Santa’s workshop is full of mechanical wonders as every bauble can create an explosion of surprises in this NetEnt Jingle Spin mobile slot.
Let’s talk about the dirty little secret hidden in ol’ St Nick’s house: this Jingle Spin slot is basically a remake of the Eggomatic slot game also by NetEnt.
But that’s ok folks! Eggomatic is a fantastic slot machine, and Jingle Spin has (in our Christmas game loving opinion) a far more fun and cheery theme, celebrating the season to be merry in the best possible way.
You have Santa Claus sitting by the side of the reels, turning the wheel to a special machine that may or may not release golden baubles to the top of the screen.
These baubles will then move from one reel to the next per spin, and if a wild shows up in the same reel, the Dwarves/Elves will break the bauble to reveal a very special prize.
Much like EggOmatic, this NetEntertainment mobile game is on the higher variance scale which means that not everyone will love the spirit of this game.
Yes, it can be generous, but this jolly slot game doesn’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, but just if you happen to have a four-leaf clover up your sleeve.
There are many happy surprises hiding in those baubles; spreading wilds give you huge wins, the coins are more a token gesture, and all the wins are in the free spins.
But cracking open those baubles is hard work, and getting just one present in 20 or 30 spins can be difficult – making this a very frustrating base game for many.
Ultimately this Jingle Spin game is a 5×3 reel machine with 20 paylines where every spin could see you land Coin Wins, Spreading Wilds or Free Spins thanks to Santa’s mechanical wheel.
But it’s the free spins bonus you want to crack open, mostly because if the main game is slow, the free spins fly by like they’ve had way too much sugar.
Mostly because every reel will always have a bauble at the top, and any wild will crack up one or more bonuses onto the five reels, creating some truly dramatic wins, especially if you can get those amazing spreading wilds.
Is Jingle Spin the best Christmas slot? We probably still prefer NetEnt’s Secrets of Christmas, but it’s a very close call.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.52% / 96.48%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Max win||10,000 on a single line win|
|Free spins||From 7 to 50 Free Spins / Extras Bonuses|
|Bonus rounds||Instant Cash Wins, Wilds, Spreading Wilds, Free Spins|
Wilds: The present is the wild symbol and can show on any reel to create a win on any of the 20 paylines.
Christmas Bauble Wheel and Helping Dwarves: Above the reels sit some happy elves who are waiting for Santa to randomly throw some baubles up to them. The bauble will start with the first elf and move one reel at a time per spin.
This bauble is cracked by the Elf if a wild shows up on the reel below. You can get multiple special features at once if you have more than one wild and bauble on the game.
These Christmas Bauble can surprise you with:
How the Free Spins Work: If you manage to crack a free spin bauble things get very interesting.
Because unlike the base game, this time around, every single reel will always have a bauble sitting on the top, meaning that every single wild will trigger one of the special bonuses above.
Getting re-triggers is, therefore, fairly easy to do as you need one of those baubles to give you some extra spins.
This Jingle Spin video slot on mobile may not be wholly original, but who cares? It's the Holiday Season and you just want to play a great game with a fun festive theme.
And that's exactly what you'll find here, some cracking good presents and surprises hiding in 5 reels and 20 paylines full of pretty twinkly links on every win.
Much like the holidays, the build-up can be frustrating and (in this metaphor) the free spins that are the main day event can, sometimes, not live up to expectation.
But when it all comes together, it's magic.
However, if you think you want a Santa that gives a little more often, then the Jingle Bells slot by Red Tiger Gaming is probably more for you.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating