Retro Sweets Slot Review

4.1/5
Based on our expert’s review. Reviewed by
Push Gaming Slots
Review by
Martin Backhouse
Updated: 12/12/2023
Review by
Martin Backhouse
Updated: 12/12/2023

Get ready for a sugar rush in the Retro Sweets slot from Push Gaming. This highly volatile game is played on a 6×9 grid, with an above-average RTP rate of 96.49% and 10,000 x max wins. The Wild Candy can multiply clusters to create wild wins and the Wild Multiplier symbol will give Wilds a boost to form more clusters and create more potential winners. You’ll also find Instant Prizes and Sweet Collector symbols on the reels that can produce some crazy wins. But is this slot worth your time and money? Find out below in our honest and detailed Retrp Sweets review.

Max Win
10,000 x bet
Play
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Provider
Push Gaming
Type of Slot
Grid Slot
Theme
Sweets
Reels
6x9
Paylines
Cluster Pays
Stakes Range
10p to £100
Bonus Features
Free Spins/Multiplier
6-Unlimited/Various
Max Win
10,000 x
RTP
96.49%
Volatility
High

Retro Sweets RTP, Details & Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 6 reels + cluster pays

Stakes Range: 10p to £100 per spin

Max Win: 10,000 x stake

RTP: 96.49%

The Retro Sweets slot is played on a 6×9 grid and uses the Cluster Pays mechanic. Land 5 or more symbols adjacent to one another in a cluster to achieve a winning combination. Symbols that contribute to a win will be removed from the grid and all other symbols fall to the bottom. New symbols will then drop in from above to fill the empty positions and potentially form another new winning cluster. This continues until no new winners are formed.

Stakes range from just 10p up to £100 per spin, thus catering to all pockets. Hit the coins icon beside the spin button to adjust your total stake. You will have 12 pre-defined bet values to pick from. Turbo spins and up to 1,000 autospins are also possible for non-UK players.

The Retro Sweets RTP is 96.49%, which is well above the industry average. But it’s important to note here that UK casinos have 2 other RTP options they could utilise – 95.42% and 94.42%. So just make sure you’re playing the one you want before committing. 90.46 and 88.41% RTP versions have also been created for this slot but they’re only available in Germany.

The maximum win is 10,000 x the bet. This is fairly generous and sits somewhere in the middle compared to many other slots. It’s not the highest but it’s by no means the lowest in terms of maximum payout potential. Regarding the volatility, this game is in the high range.

Theme – sugar, sugar and more sugar

Theme: Sweets

High Value Symbol: Red Sweet

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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The action takes place inside a retro diner, with a boombox to the left of the reels and sweets to the right. The grid is very colourful, with the bright colours of each symbol making everything stand out.  There’s also a nod to Jammin’ Jars in the background. Extra points to you if you spotted it!

If you’ve played Retro Tapes before from Push Gaming, this one’s got a very similar look and feel to it. It’s actually the follow-up to it but with a different theme and some improved features. There was no real background in Retro Tapes, so it’s nice to see some visuals behind the grid in the Retro Sweets slot.

In terms of the soundtrack, it’s calming and almost sounds like it should belong with a space-themed slot. I wouldn’t say it’s very retro in my opinion. I like the little snippets of audio that they’ve added with the sweet wrappers though.

On the reels, the different coloured sweets make up standard paying symbols on the grid. The red sweet is the most rewarding, paying 1x the bet for 5 in a cluster, all the way up to 500 x the bet for 17 or more.

