Fruit Machines are one of the most popular and famous types of slots machines. Often associated with British pubs, arcades and fish and chip shops. A fruit machine slots/game of this kind actually needs very specific features to qualify as a fruit machine. Distinguishing it from a video slot game: Hold and Nudge buttons as well as cash ladders and bonus boards.
With the online casino software developers, Fruit machines are nowhere as widespread as video slots. However, there are a few games of this type to be found. On this page, we have some examples of fruit machine slots which you can try for free and we also have links to four of our very own exclusive fruities.
Nudges Explained: When playing a traditional fruit machine look out for the Nudge buttons. These buttons can help to create a winning result or increase your chances of winning on the next spin. For example, if you have two Bell symbols on the payline you should check to see if you can nudge the other reel to bring a third Bell symbol down onto the payline to complete the winning set. Typically the more nudges you have the better as it gives you more options. With three nudges you might choose to nudge one reel down one symbol and one reel down two symbols, for example.
Holds Explained: Hold buttons are a core part of any fruit machine. Different games will trigger the Hold feature in different ways but the principle is the same. You get to choose which symbol(s) will not move on the next spin. As an example, if you have two bell symbols on a payline. You might be able to hold them before hitting spin and bagging yourself another bell symbol to create a win.
Overview: The first of two Slotland Casino games to feature on our list. ReelRiot is actually one of only a handful of slots games that features a fruit machine style Hold feature.
This being a Slotland game. The game certainly looks bright, fun and quirky complete with a big slot machine handle on the right. Slotland's games always look a bit different and unique and ReelRiot is no exception. On the games 3 reels, you'll find classic fruit machine type icons. Including Cherries, Melon, Grapes, and plum.
You can use the "Hold" buttons below each reel to hold the respective reel. Thus you are allowed to hold up to two reels every spin. If you win the hold feature is disabled. To aid the player it is not possible to make a hold that would disable a win in the upcoming round.
Landing 3 Double Wild symbols on any position and with no win on the payline triggers ReelRiot the bonus game. The screen is separated into three horizontal lines and the standard symbols are replaced by numerical and "STOP" symbols. At the beginning of the Bonus game, the bottom line is activated. Pull the lever and one symbol on the active payline is highlighted. If you hit a number. Your bet from the last standard spin is multiplied accordingly. If you hit a number with an arrow. Your bet is multiplied and you move to the pay line above. If you hit the "STOP" symbol, the Bonus game ends.
If you manage to hit three Double Wild symbols on the payline with the maximum bet. You win the progressive jackpot!
No download or installation required - just login to your Slotland account and start to play immediately. Slotland Casino Suitable for USA players
Overview: If you're a U.K. based player looking for an absolutely classic style of a fruit machine. Check out the Bar X game from Electracoin.
This game is a perfect recreation of the 3 reels "noughts and crosses" style games that can found in arcades around the U.K. The concept of this game is so simple that anyone can learn to play in seconds. Press spin and get a mixture of X, O, and Bar symbols. 3 Bars or 3 X symbols on the single middle payline will be a win. If you get up 3 nudges plus holds with which you can attempt to tilt the odds in your favor.
There's no cash ladder or bonus board but the lack of features is partly what has helped make this kind of machine a success. If you're looking for a game with depth or sophistication then look elsewhere because Bar X is about as old school as it gets! U.K. players can play Bar X for free (no login or deposit required).
You can play Bar X Fruit Machine Slots and other free fruit machine slots at Mr Green Casino For U.K players only
Overview: If you're a U.S.A. based player looking for a traditional classic slot. Check out Betsoft's Magic Lines. Betsoft is famous for their sophisticated 3D slots. However, this is one of Betsoft's simpler classic slot games with a retro 2D style.
On the 3 reels, you'll find classic fruit machine style symbols: Bell, Orange, Lemon etc. and your spins are accompanied with plenty of authentic fruit machine sound FX.
