- Tumbling reels feature
- Wild multipliers increase up to 128x your stake
- Free spins with guaranteed increasing multiplier wilds
- Wins of up to 5,000x your stake
- Customisable RTP rate
Joining the sugary slots collection, Candy Stars is a toothsome 5×3 reel slot from Pragmatic Play. Wrapped in a disco-style pink and purple cover, it features star wilds, diamond scatters and other sorts of high-paying sweeties. The more candies you can match, the more chances you’ll have at winning, thanks to the game’s tumbling reels feature. Bright and colourful, the theme and reel mechanics is reminiscent of the original Sweet Bonanza and its special Xmas release from the same developer but is it as flavoursome as the previous editions? Find out in our slot review below.
|SLOT FEATURES||Scatters, Sticky Multiplier Wilds, Free Spins, Tumbling Reels, Bonu Buy|
|RELEASE DATE||20th October 2022|
|GAME PROVIDER||Pragmatic Play|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5, 3, 20|
|BET LEVELS||0.20 – 100|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.47%|
Candy Stars has several sweetbonus features. There are sticky wilds with multipliers, a bonus round and the tumbling reels mechanics, which we’ll look at first. Where available, you can also use the buy bonus feature to activate free spins without waiting for scatters.
Thanks to its collapsing nature, tumbling reels give you multiple opportunities to win on the same spin. On every win, the winning symbols will disappear from the grid, leaving empty gaps for symbols from the top to fall in. If you land another win, the process will repeat until you land an empty spin.
The titular candy stars are wild, and whenever they hit the top reel as part of a winning combination, they’ll substitute for all other symbols except scatters. But that’s not the end of their magic tricks – they’re also sticky and have a 1x multiplier. Landing a wild symbol in the base game makes it lock in its position and stay there for as long as the reels keep tumbling. The multiplier will also increase by 1x with each collapse, up to a max of 128x.
The sparkling diamond symbol acts as a scatter, and you’ll need to land a minimum of 3 on reels 1, 3 and 5 to activate the bonus round.
Triggered with 3 diamonds, the bonus round unlocks 8 free spins during which a sticky multiplier wild is guaranteed to land on every spin. The multiplier now starts at 2x and doubles in value with every tumble, up to a max of 128x like before. Landing 3 more scatters during the round wins you an extra 5 free spins.
Like many other slots from Pragmatic Play, Candy Stars doesn’t have a jackpot feature allocated. The max winning potential is a predictable 5,000x your stake and, sadly, nowhere near as high as its sister slot, Sweet Bonanza.
As a high volatility slot, Candy Stars pays out less on average but gives you a higher chance at hitting bigger wins in a shorter amount of time. The default RTP is set at an impressive 96.47%, but remember it’s customisable, meaning that lower values may be possible at some online casinos.
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Coming from a tech-savvy games developer, Candy Stars enjoys a complete HTML5 setup making it suitable for playing on the go via your preferred mobile devices powered by Android or iOS.