Candy Dreams is a 5 reel, 720 ways to win slot from Microgaming. Playable all desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 50p to £250 per spin, this fresh and fun game is set in a colourful galaxy filled with tasty treats and benefits from 2 bonus features.
Visually, Candy Dreams is bright and full of colour – set in space, symbols on the reels include 9 different coloured sweets, a wild and 2 scatters. The wild substitutes for all symbols bar the 2 scatters. The background is predominantly purple – it looks a little like Candy Crush in space!
Wins can be formed on adjacent reels which helps you getting winning combinations. There’s a Candy Planet Bonus feature which is played when the 3 or more planet scatters appear anywhere on the reels – this is classic pick me style round where you pick planets until your pop.
More interestingly, there’s a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more rainbow swirly lollipop scatters anywhere on the reels – this will reward you with 12 free spins. During the feature, a present will appear on the middle reel and then place up to 3 wilds on the reels – this happens on every single free spin.
Candy Dreams uses the same game engine as Pollen Party but does look better – visually, it’s vibrant, colourful and fun. Variance wise, it’s low with maximum wins of up to 440 times your stake on each spin. Overall, it’s just another game from Microgaming that doesn’t come close to some of their cult favourites. I’d much rather play Fortune Girl which was released at the same time.
Video slots players with a sweet tooth have a sugary offering to try in the form of Candy Dreams. This 5 reel, 720 ways to win game from Microgaming comes with a pick me feature as well as a bonus round that awards 12 free spins complete with spreading wilds. Have a nibble from between 50p and £250 per spin.
The design in Candy Dreams is as bold and enticing as you’d imagine. The reels are dominated by 9 brightly coloured sweetie symbols. You’ll also see a standard wild and the Candy Dream logo and a gift box that can also replace everything with the exception of the scatter and bonus symbols. Candy Dreams comes with 2 main feature offerings.
Free Spins feature – to trigger this round, you’ll need to land 3, 4 or 5 of the swirling lollipop symbol anywhere on the reels. You’ll then receive 12 free spins. Hope to see the gift box fall onto the middle reel during the feature as it will bring up to 3 extra wilds into play on that free spin.
Candy Planet Bonus feature – the pink and white, planet-shaped gobstopper is the key to unlocking the second feature round. Once activated, you’ll be given the pick of 20 sweets. Behind 17 of them you’ll find a juicy cash prize. There’s a game-ending Pop behind 2 of them and a single heart which gives you an extra life if you do pick the Pop.
The theme here is a sugary one but it shouldn’t make your bankroll rot away too quickly. This isn’t a volatile game and the variance here is low. Expect plenty of play for your investment.
The design in Candy Dreams stays just the right side of saccharine overload. It’s sweet enough but not too overpowering. The gameplay is steady enough to. The 720 ways to win offers plenty of base game action and the pair of features are nicely constructed if not especially innovative.
If you’ve even give Pollen Party a spin, you’ll know what to expect in Candy Dreams as the set-up is very similar. It may not be volatile enough to give some players a sugar rush but Candy Dreams is a tasty enough offering that can tickle your slots taste buds. If you want something more volatile, Microgaming have plenty of options with Jurassic Park and Immortal Romance highly recommended.