The game’s Wild is also the Scatter and it’s the Wild Candy symbol. There’s also a Wild Multiplier symbol that adds additional value to the Wild Candy symbols before turning into Instant Prize symbols. More on those in a moment, but here’s a useful list of the symbols you will come across in the game:

Symbol Payouts/Info
retro-sweets-slot-purple-sweet-symbolPurple Sweet 5-17+ = 0.1 to 5 x stake
retro-sweets-slot-blue-sweet-symbolBlue Sweet 5-17+ = 0.1 to 5 x stake
retro-sweets-slot-green-sweet-symbolGreen Sweet 5-17+ = 0.5 to 25 x stake
retro-sweets-slot-pink-sweet-symbolPink Sweet 5-17+ = 0.5 to 25 x stake
retro-sweets-slot-orange-sweet-symbolOrange Sweet 5-17+ = 1 to 500 x stake
retro-sweets-slot-red-sweet-symbolRed Sweet 5-17+ = 1 to 500 x stake
retro-sweets-slot-wild-symbolWild Candy Substitutes for all standard paying symbols
retro-sweets-slot-multiplier-symbolWild Multiplier Adds multipliers up to 5x to Wilds
retro-sweets-slot-instant-prize-symbolInstant Prize Pays out when it lands as part of a cluster
retro-sweets-slot-collector-symbolCollector Creates a cluster win of one symbol type

Retro Sweets mobile

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You can play the Retro Sweets mobile slot on all devices including PC, tablet and mobile. The bold, colourful visuals stand out well on smaller iOS and Android screens. However, I do prefer playing grid slots of this size on bigger screens to fully appreciate the visuals.

Retro Sweets Bonus Features

There are 7 bonus features to enjoy in the Retro Sweets slot game. From Wilds and Wild Multipliers to Instant Prizes and an exciting Free Spins feature, there’s a lot going on. Let’s run you through everything so that you can fully understand how the bonus features work.

Wild Candy Symbol

As mentioned in the table above, this symbol substitutes for all standard paying symbols. Every Wild Candy symbol has a multiplier associated with it and it begins at 1x. When the Wild Candy symbol takes part in 1 or more winning clusters, its multiplier will increase by 1x. When there are no more winning clusters, this symbol will spin off the grid.

Wild Multiplier Symbol

This symbol is available in both the base game and the Free Spins feature. It has a multiplier value attached to it – 1x, 2x, 3x or 5x. All Wild Candy symbols in view on the grid will receive the multiplier value and then the Wild Multiplier symbol will transform into a random Instant Prize symbol, which leads us nicely on…

Instant Prizes

Instant Prize symbols are simply bet multipliers and when one lands in a cluster of at least 5 Instant Prize symbols, it will pay out a win. These symbols can land with the following values: 1x, 2x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, 500x or 1,000x.

What Push Gaming has done here compared to Retro Tapes is that they’ve added an Instant Prize Multiplier symbol, which is available in the base game and the Free Spins feature. It has a multiplier value attached to it of 2x, 5x or 10x, and when one lands, it will multiplier all Instant Prize symbols in view. Once that happens, it will transform into a random Instant Prize symbol.

Sweet Collector feature

When a Sweet Collector symbol lands on the grid, it will pick random paying symbols of one kind and attract them around its position, creating a cluster win. The symbol can also draw in Instant Prize symbols if there are at least 4 of them in view. The number of symbols the Sweet Collector symbols can attract ranges from 4 to 9. This symbol can also attract Wild Candy symbols.

Once a cluster is created by this symbol, the symbol will transform into the paying symbol or an Instant Prize symbol with a random value.

Free Spins feature

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Land 3 or more Wild Candy symbols to trigger this bonus feature. Here’s how many free spins you could get depending on how many Wild Candy symbols land:

  • 3 = 6 free spins
  • 4 = 8 free spins
  • 5 = 10 free spins
  • 6 = 12 free spins

Any Wild Candy symbols or Instant Prize symbols from the base game will stay in the same positions and carry over into this bonus round.

As you’ll see from the screenshot above, it’s slightly different to the base game in terms of gameplay. Each empty symbol position will spin through and land on one of the following symbols:

  • Wild Candy
  • Wild Multiplier
  • Instant Prize
  • Sweet Collector
  • Instant Prize Multiplier
  • Extra Spin
  • Blank

Each Instant Prize symbol that lands on the grid will remain in its position throughout the bonus round. All Instant Prize symbol clusters will be evaluated at the end of the feature. Simply spin away until your free spins run out. Note that Blank symbols do not stick to the grid and do not pay any prizes.

