Sweet 27 Slots

If you want a slot to make your blood sugar spike by just looking at it, you couldn’t have made a better pick than Play’n GO’s newest release. Sweet 27 is a 3-reel, 27-payline game that uses a smaller reel to create a focused, low-variance experience while offering up yummy graphics on the screen. It has luck stacked on top of luck, and it will be an experience some players will loathe, while some will enjoy. Normal wins won’t cut it with this slot, due to the cheap paytable that shifts focus on the free spins and the gamble feature that pauses your playtime each time you score a win. In theory, it sounds fun. But in practice, there are too many dead spins for it to work properly, and it no doubt causes a fair amount of frustration.

How to Play

The smooth music in the background really helps make the feeling of this game, paired up with pretty treats. You’ll find a wide assortment of candy coated fruits, and because it has three reels, it follows the commandment of all slot makers which forces it to have a bar icon and a lucky seven involved as well. They’re included in neat ways, certainly, but it can get annoying to see it all the time, much like poker card symbols in other games. But this Play’n GO release has bigger worries than a toothache from gnawing on all the sweets. While it looks and feels fun, the charm only lasts so long. Turning a profit requires a lot of luck, as you both need a good win and then further luck to get ahead in the gambling mini-game, which has you picking the colour of a card and the symbol it will be when it is drawn. On top of that, there are free spins activated by Wilds, which can also increase your multiplier and reset the amount of free spins, but these are somewhat rare, and aren’t at all a guaranteed win.

Betting Options and Payout

This sort of small wins setup really shines in progressive slots, but sadly, Sweet 27 doesn’t offer a progressive jackpot. Even the largest jackpot in the game isn’t that amazing and it’s clear you’re supposed to gamble to make a great win out of a smaller one. Your focus is clearly drawn to the lower middle of the screen where it offers you to collect or gamble, and only with that in mind can we say the paytable makes sense. And if you thought that the one special feature Play’n GO put in would help out, you’d be sorely mistaken. We had a free spin in which we won nothing, and another in which we just won the amount we bet. It’s far from a guaranteed thing, and it will just put you in more a temptation to bet what you won already for more. It is luck stacked on top of luck, and quite frankly, if you’re feeling lucky, you might as well go and get some bigger wins elsewhere.

Symbols and Extra Features

With only 3 reels, you can’t show off too much. Cherries, sugar coated lemons, cream covered strawberries, a delicious set of plums, a yummy chocolate bar and a candy covered number seven await you on the playing field, as well as a Wild candy that can replace other icons, and is used to trigger the bonus in Sweet 27. Forgoing Scatters, Wilds that appear on reel 3 activate a free spins special feature. You get two and start with a 1x multiplier. The multiplier grows each time another Wild appears, which adds one or two more free spins, and bumps up the multiplier by one. But just to make sure you aren’t having too much fun, Play’n GO’s release locks the multiplier to a 3x increase, and at maximum you can retrigger the bonus 9 times. Don’t worry, odds are you’ll retrigger it once or twice at most.

Our Verdict

A fun idea that comes off a bit too cash grabby, unfortunately. We don’t think players who like playing low variance will be too fond of Sweet 27. It doesn’t have an issue taking your money and it has the gall to not have any symbols that pay less than what you wagered, but there’s still a fair amount of dead spins and the focus on gamble left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths. We still recommend you give it a go, as it’s worth checking out, but we felt you should be warned what to expect coming into it.
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Game Details
Software:
Play'n Go
Release Date:
2017
Reels:
3
Paylines:
27
Progressive:
No
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
No
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
No
Free Spins:
Yes
Multiplier:
Yes
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.10 - $100.00
Max Bet:
$100
Jackpot:
135x