Although chocolates are traditionally meant to be shared, the experience of having a whole box to one’s self can be much more satisfying. Because Microgaming has negotiated an exclusive deal with Big Time Gaming to provide its players with access to the brand-new Chocolates slot machine for the next two weeks, the folks who work at Microgaming undoubtedly have the same sentiments. On Wednesday, October 28, the game will become live with all other BTG partners; however, until then, only players at Microgaming casinos will be able to open the box and serve themselves to the sweet treats that are contained within.
Chocolates’ Structure and Method of Play
Chocolates is a slot in the grid, and the grid itself is a four-by-four configuration that appears on the front wall of a charming wooden building that is set against a lovely green countryside scene. Because this building has the same kind of architecture as a giant cuckoo clock, and because a bird will occasionally appear from a window below the roof, we are led to believe that this construction is in fact a cuckoo clock. Whether or not it is a clock, it is a good-looking setting for the gaming action, and it is packed with surprises that we will let you find out for yourself. Whether or not it is a clock, it is a good-looking setting for the gaming action.
The ranks of 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A are represented as lower-value symbols on the grid, whilst the higher-value symbols are all chocolates that have been wrapped in foil. Yellow chocolate boxes have a chance of appearing on the grid, and when they do, players can open them up to find anywhere from two to four higher-value symbols contained within each box. It will be much simpler to form winning combinations if the symbols contained within each box on the grid are shown at the same time as the other boxes on the grid.
In this game, the Golden Ticket works as a substitute for any other symbol, and it comes with a multiplier that is equal to six times the normal amount. If you acquire more than one Golden Ticket in a winning combination, their individual multipliers will be multiplied together. This means that if you score two Golden Tickets on a winning line, your prize will be 36 times larger than it would have been otherwise.
Free chocolate-themed spins are up for grabs here.
When you obtain three or four of the clock dial scatter symbols anywhere on the board at the same time, you will activate a bonus that awards you with free spins. This further adds to our belief that we are dealing with a cuckoo clock. If you land three or four scatters, you will receive seven or ten free spins, and before the first free spin is taken, at least one of those scatters will convert into a yellow chocolate box. The number of free spins you receive depends on how many scatters you land.
We draw attention to the chocolate box transition because it is important to note that any boxes that show up during this phase of the game will remain in their current positions for the remainder of the Free Spins round. During the current spin, the boxes will open up to disclose their contents. During the subsequent spin, however, the boxes will close up again so that a different symbol can be displayed. If you are fortunate enough to obtain a grid full of boxes, each of which contains four symbols, you will be awarded the maximum number of 65,656 winning lines. The number of winning lines increases proportionately with the number of boxes on the grid that you obtain.