The cornucopia of emptiness awaits you on this simple 5 reel Fruit Bonanza slot that is not quite a classic fruit machine.
Fruit slot themes are common. We are all familiar with the traditional bells, strawberries and oranges that have littered our casino reels since the time before you could even say ‘one armed bandit‘. It’s the most classic of styles, brought to you in a five reel video slot theme, yet with all the simplicity of a classic fruity.
Fruit Bonanza mobile slot work’s well on all the devices we tried, but it was to be expected from a Play’n GO slot, which are designed to work on every Android phone, tablet or iPad and iPhone. What it doesn’t do is bring the excitement. We tried to like this mobile video slot. After all, haven’t we loved many a simple fruit machines in the past? Fruit Shop from NetEnt is a gloriously simple fruity for example. Even the excellent Ninja Fruits from Play’n Go brought more excitement, even if not quite the simplicity.
But despite it’s best efforts and being one of the few jackpot slots available, Fruit Bonanza doesn’t hit the sweet juicy spot. Yes it comes with four progressive jackpots that go into the tens of thousands. But with having to play maximum lines, the minimum bet for the jackpot is 4.50. Not a deadly amount for some, grant you, but many players will walk away and play a far more conservative, and profitable jackpot game, like Mega Moolah or Mega Fortune. The progressive jackpot on both of these go into the millions and the base game wins are bigger than Fruit Bonanza mobile slots progressive jackpots.
Basically, what it amounts to is that the bet is high for such low odds and decent base game wins are far and few between. Bad combinations. Might as well play Playtech’s Gold Rally for more entertainment and a bigger progressive jackpot slot. The bet is a little higher, but at least you get some good value out of that slot.
Take away the progressive jackpots and Fruit Bonanza slot is at best, a simple fruit machine with scatters and fairly low volatility. It certainly works well as a mobile slot (in portrait in particular), but we couldn’t find it in our hearts to really be thrilled by such boring wins.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2013|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||4 Progressive Jackpots|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 9 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.90 / 4.50|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / No Multipliers|
Scatters: The Scatter symbol is the scatter symbol. Yeap, that one, marked 'scatter'. See it? Good, because it's the only symbol that does anything around here.
Jackpots: Get down on your knees and pray hallelujah to win the Super Jackpot; you'll need 5 cornucopia symbols on the 9th payline to get the main decent progressive jackpot of the game.
The Bonanza jackpot "only" needs five cornucopias, the juice needs 4 and the fruit jackpot 3. You are likely to spend more than the jackpot is worth.
You know what? We almost gave this mobile slot game 2 stars, just because it had a progressive jackpot. And then we sat down and thought about all the great progressive jackpots mobile slots that we can now play and we decided that no. No. We would not push this game onto you.
Is it salvageable? Only if you like classic fruit machines turned into video slot machines that barely pay out. There is a chump born everyday.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 3, 2018 - Rating