Imperial Fruits: 5 lines is one among the slot machines from Playson Slots with a fruity theme as well as simple and straightforward gameplay. Five reels and five paylines is all it has to offer. In the iGaming community where developers are constantly aspiring to beat the other with cinematic graphics, additional bonus features or one crazy theme which will be the first of its kind, it is quite refreshing to see the likes of Playson Slots catering to the needs of the traditional gamers. We can conveniently say that this slot game brand has succeeded in resisting all temptations to muddy the waters of creating a classic-themed slot game by including features that don't belong there. The game developers have a record of very solid and familiar classic-themed slot machines and Imperial Fruits: 5 Lines is the latest among them with its release date of March 2019.
Imperial Fruits: 5 lines - How to Place a Bet
As is always the case with many of Playson’s Slots, you will be presented with several options from the betting system and it is up to you to choose your preferred value. The range of bet opens with £0.10 and closes at £100. The game is accessible at any location, both at home or on the go so long as you have a modern device within reach.
Imperial Fruits: 5 lines - Gameplay
As indicated in the name, Imperial Fruits: 5 Lines comes with just five paylines from five reels and three rows layout which is sadly deficient. In fact, it stretches the concept of the traditional slot too far which leaves one to wonder how possible a return to player rate of 96.71% can be realized. Closer perusal found the answers in the reduced number of symbols. All you get is a total of eight symbols in the base game, no elaborate features.
This game is certainly not for gamblers who have a penchant for some sophisticated features, what is found on the reels are just feature symbols. Though they seem interesting enough, they don’t result in any extra features. Don’t even expect bonus features and the free spins from this slot machine as its classic roots did not allow that.
From the title, you may have correctly guessed that all symbols are taken from the good old fruity slot machines. It is simply a fruity world comprising of delicious fruits like watermelon, pear, grapes, oranges, plums, lemons and cherries. The only symbol that seems to have some imperial vibes going is the Imperial Crown with others depicting the fruity side of the theme. The only other non-fruity symbols are the classical red 7s as well as the stars which come either in gold or diamond version.
It is clearly a no-frills presentation. Everything is animated, very well drawn and as far from flashy as possible. The Reels of Imperial Fruits: 5 Lines are situated against the backdrop of a plane red scenery, encased in an ornate frame and that is just it. Gamers who are on the lookout for the latest in slot machine innovations will need to look elsewhere.
The game’s wild is depicted by the crown symbol which also serves as an Expanding Wild. They can only land on the three mid reels, but they function as expanding symbols on the plus side, so it occupies the entire space on the three reels it lands on. This expansion is only possible if it offers you a winning combo. As expected, the wild can replace any other symbol bar the two scatters (explained below)
The wild is joined by a couple of scatters – a Diamond Star Scatter and a Gold Star Scatter. Although they don’t come with the potential to activate any side games or bonus features, they can surely boost your wins when they do show up. Unlike the diamond, the gold star can land on any reel and all five turning up concurrently results in an instant cash prize of 100 times your wager. The diamond star scatter actually has less value even though diamonds are supposed to be a whole lot more valuable than gold. Reels one, three and five are the only reels that this scatter lands on with a cash reward of 20 times your stake.
Imperial Fruits: 5 lines - Game Buttons
The major buttons here are:
- Spin Button - This sets the reels in motion manually.
- Autospin - This aid in setting your desired rounds of play automatically, you can also determine when it stops.
- Information Button - This displays the paytable and gives information on the symbols.
- Credit Button - Displays the current amount of credits in your balance.
- Bet Button - It has two arrows up and down, click on the up arrow to top your bet and the down one to reduce it.
- Max Bet Button - Your gaming budget is controlled by this button.
Imperial Fruits: 5 lines - Payouts
Wins can go as much as 400 times your bet in Imperial Fruits: 5 Lines for every combination. The ones to really look out for are the red 7s as they offer the max payout. Filling the entire reels with them can result in up to 2,000 times your wager which is equivalent to £200,000. Obviously, the expanding wild can play a major role in creating those five full combos. Return to player rate here is pegged at 96.71%.