Microgaming mobile casinos gained access to Candy Dreams Pokies this month, a new 720-Ways game from the world’s leading developer of interactive gambling content. As the name implies, this new desktop and mobile pokies game transports players into a sugary wonderland of delicious desserts, with a multitude of ways to win big.
Our Candy Dreams review covers the full details and rules of the game, including a delineation of all symbols, features and the overall profitability for players.
Candy Dreams Review – The Basics
Candy Dreams Pokies was unleashed across all Microgaming mobile casinos on May 2, 2017. It is a 5 reel, 720 ways-to-win poker machine with a unique reel set that’s appeared in several Microgaming creations of late.
While the first and fifth reels contain three vertical symbols (as usual), the second and fourth reels are increased to four symbols, with five on the third, central reel. This creates a rhombus-shaped design that increases the all-ways lines to 720.
As for the graphic overlay, the background of Candy Dreams Pokies is dominated by fluffy pink cotton candy over a purple, star-filled skyline. The majority of symbols mimic the hard candies and gummy treats you’d expect to find in King’s famous social game, Candy Crush. The sound track and effects are upbeat, and befitting of the theme.
Candy Dreams Review – Features
The WILD symbol is, of course, the wild in Candy Dreams Pokies. This symbol takes the place of any other icon except Scatter and Bonus symbols to assist in lining up winning combinations.
The Candy Planet (a swirly pink gumball with Saturn-esque rings) is the Scatter Bonus symbol. When 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere on the reels, they deliver scatter pays of up to 250x, and trigger the game’s Candy Planet Bonus.
The screen changes to a pick-me style bonus round with 20 Candy Planets in the night sky. Players will select planets, collecting instant prizes, until the POP symbol is revealed, ending the game. The red heart is an extra life, and if revealed, can extend the game until a second POP is uncovered.
All bonus winnings are multiplied by the total bet, so with a little luck, this can be a very lucrative feature.
The Rainbow Lollipop is also a Scatter, with identical scatter pays as the Candy Planet. However, landing 3 or more of these will trigger 12 Free Spins, wherein additional wilds can appear on the reels. The original WILD symbol, plus the Candy Dreams Logo and Gift Box, are all wild during free spins, and will replace anything but scatters.
The Gift Box has an added function, as well. When this symbol appears on the center reel, it will randomly place up to three more WILD symbols anywhere on the reels.
Available Now at Microgaming Mobile Casinos
Candy Dreams Pokies went live at Royal Vegas and other Microgaming mobile casinos last week. You can play this tasty new game now, or get a better feel for it first by watching the official Microgaming Candy Dreams Promo Video here.
Personally, I had a lot of fun playing this game. The candy theme is nothing new, but the features have been rather generous to me so far. I was afraid the low pays would be a pain, but the 720 ways have kept my bankroll from plummeting, and I hit a 180x payout on the free spins in my latest session.
Unless Microgaming tightens up the pays, I’ll keep playing Candy Dreams Pokies whenever my sweet tooth kicks in.