Samba de Frutas is brought to you by IGT and has 8 reels and 100 paylines. Available on desktop, mobile and table devices, Samba dancers shake their maracas in this carnival-themed offering. With plenty of colour, excitement and a tropical feeling, the soundtrack is very good and lively.
Playable from £1 to £1,000, the Samba dancers are central to the gameplay as they are stacked on all reels in the base game. The Wild Fruit Hat symbols are also important as these are the wild symbols and also appear stacked which can lead to very big wins.
You can benefit from more stacked symbols in the Free Spins Bonus feature – this is played when you see 3 maracas Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 (the 3 middle ones). You will be granted 2 times your stake and just 5 free spins. However, you can retrigger the feature with 5 free spins granted each time 3 maracas symbols appear.
Now, you can win up to 250 times your stake on every free spin making the feature a potentially lucrative one – more wilds and stacked symbols is what you’re looking for really. My biggest win to date was just shy of 600 times my stake from 15 free spins.
The most you can win in the base game is 125 times your stake which is decent but don’t expect the free spins feature to trigger often. Samba de Frutas is a medium variance IGT game so wins can be of a decent size and fairly frequently.
The theme can be a little annoying after a while (in my opinion) but it offers more volatility and bigger wins than similar IGT slots such as Apollo Rising. Samba de Frutas doesn’t come close to other IGT titles like Lucky Larry’s Lobster Mania or Pharaoh’s Fortune but isn’t a bad addition.