Clearly inspired by Push Gamings’ Fat Rabbit, Pragmatic Play has improved the mathematical model and released a somewhat unusual fruit slot where the reels are dipped in a giant cocktail (at least a giant from our point of view). The base game will certainly guarantee your mouth dry, and the juicy, bubbly background won’t exactly dampen your desire for a cold drink or two.
However, if you trigger the bonus round, a potential thrill ride of 5,000 times your bet awaits you. While Push Gaming has closely tied the core wild feature to the farming theme, this isn’t really the case with Juicy Fruits. Still, the excitement certainly carries over, but the bonus round is a definite hit or miss affair. When the wandering wild grows over a certain threshold, you can literally feel the momentum, and you just know that massive payouts are coming your way.
Bonus Features in Juicy Fruits
The crown wild is at the heart of this game and can land in sizes ranging from 1×1 to 5×5 during the base game. As usual with Wilds, it can substitute for all regular payout symbols. The wild plays an even bigger role in the bonus round, and you trigger the free spins feature when you land at least 3 diamond scatters anywhere on the same spin.
You start with 6 free spins in any case, and the object is to collect more diamond scatters. Above the reels you will see a crown/diamond counter, and each diamond scatter collected will be added to the counter. You get 1 to 3 extra spins for every 3 scatters you collect, and this also increases the size of the wandering crown wild.
The wild starts as a normal 1×1 sized symbol and moves in a random way per spin. You can upgrade the wild to the size of 2×2, 3×3, 4×4 and 5×5 and also get up to 4 times extra spins. If you originally triggered the bonus round with 4 or 5 scatters, the counter starts with 1 or 2 scatters already collected.
Players outside the UK can buy the bonus round for 100 times the total bet. However, in order to do so, you have to disable the Ante Bet feature. With the Ante Bet, you pay 20% more per spin, and this adds extra scatters to the reel strips, effectively doubling your chances in the bonus round.
The 200 Spins Juicy Fruits Experience
Although not much happened in the base game, we have prepared a bonus round for you this time. It is triggered at 1:18 in the 5-minute highlights video, and after a few spins the wild was already 3×3 in size. It soon evolved into a 4×4 beast that moved to trigger one massive payout after another. See for yourself how it all played out by clicking the play button.
There’s no denying that Pragmatic has basically taken the growing wilds bonus round from Push Gaming’s Fat Rabbit and wrapped it all up in a less innovative theme. Granted, the fruity theme is more elaborate than in many similar games, as the reels are set in a cocktail. However, the base game is bone dry, with the exception of the occasional win that keeps you afloat, which a larger version of the wild can provide.
The key to reaching the 5,000x potential, therefore, lies in the bonus round. In our experience, you need to set this wild to a 3×3 size as soon as possible to stand a chance. 6 free spins can be over in a flash if nothing goes your way. However, if you reach 3×3 or higher, pretty much every remaining spin offers solid payouts. When that massive 4×4 beast roams around the small remaining space, you know you’ve hit a home series.
Random wilds in the base game up to 5×5 in size.
Bonus round with growing wandering wilds
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet
Core concept of Fat Rabbit ripped off
Base game is mainly a desert walk
Juicy Fruits (Pragmatic Play) Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Juicy Fruits?
The game’s payout percentage of 96.52% is slightly higher than the industry average, but you can get a lower payout due to the RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.51%, 95.54% and 94.50%.
How volatile is Juicy Fruits?
Volatility is high in this game and the base game is a dried up grind most of the time.
What is the biggest possible win?
You can win up to 5,000x from the bonus round in Juicy Fruits, and a 5×5 wild in full screen mode will get you 1,200x your bet.
Are there some bonus features in the base game?
Yes, you can land a wild between 1×1 and 5×5 at random times.
Is there a free spins mode in Juicy Fruits?
Yes, you start with 6 spins and a 1×1 wandering wild. Collect scatters to get additional spins and increase the size of the wandering wild up to 5×5.
Can I play Juicy Fruits slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Juicy Fruits demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must have their age verified first).