Fruit Bowl XXV Slots is a fun little parody game that packs a lot of heart into the way it looks, and plays it safe when it comes to how it plays. It looks great and can be fun in short spurts, its main issue being that it can get addictive if you like the funny little comic renditions of the art, or get caught up in the jackpots. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that they had taken the time to make all of the reel symbols a little more playful, as some clearly outshine the others.
The premise of Fruit Bowl XXV Slots is football and fruit. Weird? Of course. But here we are in the world where this game exists. Our hats our off to the developers for being inventive here, as there is no other game that has likely done this. We are not sure how they came up with it, but it is cute and playful and it works in the same way a Saturday morning cartoon show would.
Graphics in Fruit Bowl XXV Slots are a mixed bag. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. You can tell the character work is not all that progressional, however, which can detract from it a bit around the edges. All the items and more football associating things look great, but the character work itself leaves something to be desired, as they were not very successful in capturing facial expressions or anything more human.
Gameplay in Fruit Bowl XXV Slots is nothing to write home about, but suffices. At 5 reels and 20 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect. Since it is mostly a themed game for sports fans in a minor way, this is fine, as the main draw is the way it looks, making the standard gameplay maybe fitting in some ways. It is not like they reinvent football every time they play.
Betting here ranges from a penny to $5, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $125, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
The Fruit Bowl bonus round feature is nice, but nothing to write home about.
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
+ Cute graphics
+ Playful theme
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
- Character work is meh
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Fruit Bowl XXV Slots is an odd love child between food and football. We have no idea what they were smoking when they thought that up, but we do know we can afford some with all the money this bad boy pays out. We almost feel like it is a front for a bookie. If you are a fan of fun cartoon parodies or sports, and in particular money, you will enjoy this game. Give it a spin and score some touch downs and such in reel form.