Graphics and gameplay are a let down but if your in it for just the prizes than it's a good enough reason to spin
|Game Type:||Progressive slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Progressive jackpot||Medium to high variance|
|Regular payouts during the base game||No free spins|
|Expanding wilds with 2x multipliers|
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IGT’s latest installment Candy Bars is not that graphically rich as we’d come to expect but it has that classic look about it. If you have a sweet tooth then this game has your name written on it. The slots features 50 paylines, 5 reels and pays out a respectable progressive jackpot of 250,000 coins. When I see a jackpot this size the first thing that comes to mind is medium to high variance.
The house edge during the base game is 8% and once you’ve triggered the bonus modes it drops to 4% which gives the return to player (RTP) 96%. The slots does not feature any free spins but only stacked wilds with multipliers. If you land a couple of them on the reels the rewards will be spectacular. To be honest the game reminds me a bit of Candy Crush. With 50 lines the base game pays out on average between 5 and 7 spins. Even if you have a small budget you won’t be out of pocket soon. The symbols that appear across the reels are colourful and they give the slots a bit of bite. Symbols that offers decent payouts are jellies, lollipops and jellybeans.
The smallest bet per spin is £$0.75 up to £375. In typical IGT fashion the coin range is quite extensive and suitable to players with different bankrolls.
Despite the fact that Candy Bars slots does not have a free spins bonus game it has quite a lot going for it in the bonus department. It has a bucket full of goodies such as stacked wilds, local jackpots, wilds, multipliers, blackout wins and a progressive jackpot.
Wild Multipliers: The wild icon is the pink and blue candy. It only appears stacked on reels 2 and 3 with a multiplier of 2x. The secret sauce of the wilds is that when a few of them pop up on the reels the multiplier shoots up to 4x!
Progressive Jackpots: This might sound a bit misleading but the more you play the more it pays and the better your chances are of triggering it. Okay, jokes aside you get my drift. The progressive jackpot is divided into different segments and each one comes with its own cash reward. If your average bet per spin is £$0.75 the jackpot pays out as follow:
- When the chocolate covers reel 2 the Snack Size Progressive pays out 750 coins.
- When the chocolate covers reels 2 and 3 entirely you’ll win the King Size Progressive which is 3,500 coins.
- When the chocolate covers reels 2, 3 and 4 the Giant Size Progressive is won. It pays out 30,000 coins.
The size of the jackpot is tied into the amount of coins you bet per spin. The more you wager the higher the cash prize. Let’s say you’re a high roller and you bet the maximum bet per spin which £$375. The jackpot prizes shoots up to 15 million, 1.75 million and 375,000 respectively.
Blackout Wins: Once you’ve spun the reels and many of the same symbols fills the screen you can win anything from 5,000 to 25,000 coins. The cash prize you’ll receive depends on your average bet per spin.
The game mechanics of Candy Bars looks a bit dated. Don’t get me wrong this is really not a bad slots since it comes with a bagful of goodies. The expanding wilds with 2x multipliers and the progressive jackpot makes an otherwise dull game very exciting.