Sugar Pop Slot

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Sugar Pop
4.08/5 on 102 reviews
Published: 26.12.2020 Updated: 26.12.2020
By Andrew Russell
Software Betsoft
Slot theme Food
Reel 5
Paylines n/a
Progressive No

Sugar Pop Slot Review

The Sugar Pop 5-reel 5-row video slot belongs to the glorious Slots 3 series powered by Betsoft praised in online casinos at the global scale. It is an iconic slot machine when it comes to visuals, gameplay, bonus features and paytable. Players from South Africa should not be misled by its cartoonish look: it means serious business but this business has not to be dull. To the contrary, multilevel gameplay, numerous bonus tricks, amazing 3D animations along with excellent sound effects and music make it fun and pleasure while the all ways pay mechanics paves the way towards huge wins.

The Sugar Pop slot machine is Betsoft at their best and a valuable asset for any online casino. Combining the ability to make players cheerful with the capacity to earn decent payouts, it certainly deserves extra credit.

To play Sugar Pop, players from South Africa are free to choose nearly any modern device including desktop PC and mobile. The game is perfectly all right with fiat money as well as bitcoin. The same is true about the betting range: the game is affordable to players on a budget and attractive for high rollers.

All-ways-pay model, regular symbols and paytable

The game has 5 reels with 5 rows of symbols but no conventional paylines. The slot pays an award every time three icons of a kind land on adjacent positions, horizontally or vertically, anywhere on the reels; this mechanics looks similar to the approach used in Birds, also by Betsoft. Diagonal occurrences do not count, only horizontal or vertical ones qualify, i. e. when matching symbols sit side by side (not corner to corner). The 5×5 field can produce a lot of 3-icon combinations and, respectively, award a gigantic win although the base paytable seems mediocre at first glance.

To play the game, players have to place a bet. The cost of a spin is between 50 and 250 coins, the value of a coin varies from $0.01 to $1.00, so the total bet can amount to $0.50 to $250, a perfect range for all categories of players.

Sugar Pop is a super sweet game looking like a big digital candy factory, and it uses candies as symbols. There are 7 regular candies, they award between 4 and 20 coins at a 50-coin total bet which is the base level; respectively, increasing the total bet to the maximum of 250 coins, players make regular symbols pay between 20 and 100 coins of a selected value every time 3+ identical symbols land in adjacent positions, vertically or horizontally.

It is also possible to assume the online casino slot has 50 paylines and a line bet varies between 1 and 5 coins, so regular icons award between x4 and x20 the line bet or up to $100 at the max bet. This win may look low but the all-ways-pay principle settles the issue as it is capable of generating many winnings in a single spin.

Cascading wins, Super Color and Color Bomb candies

Every time 3+ regular candies of a kind hit adjacent positions, they award a respective win, pop and disappear. This popping of regular candies initiates a cascade of new random candies. If the cascade brings a new combination, winning candies also pop and the cascading continues and runs until there are no more winning combos in place.

Players get a special award when they manage to get 4 or 5 matching candies into neighboring positions. This achievement brings two special candies producing different effects. When 4 identical icons create a combination, they can also form a Super Color candy that comes with a multiplier. If the Super Color candy is of the same color as the adjacent symbols, it multiplies the win.

When 5+ regular icons of a kind create a combination, a Color Bomb appears. It makes all identical candies on the reels explode and then pays the total value of destroyed symbols in accordance with the paytable (as if they have formed a combination). This explosion, naturally, empties positions which are filled with new regular candies and this event may produce one or more cascades with a chance to hit more winning combos.

The design of the base play creates excellent opportunities for winning which turn into hard cash when the online casino game is played for real money.

Random features: 10 special candies

Candies do make sense in the reviewed video slot, especially 10 special candies appearing at random and producing all sorts of sweet magic.

Not all of these special candies come immediately when a player starts to play the game. Their availability depends on the level a player has currently climbed on. There are 30 levels, each depends on the number of points earned by the player. Points are earned with every win.

This means that a dedicated user spending more time on the slot machine and, respectively, achieving more wins, gets entitled to more special candies along with all positive effects they bring along. The current level is displayed on a counter near the reels.

Lollipop is available at level 1 and up. It rotates, stirs all candies on the reels and makes a total new 5×5 set of candies appear, thus creating chances for new combinations and cascades along with extra points and further leveling up.

Caramel Chew is a delicious candy: it becomes available at level 2 and takes a random path across the reels crushing candies on the way. The emptied cells are filled with new random icons and new combinations can appear. As soon as Lollipop is also available at level 2 and up, both candies start assisting players in winning.

Level 4 brings a chance to get a piece of White Chocolate. This candy shoots almonds making regular candies explode and creating free spaces for more wins. A green Gumdrop appears at level 6 and up, sucks in nearby candies and then explodes. The explosion is a chance for new combinations and wins. A Jawbreaker joins the fun at level 8 and up. It comes with a multiplier and launches the reels while crushing candies at may reach to.

Bonus levels 10–30

Level 10 is made brighter and sweeter with a Candy Cane. Looking like a regular candy cane, this one is pure dynamite: it explodes itself along with all candies on the row and the reel it hits. The Candy Cane can also appear on levels 10+.

Colored Jelly Beans unlock at level 12 and up. They are shooters: 1, 2 or 3 of them shoot random candies and makes explosions, hopefully producing more winning candies. A dark Chocolate is available at level 15 and up. When it comes, a 3×3 block of candies around the Chocolate goes off and opens up new opportunities for wins. A Cotton Candy is awarded to online casino players who manage to reach level 20+. It has the sweetest power to sweep up tons of winning candies.

The last but not the least, a Peanut Butter Cup, is for the most resolute and lucky players. It comes at level 21 and up. When it occurs, 7–12 Cups stick to the reels and then disappear revealing identical regular icons and making the game pay out massive prizes.

Besides, special candies award the total value of all destroyed candies. Some of special candies (Super Color, Chocolate and Jawbreaker) do the same and also multiply the total win.

In fact, these 10 special candies are 10 mini features. Taking into account cascading, Super Color and Color Bomb features, this means that the slot machine has as many as 13 bonus features in total.

Bonus Patterns feature

This feature is designed to help players climb up the bonus levels of the game and win the right to get more special candies with better features. A bonus pattern display is found on the left side of the reels. The reels also feature the pattern which is currently on the display. The goal is to make candies fitting the pattern explode. When this happens, the slot machine adds 1,200 points to the level score, thus advancing a player up the levels.

Summary

Sugar Pop by Betsoft is a 5×5 video slot which employs the all ways pay principle. It accepts bets between $0.50 and $250 per spin and pays between $20 and $100 at the max bet, while 13 bonus features create more chances to win.

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