The grape is the Wild symbol and pays 7500x the line bet for 5-of-its-kind, 5 Fruit Bowl XXV symbols pay the usual 200x total bet amount, while the highest paying symbol, the Stadium, pays 2500x the line bet. Not excellent but good enough for 1 star down.
From a pretty good start with the paytable, Fruit Bowl XXV suddenly lacks in game features! No Bonus game, no special features, just one free spins game with a Win-Win feature, which pays back anything from 5x to 250x your bet amount, depending on how low the free spins paid out. Why the game designers falter in this respect I simply cannot imagine. Hoping to give players a lot of excitement, fun and wins from the two features just isn’t good enough. Nowadays, players want everything packed into one game – lots of features, lots of free things, lots of fun, and most importantly, lots of wins! 1 star down.
Surprisingly, one aspect of Fruit Bowl XXV came out well – its game play! Yes, despite not having any other exciting features, Fruit Bowl XXV does provide some exciting fun game play. Frequent small wins, but also frequent wins that exceeded my bet amount of $0.25 per spin. The two Fruit Bowl XXV scatter symbols came frequently enough but two of them don’t pay anything. The first free spins game came not long after starting play, paying me about 20x my total bet. I then increased my bet to $1 per spin and soon after, I got another free spins game, but it paid out poorly. I got back 10x my bet from the Win-Win feature. Not bad. A big win finally came at $1.50 bet per spin - got a free spins game, then won 5 more free spins when 3 scatters came, and on the final spin, got 2 lines of 5-of-a-kind at 3x win multiplier, for a very nice 98x total bet win. Fruit Bowl XXV is not stingy with its free spins game - they come often enough at the right time, paying reasonable to big payouts, thereby making the game very exciting.
Although I haven’t managed to get really big wins so far, Fruit Bowl XXV is a pretty good game and worth further retries for better wins. 1 star up.