We probably all have a bit of a dream about candy sometimes, or sweets as they are better known in the United Kingdom. There’s also some dreams out there about winning some big cash prizes and they could well come true in this entertaining slot from Microgaming.
The first thing you will notice about this slot it’s set on a pink background and has a slightly different design. It has five reels but the first has just the three rows of symbols. The second has four and the centre one five rows. That number drops down to four rows of symbols on the fourth set of reels and back to three on the fifth. It might take a little bit of getting used to but at least it’s something a little bit different.
On those unorthodox looking reels, there isn’t the usual structured set of pay-lines available to get wins on. Instead, we have 720 ways to get a win so surely one of them must be heading in your direction. Exactly how does it manage to create so many different ways to get winning combinations? Well it does so by paying out on matching symbols in adjacent rows starting from the left-hand side.
Before you start spinning the reels you must work out what your stake is going to be. The minimum cost of playing this game is 0.50 and the maximum 250. A wide range so whether you just want to play this for fun or are chasing big cash wins, you’ll have no problem finding a level to play at.
There are nine standard symbols in this game and it’s best to have something to eat before you start playing. That’s because the symbols include a host of different coloured sweets – purple, blue, green, red and orange. Five of the red sweets wins you 400x your line bet and it’s 300x for the yellow one, so who says sweets aren’t good for you?
The wild symbol in this game is the game logo and this can help get you some good wins. That’s because it can substitute for other symbols and that increases your chances of getting winning combinations. It can replace all the symbols except for the two scatters which are the swirly looking lollipop and a pink globe. They play key roles in triggering the bonus features.
There are two bonus features in this game, let’s start by looking at the Candy Planet Bonus. This is triggered by getting three or more of the pink globe scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. This triggers a pick ‘em game where your task is to choose from other globes in order to reveal prizes. This continues until the ‘Pop’ candy is revealed and that ends the bonus round. It’s important to find the heart symbol as that gives you an additional life.
To trigger some free spins, you need three or more of that swirly lollipop scatter. This gives you a total of 12 free spins and the key here is to see a gold gift symbol anywhere on the third reel. If that comes along then you will see up to three additional wild symbols added to the reels greatly increasing your chances of getting wins.
This is an easy game to operate with the control buttons all situated underneath the reels. There’s the chance to set an autoplay (perhaps so you can pop into the kitchen to get some sweets) and this can be from ten automated spins up to 100. It’s also possible to set the automated spins so they carry on until a feature is triggered. Alternatively, you can set your own figure allowing them to stop if a win of a certain size comes along.
This Microgaming slot isn’t too complicated but it’s still important to do some research before playing ‘Candy Dreams’ with real cash. Accessing the paytable can be really helpful and having some free games will also show you how everything works without having to spend any cash.
After playing ‘Candy Dreams’ you can try some other slot games that have similar gameplay. For example, you can try out another Microgaming slot called ‘Tarzan.’ That has a 40 pay-line structure and an almost identical RTP of 96.01%. It also offers a dozen free spins with stacked wilds increasing chances of big wins. Then there’s the Quickspin slot ‘Epic City’ that has just the 20 pay-lines but has a free spins round, a wild on each reel and extra wilds in the free spins round. For a game that has a similar look to it, play the Ash Gaming slot ‘Batman and Mister Freeze.’
A mouth-watering slot from Microgaming and don’t spend all your winnings on sweets. It’s a straightforward game with a good look to it and the soundtrack isn’t too bad either, though it can be muted. The Candy Planet bonus feature can bring you some good wins if making the right picks and the big wins come in the free spins round particularly if that gold symbol makes an appearance Give this game a go and some dreams may come true.