Go delving for a jackpot in the sweet jar in Sugar Parade, a 5 reel, 15 payline video slot from Microgaming. Celebrating sugar and spice and all things nice, it comes with a pick me round as well as a free spins feature where all payouts are boosted by a 3x multiplier. Play from between 15p and £75 per spin.
As you’d expect given the sweet theme, the design here is bright and colourful. A Candyland city forms the backdrop to the reels which include lower value playing card values and an assortment of smiling, human-style sweets. It all looks rather nice without being overly schmaltzy. Sugar Parade comes with a pair of bonus features.
Queen’s Royal Bonus feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the Bonus symbol on a single payline and you’ll trigger this variation on the pick me round. Once triggered, you’ll be taken to a new screen featuring 12 sweeties. Behind each 1 of them lies a cash bonus. You’ll get 3, 4 or 5 picks here depending on how many Bonus symbols triggered the feature.
Free Spins feature – 10 free spins are on offer if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels on the same base game spin. Every winning line landed during the free spins benefits from a 3x multiplier and the payout is trebled. Land 3 or more scatters here and you’ll get another round of 10 free spins, once again with the 3x multiplier. You can trigger the pick me round from within the free spins too.
The super sweet theme of Sugar Parade won’t be for everyone – the Microgaming designers have kept the look here just right side of overload. It’s sweet yes, but not overly dripping in saccharine which is always the danger with this type of games.
The pair of bonus features hardly re-invent the wheel but offer a steady stream of action. Expect to land both regularly. The overall variance is in the low to medium range so you should get plenty of play for your investment. It can also, even though very unlikely, pay up to 1,658 times your stake on each spin!
Sugar Parade is a tasty little offering – it probably won’t satisfy for lengthy periods but if you need a quick shot of something sweet, it does the job rather nicely. I prefer other Microgaming slots such as Immortal Romance and Avalon II which has some substance to them.