There's really not a lot to this game, truth be told. But it does have an interesting "repeat feature". Which is activated whenever you hit three matching symbols on a payline. This feature tests your reflexes as you have to hit the Stop button at just the right time to win access to the top half of the screen. If you're quick enough to do this your wins will be multiplied. If you hit the Stop button at the wrong time then the feature ends.
Strictly speaking, this is not a British fruit machine game but it might suit you if you're a USA player and you'd like to test your skills and reflexes with the repeater feature.
You can play Magic Lines fruit machine slots and also other free fruit machine slots at Drake Casino
Not suitable for U.K. players.
Overview: From developer Net Entertainment we have Super Nudge 6000. Strictly speaking, this is not a true fruit machine but is more of a video slot complete with 5 paylines, Wild and Scatter symbols.
That said this game has a nudge style feature and is a very nice looking take on the classic fruit machine. From the Swedish developer and the game certainly looks attractive and authentic with a cool vintage and retro machine style (set in an American Diner). The various sound effects are authentic too.
On the reels, you get classic fruit machine style symbols with a Dollar Sign, Bell, Cherries, Crown, Lemon, Orange, Plum, Crown and Lucky Number 7. The Dollar Sign symbol is actually the game's highest jackpot payout and three of it on the payline triggers the Super meter jackpot round bonus feature (when playing with the maximum coins bet). In the Super meter jackpot feature you can bet 20, 40 or 60 coins for up to 3 automated nudges. Land 3 Crowns on a payline and you will get a mystery win ranging from 300 to 6000 coins.
All super meter credits are stored in the super meter and your super meter credits can be collected and returned to the basic game. If the Super meter mode reaches 6000 or more coins, the amount is automatically collected and the player returns to the base game.
Overview: The second of our slots games from Slotland on our list is Fruit Mania. This is not a typical British style fruity either. But is a typically good looking and unique slot from developer Slotland. There are no nudges or holds here but we've included this one in our roundup because of the classic fruit machine symbols including cherries, bar, and plums, and it also has a cool bonus meter.
This is a 5 reels and 15 paylines game with five varied bonus features as set out on the bonus meter: 3 Free Spins, 5 Free Spins, Double Wins, Wild Cherry (All Cherry symbols are wild for at least 10 Free Spins (All wins are doubled for at least 7 Free Spins. ) and Fruit Mania Bonus. Three scatter "Level Up" symbols move you up the Bonus Meter and landing three scatter "Bonus" symbols activate the bonus feature you're on.
If you light up all 14 squares on the Bonus Meter and hit three "Level UP" symbols, the highest paying bonus feature - Fruit Mania - is activated in which a special bonus combination is activated for at least 15 Free Spins and any combination of fruit symbols pays out!
All bonus spins are free spins. Last but not least, if you cam you hit five "BAR" symbols on a payline while betting at least a total of $10 per spin, you will bag the Progressive Jackpot!
No download or installation required - just login to your Slotland account and start to play immediately.
Suitable for U.S.A players.
Below you can our current selection of four fruit machines. You can play these exclusive games on both desktop and mobile with a choice of Flash format or HTML 5 format. Both formats play exactly the same but the Flash version will only play on computers with the Flash plugin enabled (if you do not have Flash or Flash is disabled then select the HTML 5 version).
Launched just in time for Christmas 2011, our Christmas Fruity game celebrates the festive season and looks and plays just like a classic British fruit machine game. On the game's 3 reels you'll find a series of charming Christmas themed symbols with Santa joined by candles, baubles, Christmas presents, bells, Santa hat, and Christmas stocking and a Christmas tree. The Christmas theme also extends to the sounds complete with a version of Silent Night Christmas Carol.
This being a traditional British fruit machine style game you get all the features you'd expect from a fruit machine game: Hold and Nudge buttons, a Cash Ladder, and a bonus board and a Hi-Lo gamble feature too. At the top left of the game, is your Cash Pot. Build up your cash pot to the maximum of 300 credits to get a 100 credits bonus - you can bank your cash pot whenever the Bank button (below the reels) is flashing.
