Live Sweet Bonanza Candyland is a new live casino entertainment game from Pragmatic Play. It’s their first true entertainment style game, to rival competitors Evolution with Crazy Time and Playtech with Adventures Beyond Wonderland.
The theme is based on Pragmatic’s very popular slot game, Sweet Bonanza.
A big wheel of fortune containing fifty-four segments is the central focus of the game, but it’s the five special segments on the wheel where the big payouts can be found.
These segments initiate separate bonus rounds that can pay up to 20,000x if the right conditions are met.
The main wheel has fifty-four sections made up of forty-eight numbered sections with the following values:
In addition, five sections are allocated to Bonus round segments:
The maximum multiplier available on Sweet Bonanza Candyland is 20,000x with payouts capped at £$€500,000.
In this review, I’m going to explain how you play and also demonstrate some playing strategies. I’ve also asked the good people at Pragmatic Play for further information about the game, which may help answer some of the questions you might have.
If you’ve got a bit more time or you just want to see the Bonus rounds in action, it’s worth watching my video review of Sweet Bonanza Candyland live.
In the video, I demonstrate how to play and also show each of the Bonus rounds in full.
I also explain the best strategies you might want to use when betting.
The game begins with betting time, which is open for 13 seconds. So you need to be quick in placing your bets.
The Bet On All function will place the same value bet on all bet spots – but it’s not something I would recommend. Jump to my strategy section for some good advice.
Use the Autoplay function to repeat the same bet for a specific number of spins. The maximum is 100 spins.
Each Bet spot has a different payout – quite simply the payout corresponds to the number:
The bonus segments can pay anything from 1x through to 20,000x
The Sugar Bomb Booster is an optional side bet of 25% the value of the main bet, which will double all multipliers during the Sugar Bomb Bonus round, which is free to play for all players.
When betting has closed the presenter spins the wheel and we wait as the flapper at the top provides resistance to the wheel until it finally stops.
The segment where the flapper stops is the winning segment and all players betting on that segment receive their payouts.
That’s is the end of the game round, unless the wheel stops on one of the Bonus Segments, in which case the bonus round is initiated.
The Candy Drop Bonus Round is an RNG game where you pick one of three coloured candies to follow.
Each candy is dropped in turn into a maze that contains 4 rows each containing multipliers and numbers which get added to your total if the candy drops through them.
Once the drop has completed your total is added up and that becomes the multiplier applied to your bet.
If your candy drops through all of the purple boxes on the way down you’ll get a 1000x multiplier.
The Sweet Spins bonus round is played on a 6×5 slot screen that uses a tumbling action rather than spins on the reels.
10 spins are initially awarded, but these can be boosted with extra spins when 3 or more Lollypops appear on the reels.
Multiplier Sugar Bombs are also present and they multiply a win when 8 or more symbols tumble from the grid.
Each spin completes when no more tumbles occur.
This is the bonus round that has the potential for big wins.
The Sugar Bomb Bonus round when landed on, will randomly select a multiplier between 2x to 10x to apply to all betting positions on the wheel.
The wheel is spun again (without any more bets being needed). If the wheel stops on a segment where you have an active bet, you’ll receive the enhanced payout.
The Sugar Bomb multiplier can be applied to bonus segments as well, so if the wheel lands on one of those the result of that bonus round is multiplied by the Sugar Bomb multiplier.
If you have paid for the optional Bomb Boost, the Sugar Bomb Multiplier will be doubled in value. The maximum multiplier for one Boost on a number is 200x on the number ten position.
The Playing Interface contains some useful information that can help when placing your bets.
There is a comprehensive view of the last set of results.
Along the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the last 100, while selecting the statistic icon you can see up to 500 past results.
This is useful information if you like working with probabilities, and seeing when the last bonus rounds or specific numbers last occurred in the results.
The playing strategy for Live Sweet Bonanza Candyland, will involve deciding on which sections to bet on to achieve two things:
My favoured strategy is to always have a good bet on the Number One, and bets to cover all the bonus segments.
I make sure that the value of the bet on NO.1 is enough so that when it wins it covers the losses from the other bets and retains a small profit.
No.1 will statistically drop in the most, so this will keep your bankroll turning over while you’re searching for the Sugar Bomb, Candy Drop and Sweet Spins bonus rounds.
Place three units on number 1, one unit on Candy Drop and One unit on Sweet Spins. You’ll win 1 unit overall if No 1 comes in, and lose 5 units if two, five or 10 lands.
The only downside is you won’t have a guaranteed win for the Sugar Bomb bonus round. This has a maximum multiplier of 10x (20x if you have the Boost active) which will be applied to all betting positions, with 200x being the highest possible when applied to the number ten position. As it’s free to enter you may decide it’s not worth paying the extra for the doubled multiplier and not worth covering all numbers for the rare occasion this bonus comes in.
In my opinion, you shouldn’t play the Sugar Bomb Booster. It adds 25% of your total bet to your bet when actually hitting this bonus round is only going to happen 3.5% of the time. It’s not a good bet. You’ll probably lose more than what you’ll win when the multiplier is boosted.
