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What MegaGU has done with their Candy Spins online slot is essentially take a sub-genre and turn it on its head. There are plenty of titles out there with candy-based themes, and this is one of them, but it takes things to a whole new level by completely cramming the game full of exciting bonus features. What's more is that these don't quite kick the volatility up to a super high level either, so you're left with a style of gameplay that is tolerable, even if you don't like a lot of big swings.
Everything about the layout and betting for this game has been made simple and intuitive. It's a 20-payline video slot, and you'll have the usual grid of five vertical reels and three horizontal rows. Betting is chosen based on your total bet size with a selection that goes from $0.20 at the minimum all the way up to $40 per spin at the maximum. All 20 paylines are always activated with no option to play with fewer, and your winnings are based on multiples of your individual line bet wagers, which is essentially your total bet size divided by a factor of 20.
Wild Candy Symbols
The pink and white swirl candies are wild. There are a few things about this wild that you'll want to know because it's by far the most important symbol in this game. First and foremost, it gives you some pretty serious payouts with the 1,000x win for five of a kind on a payline being the top individual win in the game. Four of a kind comes in at 250x, and three of a kind will earn 50x as well. With that having been said, these prizes aren't the only great things about how this wild works.
At random, you can also get super wild symbols, and they look more or less the same except they say "super wild" across them instead of just "wild." Whenever you pick up a super wild, it will always expand to cover the entire reel that it shows up on, and obviously that makes it much easier to get winning combinations. The wilds will substitute for all of the regular-paying symbols, but it will not substitute for the bonus or scatter symbols, which we'll discuss down below.
Scattered Hearts and Free Spins
The heart symbol is a scattered bonus symbol. Picking up at least three will give you a set of free spins so that three of a kind gives seven free spins, four gives 10 free spins and five of a kind gives you 15 free spins. During these free spins, you're going to get extra value because of the sticky wilds feature. All sticky wild symbols that appear on the reels during this feature will stay in place until your free spins are over with. On average, this means that you'll get more value the longer the free spins go on since you'll have more chances for wilds to be left on the reels.
Candy Bombs and Lollipop Bonus Symbols
Two other features can appear as well. With the Candy Bomb, you'll randomly get chances for extra wins after spins with symbols that convert to give you winning lines. Three or more of the bonus symbol, however, gives you a shot at the Lollipop Bonus round, which is worth a bit because of the great instant wins that you can pick up.
Other Symbols and Payouts
Five a kind of the orange or red swirl candies will award you with payouts of 800x or 400x, respectively. Likewise, the green, triangle candy pays 200x for five. The red A and yellow K pay out 160x and 100x, respectively, for five, and the purple Q and green J get you 60x and 50x as well.
The payout structure for the Candy Spins slot by MegaGU is one that centers around balance and taking into account the numerous features. You aren't going to have to deal with a really high volatility here in spite of the decent 1,000x top payout and the plethora or features that are available. Instead, you'll have a medium-volatility experience with reasonably smooth swings and lots of chances to get paid without having to worry about dropping down your bet size to deal with all of the variance. Overall, this is a game with a good visual appeal and a strong enough style of gameplay to be competitive in the sub-genre.