Candyways Bonanza Megaways
Go on a sweet reel adventure on the slot from Stakelogic in collaboration with Hurricane Games. Candyways Bonanza Megaways will take you to a sugary wonderland across three dynamic reels with up to 512 ways and a free spins round with multipliers of up to x300 that can lead to wins of up to 20,000 times your bet.
Note: Candyways Bonanza Megaways is currently exclusive at Rizk Casino and its sister sites from the Betsson Group, including Casino Euro, Betsson, Kaboo, Thrills and Guts Casino. The game will be released globally across the Stakelogic network on 10th December 2020.
Candyways Bonanza Megaways is a video slot with three dynamic reels, featuring two to eight rows and 8 to 512 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can spin the sweetilicous reels on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.10 to 10 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with a default RTP of 96.01%. Beware, Stakelogic is known to offer its slots with customizable RTP values, always check the help file to find out which version you will be playing.
A sweet haven with icecream cones and sprinkled candy against a blue sky is opening up when you load the game. Puffy white cloud formations pass through the screen while candy canes frame each Megaways reel separately, each capable of holding up to eight sweets in different colours and shapes. An enchanted soundtrack provides the main audio.
The pay symbol set is short and sweet (pun intended). Seven candies in different shapes and colours make up the regular pay symbols – blue, green, pink, turquoise, purple, red, orange. Three across the reels will yield 0.20x to 5x your stake. There two more icons, a sprinkled chocolate ball as scatter, which will be replaced by rainbow swirls as multiplier scatters in the free spins.
Candyways Bonanza Megaways Slot Features
Admittedly, I had neither this slot nor Hurricane Games on my radar until today. I know they did some support work in the past but never really released own creations. Well, a quick Google search confirmed that they signed up as partner with Stakelogic, which gives them access to the coveted Megaways game engine. Reason enough to take a closer look as to what they have done with it.
The decision to make before you start spinning the reels is whether you want to activate SuperStakes. This will add 50% to your default bet size, e.g. minimum bet increases from 0.10 to 0.15. In return, there will be more bonus scatters on the reels, making it easier to trigger the main feature.
Core to the gameplay is the Megaways engine, which will spin two to eight symbols per reel into view, giving players anything from 8 to 512 ways to win. Pays are only awarded when you land three symbols on adjacent reels, starting from the left. More than one symbol on a reel will multiply the win. There are no symbol cascades as seen on other Megaways games.
Hitting a scatter anywhere on each reel will trigger 10 Free Spins which can be indefinitely retriggered by landing multiplier scatters on all three reels in one free spin. During the feature, the feature scatter is replaced with multiplier scatters, each carrying a win multiplier between x2 to x100. All in view are added for a total win multiplier, potentially leading to a maximum of x300. Worth noting is that the multiplier scatters do not count as wild or pay symbol.
Any win in the base game or from the free spins can be increased by using the Gamble feature. Select spades or hearts to double or suits to quadruple your win up to eight times or up to 500 times your bet.
Last but not least, players residing in countries where feature buys are not yet restricted can hit the Buy Free Spins button to purchase a bonus round with 10 free spins for 100x their bet. Once confirmed, the game will start a spin with the guarantee to land scatters on each reel.
Candyways Bonanza Megaways is a very basic debut for Hurricane Games, playing it safe although it has a rather volatile math model and a very respectable win potential of up to 20,000 times your bet. Question is only whether players can warm up to a Megaways game engine that is basically cut in half.