Secret Santa Slot Review
Another Christmas related slot from Microgaming and it’s just as good as their others. Now that really is a great Christmas present from these successful slot designers. With its festive soundtrack this can get you in a Christmassy mood whatever the time of year.
‘Secret Santa’ has five-reels and for a change there are four row of symbols. Rather than paylines there are 1,024 ways of winning here. That’s an extra Christmas present and wins are paid by getting matching symbols on adjacent reels. Playing costs from £0.50 to £5.
In the background to the game we can see some houses and fields. They are covered in snow so those dreams of a White Christmas have come to fruition. The symbols in the game include Christmas stockings, a fireplace that will become your best friend after coming in from the cold, gifts under a Christmas tree, a turkey with all the trimmings, a Christmas pudding and of course the hero of the slot, Santa Claus. No playing cards but we do get the hearts, spades, clubs and spades symbols in a variety of colours.
The wild symbol here is the Secret Santa logo. This can get you some Christmas presents by substituting for other symbols and getting you winning combinations. It can’t replace the Christmas cracker symbol which is the scatter and this pays in any position.
There are seven bonus features in this game and are awarded randomly. Just look out for the big present to appear on the screen and this reveals what bonus you have. There’s Wild Reels where three reels become completely wild and then the game works out if there are any new wins caused by their arrival. The Wild Boost sees all of a particular symbol turn wild, again a new payout is calculated
The Scatter Spree sees all symbols become scatters. This means if you can get at least three on the screen you get a win regardless of whether they are on the same payline. The Mystery Multiplier could be as high as 10x and then there’s the Rolling Reels bonus. The symbols that just got you a win disappear and other symbols fall into their place. This could get you another win and if it does the multiplier goes up by 2x and the same process occurs again. Keep getting wins and you could end up with a 12x multiplier. Another possibility is the Dashing Wild where the reels respin and four random wilds are added. Finally, there’s a free spins option with five given and all wins tripled.
There’s also a Five of a Kind feature in this game. If you get a winning combination with five matching symbols (not the wild or the scatter) then you get that win and the symbols turn into another set of matching ones. It’s basically win one, get one free.
Another excellent slot game from Microgaming. It has a great look to it and even if you hate seasonal music the soundtrack is still an entertaining one. The bonus features really can get your account balance moving on upwards. There’s a fair few so make sure you go through the paytable to find out all about them and have some free games to see them in action.