Candy Bars Slot from IGT
Maybe you’ve come to the real life Candy Bars slot game in a casino and wanted to play it at home, or perhaps you’ve come across the game online and are wondering, what’s up with the old school styling and mini profile?
While some players consider a real-money slot game with 4 reels (16 symbols in a 4×4 layout) as “small potatoes” but it’s actually just like a piece of candy—small, sweet and uplifting.
Trust this reviewer, you will be snapping fingers or tapping toes to the beat once you’ve played Candy Bars. It’s just as adorably-themed as some of IGT’s other games, including Balloonies, Bubble Craze, and Cash Coaster to name a few.
The design is candy-colorful and features pops of candy symbols against a blue spiraling background that reminds one of giant lollipops. The base game includes red sevens, blue sevens and three types of candy—purple gumballs, pucker-faced green jujubes and red and white striped mints. The graphics could use a little work but overall they create a pretty fun environment.
In Candy Bars, you’ve got 50 fixed pay lines to play across. Just set your coin value using the plus and minus buttons on the bottom left of the screen and hit SPIN to get these delicious reels rolling. If you’d rather sit back and relax, use the auto spin function to let the game do the heavy lifting.
Press the golden bon-bon in the bottom center of the screen and watch the reels whirl. Keep an eye out for the wild 2x icon on reels two and three. It will substitute for all the others and double the value of those wins. Get two wild symbols and it will quadruple the line win. Purple gumballs that appear on a pay line win are wild and double the win.
Chance your luck with:
- Stacked wilds and multipliers
- Rapid reload
- Progressive jackpots
- End2End expanding wilds
- Track your stats in career mode
- Gain achievements
Although Candy Bars is a fairly unusual title from IGT, the mobile slot game is a compilation of interesting incentives to players, from the three-tiered progressive jackpot prize that can be worth a sweet fortune to the candy-coated blackout wins that we’ll cover next.
Blackout wins – A blackout win is caused by matching symbols covering all positions on the reels and it’s worth between 5,000 times (up to 25,000 times) your line stake. Wild symbols cannot help out with blackout wins but the symbol that does show up will help determine your payout. You can win anything from 5,000 to 25,000 coins, in additions to wins on all 50 pay lines.
Progressive jackpots – You will have to fill the reels with all the chocolate you can to win the progressive jackpots. There are three progressive jackpots available and you can see the amounts to be won above the reels: king, snack and giant size. The more you play, the more it pays and, in theory, the better your chances of triggering a major chocolate-covered payout. If chocolate is featured on any one of reels two, three and four, you win a tasty jackpot like so:
- Snack Size: chocolate on reel two pays out 750 coins
- King Size: chocolate on reels two and three pays 3,500 coins
- Giant Size: chocolate on reels two, three and four pays out 30,000 coins
The size of the jackpot is tied into a number of coins you bet per spin. The more you wager the higher the cash prize. A high roller who bets the maximum $375 per spin would end up with a potential jackpot payout of 370,000, 1.75 million, and 15 million respectively.
The bottom line
Candy Bars is a slightly odd but enjoyable game with some classic game styling that we actually really enjoyed. You don’t have to have a sweet tooth to play Candy Bar Slots but you’ll want to be someone who likes a little background beat and quirky character sound effects that come with each win. The distinctive looks and gameplay may not be every player’s cup of tea but the progressive jackpots and expanding wilds with 2x multipliers make it totally worthwhile to check out. It’s one sweet game, especially on a winning streak.