Greentube has produced a horde of slots this year, but quantity doesn’t always mean quality, and it’s been a bit of a mixed bag so far. Fruit Tumbling probably falls somewhere in the middle – it doesn’t have the woeful graphics of some Greentube games, but it does lack that bite; that something that sets the top games apart.
So, want to know more? Join us as we take a look at the theme, gameplay, and bonuses available in Fruit Tumbling!
Fruit Tumbling takes its design from the classic fruit-7s-jokers slots of the old days. However, there are 5 reels, plenty of paylines, and a slick bonus round making it distinctly modern.
Gameplay Overview & Symbols
Visually, Fruit Tumbling is similar to some of Greentube’s other joker-themed games, as you can see in the image above. There’s minimal background music, and the reels move softly, thudding into place on landing.
Unlike traditional reels, these don’t spin; they cascade. As with the majority of cascading slots, however, winning symbols disappear and new ones fall into place. So, if you land 5 matching symbols on a payline for instance, you’ll get your payout and then those symbols all explode in a plume of dust, and any symbols above them fall into place. The final gaps are filled by new symbols falling from above the reels.
This continues until you no longer win on a respin, and all your winning are accumulated. Needless to say, this can become a powerful feature – even more so during the bonus round! In terms of symbols, you’re looking at:
- Jokers (wild)
- Star (scatter)
This is what you’re playing for: the free spins round. All you have to do is land 3 or more scatters (the star symbol) and you get 15 spins straight away. When you hit a winning combination, the symbols still disappear like in the base game – but it offers even more reward. Spins start with a 2x multiplier, but every tumble increases it: to 4x, 8x, and then 16x if you get four tumbles.
If you manage to land some wilds with an 8x or 16x multiplier, your winnings could go through the roof. The spins are automatic, and the “gamble” feature is disabled during this round – not that you’ll need it!
As we predicted at the start, this game is fairly middle-of-the-road. The graphics and animation are pretty good, but compared to the latest slots from Yggdrasil and Netent, they look ancient; on the flipside, the payouts from the free spins round can be exceptionally impressive, and that’s what everyone really wants from their slots: cash!