‘Tis the season for giving, 1024 ways to win, and an idyllic Christmas slot that sets the scene for some frosty wins.
The Happy Holidays mobile slot is so picture perfect and syrupy, you have to love this season of festivities to enjoy it. Perfect turkey and gingerbread house, children playing in the snow, an ice rink set at night with a Christmas tree lit up bright…
It’s so festive, Bah Humbug folk might turn into a puddle of melted snow if they ever took a spin.
But then, why would you open up a video slot called ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Merry Xmas‘ if it wasn’t to get some warm fuzzy feeling about Christmas?
The Happy Holidays slot machine has 243 ways to win, like so many Microgaming games that have come before it. It’s popular because it keeps the action constant and gives you the illusion of wins.
We say illusion because it’s really hard to get much more than 5x your bet in the base game. Sometimes you might feel like you are spinning and that someone forgot to tell Microgaming that this is the season to be generous.
Thank-fully, out of nowhere, you’ll catch the Frosty Feature where for each of the 5 highest paying symbols on screen, you’ll get instant cash. Mostly, it helps you tick along, but if you get a single scatter you will trigger the free spins.
The free spins is where all the action, and a potential 2933 times your bet win, hides. Not as much as the Games of Thrones 243 ways to win slot, but pretty damn high for Microgaming.
The reason for this is simple; there’s no multiplier, but the 5×3 reels turn into 5×4 reels and give you an whole extra row of potential symbols and wins.
Personally, the most we’ve managed to hit is around the 70 times our bet mark.
But, don’t let that be a bad thing; the Happy Holiday slot might be lacking a little action in the base game, but the free spins come around often enough that you’ll get plenty of chances to unwrap some great big holiday wins.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2015|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 243 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||4% - 3% / 96%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.10|
|Min/Max bet||0.30 / 30|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / 1024 Ways to Win|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Scatters, Wilds, Instant Cash|
Wilds: The Happy Holidays slot logo is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols except for scatter, and the snowman during the free spins.
Frosty Feature: Randomly triggered after any non-winning spin, this freezes all the low paying symbol on screen, and all the 5 highest paying showing on screen give you instant cash prizes.
The snowman pays the most, and you mostly win around 15 times your bet, though it can go higher if you are lucky.
What makes this feature extra special is that if a scatter is on show during the frosty feature, it will start the free spins.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 or more golden bauble scatter symbols trigger 10 free spins.
The reels will then expand, giving you an extra row at the top of the reels, and 1024 ways to win. During the free spins the snowman symbol can transform into any of the higher paying symbols if it means creating a win.
Don't let the warm glow from the twinkly lights and the smiling children fool you; this Happy Holidays mobile slot is not as friendly as it first appears.
You'll need to catch the free spins to hope to get the kind of wins that might cover the cost of Christmas, but half the fun is in the anticipation - especially as you don't, generally, have to wait that long to get the bonus features.
If this sounds like too much hard work for the holidays, then Microgaming Deck the Halls slot has some easier wins, though not quite as impressive.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating