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Does Smash Hit Sugar Rush 1000 Live Up to the Hype?

If you’re a regular at America’s most popular sweepstakes casinos, you might have already stumbled across Pragmatic Play’s newest reel – Sugar Rush 1000. The game features awesome graphics, promises excellent payouts and delivers enough excitement to give you a sugar rush.

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McLuck, Chumba, Wow Vegas, and several other social casinos have recently opened their doors for a brand-new release from Pragmatic Play. 

Sugar Rush 1000 is here to stay, and it’s super fun to play! Our team had the chance to experiment with this Candy Crush-esque slot for ourselves.

You can play Sugar Rush 1000 in Gold Coin (GC) Mode or Sweeps Coin (SC) Mode. GC Mode is purely for fun, and there’s no need to purchase anything before getting started. You’ll win GC, which doesn’t have any monetary value. Toggle “Sweeps Mode” to hunt for gift cards and prizes. 

Whether you’re playing with GC or SC, Sugar Rush 1000 has a progressive grand jackpot up for grabs at McLuck Casino. Even though you can play Sugar Rush 1000 with multiple casino sites, we’ll only discuss our experience playing Sugar Rush 1000 with McLuck for the sake of brevity. 

How Does The Sugar Rush 1000 Slot Work?

Pragmatic Play and Play’n Go are long-established software development companies that rival each other with equally immersive graphics, realistic sound effects, and a consistent willingness to go the extra mile. Luckily, there’s space for both companies’ latest releases at social casinos. 

Play’n Go started a cold war of sorts when they released a number of “100” branded slots that build on classic slots with more bonus features and higher payout potential. Not wanting to feel left out, Pragmatic Play dropped a bomb with their own line-up of “1000” branded slot machines. 

The original Sugar Rush received an upgrade to become Sugar Rush 1000. Without eliminating any of the sound effects, graphics or animations that cemented Sugar Rush as a fan-favorite for countless players, Pragmatic Play expanded on their flagship game to add even more features. 

Basic Layout & Volatility

Pragmatic designed a 7-row, 7-column grid with 49 symbols in total. Thankfully, they didn’t eliminate the cartoonish layout and amateur-esque symbols that popularized Sugar Rush among Candy Crush enthusiasts. When you connect 5+ symbols, they “pop” and disappear from the screen. 

If you trigger the maximum win in either mode, you’ll bring home 6.6 billion GC or 113,193 SC.

The default RTP (return-to-player) percentage when you’re not preoccupied with a bonus round is 96.53%. It’s highly volatile, so once it finally pays out it’s gonna pay big to a few lucky players

Slot Features & Bonuses

Unfortunately, the game has no wild symbols, so you’ll have to settle for the maximum multiplier of 1,024x. Multipliers begin from 2x and double in value each time you land another consecutive winning combination. Best of all, different slot multipliers can be added together

Wins are calculated in “clusters” of five symbols connected either horizontally and/or vertically. Of course, if you find a larger matching cluster, you can win between 20x – 150x your bet for a cluster with 15+ symbols. Hitting 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 scatters awards 10, 12, 15, 20, or 30 free spins. 

Multipliers can persist and even increase with each winning “tumble,” during which a cluster of symbols falls onto the screen to replace any symbols that have been matched. If you can think of how symbols fall into place on Candy Crush, it’s exactly the same mechanism of action. 

Re-triggering the free spins feature awards players an extra 10, 12, 15, 20, or 30 free spins when 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 scatter symbols land (respectively). Our team triggered bonuses organically but you can skip the frustration and simply buy your ticket into the bonus round using GC or SC. 

You can opt to pay 100x your bet to claim free spins, and you can pay 500x your bet if you want to trigger “Super” free spins with a 2x multiplier attached. It’s also pretty cool that you can win 25,000x your bet on Sugar Rush 1000 compared to 5,000x your stake on the original game. 

Slot Queen Shows Off Sugar Rush 1000 Free Spin Mode

YouTube slots influencer Slot Queen released an excellent video of her playing Sugar Rush 1000 on a social casino.

In the video Slot Queen loaded 8,310 SC into the game (which is 1:1 with USD) and took some shots buying the bonus feature for 540 spin a piece. The session was hit or miss but she did finally land a massive bonus around the 11:20 mark.

The video gives a good idea about the the game works with its cascading mechanic and extra multipliers in free spin mode. Slot Queen also compared it to the original Sugar Rush in the start of the video to give you an idea of the differences between games.

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Author: Joseph Fallon
Writer at SlotsFan and lover of massive multipliers, Joseph has written more about slots streamers than anyone else. Doing deep dives to uncover juicy nuggets for origin stories is his jam.
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