The Opal Fruits slot from Big Time Gaming is one of those titles that appears initially confusing yet still intrigues by how it plays. The game mixes a bunch of shimmering standard slot icons with an intergalactic background while giving us some compelling features that make it well worth playing.
Opal Fruits is a 6 reel, 5,625 ways to win video slot that has a bank of six vertical reels that are three symbols high, along with two horizontal reels four symbols wide that are positioned above and below the main reels. These reels combine to create a ton of different payline combinations that are paid in the regular left to right fashion. The icons in the game include standard slot symbols (9, 10, J, Q, K, A) as well as other classic slot symbols with grapes, plums, pears, and watermelons, and rainbow coloured wilds.
Features in this slot include the above-mentioned wilds, scatters, free spins, cascading wins, and multiplying wilds. These features along with the crazy payline layout give Opal Fruits a return to player (RTP) percentage of 96.7%, which falls in line with most of the other slots we've seen from BTG.
This game is a lot of fun, as I'm a sucker for cascading reels. Like I said before, this one is confusing and at the beginning I was basically hitting the spin button and waiting to see reels collapse. The confusion lies in the way that the upper and lower horizontal reels cascade from the left and right while the middle bank of reels cascade down vertically, like almost every other game of this type. All you need to know at the end of the day is that after the cascading finishes, the reels pay normally left to right. I had a lot of fun testing my luck with it, and the game is capable of some pretty nice strings of wins if you are lucky.
The slot also looks very sharp on your mobile device's screen (and possibly even better than it looks on your regular computer screen. If you're looking for a new go-to game, then Opal Fruits is certainly worthy of consideration. It may lack a standard look, but if you dig collapsing reels on wins, you're going to enjoy this slot.