Candy Dreams is very much a mobile slot game. It can be played on a desktop, though words like ‘Tap Here’ and the layout make it perfect for iPhone users. The theme is bright candies, in many different shapes. You will find an unusual diamond shaped reel setup, with no win-lines to worry about (all-ways wins are in use). This is a bright, colourful slot which is ideal for a quick session on your mobile phone.
In addition to wild symbols and scatters on the reels, there are two special features. One is a free spins game. Here you can get up to 3 extra wilds by hitting a special symbol on the middle reel. The other game is a picks style bonus.
Reels are in a diamond shape. There are 5 in total, with different numbers of rows. This is 2-3-4-3-2. Instead of win-lines, all-ways wins are in play. This works from the left. As long as you get 3 or more matching symbols in consecutive reels, you win. This helps keep things clear and simple, you will never ‘miss’ a win-line.
All you need to do before you spin is set the size of your bet. If you tap the bet amount on the left-hand side, this brings up a slider to choose the right stake for your slot bankroll.
Regular symbols are topped by the round red candy, which has a picture of a flower on it. This is worth 400 coins for 5 of a kind. An orange one in the shape of a flower comes next at 300 coins. A knobbly green one (250) and blocky blue one (150) come next. 5 plain candies make up the smaller wins. There are basic shapes, with a red, orange, green, blue and purple one in play.
Wild symbols are valuable when all-ways wins are in use. The wild in Candy Dreams is a logo symbol, which can appear in stacks on the reels. This will substitute for the regular symbols covered above to create extra wins. It also has a pay-out of its own, 500 coins if you line up 5, 175 for 4 and 75 coins for just 3.
Swirls of candy with stars around, and pink planets (also with stars) are scatter symbols. The candy swirls trigger the free spins game (see below) and the pink planets trigger the picks game. They also have prizes is based on the total number in view. They do not need to be on consecutive reels like the other symbols. You will get 100x your total spin amount if you get 5 of these anywhere in view. 4 gets you 10x and 3 gets you spin amount back (1x).
3 or more pink planets triggers a second screen picks game in the Candy Dreams slot game. You are taken to a screen showing a star filled sky, with lots of pink planets and lines connecting them which look like the markers for constellations in the night sky. Your task is to tap on the planets. Most will reveal cash prizes, which are totalled below. If you hit a blue candy which says ‘pop’, this ends the game. You can also get a candy in the shape of a heart. This then sits below the planets, and gives you an extra life. If you hit the ‘pop’, the heart goes up and turns it into a win – and you continue the game.
Free spins are triggered by 3+ candy swirls. You get 12 free spins, and the setting of the game turns to a cave full of jagged crystals. If you get a special symbol with a gift box, extra wilds are awarded. Lines come out of the box, zapping one or more regular symbols. These then become wilds. You can get up to 3 wilds at a time in this way. There is no retrigger for this game.
Graphics are kept clean and bright, ideal for a smartphone in landscape mode. Around the reels in the base Candy Dreams game are swirls of pink clouds, with stars above. The symbols look like the type of candies you would find in mobile phone games. These flash when involved in wins, though are not otherwise animated.
I liked the background for the free spins game. This shows a cave, full of impressive crystal formations. This scene, along with the stars for the bonus game, will load separately when you trigger them.
The free Candy Dreams slot game is beautifully produced, and is created to work perfectly on your mobile phone. It should appeal to those who enjoy non-slot mobile games, and want to try and win some real money! The combination of wilds, 2 types of scatter and 2 different bonus features should be enough to keep you engaged!