As a child you might have dreamed about inhabiting a world full of sweets, where everything you see and touch is based around Candy. Having become an adult, you’ll quickly realise that it wasn’t an original dream as Willy Wonka actually got there first and the dream might in reality become a nightmare, as with all that sugar around you’d have to think about both your teeth and your blood pressure. However, this slot does take you back to those more innocent days – with candy everywhere.
When you first play this slot the first thing you notice is the colour. There is a bright pink skyline as the backdrop to the slot, with pieces of candy floating through the air much like bubbles blown through a wand. The base of the backdrop is a mix of various pieces of candy all piled up on top of each other, looking much like a balls pit which you can eat your way out of. Accompanying the slot is a twinkly, jangly sound which is somewhat strangely joined by the twitter of birdsong, which would be much more suited to a slot set in the countryside, as I imagine the birds at this slot would be forever dodging the candy that flies through the air! The main feature of the slot is the free spins round; which is awarded more often than you’ll find at other slots, due to the much lower scatter symbol requirement.
The Candyland slot by 1x2 is very much a standard five reel slot, although slightly unusually there are only nine win lines. In fact you can play less than nine if you want and this low number of lines will appeal to many players as it keeps the cost of each spin down. You’ll choose both the number of coins and the coin amount which will give you the total stake for each spin.
A look at the pay table shows you that the egg chewy sweet and the tightly wound candy are the biggest paying sweets, worth 280x and 270x respectively when landing 5 in a row. The cola bottle (240x) and the red jelly baby (100x) come next and these four symbols all pay when landing just two in a row on a win line from left to right. You’ll need 3 of all the other symbols and they include other candy types including the striped umbrella candy, a rainbow drop and various fruit based sweets.
Options at the game include an auto play feature, where the slot will run automatically for your chosen number of spins, although 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 spins are the pre-set options. You’ll also find a mute button, as well as a settings option where you can change the picture quality and the ‘show win lines’ button will overlay the slot with the nine (or however many you currently have in play) lines.
There is an extra ‘Haribonus’ win awarded if landing a combination of the cola bottle, the egg and the strawberry sweet across all five reels on a win line – this awarding you 160x your coin size.
The slot has a green ‘love heart’ wild symbol which will substitute for any other symbol apart from the star and the free spins symbol.
The star is a scatter symbol which pays out a cash prize when landing just one or more. If landing one you will only win 1x your coin amount, so it’s not going to get you rich quick, but this grows quickly and landing five anywhere on the reels will see a win of 210x.
The free spins round is activated when landing just one or more of the free spins symbols (this being one of those liquorice pieces that nobody likes in a packet of dolly mixture).
The more free spins symbols you land to activate the bonus the more free spins you’ll gain – five for every symbol, so for example, you’ll gain 5 free spins for landing one and 25 free spins for landing it 5 times. During the free spins you’ll gain a2x multiplier.
This isn’t a slot that is full of features and you’ll not be able to win a large Jackpot amount, so if you’re looking for this type of slot then move along. However, for a fun slot where you’ll gain wins on a very regular basis, this might be a good choice. Just don’t play it for too long, as you might start feeling quite sick!