|Game Type||Slot Machine|
|RTP Payout %||96.82%|
|Coin Sizes||0.01 - 0.50|
|Bet Stakes||0.50 - 250.00|
Candies are a popular and recurring theme in the world of online slots. Candy-like symbols remind players of the classic old-fashioned land-based slots that have always featured such symbols. Video slot developers have developed multiple candy-themed slot games, some of which have enjoyed great popularity.
Microgaming’s Candy Dreams is a candy-themed slot game with non-standard reel outline and an amazingly high number of pay-lines. The game has few interesting bonus features with simple, yet completely appropriate and suitable graphics. Microgaming released this game in May, in 2017.
This game has five reels, but they don’t feature the same number of spaces. There are 3 symbols on the first and the fifth reel, the second and the fourth feature 4 symbols, whereas only the middle, third reel features five symbols. The game is available both on desktop computers, as well as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
The game features 9 symbols of different sweets coming in different shapes and many colours, including red, blue, green, purple and orange. The game has a wild symbol and not one but two scatters. The game logo in bubbly letters is the wild and it can replace all symbols, except for the two scatters.
Each of the two scatter symbols activates a separate bonus feature. The pink globe is the first scatter and the second is a swirly sweet in the colours of the rainbow. Five simple shaped candies are symbols of lower value. The purple pill-shaped candy pays 72 for a combination of five, whereas the green and the light blue sweets pay 90 each for a combination of five symbols. Then is the orange candy which pays 135 for a combination of 5, whereas the pay-out for a line of 5 red candies is 180.
There are four advanced candy symbols which pay more than the basic five. You’ll receive 270 for a combination of five light blue coloured candies, and 450 for the grape-shaped green ones. The orange candy which has a sun shape pays 540, and the red candy that features a painted rose offers 720 for a combo of 5 symbols. The payments for winning combinations of 3 and 4 symbols are significantly lower.
One of the best things about Microgaming’s Candy Dreams is the return to player percentage which is 96.82%. If it can be said that a percentage higher than 94% is fair and that anything over 95% is generally good, then we must say that Candy Dreams’ RTP is nothing short of impressive. With such RTP you can expect to win more than you would on most other video slots.
Whenever you see three or more pink planet scatter symbols anywhere on the reels the candy planet bonus feature is triggered. This bonus game involves picking as many planets as possible. If you stumble upon a heart symbol, you will get an extra chance, but if you hit the unfortunate blue pop symbol, then the bonus round will come to an end.
The second bonus featured is triggered similarly, whenever you see 3 rainbow sweets anywhere on the reels. In this feature, you will be awarded with 12 free spins. During the free spin rounds, a present will show up somewhere on the 3rd reel. The present is in the form of wild symbols, up to three such symbols will appear throughout the reels, thus boosting your chances of winning. What’s more important, the wilds will appear during each and every one of the 12 free spins.
Candy Dreams features a classic theme and a very unusual reel outline and this makes the game rather unique which makes the game look both rather familiar and alike many other games, but at the same time it appears rather novel and original. Candy Dreams is a low variance game, which means that you will be winning quite often, despite the fact that some of the prizes are rather high.