The Extra Spin symbol will award 1 or 2 additional free spins with no upper limit.

Buy Bonus & Push Bet features

The Push Bet feature is only available to non-UK players, but it allows you to activate 1 or 2 Scatters (which are the Willd Candy symbols). This will increase your base bet by 100% or 300% respectively.

Non-UK players can also buy the Free Spins feature. The normal option with 3 Wild Candy symbols triggers it for 120 x the bet. Alternatively, you can pay 400 x the bet to land 3 Wild Candy symbols and a Wild Multiplier symbol.

Retro Sweets Slot Review Verdict  – a step up from its predecessor

4.1/5
Based on our expert’s review. Reviewed by
Retro Sweets Slot

This Push Gaming release is an improved version of Retro Tapes with Instant Prize Multipliers and other enhanced features that will keep you coming back for more, just like a share bag of sweets that you end up eating yourself!

Pros
  • 10,000 x max wins
  • Generous RTP rate (96.49%)
  • Fun and fast-paced action
Cons
  • Highly volatile
  • Triggering the Free Spins feature can take a while

I enjoyed what Retro Sweets had to offer. From a solid RTP rate of 96.49% and 10,000 x max wins to unlimited free spins and Instant Prize symbols to enhance potential wins, there’s a lot to like here.

Here’s what Push Gaming said about why they made this game:

  • We were keen to explore the Retro theme further, and tried different styles, effects, and sounds to make an incredibly immersive experience.
  • We have added a new symbol – the Instant Prize Multiplier – in response to Retro Tapes, which depend a lot on Wild Tapes and their multipliers. This symbol adds a lot more variety to the game as a whole and has a huge impact in the Bonus Game.
  • The Sweet Collector Feature, inspired by the Magnet from Retro Tapes, was tweaked as well. we really wanted to make this feature more exciting, with it now being able to pull Wild symbols along with others. This also impacts the Bonus Game where, instead of having a limited pull zone, the Sweet Collector attracts any non-clustering Instant Prise symbols that are in view.
  • Another new feature that we implemented in Retro Sweet is our Push Bet feature. We added a possibility of get a guaranteed 1 or 2 Wild Candy symbols on each base spin by increasing your bet by 2x and 4x respectively.

I can’t argue with any of that after testing the slot thoroughly. I don’t have any hit rate information from the provider, but the Free Spins feature took a while to land, so I’d assume the chances of triggering that frequently are quite low. However, I enjoyed the improvements they’ve made here, especially with the Sweet Collector feature. When the bonus feature lands, it’s a wild ride, but it’ll just take time to get to that point. Still, the base game is pretty fun.

If you’re a fan of this and you’ve not tried Giga Jar yet, give that a try! Alternatively, Elk Studios’ J-POP slot is a great option with sweets and monsters on the reels as you spin away towards max wins of 25,000 x the bet.

Retro Sweets FAQs

What is the Retro Sweets RTP?

The Retro Sweets RTP is 96.49%, which is very healthy. In terms of volatility, this game’s in the high range.

What’s the Retro Sweets max win?

The maximum win is 10,000 x the bet. This is best achieved in the Free Spins feature due to the number of symbols that can land and award prizes such as Wilds, Multipliers and Instant Prize symbols.

Are there any Retro Sweets free spins?

Yes. Land 3 or more Wilds anywhere on the reels to trigger the Free Spins feature. You will start with at least 6 free spins, and every Extra Spin symbol that lands will award 1 or 2 additional free spins with no upper limit on the total number of free spins you can get.

Is there a Retro Sweets demo?

Yes, you can play the Retro Sweets demo for free here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Get ready for a sugar rush on mobile, laptop, PC and/or tablet devices.

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