Playson promises unique gaming solutions, but do they deliver? The theme, which is Christmas, is certainly not one that has gone unnoticed by most other game developers. The reel setup is the not so unusual, five times four, with the 1024 ways to win system in use. In effect, this means that as long as the symbols connect from left to right, with a minimum of three in a set, you will be granted a prize. Read below if the game offers something worth checking out outside the holiday season.
The jingling of jingle bells will probably come as no surprise. The audio effects pretty much follow this theme, with a couple of sound clips thrown in for wins and special effects that break the format. The screen is flanked by heavy snowfall and what seems like either well-decorated homes, or Santa’s workshops. The symbols all follow the Christmas theme, with even the usual card ranks made of gingerbread.
Betting Options and Functions
All symbols in consecutive reels count for winning combinations. The more symbols you get the more combinations you are creating and thus the more prizes you are going to collect. Each symbol combination pays out the full prize, which in turn is directly tied to your bet. The higher the bet, the bigger the wins, though the relation stays the same. The range of possible bets goes from 0.20 to 100 coins.
The symbols are divided into four main categories. With one coin bet, the low-level symbols pay out between 0.25 to 1 coin. The second category between 0.50 and 1.50, the third 1.25 to 2.75 coins. Santa is all alone in the highest category, paying between 2 and 10 coins. And also dishing out free spins. The payouts might seem a bit low, but this is due to the way reels are set up. You are not paying bet per line, which means that the result is pretty much the same as in other slots.
Whenever the present symbol, which is a wild, lands on the reels you are granted a free re-spin. All wild symbols will be frozen in place for the spins, which usually results in some nice prize combinations.
Three or more scatters on the reels activates the freespins. You can get up to 20 of them depending on how many scatters launch the feature. During the spins, you will get guaranteed wins, and in addition to this at the start of the spins an extra wild lands somewhere on reels 2,3,4, or 5, and stays there for the duration of the feature. Each consecutive win during the bonus spins grants a win multiplier of up to 5. If you reach all the way to five the multiplier will lock; otherwise any non-winning spin will reset it.
For one reason or another, this slot is extremely heavy. That is to say that it managed to freeze my computer more than a few times, which is something no other slot has managed to do. Now, this might be an isolated issue, but it might also not be. When it comes to actual gameplay the lost fares well, though clearly, the main way to win big is through the free spins. Regular rounds tend to pay too little to be real moneymakers. Perhaps best played during the Christmas season.
Slot data and features
- NoWild Symbol
- NoScatter Symbol
- NoFree spins available
- NoBonus Game
- NoBuy feature
- Christmas Game theme