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Chocolates slot review

Added by Big Time Gaming. Information last updated: 12/05/2021

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Tester rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Big Time Gaming

Release date:10/2020

RTP:96.6%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 65536

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Volatility

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Freespins

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Multiplier wilds

Themes

Food & drink

Nature & animals

Summer

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RTP (Return to player):
96.6%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 65536

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
81
Big Time Gaming score (compared to other slots of supplier)
38
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Slot tester's review Trystan Michielsen

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Chocolates is the very simple but effective title of this 2020 slot, where players are treated to a selection of tasty looking candies. The slot further features free spins and multiplier wilds that will surely help satisfy the player's appetite.

The game was developed and released by Big Time Gaming, a studio that has been delivering a wide variety of slots. This one is clearly based around the topic of chocolates, and the design of the game evoked a sense of Easter for me. Even though there aren’t any rabbits in the game, the intricate wooden house that the 4-reel, 4-row playing field is set against conjured that idea for me.

With such a strange playing field, the game also comes with a larger number of paylines. In fact, the total number of paylines can go from 256 bet lines to a massive 65,536. I’ll get more into that in the features section of this review. When it comes to the looks, the slot is not very impressive. The symbols look rather flat and are also very small. The background takes up more than half of the screen, meaning that there was a lot of room that could have been used by a larger playing field instead.

There are some animations present during the gameplay. We have various little wooden figurines moving across the bottom of the screen when a feature is triggered, including an old woman stirring a pot or a squirrel climbing a tree. What the relevance is to the chocolate theme is never really clear to me, perhaps it’s based on a particular country’s tradition.

Symbols

Chocolates uses a rather standard collection of symbols. The low-paying symbols are rudimentary card letters used in almost exactly the same shape and colours in other Big Time Gaming slots. This lack of creativity isn’t the end of the world but it does show off how little time was spent designing the game. The higher-paying symbols are a bit more capable and represent the theme better. These are mostly different sizes and shapes of chocolates in colourful wrappings.

Gameplay-wise, the slot features High Volatility which translates into the occasional smaller win and the very rare big win. You will be required to play for quite a while to see any return on investment if you even get to see one at all. There are simply not a lot of ways to win a bigger coin win in this slot. To deal with this somewhat, players can pick a bet between £0.10 and £20 which is a rather small window compared to other slots.

If you’re wondering if it’s even worth it at this point, do keep in mind that the game has a sizable jackpot. There is a max. win of 65,536x your bet which will obviously be a huge win even when you’re playing the minimum size bet. The big obstacle is going to be actually winning it, of course!

The symbols include:

  • Scatter: With 3 or 4 Scatters on the screen the free spins mode is activated.
  • Wild: Wilds substitute the regular symbols on the screen.
  • Purple Chocolate: Max. 1x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Red Chocolate: Max. 0.5x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Blue Chocolate: Max. 0.4x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Green Chocolate: Max. 0.3x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Ace: Max. 0.2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • King: Max. 0.2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Queen: Max. 0.2x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • Jack: Max. 0.1x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 10: Max. 0.1x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.
  • 9: Max. 0.1x your bet with four-of-a-kind on a win line.

Features

Chocolates has a few unique features that are both immediately obvious and some that require the player to play for a while. Here is a short list of the most important ones:

  • Consecutive Wins: Wins are calculated by having a symbol appear on consecutive reels from left to right.
  • Double Symbols: Symbols appear on a single tile as 1, 2, 3 or even 4 times the same symbol. This can mean a single tile can trigger a win.
  • Wilds: Wilds substitute all symbols in the game, except Scatter and Boxes.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 or 4 Scatters on the screen to activate the free spins mode.
  • Boxes: Boxes hold up to 4 chocolates of the same type. All chocolates in a box are the same type.
  • Multiplier Wilds: Wilds can appear with a multiplier associated with them, which is applied to any win they’re a part of.

During the base game, the most frequent feature players will be dealing with are the boxes. These hide between 2 and 4 chocolates in them, making it more likely for a win to be triggered. Calculating wins is done by seeing when there are 3 or 4 on a bet line and then awarding the win. If there are more symbols on that win line, they will be added up as a separate win.

I thought this was quite convoluted and complicated and didn’t really make sense. Especially because the paytable does a bad job at explaining exactly how a win is calculated, this makes it quite hard to figure out as a regular player. In short, there is a reason the game has high volatility since it will only rarely happen that you walk away with a win that’s higher than your bet.

One thing I did like is that activating the free spins mode isn’t impossible. It’s not something that happens frequently but you’ll see it happen often enough for it to feel like an important part of the game.

In Conclusion

Chocolates has a simple title and a basic appearance but the gameplay is very different from what you’d expect from a standard slot. The background is original and well-made but seems largely disconnected from the theme and setting. I never really understood what the little wooden figurines had to do with chocolate either.

The gameplay is something that you’d expect from more experimental developers. The playing field is slightly different from what we’re used to, but the real change comes from the boxes. These add stacked symbols onto a tile, but the explanation on how wins are calculated is kept very vague. As such, players are sort of expected to just assume the slot will accurately tell them what they’ve won.

If you are looking for a slot that offers basic gameplay that we associate with normal slots, I would not recommend this game. Although I’ve seen the types of features included in this game before, I don’t think regular players will have an easy time getting used to it.

Overall rating:

3.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.6%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 65536

    Min. bet:£0.1

    Max. bet:£20

    Progressive jackpot:

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    Reels:4

    Rows:4

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:65536

    Min. lines:256

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    Languages

    You can play Chocolates in English, Finnish, Swedish

    Currencies

    Chocolates supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 10/2020
    3rd newest on Big Time Gaming 221st newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.6% 0.75% > average
    8th highest on Big Time Gaming 368th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 65536 x your bet
    17th highest on Big Time Gaming 136th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 65536 327580% > average
    13th highest on Big Time Gaming 67th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.1 per spin
    2nd lowest on Big Time Gaming 503rd lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £20 per spin
    10th highest on Big Time Gaming 2,128th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Big Time Gaming 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Big Time Gaming

    Release date:10/2020

    RTP (Return to player):96.6%

    Max. win:bet x 65536

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.2

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