‘Twas the night before Christmas and only the sugar plum fairy will be able to make your wish come true and make this Nutcracker mobile slot come to life.
There’s something about this wintry tale that brings images of magical nights, toys coming to life and lost princes fighting to take back their kingdom from the evil rat king.
iSoftbet embrace the spirit of the tale, with every main character making an entrance as a high paying symbol, wild or scatter. You’ve got the Nutcracker as a stacked wild, the sugar plum fairy scatters and Clara as the high paying symbol.
Add a few toys and this is a pretty Christmas video slot come to life.
There are two different free spin bonus rounds in The Nutcracker slot, so which one is the best one?
They both show up as often as each other, but the Sugar Plum Fairy bonus is the one with the most potential.
Namely, because you can trigger up to 30 free spins (usually 10) and re-triggers easily within the bonus round because you only need one scatter. However, any fully stacked wild landing on Reel 3 increases the multiplier!
The problem is that those wild land very rarely, meaning getting to that 10x multiplier is next to impossible – usually, you are lucky to get a 3x multiplier by the end of the spins.
These have less potential, but they pay out more consistently.
That’s because the Nutcracker stacked wild symbol on reel 3 stays there at all time, and any wins will stay sticky and give you free re-spins – so basically like the Astro Legends game but with multiple symbols. It’s beautiful to watch and fun to play.
They certainly help keep your balance topped up whilst you wait for the fairy plum free spin to pay out. Which is not an easy feat.
Meanwhile, the base game is a little slow, making this playable but not a stand out real money slot from iSoftbet like the Mystery of Long Wei slot which came out the same year.
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|Mobile Slot released||November 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 20|
|Free spins||10 to 30 Free Spins / Wild Reel or Increasing Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Scatter, Wild, Free Spins, Wild Reel, Multipliers, Sticky Wins, Sticky Wilds|
Wild: The Nutcracker is wild and can replace any other symbol on the reels to create a win over this 20 payline slot machine. It cannot replace the sugar plum fairy scatter. It can come stacked 3 high on reel 3.
Fairy Free Spins: 3, 4 or 5 Sugar Plum Fairy symbols anywhere will trigger 10, 20 or 30 free spins respectively.
During this bonus game, any sugar plum fair symbol will also add extra spins:
If the Nutcracker stacked wild lands on reel 3 and covers the whole reel, this will increase the multiplier during the free spins by 1. You start with 1x multiplier and can increase it to 10x.
Nutcracker Free Spins: If you land the stacked nutcracker wild symbol on reel 3 you trigger these free spin bonuses.
You get to first pick from a Christmas gift to win 5, 7, 8 or 10 Nutcracker slot free spins.
During these spins, reel 3 will stay wild and on each spin, any winning symbol will be locked and award a re-spin. Respins will continue until no more winning symbols are found.
The free spin counter then continues after the re-spins are over. These are basically sticky wild wins.
This Nutcracker slot on mobile is neither but sits nicely somewhere in the middle.
You have two free spin bonus rounds, which makes us happy because we love free bonus rounds. Who doesn't? One gives you up to 10x multipliers, and the other gives you wild reels and sticky wins!
The problem is that neither pays out very much, mostly because the multipliers are hard to find, and the sticky wins payout often, but not always huge.
Still, this is a fun easy game to play over Christmas that certainly won't break the bank.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: March 26, 2021 - Rating