Santa himself is the Wild Symbol and he will substitute for any other symbols to create a winning combination while the Christmas tree and Christmas Boot symbol activate the cash ladder if you can lend 3 on the payline. The Santa Hat is the Free Spins symbol - hitting 3 on the reels will trigger 5 free spins.
Last but not least you can win yourself nudges by landing 3 Scatter Christmas Candles or win holds by landing 3 Scatter Bells.
When Halloween comes round you might be wanting to play a suitably themed game and so that's we developed Spooky Fruity! This 3 reel Fruit Machine stars a number of spooky characters as Dracula, Mummy, Ghoul,Witch, Frankenstein and even Death appear on the reels - no need to be too frightened though as the graphics are cute and colorful rather than terrifying and horrific!
Like all the best fruit machines, Spooky Fruity has a number of features including a Cash Ladder, Hold and Nudge buttons and a bonus board on which you can pick up treats including bonus cash, nudges and holds, Cash Pot multipliers and cash wins.
The Bonus Board feature is randomly activated during play and offers you up to 3 chances to win. This feature will really tests your reflexes - just hit the 'Stop' button when the light has lit up a reward. Try to avoid the 'Game Over' square as that will wipe out your Cash Pot.
This game actually has two wilds for twice the treats! The Grim Reaper substitutes for all other symbols to make winning combinations while the Trick or Treat sweets symbol is the second Wild symbol.You get two bonus symbols too with Dracula symbol and Caldron symbol - hit 3 on a row to activate the cash ladder.
The Ghost is the free spins scatter symbol. Hit 2 anywhere to win 1 free spins. Hitting 3 anywhere on the reels wins 5 free spins. Mummy and Pumpkin symbols can both earn you nudges - nudge the right reels down to increase your chances of getting a winning line.
Play Spooky Fruity on desktop and mobile
The Fruit Machine game was totally inspired by the traditional British fruities but we added a couple of twists to make it unique to us. This game is themed around cute little fruity characters. The Orange fruit symbol is a Wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols. Green Berry is a bonus symbol and he activates the cash ladder feature when you hit two or more on a payline. The cash ladder will flash randomly and where it stops will determine your prize.
The Bonus Board is randomly activated in this game so you can trigger it with any spin. Once it has started you get up to 3 chances to win extra credits and features. Press the stop button to win the prize but try to avoid the Game Over square.
A Fruit Machine hi lo feature gives you the chance to double your last win. A random number will appear on the first reel - use the hi/lo buttons and predict if the next number spun will be higher or lower.
Play The Fruit Machine on desktop and mobile.
The fourth of our exclusive fruit machine games takes its inspiration from the world famous British fish and chip shops. Oh My Cod is a classic 3 reel style fruit machine with the one payline across the middle of the reels. This game has everything you'd expect to find in a fruit machine: bonus board, cash ladder, cash pot, repeat feature and Hi-Lo game.
This game features symbols depicting typical fish and chip style fare including chips, fish, gherkin, salt and vinegar and tomato sauce - it's enough to make your mouth water! Listen out for the genuine cockney accent too, mate!
The Coke can is Wild and substitutes for all other symbols while The Tomato Sauce symbol is a bonus scatter symbol. Hit 2 of these symbols anywhere to win 2 nudges. Hit 3 anywhere to win 5 nudges. Hitting 3 of the soft drink symbols will trigger the Cash Ladder feature.
Play Oh My Cod on desktop and mobile.
We thought our 20 payline Super Fruits slot machine also deserved a mention on this page. Strictly speaking it's not a fruit machine as it has no Holds or Nudges or Bonus Board but this game does feature classic fruit machine symbols such as the Melon, Lime and Bell ad it is a fun game to play with several bonus games and a progressive jackpot with a real cash prize so give it a spin.
We hope you enjoyed this overview of Fruit Machine style slots games useful. If you have any comments or questions or a game you'd like to recommend then you can leave a comment below. You can also read our detailed guide on How to play fruit machines