Sugar Pop Plus
|Online Slot Machine||Sugar Pop|
|Slot Provider||Betsoft Casino Software|
Sugar Pop Plus is one of those oddities. There are slots you will come across, where you wonder, “what were they thinking?” This is very much the way we feel about BetSoft Gaming’s slot. You can tell right away that they were obviously inspired by the popular Candy Crush Saga. This game isn’t so much a slot as it is a slot/instant win combo game, and is not different than Sugar Pop (the original), save for better graphics and being mobile-friendly. The basic premise is to pop candy in patterns to climb levels and win further goodies.
Sugar Pop Plus doesn’t really feature any pay lines, so there is no need to wager on a bet per line basis. You can still choose coin denominations of 2p up to £1 and that will see your bet range from a floor of £1 up to £50 a pop. Yes, Sugar Pop Plus is a rather expensive game to play.
There isn’t really a jackpot in Sugar Pop Plus. Instead, it is more a case of using special symbols to bolster your chance of landing numerous smaller-scale wins. Players can quickly acquire wins of 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 15x and 20x their bet, by bagging combinations of the pink heart, purple triangle, orange square, yellow drop, green hexagon, blue capsule, and red lollypop symbols, respectively.
Players can win prizes by landing 3 sweets vertically or horizontally in a row, in another shape as long as 3 or more touch each other vertically and horizontally (such as an L, or T shape), or by landing at the “bonus pattern” as displayed to the left of the reels.
Four matching candies can form a super colour symbol which can multiply winnings and act as primitive wilds, whilst colour bomb symbols can blow up numerous symbols across the reels.
As they work their way through the various levels of this game, numerous special features will become available for use, just like they would in Candy Crush.
Candy canes, cotton candy, jelly beans, caramel chews, gumdrops, peanut butter cups, lollipops, chocolate, jawbreakers, and white chocolate can add numerous things such as multipliers, wilds, and special second chance bonuses (among many other features) to your game. This can really see you pocket wins thick and fast. The higher the level you play on, the better these features will be.
We can see what BetSoft Gaming was going for with this game. They wanted to jump on the Candy Crush craze, and to be fair they have done a better job than most at duplicating that game. Several other developers have tried and failed miserably. However, we find the overall game play very complex, and a little boring. It was never going to be easy to create a fusion slot/social media game, and you can see why. Many players will just want to spin the reels, enjoy free spins and win with wilds. They don’t want to be denied a win based on having the wrong pattern, or having to level up first. Sugar Pop Plus is very much a game for some players, but certainly not all. If you’ve played the original, you won’t a pressing need to play this game.