Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Novomatic has pushed the boat out considerably with the design of this heavenly online slot: it’s oozing with chocolate, covered in strawberry sauce, and is filled to the brim with gummy bears. You literally can’t move for all the sickly sweetness that has gone into making Sweet Spins a sweet tooth’s dream.
The general layout is much the same as any slot machine, with the title on top and the controls at the bottom, but then you have the immersive scenery behind the network of images that brings this game to life. It reminds us of Wreck-It Ralph, when he first bumps into Vanellope von Schweetz in the game Sugar Rush, which (as you can imagine) is the epitome of everything candy related.
Chocolate, Without the Cavities
Seeing as there are 10 symbols ready to be devoured, users have more than enough to be getting on with, but arguably the tastiest part of Sweet Spins is the chocolate bar scatter symbol. This bar can be played as a three, four or five combo, gifting free games for all who share in its sugary goodness.
Depending on how many you find, the number of extra spins will change, but your maximum amount is a reasonable 25. During this time, icons can be changed into the wild in a last bid effort to make more wins for you.
As for all the other tiles, well they have medium payouts of between €10 to €2,000, though that’s dependent on how much you bet in the first place.
Players have 5 reels and as many as 25 winlines to navigate, all of which is controlled by the panel of settings in the lower section of the gaming screen; so far so normal. The controls have been broken down into blue and green widgets, making identifying what you need to press and when all the easier.
The plus and minus symbols are what control your lines and bet, with the smallest sum of money you’re able to play with being €50, which is broken down into €2 per line (assuming you work with all 25). You can reduce the winlines to make the initial stake more manageable, if you need to.
Autoplay is on hand if you feel the need to release control of the game to the software itself, which makes for a more relaxed pace; ideal for those looking to unwind after work. Watch the reels spin on their own, but stop at any time if you want to return to hands on action.
Double up for More Candy?
A double or nothing option can arise during your playthrough, multiple times, allowing you to improve on your winnings. It’s one of the faster ways to make Sweet Spins less wholesome and more nail biting, however that tension comes at a price – you can lose everything if you guess the wrong colour of the card.
Return to Candy Mountain
All in all, Sweet Spins is a winner from the moment you load the game – it offers variance, a medium volatility, and sizeable wins. The only downside that comes with this title is that the free demo mode is limited to what country you’re in, which means cautious players are at a disadvantage.
The lack of bonus round doesn’t hinder the experience any, with the scatter and free games more than making up for a minimised special features table. It’s an all rounder of a game that’s good enough to eat.