Developed and produced by the respected BetSoft team, Fruit Zen is an online video Slot game from the innovative 3-D Slots 3 series, with 5 reels and 10 possible paylines. Winning lines can go from right to left or left to right and the highest successful combination is always the one paid out, giving players more opportunities to take home more money.
The game has a theoretical RTP of 95.96%, and a betting range of 0.02 to 10 per active payline, with the maximum coin value being 1 and 10 being the maximum amount of coins that can be bet on a line. For players who would like to get used to the game before they bet on the outcomes, it can also be played free for no deposit, and for those who want to carry on with the rest of daily life while spinning, the AutoPlay mode can be activated. The top Jackpot in the game is 200,000 credits, and Bonus Features should help players win other satisfying amounts.
As the name suggests Fruit Zen is based around the ideas of balance, and Eastern philosophy and tranquillity. The oriental font and well-crafted graphics are all in line with this theme, with the reels set against a backdrop of calm, slowly moving sea and sky in soft purple hues. The reels themselves can’t be seen and the symbols in the game actually appear suspended above the water, in true 3-D style, while the reel casing is Japanese cherry wood.
The background music is also very peaceful, and could easily be played during a meditation. The icons on the reels are brightly coloured, glossy fruits of various kinds including Grapes, Cherries, Raspberries and Watermelons, making the game an interesting blend of modern Video Slot innovation and old-school symbol design. Winning paylines are shown with a spark of light flashing from icon to icon, and the flowers that blossom for special combinations really carry the theme further.
Like interface of Craps NZ, Fruit Zen has a user-friendly interface, and all winnings are rewarded according to the regular payout schedule. The paylines, coin values and bets per line are clearly visible and it’s easy for players to check their current credits and bets.
Fruit Zen has a Wild Symbol, represented by the game logo, which can stand in for any other symbol to complete winning configurations. To really increase the chance of successful paylines, anytime a Wild appears anywhere on a reel, all 3 symbols on the reel become Wild for that spin and another re-spin. If another Wild is hit at this point, 2 Wild reels will be in place for another re-spin. The Wild Symbol can only appear on Reels 2, 3 and 4 and, in keeping with the idea of honouring classic slots that is seen in using fruit symbols, it is the only Bonus Feature in the game. However, It does often yield satisfying payouts, and most players are quite happy with the balance of detail and simplicity that Fruit Zen offers.