Now is the time to spread cheer! Now that I’ve made my required Christmas pun, let’s get down to business and talk about Play ‘n’ Go’s Christmas Season slot machine. You’ll hear soothing seasonal music as soon as you start the game. It’s one of the newest and most timely slot games available. Similar to Pimped or Masquerade in terms of gameplay, but with a festive twist.
Five reels, three rows, and ten paylines make up this slot machine, with a maximum payout of 1,000 times your wager for five wilds. The jackpot is not progressive, but you can win up to 50,000 coins in the bonus round.
The return to player percentage of 96.51% places Holiday Season in the top middle ground of slot machine types. You can wager as little as one coin per line per spin, with coins ranging in value from one to two pounds. It’s not a ton, but you can get by with some savvy gambling and maybe even a little luck.
Prepare Yourselves For Some Holiday Presents!
You’ll find the usual high-value card symbols, such as tens, jacks, queens, kings, and aces, alongside some special holiday-themed iconography. An lovely young woman, a man raising a glass of what appears to be champagne, a traditional clock with analog hands pointing toward midnight, a roast turkey, and what appears to be a decadent dessert are all depicted.
The maximum payout for a single symbol is 750 times your wager for the man making the toast, 500 times for the woman in the Ms. Claus dress, 400 times for the clock, 250 times for the turkey, and another 250 times for the Christmas pudding. Five aces pay 150x, four kings or queens 100x, three queens 75x, and two jacks or tens 50x. Of all, all you need to win is three of a kind; this is purely hypothetical.The paytable is located in the lower right-hand corner of the user interface, immediately above the autoplay button, should you require further clarification.
A red box with a wonderful golden-shade yellow ribbon and a big gold “WILD” in front of it will help you spot the wild wherever you are.Each reel in the game can be filled with wild symbols. This does not guarantee a full reel of wilds, as the wild symbol can appear alone. The wild symbol, as in every slot game ever, can stand in for any other icon outside the scatter. In addition, it is capable of forming its own combinations, with payouts of 50 times the wager for three wilds, 200 times the stake for four wilds, and 1000 times the stake for five wilds. Considering it can look stacked wild and that there are ten paylines, the potential payout is rather high.
The emblem for the scatter is a champagne bottle that appears to be half empty (or full?). Instead of a bonus game, players who get three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will enter a bonus round. This is a welcome bonus, especially given how unusual it is. Usually, you’ll be conditioned to expect the scatter to show up on reels three, four, and five of a slot machine, or on reels one, three, and five. You probably know about these restrictions and are just as perplexed as I am. There is none of that in the Holiday Season. If you manage to get three scatters, you’ll be fine.
Now, the bonus round triggered by these scatters is, in our opinion, a bit hit or miss. The odds of it happening are improved, but the most free spins (or win spins) you can get in this game is five. A scatter appearing on the reels during the bonus round (or winspins) provides 2 more winspins, extending the duration of the feature and increasing your potential payout. However, there is a limit of 20 free spins, so it’s not like you can keep doing it forever.
Last, absolute word
If you’re familiar with slot machines, the games Pimped and Masquerade may come to mind. If you found these two entertaining, you will find Holiday Season to be just as satisfying. Overall, it’s about average, with a good return to player percentage but few extra features. Still, it arrives at the right time. We’re off and running, so hohoho!