Fruit Zen is a slot game developed by Betsoft which bears a certain similarity to a classic NetEnt game, Starburst, but with a classic fruit slot theme. Players spin reels to line up simple 3D fruit symbols hoping to land winning combos of classic fruit symbols like cherries and watermelons against a backdrop of a beautiful ocean. It’s a relaxing slot game which isn’t exactly original in its execution but nevertheless offers a tried and tested formula in a shiny new package, if you’re a fan of the original Starburst and you like the look of modern fruit slots, it’s worth a go.
Fruit Zen is a simple online slot game with three rows, five reels, and 10 pay-lines – though it also features Pay Both Ways, which makes it effectively more like 20 pay-lines. Players line up fruit symbols including cherries, lemons, grapes, raspberries, watermelons and oranges to win coins and trigger special features; as far as modern slot games go, it’s pretty close to traditional fruit slot machines that we all used to play in arcades and casinos twenty years ago, but with updated sound and visuals. As is usually the case in slot games, what sets the game-play of Fruit Zen apart is its special features, though in this game it’s nothing too showy.
Fruit Zen is a simple game with a simple bonus feature. The game features a wild symbol as part of the regular game-play, which is a bold Fruit Zen symbol. Every time this wild symbol lands on the second, third, and fourth reels – the only ones it turns up on – it will expand to cover the whole reel in flowers and stick around for a free re-spin, too. Further wilds will also stick around, if you’re lucky enough to land more on your re-spins, up to a maximum of three re-spins with wilds on all three central reels. Obviously, this is the part of the game in which players have the best opportunity to hit big wins; it’s a relatively simple bonus feature by today’s standards, but many players who enjoy simple game-play won’t be put off by this.
Like many other modern online slots, Fruit Zen is perfectly playable whether you’re on mobile or desktop, and it runs smoothly across all devices. The major deciding factor in whether or not Fruit Zen is playable on the go will be your internet connection but provided this is decent there shouldn’t be an issue, whether you’re using an Android tablet or an iOS phone.
Fruit Zen is a low volatility slot game with a return to player of 95.96%, which is a little lower than Starburst’s 96.1% but not far off. It’s a fairly relaxing game in which players can quietly coast along making small losses and small wins along the way, which may mean it’s not suitable for players who are in the game purely to land a jackpot.