I have no idea why, but more and more software providers decided to create new slots based on the diamond theme. Is this subject really so interesting and appealing? I’m not quite sure. All those Dazzle Me, Illuminous and other games from most popular companies look very similar and do not stand out of the crowd when it comes to the special features. But there is one, completely different and totally innovative gem-themed slot: Fruit Mania from Wazdan!
Fruit Mania from Wazdan is a unique 9-reel and 9-payline slot focused on the theme of fruits and gems. On its reels you will find some of the most classic slot symbols: bells, Vegas signs, stars, plums, watermelons, cherries and other popular fruit.
What is so special about this game? Well, you will see it when you launch the slot. Did you pay attention to mentioned above number of reels? Nine is not a common number of reels in the slots and Fruit Mania allows players to gain completely different gaming experience. How? It’s easy. The main screen of the game consists of classic 3 reels and 3 rows, but on the left you can see two different “mini” reels – one for Diamond Bonus and one for Lotto Bonus.
Let’s begin with the Lotto Bonus. This extraordinary round is triggered when Lotto symbols are caught on the 3 middle reels. During the bonus game, player has to choose one of the mysterious Lotto tickets hiding different prizes. All you need to do is to pick one, reveal the prize and collect credits.
The second bonus game, called Diamond Bonus is not so easy to activate. How does it work? When a diamond symbol occurs on the reel, it will switch on the corresponding field in the Bonus matrix table visible on the right. Once the diamond meter is full, the next draw of at least 3 diamonds on the reels activate 9 bonus games. All of the previously caught diamonds are held on their positions and all diamonds appearing at the time of bonus round remain on their positions till the end of the round. If a player finishes the game with at least 4 diamonds on the reels, he or she is awarded with the special prize. Sounds a bit complicated? You need to see it to understand the rules and I’m sure you will get the point immediately!
There is also one extra feature available not only in Fruit Mania but also in other Wazdan’s slots: after each draw of all 9 symbols on the reels, the game automatically blocks the best set of symbols. What is more, you can always unlock the reels of lock another set of symbols.
As you have probably noticed, I am not a great fan of classic slots, but I just love Wazdan’s games. Fruit Mania became one of my favs long time ago and I remember playing it on the slot machine in one of the land based casinos. I fell in love from the first sight and it still remains on my Top 10 slots lists, especially when I see new gem-themed slots released by other software providers and packed with visual effects that mean nothing when you wish to collect some cash.
And here are some screens: