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How Fruit Machines Work

fruit-machineYou are going to find in addition to the video slots and classic 3 reel casino slots offered at many of our listed online casinos a range of what are classified as fruit machines.

Now it must be pointed out that these games play and operate in a completely different fashion to the aforementioned types of slot games, and as such you would be best advised to read through this guide to get a better understanding of just how they work before playing them.

Any fruit machine you will come across has been designed to return to players during one full game cycle of the slot, a pre-determined payout percentage. Much like the video slots and classic 3 reel slots these payout percentages are usually way higher than land based fruit machines so you should get plenty of winning opportunities when you decide to give them a whirl.

However in addition to its own unique pre-determined payout percentage a fruit machine will come with a huge number of bonus type features which are awarded to players of these games much more regularly than any other kind of slot machine.

There are both base game features that can be triggered along with many unique types of main bonus games, and as such one added advantage of playing a fruit machine online is that you are going to be getting a much more entertaining type of game play.

In fact a fruit machine is known as an AWP, which stands for Amusement with Prizes and with often dozens of different bonus features and bonus games which can be awarded when you are playing them they are much sort after games for players looking for the most entertaining type of slot playing sessions.

Most fruit machines come with a standard set of bonus features and as such when playing any of them you will come across features such as those called Holds and Nudges. When a fruit machine offers you a hold feature you can hold any of the reels into position, even when a winning combination has been formed on a previous spin, resulting in you getting that winning combination again.

Another bonus feature that is found on virtually all fruit machines is the Nudge feature, and when awarded, which it will be very often when you are playing the base game, you can move the reels downwards and this can help you form winning combinations.

Due to the very high hit frequency of the bonus features, rounds and bonus games that can be awarded to you when playing any online fruit machine we would suggest you play them via the free play options before playing for real money.

By playing for free you will be able to play at no risk whilst getting a full understanding of how each bonus feature, bonus round and bonus game works and operates. Plus many fruit machines have additional hidden features which only become apparent when you play a fruit machine more and more.

Author: Marcus Nilsson

November 3, 2013 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.