Fruit Duel Review
Hacksaw Gaming is definitely a diverse slot developer that can go from one extreme to another with online slots. This studio can do crazy intense and dark slots such as The Bowery Boys or Warrior Ways, whilst also doing lighthearted and simple games such as King Carrot and Harvest Wilds.
Hacksaw Gaming's Fruit Duel (previously known as Fruityplier) falls into the latter category with a cheery and laid-back slot with bright visuals but entertaining gameplay. Fruit Duel plays on 3-reels with 17 paylines and contains an innovative mechanic called DuelReel as well as free spins to keep players entertained throughout.
The first thing that jumps out about this slot is the amazing soundtrack in the distance. There is a guitar score paired with a light drum to deliver something that you'd expect to hear in a coffee shop. It's both relaxing and uplifting at the same time.
In addition to this, there are colourful visuals on the slot with a bright house filled with vibrant fruit and surrounded by green leaves as well as a blue sky. All the fruit symbols are what you'd expect with cherries, lemons and strawberries as well as other fruits such as bananas and grapes. It all comes together to deliver a charming-looking food slot.
Players will be delighted to hear that the base game and the bonus game can trigger the DuelReels mechanic meaning that big wins can occur at any time. However, it's worth noting that the chances of the bigger multipliers are higher throughout the free spins round.
Anyone who has played a Hacksaw Gaming slot will be familiar with the menu bar at the bottom of the screen with the spin button and bet level to the right side. Non-UK players can find the bonus buy button to the left of this menu.
In a strange twist, Fruit Duel is a low volatility slot (that has medium volatility free spins round) which ultimately delivers smaller wins but less frequently. Most modern slots adhere to medium or high volatility so it's refreshing to see a low volatility slot.
There is also a high RTP to match this statistic at 96.30% and players can win up to 3,333x the stake in this slot. Whilst this is a low amount for a modern online slot, it's not too bad for a low volatility slot.
When we first saw Fruit Duel, we were expecting to be disappointed and find the experience lacking for Hacksaw Gaming. Thankfully, this was not the case as Fruit Duel is incredibly refreshing from Hacksaw Gaming.
With the design and the style of the bonus round, it still feels like Hacksaw Gaming. The gameplay is nowhere near as crazy as other titles but it's fitting for newcomers to Hacksaw Gaming or to slots in general. There are few modern low volatility slots and Fruit Duel is one that is much-needed.