Candy Stars Slots
Candy Stars is a volatile candy-themed slot from Pragmatic Play and plays out on a 5x3 grid with a top horizontal reel offering 574 ways to win. The maximum spin can award wild values with a winning multiplier that increases with each win during that revolution. In addition, you get doubling wild multipliers that start at 2x in the bonus round. The maximum multiplier is 128x, and the ultimate success is 5,000 times your deposit.
About Candy Stars
Candy Stars is another exciting release in the Sweets genre. It might not seem like it, given the somewhat run-of-the-mill presentation, but this one has a trick or two up the sleeve that makes it worthwhile. The gameplay feels like a release of Megaways without the Megaways engine, if that makes sense, as you get wins in the reels that display the symbols and the top horizontal rotation. All the action comes in the form of wilds with a multiplier that increases with each spin. It doubles up to 128x, and that's how you'll reach the 5,000x win multiplier.
Bonus Candy symbols pay 2x to 7.5x your stake for 5-of-a-kind wins, plus you'll get Star Wilds to join the paying symbols to help you complete your wins. Wilds have no intrinsic value but come with a multiplier feature, which we'll cover below. In addition, winning symbols are removed in all stages using the Tumble mechanic, allowing unlimited extra wins if you keep winning.
How to Play Candy Stars
Candy Stars plays on a game grid with five reels of 3 symbols each, plus a 3-symbol horizontal spinning reel on top. In this panel, wins are yours when matching symbols land from left to right, starting from the left. This system provides 576 ways to win. As for the paying symbols, begin with the J-A King as the lowest pay, worth 1x to 1.5x the five-of-a-kind bet, followed by four high-paying candies worth 2x to 7.5x the five-of-a-kind bet. The wild ones in Candy Stars are pretty special. For one thing, they can substitute for any regular paying symbol, plus they have an exciting multiplier element.
Payouts And Winning Symbols
With 576 ways to win, wild multipliers can make a dent in all stages of the game, not least in the bonus round, where the value of the multiplier doubles on one land. That can lead to solid payouts of up to 5,000x your stake, and the odds of a win cap of over two million are pretty decent too. Candy Stars is worth it for the features more than anything else, but it's probably worth it if you like candy-filled games.
The reel mechanism, available in the base game and the bonus game, removes winning symbols from the game board after making a payout. Marks left on the reel strips fall into empty positions. If a new win appears after the characters have lost, the mechanic will restart and stop when no further success has occurred.
Sticky Wild Feature
When a wild lands and only appears on the top row, it doesn't remove from the board if part of a winning combo. Instead, it remains on the reel until the next spin or free spin occurs. Wild symbols come with an initial 1x multiplier in the base game. After each collision, the multiplier increases by 1x, up to 128x. Wild multipliers are available with every win that passes through it.
Wild Multiplier And RTP
Wild symbols only appear on the top horizontal reel and are not removed by the reel win feature. The wild multiplier starts at 1x in the base game and increases by one for each prank win. The wild multiplier can reach up to 128x and will boost every success it's part of, and you need three diamond scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5 to trigger the bonus round, giving you eight free spins. Free spins give you one wild on the top horizontal reel and come with an initial multiplier of 2x-the wild multiplier doubles after every chip win, up to 128x in the best case. You win five extra spins when you land three scatters in the same tumbling sequence or spin.