Grab yourself a cup of spiced mulled wine as you settle in for a night of jingle bells and magic with the Merry Xmas mobile slot.
We’ve always been very traditional when it comes to Christmas slots. We like games that have beautiful hand drawn symbols, each unique, each representing a small part of what we love most about the season to be jolly.
From candy canes wrapped in holly, to bells, reindeers, and Santa, all on a snowy winter wonderland background, Merry Xmas slot bring everything beautifully together.
In fact, Play’n GO have made this game so very traditional, some of you might hate it. Or fall in love with slots all over again.
This Merry Xmas video slot is deceptively simple. You’ll notice quickly that you’ll win when there’s any three or more adjoining symbols anywhere on the 5 reels. So it’s not just left to right, or right to left, but in the centre as well. It makes things far more interesting as there’s only 15 paylines, it gives you far more ways of winning.
Then you’ll notice the occasional wild, which shows up as a simple multiplying symbol between x2 to x5.
You may even hit the hard to get click me bonus fairly quickly and make note of that bonus feature. But even then, the focus is all on the simple spinning of the reels and those symbols.
If this is all starting to sound eerily familiar, it’s because it’s the same mechanics as Play’n GO other vastly popular slot Lady of Fortune. Which we didn’t rate as high, mostly because we prefer this wintery theme. It just kept us playing for longer.
There’s no free spins, no expanded wilds, no real scatters. So it would be easy to dismiss this machine as too simple for a real video slot.
And what’s surprising is the wins you can get.
Mostly because many of the symbols come stacked on the reels, allowing for multiple larger wins. Add the occasional x5 multiplier, and we’ve hit 100x our bet and more on several occasions.
The flip-side of that is that you’ll have to budget carefully to even get a chance of hitting those numbers. The click me bonus can help, giving you the occasional 20x your bet to top you up, but really, Merry Xmas slot machine is all about those wild multipliers.
It’s incredibly simple, yes. But with such a beautiful festive theme and soft pleasant music, you’ll be playing well into the night, waiting for those sleight bells and big santa wins.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2014|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 15 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.25|
|Min/Max bet||0.15 / 75|
|Max win||187, 500|
|Free spins||No Free Spins / No Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds with Multipliers, Click Me Feature|
Wilds: There's a total of 4 wilds across these reels. These aren't as frequent as we'd have wanted, but come with a minimum of a 2x multiplier. The good news is that you'll know exactly what you'll be getting as the symbols are the multipliers.
So when you see 2x, 3x, 4x, or the wonderful 5x, on your screen, that's the wild.
Click Me Bonus: Find a present on reel one, three and five and they will pop out to the front of the screen, where you'll pick one of three gifts for an instant cash prize.
Mostly these will get you ticking along with a 10x to 30x your bet win, topped up for those larger than life base game stacked symbol wins. However, you can win as much as 150x your bet on this feature, according to the game stats, but that's more ho ho hope.
Gamble Feature: As with all Play'n Go slots, you can either double or quadruple any winnings you make on the reels, by guessing either the colour or the suit of a card. Simple but effective.
Our little round belly shook when we laughed, like a bowl full of jelly, as we hit several big wins on this simple Merry Xmas mobile slot.
If you want something with free spins, then we would recommend your read the equally beautiful Microgaming Deck the Halls slot review instead.
But if you are looking for a flawless Android slot / iPhone slot that just works and brings the classic joy of Christmas and slot machines to life, Merry Xmas can't be beat.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 2, 2018 - Rating