If you have a soft spot for games that bring out your inner child combined with a pinch of sweetie-inspired magic, then Play ‘n Go's Sweet Alchemy slot is a little gem. Browse our review of this fun, five-reeled beauty – then give her a spin.
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|Casino||Sloty among others|
|Software Provider||Play n'GO|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Browser and mobile|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.00%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||3×5 reels / 20 Paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||0.5 coins / 100 coins|
|Features||Free spins, bonus rounds, maps|
|Pros||Adventure mode, sweet theme|
|Cons||No progressive jackpot|
Candy Crush games have been going strong for a few years with a cute mix of sweetie time and puzzles. It's a theme that may well have inspired the Play'n Go team when they conjured up the cutie that's known as Sweet Alchemy Slot. The game's premise is simple – help the magical pink witch stir the secret elixir and come up with goodies that are packed with sweet surprises.
The Sweet Alchemy online slot has a stereotypical ‘girly feel' to it – it's unashamedly like diving head-first into a candy floss maker. But we're guessing men can't resist a spin either. After all, it starts paying out for three symbols like most slots, and proceeds to dazzle with tons of action, progressive bonuses and a surprisingly good level of sophistication. The slot screen features a grid with a selection of six sweeties layered on a biscuit base, with cascading symbols.
Whether the super sweet style of the Sweet Alchemy slot appeals to your senses or not is up to you. But what isn't up for debate is the superb performance of the game, which can be played in standard or super-fast mode. It has the look, feel, sound and high-octane action of a video game, and with a cascading format, someone could easily think you're playing a puzzle game, rather than a slot machine. A real beauty to enjoy on the go via mobile.
We've said this slot has a super-cute look and feel – but don't let that lull you into thinking it doesn't have serious horsepower. Sure, you can take her for a spin from 0.10, but you can unleash alchemic potential with stakes up to the maximum of 100.00.
Similarly, you can play at a relaxed pace, but also rev things up with the super-speed mode. Once you get spinning, the cheeky giggling witch consults her books of spells and seeks to create magically sweet rewards using the power of alchemy; the coloured sweets fall from above and form winning combinations when four or more touch across the reels. Just like the Candy Crush Saga games, the symbols dissolve and new icons fall from above.
It's fun, it's fast, and it's cute – but what about the payouts? In the base game, rewards are paid out for matching four to eight sweet symbols. The payouts are lower than a classic payline format, but the trade-off is a seemingly constant flow of small wins thanks to the way the symbols cascade with each bet. For example, if you play the Sweet Alchemy slot with a 1.00 total bet, you can win 0.10 to 1.50 for four symbol sweetie combos, rising to 2.00 – 30.00 for eight. For high rollers using the max bet, the slot can pay out 3000.00 for matching eight golden stars.
Play'n Go has done itself proud when it comes to lacing the slot machine with innovative bonus features and a gaming yarn that has impressive depth. In fact, at first glance it can seem a little confusing. But fear not, a free play session will soon have you on your broomstick.
For now, just know that the bonus is based on the Mix the Elixir Bonus, with all sorts of meters that build up to trigger three bonuses. These include the Treasure Chest, which fills up to the left, with a box on the right increasing to power-up wild rewards. You need 38 consecutive wins to activate the Mix the Elixir Bonus. And along the way you can collect Candy Spells that come in handy in the bonus round.
Once the stage is triggered, you're whisked-away to a nine-by-nine grid of delights where your spells can help you win cash prizes and further cauldron meter rewards. Stages two and three of the bonus are triggered by having two or more gold stars on the meter. Stage two features a chocolate pic ‘n' mix board, where potions can boost winning up to 10-times with three gold stars, while the last bonus phase is a treasure trail map where you can delve into your chest and take home the loot.
Some hardcore slot players might not feel the vibe of this slot, but millions will love its feel-good factor, fun theme, playability and cool Elixir bonus. The cuteness of the game also hides a level of bonus complexity that's impressive and could even put some gamers off at first – but that would be a mistake. After a free session you'll be up to speed and the reward is a game you may well come to love.