Candy Cottage Slots

Candy-CottageCandy Cottage is a slot that is themed around a children’s story, the one with Hansel and Gretel finding the gingerbread house where the witch lives. Rival Gaming is the designer behind this slot and they’ve made sure that all the characters of this childhood story are part of the action, including the evil witch. The game is quite colorful and it has an interesting design, filled with sweets and with the main characters looking like fat little blonde children. Hansel and Gretel are popular characters in quite a few countries, so a lot of players should be familiar with this game’s background.

Its design might be unusual, but it is played like any regular game, using a 5 reel/20 line combo to host its symbols. These symbols grant you prizes of up to $6,250 and among them you will discover some that have scatter or expanding wild roles, capable of giving you free spins with multipliers and triggering bonus features.

Features of Candy Cottage

Candy Cottage gets a collection of features that seems to be quite normal for Rival, adding to the mix expanding wilds, free spins with multipliers and scatters that get you bonus games.

The Expanding Wild would normally be a huge part of the game, but the problem here is that it only appears on reel 3. If it does show up, and if the first two symbols on a payline are matching, the expanding wild will provide the extra push to get you a new combo, even taking over the entire reel if it has to. That’s about it for the wild, as it doesn’t have its own prizes to give away to the players.

Free Games Feature

The Gingerbread House is also quite important in the game, playing a role as a scatter that triggers free games. In order for this feature to start, you need at least three of the symbols with the House on your reels, in any random position. The reward will be a total of 10 free spins and a multiplier that triples the prizes.

Bonus Game

The bonus game is the one that is actually themed around the story with Hansel and Gretel. You tell Hansel which of the sweets he should go after and each pick gets you a prize.


Betting options and jackpots

You will get wagers of up to $50 per spin if you decide to max out the betting options in Candy Cottage. You can get there by using the highest coin denomination ($0.25) and selecting up to 10 coins per line (taking it to $2.50). Since there are 20 lines total, you can get to $50 total wagers.

The big prize, offered by the Witch symbol, gets you 2,500x, or up to 25,000 coins ($6,250x). The only way to increase that amount is with the multiplier’s help, which you get during the free spins. It can triple any prize that is won while these free games are in use.

Design and symbols

The design is unusual, but not necessarily bad looking. It uses a lot of color and plenty of details, but it doesn’t manage to be a stunning title because of the actual drawing style of its symbols. There is gingerbread and sweets placed all around the reels of the game, while on them you get the three main characters of the story (Hansel, Gretel and the Witch), plenty of other sweets and elements from the story. Overall, it’s a slot I’ve had no problem enjoying, but it’s not what you would call handsome.

Symbols: Oven (expanding wild), Gingerbread House (bonus), Cage (scatter), Witch (2,500x), Hansel (750x), Gretel (750x), Duck (400x), Bread Basket (250x), Licorice (200x), Chocolate (150x), Gum Drops (125x) and White & Red Candy (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

The story that the slot is based on is the most attractive part, along with the average wager requirements. Payout wise it doesn’t do that great, the design is not attractive either, but the game still manages to be interesting.

You will find Candy Cottage at any online casino which chooses to use software from Rival, playable either for free or for real money.