The set up in Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines is super simple. The plain black reels are filled with a selection of classic fruit machine imagery. Starting at the bottom of the payout food chain are the cherries, oranges and lemons. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these on the same payline and you’ll receive an award equal to 0.5, 1.5 or 4.5 times your total stake.
Next come the grapes and melons. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll pocket 1, 3 or 8 times your total stake. The best of the standard symbols is the lucky red 7 which will get you 1, 5 or 18 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The standard symbols are joined by a wild and scatter, bother of which can deliver some potentially impressive rewards.
The smiling female jester is the wild. She can appear anywhere on the reels and substitute for everything apart from the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 wilds on the same payline and you’ll win 2.5, 25 or 75 times your stake. By far the best payer is the star which is the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and the payout is an impressive 5, 20 or 400 times your stake.
That’s your lot as far as gameplay goes. There aren’t any features to speak off. All the action revolves around the base game. Stacked symbols are in play which has the potential to keep things moving along nicely though. You can win up to 819 times your stake on each spin.
The design here is simple but nicely done. There’s a glossy look to the symbols and the bangs and thuds are reminiscent of a classic one-armed bandit. This won’t be a slot game for fans of features and back story. If you want the simple pleasure of a classic, old school machine then Fruits & Jokers: 20 lines offers just that. Alternatively, I recommend you try God of Wild Sea and Claws vs Paws from Playson which have plenty of bonus features.