player can win a lot of coins. Furthermore, if during the re-spin another Wild appears, it will also cover its reel completely and trigger another re-spin. This can occur until all the reels are covered with Wilds.
Design of the game is interesting and reminiscent of a popular mobile phone game of fruits and ninjas. The colors are chosen interestingly to fit in with both themes of the game. The design of the symbols and the background are also well-executed and pleasant to look at. While the symbols are inspired by fruits, the background focuses on the nature and peacefulness by showing the waves.
Fruit Zen Opinions
Fruit Zen is a simple game with a good design that could interest both beginners and experienced players. New players will be attracted by its simplicity, lack of various modes and the ease of navigation. For, experienced players the game offers a new approach to the Wild symbols that cover the whole reel. This feature could be interesting for some players to check out as it does not occur often in other games. The true wins in the game will start when a Wild gets frozen on a reel. If several freeze at the same time then the player could win a sizable sum indeed. The fact that the winning combinations can be formed both from left to right and from right to left also boost winnings during the standard play.