|Developer: Pragmatic Play|
|Min Stake: 10p|
|Max Stake: £50|
|Max Win:100x stake|
Few players will have heard of “progressive multiplier free spins” before, but that is precisely what is available in Pragmatic Play’s Extra Juicy slot. As inspiring and original as this feature happens to be, it is the only real bonus round in this 5-reel slot, which for all intents and purposes remains a run-of-the-mill fruit machine, albeit one which is played over a video slot format. Extra Juicy contains plenty of familiar imagery and has a fair non-progressive jackpot worth 100x a total bet up for grabs for lucky players.
Extra Juicy is notable for featuring 10 pay lines on its 5 reels. That may be a small amount for a typical video slot, but for a bonus enhanced fruit machine, this is quite respectable. All 10 pay lines which appear on this 5-reel, 3-row slot are fixed into place, so bets are not going to drop to as low as a penny per spin. However, at 10p a game, minimum stakes are still very affordable. Maximum wagers aren’t going to bankrupt too many players either, and are capped at £50 a game. The RTP rate in Extra Juicy is far and above board, at 96.52% in total.
It may have 5 reels, but Extra Juicy is, underneath it all, a classic slot and fruit machine. To that end, players should not expect any wild symbols to appear in the game. Scatters do show up, though, and these take the shape of diamond symbols. As with scatter symbols in most slots, they can trigger a bonus round if three or more of them appear on the reels.
Once three or more scatter icons turn up on the first, third and fifth reels, the Progressive Multiplier Free Spin feature we mentioned earlier comes into play. This bonus feature promises an initial 12 free games. However, on every single winning spin in the round, a multiplier will increase by 1x. That naturally means that by the end of the bonus round (provided you win on every turn) the multiplier will be worth 12x the standard rate of pay.
Players can also retrigger the bonus round by landing three more scatters on the reels. Up to 50 free spins can be landed before the bonus ultimately ends. However, if you were to win on every single one of those spins (which is unlikely), it does mean that you could be looking at multipliers worth as much as 60x the standard rate of pay in the Extra Juicy slot.
Few players are going to grumble at the Progressive Multiplier Free Spin bonus. It is capable (however unlikely) of delivering wins worth 60x what you might expect. The lack of a wild symbol is a bit of a blow, but you won’t find one in many other fruit machines, either. There are similar games out there which cost just as much and offer far less, so Extra Juicy can rightly be called a winner.