While you might think the title is a statement about the state of the Western diet – it is really a fun, sweet-filled online slot. If you have played So Many Monsters, you will quickly realize that these are the same games. This one is perfect for players with a sweet tooth. Featured on the reels is a gumball machine, plus a lot of traditional looking boiled sweets – the type that were scooped out of big glass jars in years gone by.
Just like the monster-themed version, the big feature of this slot is that the symbols replicate. You can get up to 25 of a kind on any win-line. This can lead to some sweet wins! There is also a free spins bonus game, where you get to choose the number of spins.
Until you see the symbols replicating, the setup of this slot looks much like most MicroGaming games. There are 5 reels, each with 3 rows – and 25 win-lines which cross from the left. You can’t change the number of lines, though you can add up to 10 coins per line, and bet from 1c per line and up.
When you first see the pay table, the list of prizes for the higher paying symbols might come as a surprise. It is possible to get 25 of a kind…
On the reels you will see single candies. When you hit wins with them (either candies only or including wilds), then they will replicate. More sweets fall from above, giving you up to 5 on each symbol. These are added together, with prizes awarded for 6 or more.
25 of a kind gets you big money. The top paying piece of sugar has a heart on top and green and pink stripes on the side. This is worth $640 (assuming a $1 per spin stake). Prizes go all the way down to $2.80c for 6. Next comes a sweet with a red spiral design, worth $560 for 25. Green, purple and orange sweets complete the higher paying symbols.
Wild symbols are the logo of the slot, these will bounce on the reels when involved in a win. They will complete wins with the sweets – adding just 1 to the total. 5 logo wilds on the win-line will get you $300.
Playing card symbols don’t replicate – paying from 3 to 5 of a kind from the left as usual.
An old-style gumball machine is a welcome sight on the reels. This will trigger the free spins bonus game if 3 or more land anywhere in view. You’ll see those gumballs rattle around when it hits.
You get to choose your favourite sweet for this bonus game. All 5 of the higher paying symbols are listed on the screen. The spins available for each will depend on the potential top prize during this bonus. The one you pick replaces all the other sweets during the bonus. At one end of the scale, the sweet with a heart gets you 8 free spins, with up to 320,000 coins per line as a max prize. Next the red spiral one gets 10 spins, with 280k coins possible. This continues all the way to the orange sweet, which is worth 16 spins at 160k coins max win.
If you prefer to keep playing longer, then more spins will usually bring more wins. If you prefer the shot at a bigger prize, then go for 8 spins instead. If you can’t decide, then recalling your favourite sweet from childhood days can help you choose one!
Gumball scatters also have a cash prize. You only need 2 in view to get your bet amount back. All 5 will get you 75x that bet. These wins are in addition to any line wins you trigger.
This slot has big symbols and big control buttons. It would work well as a mobile slot, as well as on your laptop or desktop. Each symbol is big, bold and bright. When you win with the candies, more will fall from above to join it on the reels. There are some animations, with the wild jumping and the gumballs in the scatter moving around.
A delightfully happy tune plays between spins, with a fuller, more upbeat version kicking in during the bonus game.
This is an enjoyable game, which shares the interesting 25 of a kind game-play with So Many Monsters and So Much Sushi. The setup is perfect as a smartphone slot game. You’ll have plenty of big win potential, and get to choose your volatility in the free spins game too. If you enjoy candy themed slots, then this game is certainly worth taking for a spin.