Pokies are called fruit machines by our cousins in the UK and this Booming Games machine is packed with fruit. Colossal Fruit Smash reminds us of the popular Fruit Ninja mobile game, if only for the fruit salad on our screens. We played Fruit Ninja for hours, will we do the same with Colossal Fruit Smash?

Colossal Fruit Smash Fundamentals

Booming Games launched Colossal Fruit Smash on Oct. 1, 2019 and last updated it on May. 2, 2020. The layout is the traditional 5×3 with 20 betways available. The majority of pokies use the 5×3 layout but tend to have more paylines.

Those 20 ways to win per spin are assisted by low volatility. This means you shouldn’t go long periods without landing wins. A little deeper research reveals a 32.13 Hit Frequency and a 95.5% RTP (Return To Player). Colossal Fruit Spins won’t throw your bankroll into the blender.

Low stakes players can play for only $0.20 per spin with high rollers allowed a maximum of $400 per spin. The low volatility and high hit frequency reduce the maximum possible payout. This currently weighs in at 250x your bet, so $100,000 at the highest stakes.

What Symbols Does Colossal Fruit Smash Have?

You won’t win any prizes for guessing different fruits make up the vast majority of symbols here. Come on! What did you expect from a pokie called Colossal Fruit Smash. There some non-fruit symbols displayed, however.

The first of these are royals from 10 through Aces. These represent the lowest-paying symbols and you need to land three, four, or five to win a prize.

Lemons, bunches of grapes, cherries, and strawberries are higher-paying symbols. The latter awards 12.5x your bet for landing five juicy strawberries.

Wild symbols, represented by a jester’s hat, substitute for all symbols except the Colossal Fruit Smash symbol, the Bursting Wild symbol and the Wild Reel Symbols.

The pokie gives you a free re-spin if a Colossal Fruit Smash symbol lands anywhere on the board. Look out for the Jester popping out of the Jack-in-the-Box during re-spins. Why? Because it can turn the entire first and fifth reel into a wild!

Two other symbols caught our eye during testing, both are golden strawberries. The first is the bursting wild that randomly inserts up to eight wilds on the board.

The last is a Colossal Bursting Symbol. It’s super rare but makes massive wins possible. It only appears as a 3×3 symbol on reels 2-4. It turns all symbols on the game board to the highest paying symbol! Land it and you can win 250x your bet.

What Are The Payouts For Colossal Fruit Smash?

Symbol 3 symbols 4 symbols 5 symbols
Tens 0.50x 2.00x 5.00
Jacks 0.50x 2.00x 5.00
Queens 0.50x 2.00x 5.00
Kings 1.00x 3.00x 6.00
Aces 1.00x 4.00x 7.00
Lemons 2.00x 5.00x 8.00
Grapes 3.00x 6.00x 10.00
Cherries 4.00x 8.00x 12.00
Strawberries 5.00x 10.00x 12.50

Does This Pokie Have Any Special Features?

Don’t play Colossal Fruit Smash if you expect several special features because there aren’t any. It seems strange in today’s climate for a pokie not to be feature-rich, but that’s how it is.

The Colossal Bursting Symbol is counted as the game’s feature. It’s massively lucrative, although probably not what we consider a feature.

Conclusion

First things first, is Colossal Fruit Smash worth playing? We say yes. It’s a basic pokie that looks great and is a good way to blow off some steam. The low volatility and high hit frequency mean your play is relatively stress free. But that simplicity comes at a price.

We’re not fans of the lack of features. This extends to there being no free spins too. Perhaps most annoying is the fact it takes five-seconds from clicking spin to revealing the symbols. There’s no turbo option either so gameplay is slow compared to some rival pokies.