Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Slot Review 2021

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways from Stakelogic brings forth the sequel of a surprisingly good slot, but in a more conventional manner.

The original Candyways Bonanza stood out in a weird sort of way, even with what some could consider to be an inferior format. The Megaways formula has enjoyed popularity unlike any other slot mechanic, and a swathe of providers looked to include the mechanic in their own slots, and now we have a fair few of them to say the least.

Just about anything that goes against the conventional idea of ‘Megaways’ instantly stands out, and Candyways Bonanza definitely did.

Will Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways lose some of its popularity by opting for a more classic function? Let’s take a look.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Base Game

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Theme

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways is pretty much the same in terms of visuals as the slot that came before it, with the exception of the reel setup that is.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways looks like a childs dream but your dentists worst nightmare with a fictional land of candy as far as the eye can see in the backdrop.

Overall, Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways won’t wow you much in the design aspect, especially considering its similarities to the original slot.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Betting and Symbols

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £/€0.20 (£/€0.40 Super Stake) per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€20 (£/€40 Super Stake) per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways doesn’t really do a great job in distinguishing high-paying symbols from low-paying ones, but you’ll basically want to look out for the Yellow Star, which is the highest paying symbol.

Wild symbols substitute for all sumbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Stakelogic
Maximum Bet 16 (Super Stake + 100%)
Maximum Win 30,000x
Paylines up to 117,649
Release Date 16/12/2021
RTP 95.80% - 93.80% - 90.00% - 88.00%
Mechanics Megaways
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.2

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Base Game and Features

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. In order to form a win you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways features Cascading Reels. Each time a winning combination is formed, those symbols will disappear and new symbols will fall via a Cascade, filling the empty spaces and potentially creating more winning combinations.

Above the reels is an additional Sliding Reel. If any of the symbols in the sliding reel contribute towards a winning combination, these will also disappear and the remaining symbols will slide across, filling the empty spaces.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways also has a Gamble/Collect feature. Each time a win occurs, you will be given the option to either Gamble or Collect it. If you choose to Gamble your wins, you could possibly lose it all, so choose wisely. The decision is ultimately yours.

Super Stake

Stakelogic has once again included their trademarked Super Stake feature. This gives you the option to double your bet, which in turn doubles your chance of hitting Free Spins

Mystery Wilds

Mystery Wilds can appear during any random spin along the Sliding Reel. These take the form of a question mark at first, but soon reveal themselves as a Mystery Wild.

The Mystery Wild symbol chooses a random symbol, and all instances of the chosen symbol in the reel directly below it will transform into Wilds.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Mystery Wilds

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Free Spins

Landing 4 or more Scatters on any of the reels, triggers the Free Spins round.

The number of Free Spins awarded can be chosen from one of the following options.

  • Super Free Spins15 Free Spins and Multiplier symbols with values between x2 and x50.
  • Mega Free Spins10 Free Spins and Multiplier sybmols with values between x2 and x50.
  • Insane Free Spins8 Free Spins and Multiplier symbols with values between x2 and x100.

Multiplier symbols can only be activated during Free Spins.

Multiplier symbols contain Multipliers between x2 and x100, depending on which Free Spins option you chose. Multiplier symbols do not need to contribute towards a win, as long as a Multiplier symbol is present with a winning combination, the win will atuomatically be multiplied by the Multiplier symbol.

Landing 4 or more Scatters during the Free Spins round, awards the same amount of Free Spins based on the original option selected.

If the maximum win capacity of 30,000x is reached, all remaing Free Spins will be forfeited and the round will end.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Free Spins

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

This can be purchased for a generous 100x your current bet.

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways Our Verdict

Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways may have lost some of its uniqueness by adopting a more conformed version of the Megaways mechanic, but it’s got plenty going for it. Cascading reels brings a familiar element of play, yet it’s totally new to Candyways Bonanza 2. We’ve all played our fair share of Megaways titles with non-cascading reels, and if we’re honest in a lot of cases it just doesn’t feel right. Cascading reels are synonymous with the Megaways Mechanic, and while some get away with its absence, it’s certainly sorely missed a lot of the time.

In terms of potential, Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways exceeds the potential of the original by a fair margin with 30,000x win capabilities. We’ll be honest and say that we’re skeptical about how realistic it is to hit the maximum win, but we still don’t doubt the potential here.

Overall, Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways was both bitter, and sweet. The original and its unique ‘fun sized’ Megaways version really gave it a sense of personality, and some of that has been lost here. However, increased in potential and lots of other things makes Candyways Bonanza 2 Megaways well worth a go.