Play’n Go casinos will be releasing a brand new Merry Xmas slot game on the 18th of November 2014. But will it be naughty or nice?
Update 18/11/2014: You can now play Merry Xmas on your mobile at top Play’n Go casinos CasinoLuck or NextCasino
Tis almost the season to get new seasonal slot games around jingle bells, Santa Claus and candy cane.
Actually, that’s not technically true. Rarely do we get Christmas slots for mobile. We’re not sure if casino software providers are all secretly grinch like and have hearts two sizes too small, or whether (more likely) they don’t think making a casino slot game that players will only want to spin one month of the year is a good investment.
The closest we got was last years Deck the Halls slot by Microgaming. Don’t get us wrong, winter themes are plentiful. But Christmas themes? Not so much.
You get a bit more choice at online casinos, but still, very few make the effort. NetEntertainment for example, don’t have a single festive game in their portfolio.
Which is why we applaud Play’n Go for creating this Merry Xmas mobile slot. So leave your baah humbugs at the door as we explore what is likely to be the only new mobile phone christmas slot release of the year.
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Those who may complain that it’s still too early to talk Christmas, bear in mind the reason we stated above about having a small window where people like us will want to start spinning on santa’s sleigh.
We are big fans of the festive season, but even we probably won’t start looking for yuletide games till December.
So the 18th is good. A little over a month before the 25th of December, we are starting to get excited, without it being overkill.
The question of course, is this mobile phone slot worth getting excited about?
These five reels are decked with boughs of holly and mistletoe, as the candles sit on the side giving a warm glow. Santa, his reindeers, brightly coloured baubles and peppermint candy canes beautifully brings the most wonderful time of the year to life.
We love that each symbol is unique and hand-drawn for that authentic feel. This may be one of the most beautifully designed Play’n Go video slots yet.
And with 15 paylines and a good betting range, it should allow all manner of slots players to enjoy.
However, we quickly saw some very obvious holes in these stockings. Namely, there’s no free spins round. In fact, all there is is a click me bonus feature and… that’s it?
And we have to be hopeful, because this is the only Christmas mobile slot that we are going to get damn it, and we want it to be good!
So yeah, signs point to something very simple, with a fairly average click me bonus feature. It even points to gameplay similar to Lady of Fortune, a mobile slot we weren’t a fan of, but showed up in your list of top 2014 most played games.
But we noticed a few interesting things about the Merry Xmas slot. Namely that:
What does this mean? It points at a slightly higher variance than most other Play’n Go slots. Probably still not high risk, but heading more towards medium volatility, which is a refreshing change for this provider.
The simplicity may be here to keep the focus on the larger than life Ho Ho Ho wins.
Yeah, we went there.
Who isn’t excited about Christmas? What do you mean about half the population who view it as an obligation to spend 48 hours with the family they never see the rest of the year?
Well boo to you.
We will remain optimistic about this simple Merry Xmas Play’n Go slot. And why shouldn’t we? This is a provider that, if nothing else, continue to try new and wonderful things and were the first to prioritise mobile gaming.
If you don’t believe us try their beautifully different Energoonz or deliciously dark Wild Blood slot.
At the very least we’ll get a game that’s short of unbreakable for when we run to the bathroom and hide from our families for a few precious minutes of distraction.
Play’n Go casinos are surprisingly easy to find.
Mostly because you won’t find this provider sitting on it’s own. They are usually surrounded by a host of your favourite games by the biggest providers around.
Our favourite, and the one casino that usually puts all the Play’n Go games out as soon as the can, is Guts mobile casino.
Here you’ll get IGT, Microgaming, NetEnt, NextGen and more, side by side with Merry Xmas, Energoonz, Wild Blood and the rest.
Not to mention the fact that all their free spin offers come with no wagering requirements. That includes the 15 free spins no deposit for UK, Scandinavia and Australia, as well the the 100 free spins after you made a deposit that everyone can enjoy.
And did we mention 3 deposit casino bonuses to get you started and playing for longer?
We also know for a fact that Guts is planning something big for Christmas. It’s a great place to go and play, as you wait for both the new Play’n Go slot and the crimbo bonuses to come rolling in.Start Playing at GUTS »
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