Santa's Great Gifts Slots
Christmas-themed slots are among some of the most beloved online casino games out there and Santa's Great Gifts is just another slot to add to that list. This heartwarming, seasonal game is from the creators at Pragmatic Play, and is a holly jolly way to celebrate December. Santa has more than a few gifts inside of his goodie bag!
If you've ever played Gates of Olympus, the Santa's Great Gifts format will be familiar to you. It's layout is very similar to the Greek mythology-fueled slot, and the gameplay isn't that different either. Now, allow me to set the scene for you. Merry ol' Santa Nicolas stands on the right side of the screen, hauling a huge bag of goodies with him. Near his feet, a few presents are skewed around. He stands in a snowy backdrop one would presume to be the north pole. The grid itself is a wood-framed, snow-coated box with lights and tinsel wrapped around it.
Symbols and Basics
The array of symbols within the game includes a snow globe with a small snowman inside, a gingerbread man, and a Christmas tree-shaped cookie. There are also candy canes, and mugs of hot cocoa along with various Christmas ornaments with the Ace, Jack, King, and Queen symbols carved into them. Holiday music plays softly in the background, featuring ethereal synth sounds and jingling bells. The game is played on six columns, and each column contains six symbols. This game has no pay lines, instead, the point of the game is to land at least eight matching symbols on the board. The smallest bet you can make is 20 p/c and the largest is 100 pounds per spin. If you turn on Ante Bet mode, the Return-to-Player percentage increases in exchange for a 25% bet increase. However, your chances of triggering free spins are doubled when Ante Bet is active.
There are numerous exciting features within Santa's Great Gifts. There is a Tumble Feature, free spin rounds with multiple levels, a Bonus Buy feature, and multiplier symbols. The Tumble Feature will remove winning symbols from the wheels, and new or remaining symbols will drop down to fill all empty positions, hopefully forming winning combinations. The tumbling will continue until no more winning combinations are created. The red, purple, blue, and green gift boxes are the multiplier symbols and will show up on every reel in both base games and bonus games. Each multiplier will have a random value ranging somewhere from x2 to x100. When the tumble feature concludes, the multiplier symbols will be added together and applied to the total spin.
Free Spins and Bonus Buys
When a player triggers four scatter symbols, they will be awarded ten free spins and a 3x multiplier. If a player triggers five scatter symbols, they'll receive fifteen free spins and a 5x multiplier. Lastly, if a player triggers six scatter symbols, they'll be given twenty free spins and a 100x multiplier. There are levels to the free spin system, and everyone's free spins begin at level 1, and as multiplier symbols land, they're collected and saved in a meter. As the bonus levels round-up, each level will reward increasing multipliers. There are four different levels of the free spins rounds in total. There is also a Bonus Buy feature, where players can purchase free spins starting at level 1, and cost somewhere from 100x to 400x your bet.
In Conclusion, Santa's Great Gifts is an excellent slot to get players in the holiday mood. The graphics are both modern and nostalgic at the same time, and the special features keep the game exciting.