Ultra Fresh Slot Review
The other day I was in line waiting for coffee during my way too short lunch break (you hear that management!?), and I heard the lady in front of me order: “I'm like I dunno anything's fine really, I'm not fussy, maybe give me a tall, half-caff, double shot, non fat, vanilla, soy latte.” I could see the poor trainee behind the counter just want to crawl into the fetal position and cry. That got me thinking about how we can just carry on adding bells and whistles onto products while we forgot what the simple pleasures in life are. Today, I'm looking at Ultra Fresh, a video slot by Endorphina that can be enjoyed on PC, mobile device or tablet. It's an uncomplicated, unfettered and streamlined “filter coffee” of slots (Notice I never said instant coffee – even I have standards). Right from the start I had a sense of relief, not because the simplicity of the game made for an easy review, but instead, it was an appreciation for the fact that I didn't need to strain my brain cells (They're highly limited and finite).
Ultra Fresh is a high volatility 3 reel and 5 payline slot with some familiar symbols: lucky 7's, bar icons, stars, watermelon, raspberries, lemons and cherries. I wasn't a fan of the controls, but they were simple and user-friendly. On the top left was the Coins display, while below was Bet, Menu (including Paytable info and Advanced Autoplay options), Bet Adjustor, Autoplay, Spin and Lines. There's no Turbospin, but I never felt like I needed one.
After each winning spin, you get a chance to wager your profits with a “Take Risk” option which gives you the possibility of doubling your money, provided you select a higher card than the dealer.
A screen full of lemons, raspberries, cherries or watermelons has a 2X multiplier applied before payout!
The maximum win is 75 000 coins! Wow – that can buy you a lot of tall, half-caff, double shot, nonfat vanilla soy lattes…
The minimalistic graphics are sleek and effective. Unfortunately the thumping beat of the music and futuristic sound effects are more of an irritant than a worthy addition. Performance wise the only issue I had was it defaulting to the mobile version when on a Linux PC – all my tests on other platforms went without a hitch.
I'm not gonna lie – Ultra Fresh is the kinda game you want to play when you're a bit hungover and don't wanna think too much. (Or if you're a straight-up plain coffee type of person). As I mentioned, there's not much brain strain involved, but what there is are great winning opportunities.