This might not be the prettiest Christmas game, but this Santa mobile slot offers a whole load of Ho Ho Ho’s.
It’s not that this is badly done, by any means. Pragmatic Play studios have created a very typical Christmas slot, with elves, Rudolph, and the big man in red all taking centre stage.
But with fairly boring Ace to 9 symbols and a generic snowy background, it doesn’t fill you with the warm fuzzy feeling like Secrets of Christmas by NetEnt, or the awe and wonder of Merry Xmas by Play’n GO.
For a man who is notoriously hard to catch on the night of the 24th of December, he seems to be everywhere on these Santa slot reels.
That’s because he is the wild symbol and often comes stacked, creating most of the wins in this 20 payline video slot.
During the free spins he can even cover anything from 1 to 4 reels totally wild, and whilst you often only get 2, it’s still pretty effective.
The free spins rounds are fun and even though you only get 6 bonus games at a time, you trigger them within 50 spins, so it never feels like you have long to wait.
Of course, getting wins of much more than 20x to 30x your bet isn’t easy, and you’d think it wouldn’t matter too much because you get it often, much like in Renegades on mobile.
But it can feel like you are playing yoyo with this Santa slot machine, as you spend that much getting to the free spins, leaving you nowhere.
They are not progressive; they basically cover from around 10x to 250x your bet, and are triggered by the incredibly hard to find click me bonus game.
You open gifts of cash, until you eventually hit one of the jackpots – usually the mini.
Which pretty much sums up this Santa online slot; lots of potential, but when you look at the numbers, you rarely get anywhere close the top amount of 400x your bet.
A light festive fare that will appeal to low risk players looking for the occasional big win thrill.
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|Mobile Slot released||December 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Jackpot amount||In-Game Jackpot of 250x your bet|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 0.50|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 100|
|Free spins||6 Free Spins / Extra Wild Reels|
|Bonus rounds||Stacked Wilds, Wild Reels, Scatters, Free Spins, Click Me Bonus|
Wild: Santa is wild and comes stacked on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. He will replace any other symbol as part of winning payline, but he will not replace the two bonus symbols.
Click Me Bonus Game: A fairly generic click me game where you click from 12 gifts sitting on a snowy pine tree when you find 3 gift bonus symbols on screen.
Each of the 12 gifts hides cash, and there are also four jackpot gifts; you don't want to hit those too early as it ends the round.
It's not as impressive as jackpots in even small jackpots like Redeem the Dream slot, but you are probably more likely to trigger it.
That said, we'd probably still prefer playing on something a little more unusual like the Hugo 2 game.
Scatters and Free Spins: The Christmas tree is the scatter symbol, and 3 anywhere on your screen triggers 6 Santa bonus games.
At this point you generally get at least 1 or 2 reels totally wild, potentially as many as four is you are very lucky.
Fun feature that keeps you going through these festive spins.
This Pragmatic Play Santa slot on mobile might not be as generous as the season would have you expect but there's plenty to love.
From frequent free spins, to a whole host of wild reels, it's a fun game to play for a short while to help build up your balance.
And whilst the theme is like countless others, at least it put the man in red front and centre, unlike the more generic Holiday Season slot.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 24, 2018 - Rating