Sweet Candy Cash Megaways: Slot Overview
UK-based software provider Iron Dog Studio has reached into its bag of treats and pulled out a game going by the name of Sweet Candy Cash Megaways. Like stuffing too many bonbons in your gob at once, Sweet Candy Cash Megaways is quite a mouthful of a title and sprinkles on extras like Chocolate Fountain modifiers, Magic Candy, free spins with a rising win multiplier, and tumbles. If you're ready to have your teeth wrecked, let's burrow in.
Iron Dog Studio definitely made sure players are 101% certain of what sort of slot they've got in front of them. Sweet Candy Cash Megaways uses a traditional candy theme approach of showering the background in candy canes, icing, and lollipops, all coloured in predominantly pastel hues. However, despite how sweet Sweet Candy Cash Megaways might look, its saccharine visuals pale in comparison to the game's soundtrack. It's a nice track, but one that got sickly sweeter the more we heard it. No doubt the tune fits the visuals, yet after a while, it was like eating way too many Reese's Pieces and never wanting to see another one again.
Sweet Candy Cash Megaways is played on a game board made up of 6 reels holding 2 to 7 symbols each. The number of symbols may vary on each spin, meaning ways to win do too, topping out at 117,649. When wins hit, the symbols that formed them are removed from the reels, and other symbols drop down from above them, filling any gaps. If a new win forms from a tumble, the process repeats. A highly volatile online slot, Sweet Candy Cash Megaways has a theoretical return to player of 96.2%, or 96%-96.1% when buying free spins, whilst stakes range from 20 p/c to $/€20.
No second guessing what dominates the pay table. On the low side, it's 5 gummy bears in yellow, green, orange, red, and pink, then candy versions of a milk bottle, a cola bottle, an egg, a heart, and a sprinkled object as the high pays. Landing a 5 OAK win pays 0.6 to 1 times the bet for the gummy bears or 2 to 25 times the bet for the high pays. A heart candy symbol is wild and appears on reels 2 to 6 on the base game and in free spins. Wilds substitute all symbols except the Magic Candy.
Sweet Candy Cash Megaways: Slot Features
The Magic Candy is a special symbol that can only appear on tumbles in the base game. Up to 3 can appear at any one time. Each Magic Candy activates 1 to 3 stripes on the Candy Cane. After activating stripes, Magic Candy symbols explode and tumble off the board. Magic Candy is partnered with the Chocolate Fountain and free spins.
What the Chocolate Fountain awards depends on what phase is in play. In the base game, the Chocolate Fountain can award 2-4 extra wilds on tumbles, up to 3 positions on the Candy Cane, up to an x5 win multiplier, or a respin without losing the Candy Cane position. In free spins, the Chocolate Fountain can award 2-4 extra wilds on tumbles, up to +x3 to the free spins global multiplier, up to 4 extra free spins, or lock reels to a height of 7 symbols. Locking a reel awards +1 additional multiplier and locking any reels on the last free spin awards +1 free spin.
When at least 8 stripes have been activated in the base game, free spins are awarded:
- 8 stripes awards 8 free spins.
- 9 stripes awards 9 free spins.
- 10 stripes awards 10 free spins with a starting multiplier of x2.
- 11 stripes awards 11 free spins with a starting multiplier of x2.
- 12 stripes awards 12 free spins with a starting multiplier of x3.
- 13 stripes awards 12 free spins with a starting multiplier of x3 and an increased chance of the Chocolate Fountain appearing.
Winning tumbles raise the win multiplier by +1, which does not reset till the round ends. Getting 4 consecutive tumbles awards +2 free spins, and any tumble after 4 awards +1 additional free spin up to 4 at the most.
Buy Free Spins
Here, players can buy 6 to 12 free spins with various extras, such as higher starting multipliers for 40 to 240 times the bet.
Sweet Candy Cash Megaways: Slot Verdict
In a word or two, Sweet Candy Cash Megaways was pretty underwhelming. Perhaps the response wouldn't have been so blasé if Sweet Candy Cash Megaways hadn't basically been a reskin of one of Iron Dog Studio's first Megaways slots, Megaways Jack. Aside from the sights and sounds, the rest is more or less the same, maybe totally the same. If you've played the earlier Jack and the Beanstalk game, there isn't much new to experience by taking Sweet Candy Cash Megaways for a whirl. Even the theme use felt generically threadbare, though admittedly no more so than a stack of other candy slots.
If we were in a cynical mood, we might have got the impression Iron Dog Studio was trying to cash in on the success of a game like Sugar Rush, with all those gummy bears flying about the place. We're not suggesting such a thing, of course, yet the thought did arise during darker moments. It's funny you might think a game that's so sweet it almost turns your lips inside out would be devoid of any darker moments. Dunno, there was just something about Sweet Candy Cash Megaways' presentation that made it feel rushed, which is saying something since it's basically a reskin. Stats-wise, you can't really fault the return values or the max win of 25,000x the bet. But as has been espoused on numerous occasions, numbers alone don't make a slot great.
And so ends the review of Sweet Candy Cash Megaways, a game that underwhelmed from start to finish. It lacked the unashamed exuberance of Fruity Megaways or anything particularly thrilling, unique, or half-curious to make it even remotely essential viewing.
Sweet Candy Cash Megaways isn’t a bad game, but the recycled gameplay and uninspired presentation prevent it from being much fun.