Crafted by Microgaming, Candy Dreams has five reels and 720 pay-lines video slot inspired by children’s biggest joy - candies. All the symbols include sweets of differing colours and shape. The reels are transparent and set against pink clouds and a purple sky backdrop.
Before players start eating these treats, they should adjust their bets.
Design-wise, Candy Dreams is light and full of colour – set in space, the symbols on the reels include nine various coloured sweets, a wild and two scatters. The wild replaces all other symbols except the two scatters. The background is predominantly purple, a little like Candy Crush in space!
The game's logo and Present icons are the Wild symbols, and these can replace all symbols except for the Scatter and pink orb icons. Wild symbols can make winning combinations both on their own and when replacing in a win.
The Rainbow Lollipop is the game's Scatter symbol, and if players land three or more of these along the reels, they will trigger some Free Spins. Once triggered, players will receive twelve free spins.
The Pink Orb is the Bonus symbol, and if players land three or more, they can trigger the Candy Planet bonus feature, where players get introduced with plenty of pink orbs, and they have to make as many choices as they can. If players choose a heart symbol, they will get an additional life, and if they run into the blue pop symbol, the feature will end.
Candy Dreams attempts to fuse online action with a pick-up-and-play environment, and it does a stellar job of it. It’s not original by any means, but it’s impossible to deny the fun factor of Candy Dreams, as the game really is easy to play for both novices and experienced players.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring