It’s Christmas time again and this one is freezing cold. The snow has fallen and the ice is everywhere you look. Father Christmas has a rather different look though because the animals have taken over. That means we get some hilarious symbols and there are some great winning opportunities too.
This Microgaming slot has five very colourful reels with three rows of symbols and 20 paylines full of winning opportunities. That’s not a fixed amount and you have to decide your coin range, how many coins to play (between one and ten) and the number of paylines to activate. The minimum cost of playing is £0.01 and the maximum £100.
In the background we can see a gorgeous looking blue sky but don’t let that fool you. There’s a snowy scene out there. Symbols in the game really are a laugh and if they don’t put a smile on your face then nothing will. There’s a rabbit, an owl, a wolf and a seal with a santa hat on and some presents. We also get Rudolf but this one isn’t a reindeer but a whale (how did you not guess that one?).
The wild symbol here is Santa Paws who is a polar bear with a smile on its face. it can substitute for other symbols to give you a winning combination as an early Christmas present. It’s not possible to replace the jolly little penguin which is the scatter symbol in this game.
All the information about how much each winning combination pays plus the wild, scatter and bonus games can be found in the paytable. Read that and then have some free games to prepare yourself for when you risk your real cash balance.
To get some free spins, keep an eye out for the penguin who’s carrying a gift. At least three of these anywhere on the reels will give you a gift of 12 free spins. A decent amount to receive but there’s no multiplier during the free spins. However, it’s not all bad news because it is possible to re-trigger the free spins to get more.
A big bonus in this game is the fact that there are two wild symbols because now. As well as the Santa Paws wild, Rudolf gets promotion. They both substitute for other symbols apart from the penguin scatter so that’s really going to increase your chances of getting winning combinations.
There is also a gamble feature in this game. It crops up after you’ve had a win in the base game but you don’t have to accept the challenge. If you do it’s back to the playing cards again, guess the colour of the next card to double your win or the suit to quadruple it. On the flipside, get the guess wrong and lose your win! You could get five correct choices but that’s highly unlikely.
There’s lots of fun to be had in this game. It has a great look to it and the symbols are really hilarious. The theme is a clever idea, a bit like Disney does Christmas. The bonus game is a good one with the two wild symbols really helping you to get some good wins. It doesn’t have to be Christmas for this to cheer you up and win you some money.