HOW TO PLAY FRESH CRUSH
Fresh Crush is all about two crucial gameplay features – Scatter Pay and Cascading Reels. Let’s start with the former.
Scatter Pay means that this game does not use traditional paylines in any shape or form. Instead, you win by hitting 8 or more symbols of the same kind, anywhere on the table. Fresh Crush uses a large 6×5 board to allow you to hit so many symbols at the same time. Hitting 10 or more symbols results in a larger payout, up to a maximum of 12. Hitting more than 12 instances of the same symbol is possible, but it doesn’t provide a larger prize.
Cascading Reels are another feature that’s enabled all the time, including the base game. In essence, each winningsymbol is eliminated from the game, making way for fresh symbols to descend from the top of the board and take their place. These newly arrived symbols have the potential to create further winning combinations. This (hopefully) results in strings of multiple winning combinations after a single spin. For a more comprehensive understanding of this feature, we recommend referring to our comprehensive guide on cascade features in slots.
The base payouts for most wins in this game are quite small, and it places a lot of emphasis on multipliers. Multipliers in Fresh Crush appear as gem-shaped symbols. They can land anywhere on the table and display a multiplier value of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, or 500x. The bigger values are less common, as you might expect.
Multipliers activate at the end of a cascade and multiply any winnings by the displayed amount. They produce no further tumbling, but all winnings accumulated from all winning combinations in that round get multiplied. If two or more multiplier symbols are present, their values are added together before multiplying winnings. They also provide additional bonuses during free spins, which we’ll explain below.
The base game features a special Bonus symbol that holds significant value on its own. When you hit 4 or more of these symbols, you are instantly rewarded with 15 free spins. While hitting more than 4 symbols does not grant additional spins, it does increase the payout you receive for hitting them.
DuringFresh Crush free spins, if you manage to hit 3 or more Bonus symbols, you will be granted an additional 5 spins. Moreover, the functionality of the multipliers is enhanced during these free spins.
Each multiplier hit during the free spins adds to a running counter displayed at the top left corner of the screen. The accumulated values of these multipliers last until the bonus round ends. When you achieve a winning combination with a multiplier, its value is added to the counter.
This accumulated bonus is then added to the value of every multiplier in subsequent free spins. As a result, each time you win with a multiplied win, the sum of the multipliers on the board and the accumulated multipliers from the counter are added together, potentially leading to massive returns.
However, it’s important to note that multipliers appearing during the free spin round without a winning combination are not added to the counter. Additionally, winning cascades that do not have any multipliers on the reels are calculated as usual and do not apply the accumulated multiplier.
Feature Buy & Gamble
Fresh Crush slots offer an additional feature that allows players to purchase free spins instead of waiting for them to trigger naturally. This is done through the Feature Buy button, which Endorphina has named Bonus Pop. By clicking this button, players can instantly activate free spins at the cost of 136 times their stake. This is a great option for those who want to maximize their chances of winning without having to rely on luck alone.
In addition to the Feature Buy option, players can also choose to gamble their winnings for a chance to increase them even further. This is done by clicking the red card button in the lower left corner after receiving a payout. The gambling feature is simple – players are presented with a single dealer playing card and four face-down cards. They must choose one of the face-down cards and hope that it has a higher rank than the dealer’s card. If successful, their payout is doubled. If not, you lose everything. This feature can be repeated up to 10 times per win, giving players even more opportunities to increase their winnings.