These days it has become a common for online software developers to take a game that already exists and then adapt it to suit a live dealer show experience. Sweet Bonanza is one of the most iconic slots ever created and is players favorite candy game. There is no surprise that Pragmatic Play has choose it and introduced – Sweet Bonanza CandyLand Live Wheel Game.
Released in 2021 the game offers an RTP of 96.48% with a minimum bet of $0.2 and a $3,000 maximum wager. Sweet Bonanza CandyLand is available on both desktop and mobile and by our opinion is Pragmatic Play’s most creative entertainment-style title.
As live casino game shows grow in popularity, a simple money wheel no longer seems enough. Sweet Bonanza CandyLand offers players two different bonus games and a Multiplier feature, but most importantly a maximum payout of up to 20,000x bet or €500,000.
Sweet Bonanza CandyLand – Game Outlook
Pragmatic Play has managed to retain the essential sweets world vibe.
The game is streamed from an exclusively built studio, where everything is toned in bright colors, and the background image showcases a familiar candy landscape. The studio combines virtual reality and a colorful real-life environment packed with dynamic lighting, bright colors, animations and sounds, and of course a beautiful hostess who is too dressed for the occasion. The game is available any time as broadcasted 24/7.
In the middle of the show is the mega wheel with 54 sectors, five of which are special.
The majority displays numbers, including 1, 2, 5, or 10, though, two segments display Candy Drop symbols, two display Sugar Bomb symbols, and one displays Sweet Spins symbols.
Much like in any other money wheel game (Crazy Time and Adventures Beyond Wonderland), players guess on which sector the flapper will stop and make wagers. If the player is correct, the corresponding prize will be paid out. The sectors with numbers 1, 2, 5 or 10, will pay a multiplier, the two bonuses, Candy Drop or Sweet Spins, activate the corresponding feature round.
Players can bet on multiple outcomes from €0.2 to €3,000 per wheel spin, and they have 18 seconds to manage their stakes between each spin. Then, the dealer spins the wheel, and if the pointer stops at the sector you bet on, you win, otherwise, you lose.
Sweet Bonanza CandyLand – Bonus Rounds
As noted, there are special segments included on the money wheel that you can bet on and experience.
Sweet Spins is the main bonus game with just one sector on the wheel. If won, it will award 10 free spins in a bonus resembling the one in the Sweet Bonanza slot. This bonus takes you to a 6×5 game grid, featuring a set number of spins. Wins are created on this grid when eight or more of the same matching symbols appear anywhere. Each symbol comes with its own win value, determining your payout. A cascade mechanism sees all winning symbols disappear and new ones fall from the top. If you form additional wins, then the process repeats itself, continuing until no further wins can be formed. It will be played out on the big screen alongside possible respins and multipliers that will add to the total win potential.
Lollypop symbols award +5 extra free games when 3 or more appear anywhere in view.
Candy Drop with two sectors on the wheel is also a separate bonus RNG game.
Anyone who has wagered on the Candy Drop option will qualify for this bonus round if the wheel lands on it. Players in this round pick one of three different candies, with each one offering a minimum of a 1x multiplier. Candies are then dropped against a virtual “plinko” wall maze (pachiko) , collecting randomly generated multipliers as they go. The maximum payout in this bonus is a 1,000x bet.
This game bonus was introduced lately. 10 was removed from the wheel and 3 sectors with Bubble Surprise were added. This is a RNG bonus game. The Bubble Surprise Bonus round is a slot with one reel, that contains five symbols. The wheel is spun and whatever symbol the wheel stops on is your prize. There are 5X, 10X, 25X, Candy Drop, Sweet Spins possibilities.
The final parts of the wheel are the Sugar Bombs with two sectors, which cannot be wagered on specifically. Sugar Bomb reveals a random multiplier of 2x – 10x and applies it to the current spin’s win amount.
If player enables the Sugar Bomb Booster (which can be found on the interface), the wager increases by 25% and the multiplier is doubled. The host will then proceed to re-spin the money wheel, with all initial bets remaining in action. Wherever the wheel lands after that re-spin will see the winning number be boosted by the multiplier. Note that this feature can be triggered multiple times, which can potentially be 10x all bets multiple times, moving participants closer to the game’s maximum payout potential with each turn.
SWEET BONANZA CANDYLAND – FINAL THOUGHTS
There’s nothing quite new in the money wheel genre, but combined with a legendary slot game that so many players around the world love so much, provides a unique gaming experience. The game’s striking visuals are definitely one of its strong points.
The potential will be one of the main reasons why players might feel drawn to play it, as Sweet Bonanza CandyLand is capable of paying up to 20,000x the stake, or €500,000.