Online slots software developer Novomatic pays wacky tribute to the original fruit icons and lucky 7s that featured in mechanical slot machines with its zany title Plenty on Twenty. The title refers to the 20 paylines available in this five-reel, three-row game, where each icon is a traditional fruit-machine character upgraded with goofy grins and excited noises.
Each icon also comes with its own specific coloured backdrop on the reels, so each spin is a kaleidoscope of colour and frenetic slot-machine music. As the reels spin, icons remain suspended cartoon-style for a second, before falling out of frame with a happy yelp. Players can bet between 1 and 500 coins per line, so the title will suit all budgets.
Toothy Fruity Regular Symbols
There are no low value Poker symbols in Plenty on Twenty slot, only six fruit types with excited eyes and bright, toothy grins. The cherries, orange and lemon icons pay prizes of equal value: 10, 20 or 100 coins for three, four or five of a kind. The grape and watermelon are also of equal value, winning 20, 40 or 200 coins for the same combos.
The bell, in this version hanging cheerfully from an electric wire and also sporting a happy-go-lucky face, is the highest value regular symbol, winning 20, 80 or 500 coins for three, four or five of a kind. Icons in Plenty on Twenty can also stack, filling two or even all three spots on the reel. When stacked reels of the same icon line up alongside each other, major winning combinations are possible. Each icon has its own winning animation, which is also colourful fun.
Lucky Seven is Wild
The Plenty on Twenty wild symbol, again echoing classic slots games, is a big red lucky 7, who not only has a cheesy grin, but also wears sneakers. The wild substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter, to create more winning paylines, but it also scores wins in its own combinations of three, four, or five of a kind: 40, 400, or 1,000 coins respectively.
Gold Star Scatter
Still keeping to the traditions of the theme, the Plenty on Twenty scatter symbol is a bright gold star; also rendered, of course, with friendly eyes and a big grin. Scatter combos of three, four or five matches win 100, 400 or 10,000 coins, and three or more scatters in any position on the reels add multipliers to the triggering bet.
Comparing to MasterCard pokies NZ, Plenty on Twenty does not offer much in the way of bonus features; there are no free spins or bonus games within the game. However, the combination of wilds and scatters can deliver some healthy prizes on their own. The one extra feature, common to most Novomatic games, is a Gamble option after every win.
The player has to guess a 50/50 option, and if they are correct, the win is doubled and they have the chance to collect the win, or gamble again, several times. However, a loss voids the entire win, so it only pays to use the Gamble feature on small wins, where a loss won’t matter much, and a win can inflate a tiny prize somewhat. Big wins should be collected at once, rather than risked again.