Candy Bars Slot
Candy Bars is a 4-reel, fixed 50-pay line online slot from IGT that's especially for slots fans with a sweet tooth. This game has a slightly unusual configuration in that there are only four reels, and each reel is four symbols high. It makes a pleasant change from the usual 5×3 configuration that all online slots seemed honour-bound to copy these days. Some of the symbols are piled four symbols high as well, which makes for significant wins if the reels end up landing in an appealing manner. This slot is an online port of an IGT slot that is very popular in real-world casinos, especially in the USA (hence the name 'Candy Bars'). To sweeten the deal even further, the slot has three progressive jackpots that can be won if certain criteria are met. These three jackpots in ascending order of attractiveness are the snack size jackpot, the king size jackpot and the giant sized jackpot.
All the symbols in this game are candy-related aside from two 'lucky sevens' symbols – one red on blue and the other blue on red. There are three sweeties – a wrapped candy, a striped candy and a unhappy-looking green blob which we're not sure about. There are chocolate symbols as well which you really have to look out for. Line up the chocolate symbols correctly and you could be on your way to winning one of the three progressive jackpots.
When it comes to 'paying to play' you only have one decision to make – how big your coin is going to be. It can anything from 0.01 to 10.00, and you pay seventy-five coins per spin. There are fifty lines in total, and all are in play at all times.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest payout in this game is for three identical sweet symbols on a pay line. This will win you five coins. The jackpot (not including the progressive jackpots) of 25,000 coins is won by filling the entire screen with red lucky sevens (the ones with the blue background).
Behind some of the sweetie symbols are chocolate bars. If you fill the entirety of reel two with chocolate you win the snack size progressive jackpot. Fill reels two and three to win the king size jackpot, and reels two, three and four to win the giant size jackpot.
These chocolate-backed sweetie symbols appear on reels two, three and four and acts as wilds for other sweetie symbols when they land.
A '2x' symbol appears as a wild symbol on reels two and three only and any win that contains a '2x' wild is doubled. If you managed to land two '2x' wilds in a win then your total win is multiplied by four. Wilds cannot be used to land progressive jackpots or a 'blackout win' – a win where the entire screen is filled with the same symbol.
Despite the 'retro' feel of the graphics and the music, this is an entertaining slot to play. It's certainly a fast-paced game, and it's easy to get into a reel-spinning groove as the tempting treats spin past you, hoping that the chocolate symbols will slide into the correct slots. If you do end up winning one of the progressive jackpots on offer, make sure you don't spend it all on chocolate!