Many players think the Bet All strategy will pay dividends in the long run. Well, they are wrong. There may be a short term gain to be had, but only if you’ve hit a bonus round that pays more than what you have outlaid.
The reality is you’ll never recoup your lost bets with a big win over a short period of time. You’ll run out of money before that happens. Stay away from the Bet All bets.
The Return to Play for Sweet Bonanza Candyland Live runs between 91.59% and 96.83%.
It’s not clear where or how the RTP is allocated, however, you should expect the 96.83% to be loaded toward the Number 1 segment.
The wheel is most likely to stop on the Number One segment, while the worse performing will be the Sweet Spins Bonus segment, which has a probability of being hit 1.85% of the time as it has one segment.
The maximum multiplier is set at 20,000x which could be hit if there are 4 consecutive Sugar Bonus multipliers of 10x and then hitting number two on the wheel. Is this possible? of course, it is, but the odds of this happening are huge.
Sweet Bonanza Candyland has the potential to give some big wins. As we know the maximum multiplier that can be applied is 20,000x, with a cap on payouts of £€$500,000.
So let’s examine how these can occur.
The Sugar Bomb Bonus will boost any segment on the wheel, including the Bonus segments with up to a 10x multiplier. It is possible to have consecutive Sugar Bomb Bonuses. When this happens the new multiplier is multiplied with the previous one, thus further boosting the potential payouts. It’s fair to say that having a single or multiple multipliers going into the Candy Drop or Sweet Spins bonuses will create some massive wins.
The Candy Drop Bonus Round has the potential to pay on its own a maximum multiplier of 1000x when all the purple squares are passed through. Imagine if you had a 10x Sugar Bomb Boost active when this happens!
The Sweet Spins round is where the real big wins will come from. It’s possible to get respins in this bonus round, that will keep the tumbles going. Imagine a situation where you have a Sugar Bomb Bonus active and then get respins during the round. Again massive potential.
The base game payouts will be the most often to get the benefit of the Sugar Bomb multipliers, so expect to see more of these occur. The wins won’t be massive, but they will be enhanced from anything from 2x to 10x. Again, multiple Bombs boost everything as well.
Both of the games follow the same type of design, a Big Wheel with Bonus rounds.
The main difference between the two is the number of bonus rounds and the use of RNG in the game.
Crazy Time uses RNG in three elements, The Cash Hunt, Crazy Time and Top Slot, while Sweet Bonanza Candyland uses RNG in all of its three bonus rounds.
Player participation is restricted to the main game in both and also in Cash Hunt & Crazy Time and Candy Drop.
In my opinion, the playing experience in Crazy Time is better than in Sweet Bonanza, primarily because Crazy Time builds suspense so well, during the different elements of the game.
This is a new live casino entertainment game from Pragmatic Play. It is played using a big wheel where you bet on number segments and bonus rounds. You win if the wheel stops on a segment you’ve bet on.
The RTP of Sweet Bonanza Candyland is between 91.59% and 96.83%.
You can play Sweet Bonanza Candyland at all Pragmatic Play Live Casinos. Mr Green is a great example of where to play.
The maximum multiplier is 20,000 times your bet.
Sweet Bonanza Candyland is a live dealer game that has a live and RNG element to it. The main part of the game is hosted by a live presenter, while the bonus rounds are RNG.
Sweet Bonanza Candyland is the same type of game but is not as interactive as the other two. All have the potential to offer very large multipliers. I think it’s down to personal taste on which game you prefer.
The game show, Live Sweet Bonanza Candyland, is scheduled to go live on the 24th of November 2021, at a limited number of Pragmatic Play Casinos, with a full rollout happening shortly after.
The game will be available to players covered by the following jurisdictions, MGA (Malta), UKGC (United Kingdom), Isle of Man, Italy, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania and Colombia.
Yes, there is a strategy for playing. In fact, there are several, but only one strategy is really worth playing if you want to maintain your bankroll.
I’m really pleased to see another supplier add a live entertainment game to their games catalogue.
Pragmatic Sweet Bonanza Candyland Live follows the high standards already set by Evolution and Playtech. The game looks similar with its big wheel and bonus rounds but doesn’t quite play the same.
I found the game to be a little flat and by that I mean I didn’t get any high’s or lows while playing. Perhaps that’s to do with not experiencing any wins of more than 100x while I’ve been playing. The game has the elements to give big multiplier wins, but it needs a Sugar Bomb Multiplier to be active and then a Bonus round to follow, ideally the Sweet Spins round, where the multipliers seem to be more forthcoming. This will give the best multiplier win opportunities.
Picking the right betting strategy is crucial to get the most out of this game. You’re likely to need long playing sessions to get all the bonus rounds, and while most will pay quite poorly, there will be the odd one where a decent win happens. That is the beauty of games like this, they keep you playing in the hope you’ll get that big win.
Personally, I’d be satisfied with breaking even after an hours worth of play.