Not the prettiest game but this Fruit Climber mobile slot has some pleasantly tall surprises.
Look, we’re not going to pretend with you; when we first opened up this Fruit Climber slot on mobile we rolled our eyes and went “Meh; another generic fruity slot”.
When we opened it as an online casino game it was even worse; it’s clear this is made to be played on Android phones and iPhones rather than larger tablet and desktop screens.
Frankly; this Inspired Gaming slot won’t inspire anyone… but then, we got a lovely surprise.
You start with a standard 5×3 reel set up with 10 paylines; so far, so boring.
But it won’t be long till you suddenly start seeing those red lights flash above the reels and these start expanding, giving you extra symbols and extra paylines, but for no extra bet.
It doesn’t happen on every spin, but you rarely go 5 to 10 spins without seeing these expanding reels, so it’s not that uncommon either.
Each extra row of symbols gives you an additional 5 paylines, giving you a potential of 35 paylines to unlock.
This is probably the ace up this Fruit Climbers video slot’s sleeve.
Because random reels will be chosen to display the same symbol – a bit like in Twin Spin phone slot, but these don’t have to be next to each other.
So you could get reel 1, 3 and 5, or reel 1, 2 and 3, or reel 2, 3 and 5, or any combination. You get the idea.
The reason this works so well is that it makes creating big wins far more possible, especially when you are faced with a 5×8 board of slot symbols.
You also have mystery symbols, which work just as well, but feel more like a quick addition that a real slot feature – still, it’s fun to watch.
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|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 10 Paylines|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Bonus rounds||Expanding Reels, Free Spins, Scatters, Wilds, Stacked Symbols, Mystery Symbols|
Wilds: The symbols with 'wild' on it can be used to replace any other symbol on a payline and create a win.
Reel Expansion: After any single spin, the reels can expand, increasing the rows and the number of payline.
You could get as few as four rows, up to 8 rows of 5 reels - each extra row grants you an additional 5 paylines.
In addition, three reels will come full of the same stack of symbols.
Mystery Symbols: Games like Fortune Girl or Mystery Fruit by Red Tiger do this better, but it's still fun to watch.
Basically, on any spin where you don't get the reel expansion feature, stacks of mystery symbols may land on reels, and reveal a singular symbol.
This Fruit Climber slot on mobile isn't going to win any beauty contests, in fact, it's a very simple fruit machine with 5 reels and 3 rows of cherries, melons, bells and 7s.
It doesn't have free spins or scatters, but you do get wilds and mystery symbols; though that isn't the main event.
The main event is when you those reels light up and they start expanding, increasing your starting 10 paylines to an impressive 35, and giving you stacks and stacks of symbols.
It's not as impressive as the many ways to pay Mayana sloy, or even When Pigs Fly by NetEnt, but considering it's fairly drab look, it's pleasantly fun with surprising wins.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: February 13, 2019 - Rating