Recently, Yggdrasil, a Malta-based globally recognized iGaming provider, together with its long-time partner Reflex Gaming, an omni-channel provider of gambling games and slot machines based in the UK, released Fast Fruits DoubleMax™, a classic fruit-themed retro slot that this summer offers players a real, colorful, juicy refreshment.
Additionally, this release represents the newest addition to Reflex Gaming’s YG Masters portfolio, after Bugs Money and Purrfect Potions.
True to its name, the main theme of the game is a lot of delicious fruits that look like they might explode with the sweetness hidden inside them, giving the game a fresh look. However, since the fruits are in the foreground of the screen, the rest of the screen is a static image in the base game and a zip screen as if the net files through hyperspace when players trigger the Free Spins.
The slot is boosted by Yggdrasil’s powerful slot game engagement mechanic (GEM), DoubleMax, which has the ability to gradually increase the potential of the game, meaning that the multiplier doubles for each winning combination. In addition, the slot is also boosted by GATI, a powerful slot mechanic also developed by Yggdrasil that provides its B2B partners with the opportunity to acquire a legal, approved, pre-configured company development tool that allows them to quickly create innovative content followed by rapid distribution.
To win, players must form a combination of five matching symbols from left to right on the far right side, but one of the Wilds adds to that by replacing the symbols used in the winning combinations, except the Scatter, in addition to other symbols that fall to take their places on the grid, and the game then pays right to left from the far right edge of the dynamic 5×3 grid that offers 20 fixed paylines. In addition, the game can be played on any device.
The basic low-value symbols are cherries, oranges, lemons, and grapes, while the high-value bonus symbols are watermelons and plums, a red lucky 7 and the game logo. A combination of 5 low-value bonus symbols is worth 0.1x and 1x, increasing to 0.2x to 2x for a combination of three watermelons or plums, 0,3x to 3x for three red lucky 7s and 0,4x to 5x a player’s bet for a combination of 3 game logo symbols.
The game has high volatility, a default RTP of 95.5% and a maximum win of 20,000x a player’s bet.
Pop & Drop cascade and Wilds – every winning symbol “pops” out of the grid and the gaps are filled with new symbols “cascading” from above. In addition, more than one Wild may be added to the gaps on each cascade before the overhead symbols fall.
The Wilds are added after a win as mentioned above. Added Wilds may be:
- Super Wild – replaces all symbols except the Bonus Symbols, which causes the reel positions to be filled after the winning symbols are removed;
- Boost Wild – replaces all symbols except the Bonus Symbols. It also increases the multiplier trail by a random amount;
- Each Way Wild – replaces all symbols except the Bonus Symbols. However, it allows winnings to be paid from left to right and from right to left when it takes part in a win.
DoubleMax Multipliers – during the base game, each win doubles the win multiplier. Following the cascade, the multiplier resets itself. Furthermore, throughout the Free Spins, the multiplier begins at 1x, increases throughout the round and resets only after the Free Spins feature.
Free Spins – when 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols land anywhere on the grid, they reward players with 7, 10 or 13 free spins, individually. In addition, the multiplier that builds up throughout these bonus rounds doesn’t reset between spins.
However, the Gamble option is triggered when players activate the bonus round with 3/4 base game Scatters. The aforementioned rewarded free spins may be collected, but if players choose to gamble them during the gamble option, they may only win if the pointer stops on the green wheel portion.
Golden (Ante) Bet – this feature increases the bet by 25% and may double the chances of activating the Free Spins. Also, the winnings in the paytable stay the same.
Bonus Buy – in order to trigger this feature, the player should want to get to the Free Spins immediately. As soon as it is triggered, players can purchase Free Spins for 100x the player’s bet.
Commenting on the launch, Mark McGinley, Chief Gaming Officer at Yggdrasil, said: “Combining the DoubleMax mechanic with the much-loved fruit genre has seen Fast Fruits DoubleMax occupy a spot that appeals to both traditional slot lovers and those who enjoy fast-paced, high volatility gameplay. With giant win potential on every spin, as well as numerous wilds bringing new elements to the reels with every appearance, there is a lot to love in our latest launch!”
Mat Ingram, CPO at Reflex Gaming, added: “We pride ourselves on creating games that players love to play, and Fast Fruits Doublemax is another exciting addition to our growing portfolio. We took the classic fruit theme and modernised it with the DoubleMax GEM, as well as our own brand-new WILD mechanic. With giant multiplier potential, wilds can then trigger a pay both ways mechanic, there’s plenty in it for gamers of all appetites.”