Ah, Le Chocolatier, french for the Chocolate Maker, for delightful chocolaty pastries. That's what you get in this game - a screen full of various chocolate covered pastries, making your saliva ooze in anticipation of its good taste. In the 20-paylines version, the overall screen looks nice enough, but the icons are much too small for visual impact. Those wonderful pastries looked too small for my liking. Then recently, I got a wonderful opportunity to play the 50-paylines version, with 35 free spins from Black Lotus Casino, and I am happy to say that the pastries in this version are now looking their best with big icons. The French Chef stands on the right of the screen, behind the cash register machine, and registers whatever wins you make - what an extra job for Le Chocolatier, hahaha.
That round pastry is the Wild symbol in the game, paying 8000x the line bet for getting 5 of them. It doubles all wins with it and substitutes for other symbols except for the Scatter and Bonus symbols. Another round pastry, with free spins written on it, is the Scatter symbol, paying 100x the total bet for getting 5 of them. 3, 4 or 5 of these pastries award 10, 20 or 30 free spins with all wins doubled, and can be retriggered. Hmm, 10 free spins with just a 2x multiplier is not so nice, I must admit. Should have been with a 4x or 5x multiplier instead. There is also a Bonus symbol, the square chocolate with a flower on it, also paying 100x the total bet for getting 5 of them, and awards 1, 2 or 3 picks in the Bonus game for instant cash prizes. Win up to $500 on a single pick on maximum bet. Hmm, that sounds quite good. The other delightful symbols in the game pay from 1500x down to 20x the line bet for getting 5 of each kind, making this paytable a good to average one.
Well, I must honestly say that the free spins that I used on the game came out well, giving me a nice $25 win from 35 free spins, so I continued on playing the game. Many players have always wondered how come the free spins game always play better than when playing with real money. Well, I'm one person who isn't wondering, because I have played numerous various slot games for donkey years by now, and I'm not the least surprised when any game goes from good to bad upon switching from free play into real play. The same goes for Le Chocolatier too. During the free spins, I could get 1 Free Spins game. During the real money play, not a single Free Spins or Bonus game came. All that $25 went down the drain slowly and gradually. Argh! Make a deposit and see if things would get better? No way, no thank you! Not in the way the game had turned around suddenly like that. I don't like it and I'll never buy it. Yes, there's always a possibility that I had hit a bad ride, with better rides still awaiting, but I'm not taking my chances with this slot.