Wild Melon Slot Review

How do you like them melons? Play N Go lays it on the payline with the three-reel Wild Melon slot, the kind of classic game which lives up to the name fruit machine.  There are lots of cherries, some peaches and an occasional melon wild rolling by.   That’s all there is, but they add up to straightforward and surprisingly pleasant play. Nothing fancy, nothing modern, but with a 10,000 coin fixed jackpot potentially worth £50,000, you may well find it worth your while. Even the background music hearkens back to simpler days, when slot machines were machines in a casino lobby and melons were, well, melons.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 3
  • Scatter: No
  • Theme: Food
  • Lines: 1
  • Bonus Game: no
  • Wild Symbol: Melon
  • Free Spins: No
  • Software: Play N GO

How to Play

As a classic fruit machine, Wild Melon is laid out clearly. Three reels filled with fruit symbols: either 1, 2 or 3 cherries, an orange or a melon.  The paytable is on the right and makes everything clear, showing values of payouts for 1, 2, and 3 coins played.

In true fruit machine tradition, the payline really is a solid black line. The symbol needs to cross it to count, except for the melon, which is wild and a prize-winner wherever it shows. Melons can substitute for any symbol.

Three melons in a row are big winners in any position as long as they all are aligned. But the real big money comes when three melons cross the line. You can win up to 10,000 coins if you are betting 3 coins, which means potentially £50,000 if you are betting with a coin value of £5.

Before beginning to spin, check or change the value of your bet. You do that by clicking the blue button, going up from £0.25 to £5 a spin. You then can click on the number of coins, going up from 1 to 3. Or just press “Bet Max” to bet the maximum of 3 coins.  Once you are done, hit “Spin”.  There is also an AutoPlay option if you just want to sit back and let it ride.

The 5 symbols featured:

  • 1 Cherry
  • A cluster of 2 cherries
  • A cluster of 3 cherries
  • Orange
  • Melon
  • Wild – Melon

Three melons on the payline is the highest value combination, followed by the 3 melons aligned but not on the payline, then three of a kind of oranges, a 3-cherry cluster, a 2-cherry cluster, solo cherries, then any mixed combination of cherries. Two melons as well as a single melon round out the list of winners.

Jackpots

Wild Melon is a fixed jackpot slot. 3 melons in a row on the payline, with 3 coins will get you 10,000 coins – and if you’re playing at maximum coin value, that’s £50,000! Not too shabby for a classic slot!

Special Features and Bonuses

Melons are wild and always pay if they are visible, even if they are not on the payline.

Graphics and Sounds

Close your eyes as you play Wild Melon, and you can imagine being in the lobby of a casino playing an old school fruit machine. When you spin, you hear the hum of metal wheels turning around. It’s part of the quaint appeal of this fruity slot.  It may not be the slickest slot, but it’s pleasant enough to play, and the 3-melons-on-the-payline fixed jackpot is bigger than the prizes in many other classic slots.

Conclusion

If you’re old enough to remember real fruit machines, you may feel a wave of nostalgia as you play Wild Melon.  If you’re younger than that, you still may find its simple and clear play and in-your-face paytable appealing. It’s a throwback to the “good old days” and worth a spin down memory lane!