So Much Candy was released in 2014 as part of Microgaming’s three-slot So Much More offering, which also featured So Many Monsters and So Much Sushi. Aside from vary different themes and symbols, these three slots are virtually identical. Presumably, the idea was to appeal to players who enjoy the same kind of game play but differ in their tastes in themes.
So Much Candy is a five-reel, 25-payline, medium-variance slot that offers 64 000 and 320 000 coin jackpots in the base game and free spins rounds respectively.
The Flavour of So Much Candy
Predictably, the visual interface and symbols of So Much Candy are positively syrupy. The reels resemble a tray of treats in front of the purple and pink wallpaper, flanked by two candy-cane columns, of an old-fashioned candy store.
So Much Candy has a fairly small collection of symbols, which include five different kinds of candy, a gumball dispenser, the So Much Candy logo, and the usual Ace-through-King playing card symbols.
So Much Candy, it’s Wild!
The wild symbol in So Much Candy is the game logo, which flashes up the word “WILD” when activated. This symbol is rather valuable in its own right but it is often more useful to players when it stands in for other So Much Candy symbols, with the exception of the scatter, to complete winning payline combinations.
However, in So Much Candy, the wild symbol can become a bit of a nuisance when it replaces the five candy symbols because this prevents them from activating a very special feature.
Even More Sweetness to Savour
The aforementioned special feature possessed by the five candy symbols, the most valuable in the So Much Candy slot, is their ability to clone themselves. What this means is that, whenever three or more matching candy symbols appear in the same payline, each of them can multiply up to five times, effectively adding additional matching symbols to the line for greater wins.
These are called So Much Candy Split Symbol Rewards and, since there are five symbols per row and each symbol can split up to five times, the row may extend to up to 25 matching symbols – provided five matching candies are landed in a line.
Each of the five candies has a different value and the most sought-after of them is the chocolate heart, which pays out a 64 000 coin 25x Split Symbol Reward – the highest possible payout in the base game.
Free Spins for the Sweet Tooth
As is generally the case with online video slots, the So Much Candy scatter symbol – an exploding gumball machine – is special in two ways: first, it pays out for two or more of a kind regardless of where it appears on the reels and, second, three or more scatters unlock up to 16 free spins.
Players must then select one of the candies, with their accompanying potential Split Symbol Rewards, to replace all other high symbols during free spins. The tricky thing, though, is that the most valuable symbols come with the least free spins. For example, the heart candy can pay out up to 320 000 coins but only comes with eight free spins online bingo UK, whereas the orange lozenge pays out 160 000 tops but comes with the maximum 16 free spins.
Autoplay and Other Betting Features
So Much Candy players may wager between one and 20 coins per payline and must play all 25 of them. Coin values range from 0.01 and 0.20 and the convenient auto play function is available.