Ever had a debate on which piece of fruit is the best? Well, you can settle that argument in Fruit Duel! Pit different fruits against each other to find out who’s the best in Hacksaw Gaming’s throwback to old-school fruit machines. Enjoy the base low-variance gameplay or turn it up by activating the unique FeatureSpins bonus buy.
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Fruit Duel by Hacksaw Gaming is a modern twist on the traditional 3-reel fruit machine concept. It features simple but colorful fruit symbols that serve as your paying symbols. These will land on a 3x3 gameplay grid and your goal is to land 3-of-a-kind combinations on one of the 17 paylines.
Depending on which of the 8 fruit symbols you land, you can win between 0.1x and 5x your stake. A special wild symbol can also appear to help you form these combinations. It pays the same as the top-tier strawberry symbol and can land anywhere on the reels to substitute for any other paying symbol.
The main base game feature of Fruit Duel is the DuelReels mechanic. This unique gameplay feature by Hacksaw Gaming activates with a VS symbol. Once it lands anywhere on the grid, it expands to cover the entire reel and transform into a wild multiplier!
The two remaining fruit symbols on the activated reel will obtain a multiplier value of x2, x3, x4, x5, x10, x15, x20, x25, x50, x75, or x100. They’ll proceed to battle each other in a fruit duel. The fruit that wins will apply its multiplier value to the whole reel, boosting any of your winning combinations.
DuelReels gets even better in the bonus game which can be triggered by landing 3 free spins symbols. Your background will transform into a dim night cycle and you’ll get 10 free spins. During these, your chance to trigger the DuelReels feature is increased and you’ll also be more likely to get higher value multipliers.
The last feature of Fruit Duels is a bonus buy option. It's located on the left-hand side and lets you choose between two separate special options.
For 80x your stake, you can activate the classic free spins bonus buy, which guarantees you 3 scatter symbols on the next spin. The other option, FeatureSpins, can be toggled on and off at any point. Activating it will increase your bet size by 10x but guarantee that at least one VS symbol will land each spin.
At first glance, Fruit Duel looks bland and basic. A small 3x3 reel grid, a few paylines, and a dry, cartoonish background design. The game even introduces itself as a “lower volatility game” in the intro screen. The game does a great job of subverting your expectations. Yet, all of those presumptions couldn’t be further from the truth!
The game can pack a hell of a punch if you want it to. The duel mechanic is super fun, especially when you activate FeatureSpins. Each spin has you at the edge of your seat because the result can truly just explode in your face. You probably saw exactly that when Fruit Duels surprised me with multiple seven-figure wins on stream!