Juicy Fruits Multihold: Slot Overview
Online slot Juicy Fruits Multihold brings together parts from two previously released games in the extensive Pragmatic Play line-up. One is the theme from fruit slot Juicy Fruits, while the second is the quad grid mayhem of Multihold, first witnessed in the canine-driven game The Dog House Multihold. Name recognition is critical in any industry. One extreme example is Floki, a meme coin named after Elon Musk's pet dog, which at the time of writing had a market cap of more than $300 million. The point being is the last Multihold slot had a powerhouse pooch pedigree behind it, so the question is if the magic will be as strong in a less well-known name.
As far as the Juicy Fruits part of the blend goes, Juicy Fruits Multihold keeps the refreshing, dewy, fruit cocktail theme of the previous game alive and kicking. The gaming grid looks like it's been dunked in a beverage of one kind or another and filled with fruit chunks. So tempting looking, it's the kind of thing you might want to grab off the screen on a hot day to quench your thirst. Hopefully, the gameplay turns out to be just as refreshing.
To find out means choosing a stake of 25 c to $/€250 per spin to set the session in motion. In the base game, Juicy Fruits Multihold is played on a single 5-reel, 5-row matrix with 50 paylines. However, in free spins, when the going is good, up to four 5x5, 50 payline reel sets can be in operation at the same time. With a roaming growing wild on each, too, which is quite a proposal. Statistically, Juicy Fruits Multihold is a highly volatile slot, where players get a default RTP of 96.04%, dropping a notch to 96.02% when buying the free spins round.
Winning combinations pay left to right along pay lines, starting from the grid's leftmost side. Hitting 5 matching pay symbols awards 2 to 20 times the bet and wins may be made up of lime slices, cherries, lemons, oranges, apricots, strawberries, bells, kiwi fruit, raspberries, watermelons, and sevens. Amongst all that fruit, crown wild symbols are present on all reels. In the base game, wilds hit in sizes of 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, or 5x5, substituting for anything except the scatter. When wilds make their own wins, they have the same value as the highest-value pay symbol.
Juicy Fruits Multihold: Slot Features
Hopefully, you get a kick out of multi-sized wild symbols because that's all the base game has, features-wise. Second gear kicks in when 3 or more green scatter symbols land on any reel to award 6 free spins.
Free spins are played on up to 4 gaming grids, though the round starts with 1 grid active. Upon this game grid is placed a 1x1 wild, which remains on the screen but may move to a new position between spins. A new purple diamond scatter may appear in free spins on all reels. All landed purple diamond symbols are collected by the wild symbol on the matrix they hit on until the end of the round. Every 3rd collected purple diamond symbol on a wild retriggers the feature, awarding an extra +1 free spin and growing the wild in size - from 1x1, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, to 5x5 max. After the 4th retrigger on every available matrix, the feature cannot be retriggered anymore.
Green scatter symbols appear only on the last unlocked matrix. Collecting 3 green scatters unlocks the next available reel set until all 4 have been unlocked. Each new matrix awards +1 free spin when unlocked and has its own roaming, growing wild symbol.
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The free spins round may be bought directly from the base game at a cost of 100 times the bet.
Juicy Fruits Multihold: Slot Verdict
Juicy Fruits Multihold might not have the same star recognition as The Dog House Multihold, but it does possess a roundabout connection to another very popular slot franchise. We're talking about the way the wild grows and roams in free spins the way it did when laid down by competitor Push Gaming in the farmyard classic Fat Rabbit, later to be followed by a host of 'Fat' slots - Fat Banker, Fat Drac, and so on. Fruit isn't as creatively unique as well-fed bankers or vampires, but it's got a mainstream appeal that might help Juicy Fruits Multihold's multi-grid feature reach a wide audience.
Despite all the cocktail/fruit juice imagery, Juicy Fruits Multihold is a tad dry in the base game. It lacks the additive multiplier wilds available in The Dog House Multihold, handing the responsibility of triggering adrenal rushes over to the crown wild symbol, which has as its special power the ability to land in different sizes. Aside from that, Juicy Fruits Multihold's base game is a case of racking up line wins, fingers crossed, till free spins trigger and the game gets the chance to flip to thrill mode. Here's where Juicy Fruits Multihold's winning potential of 8,000x the bet max win may be achieved, and it's hard to say whether doing so would be more entertaining with sticky multiplier wilds or growing roaming wilds. Both ways have their moments, meaning keen quad players get the chance to pick their favourite method.
As far as mixing slot ideas into one new fruit cocktail goes, Juicy Fruits Multihold does a nice job. The familiar and thirst-quenchingly presented classic fruit theme should give Juicy Fruits Multihold a certain mainstream appeal, which is fleshed out by a bonus round possessing the tantalising possibility of having up to 4 roaming growing wilds operate simultaneously.
Juicy Fruits Multihold provides a fun, fruitier version of Pragmatic Play’s entertaining quad grid Multihold mechanic.