By Simon Wright Dec 16, 2021
With the original Candyways Bonanza™ Megaways™ proving a huge hit with players following its debut last year, Hurricane Games have proved you don’t break up a winning team by again joining forces with Stakelogic to release a sugar-coated sequel.
Featuring the Megaways™ pay system, Candyways Bonanza 2™ Megaways™ builds on the success of its predecessor with a number of sweet additions, including brand-new mystery symbols and an overhauled Free Spins feature that offers players a choice of multipliers.
The game’s total number of payways has also received a significant upgrade, with the original 512 ways to win being boosted to a staggering 117,649 Megaways™.
On top of that, Candyways Bonanza 2™ Megaways™ also utilises an innovative cascading reels system, which sees all winning combinations disappear from view as new symbols tumble down from above to replace them and new payouts are calculated.
Aesthetically, the game features the same sweet selection of symbols as the first title, with the candy-cane bordered reels playing host to a number of coloured bon-bons and sugary scatter symbols.
Action takes place to a backdrop of marshmallow clouds and ice cream cone mountains, with an expanded gameboard now featuring six vertical Megaways™ reels and a brand-new horizontal reel above them.
This horizontal reel plays a key role in creating winning combos, as whenever a mystery wild appears on it, a random symbol will be revealed and all subsequent instances of that symbol on the reels below will become wild.
Naturally, this can result in multiple payouts being hit at once, with these symbols being removed as a reel cascade begins to potentially prolong the sequence and create further prizes.
In this manner, it’s possible for players to land a multiplier of up to 30,000x their bet – and their quest to land that top prize will be made all the easier if they trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. Activated whenever four or more scatters appear on the reels, players will be able to choose from three Free Spins options offering up to 15 bonus games and multipliers that can boost their wins by up to 100x.
Free Spins can be re-triggered indefinitely by landing four or more subsequent scatters and, just like in the original game, Stakelogic’s signature Super Stake™ mode is again available. Purchasable for an optional wager of 2x players’ starting stake, when Super Stake™ mode is activated, the reels will feature an increased number of scatter symbols, making it far easier to trigger and re-trigger the main feature.
Salvatore Campione, Head of Greenlogic® at Stakelogic said: “When it was first released, Candyways Bonanza™ Megaways™ was one of the flagship titles to come out of our Greenlogic® Partner Program – and we’re delighted to team up with Hurricane Games again to bring players the much-anticipated sequel. Boasting all the features that made the original such a hit plus a host of extras, we’re certain it will be an even bigger success.”