If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what happens to those summer fruit stands when the weather turns cold as we enter the holiday season, NetEnt is here to show you with its 5×3, 15 pay-line Fruit Shop Christmas Edition.
It has all the things you loved about Fruit Shop, such as wilds, free spins multipliers, and wins that trigger free spins, but it also includes a snowman, a Christmas tree, and all the holiday trimmings you’d expect at Christmastime from your favourite fruit shop.
If you’re looking for the original Fruit Shop slots, you can find our review here.
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Best features on Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot
Just as with the original Fruit Shop, the best features center around the innovative free spins mechanism, along with these additional features:
- Free spins: Wins with fruit symbols trigger free spins.
- Free spins multiplier: All free spin wins are subject to a 2x multiplier.
- Wilds multiplier: All wins that include wilds are multiplied by two.
How to play Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot for free or real money
If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, you can play the free demo of Fruit Shop Christmas Edition on our site. To get started, pick a bet level from 1 to 10, then a coin value from $0.01 to $1.00, and press the candy-cane-ringed arrow button to start celebrating the season. You don’t need to be a Scrooge with your bet because you can always refresh the page once you’ve depleted your free credits to get more.
To play Fruit Shop Christmas Edition for real money, you just need to find an online casino that has the game and sign up. Most new players receive incentives from real money online casinos, so you can get started risk-free.
Fruit Shop Christmas Edition graphics and design
You’ll see the familiar icons from the original Fruit Shop game, only the fruit is encased in ice, and the card symbols are decked in snow. A snowman peers from one side while watching over a present, and a Christmas tree stands trimmed on the other. The reel set is framed by Christmas lights and other decorations with snow falling and piled up on the ground.
The one thing missing from all this revelry is Christmas music. The same jingles play during wins and free spins on this edition as the original Fruit Shop game. This seems like a missed opportunity for a Christmas-themed game.
Name Fruit Shop Christmas Edition
RTP % 0.9671
Min / Max Bet $0.15 - $150
# of Pay-lines 15
Max Payout 533.33x
Max Free Spins Bonus Features Free Spins, Free Spins Multiplier, Wilds Multiplier
Theme Fruit and Christmas
How Fruit Shop Christmas Edition’s bonus features work
The bonus features work the same as in the original Fruit Shop game, so if you’re familiar with that game, you’re good to go. If not, the free spins work a bit differently than most online slot machines. There’s no bonus symbol in this game. Instead, free spins are earned by generating winning pay-lines that include the premium fruit symbols. The number of free spins corresponds with how many fruit symbols you have in one row:
- Five fruit symbols: five free spins
- Four fruit symbols: two free spins
- Three fruit symbols: one free spin
- Two cherry symbols: one free spin
Once you’ve entered free spins mode, wins that include any symbols can add to your free spins. The premium symbols add free spins at the same rate as above, and the lower-paying symbols add them as follows:
- Five lower-paying symbols: five free spins
- Four lower-paying symbols: two free spins
- Three lower-paying symbols: one free spin
All wins during free spins are subject to a 2x multiplier. Wilds during regular gameplay and during free spins multiply their pay-line by two.
Where to find the Fruit Shop Christmas Edition slot game online
You can walk in the winter wonderland of Fruit Shop Christmas Edition at FanDuel Casino and Stars Casino. FanDuel has weekly cash promos and offers other NetEnt online games, as well as those by Konami, IGT, Scientific Games, and Spin. Stars Casino has Jackpot Drop slots, $1 million prize pool slot races, and free spins and cash awards for regular players. Just go to either site and sign up to see the offers they have available for new members.
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Final thoughts on Fruit Shop Christmas Edition by NetEnt
Those who are excited about Christmas will enjoy Fruit Shop Christmas Edition. Although, fans of the original game might be disappointed to find that the graphics are the only difference between this edition and the original.
The summer fruits are on ice, making you wonder why someone is trying to run a fruit shop in the dead of winter. This type of game is likely only popular during the Christmas season, and some Christmas music would have tied in well with the theme.
Regardless, the innovative free spins mechanics still make this game measure up to the original. We give Fruit Shop Christmas Edition a rating of 7/10.