Prepare for Christmas with These Four Slots

Aloha! Christmas

To get into the Christmas spirit, we’ve picked out Aloha! Christmas from NetEnt as the ideal slot for you. The slot is played on a 6x6 grid that uses a cluster pays mechanic. To form winning combinations, you will need to land clusters (groups) of 9 or more matching symbols.

Surprisingly, Aloha! Christmas is not the sort of Christmas slot that you’d expect. Rather than snow and Christmas trees, the slot is set on the hot beaches of Hawaii. It’s truly got a summer vibe to it. The totems have Christmas hats on and the soundtrack has a jingling bell to set the mood.

Aloha! Christmas includes symbols such as flowers, pearl shells, coconuts and pineapples. In addition, there are also 3 higher paying totem mask symbols. The red Tiki mask is the most rewarding, paying up to 250x your stake. Aloha! Christmas has many bonus features in it. You can expect to come across sticky win re-spins, wild multipliers, mystery symbols and free spins.

Mystery symbols fall together at the same time and transform into the same symbol at the end of the spin. This leads to a greater chance of winning. Moreover, one of the mystery symbols will transform into a wild multiplier worth either 2x, 3, 4x, 5x or 7x.

The Sticky Win Re-Spins is a feature that triggers anytime you form a winning combination. After it lands, the winning symbols lock into place and a re-spin occurs. If a new symbol lands that contributes to the combination, it will join the cluster and another re-spin will follow. This keeps on happening until a re-spin occurs that does not add anything to the combination.
During the Sticky Win Re-Spins, you will also receive a multiplier boost. This depends on how big your cluster is. The maximum you can receive is a 7x multiplier for landing 35-36 symbols in your cluster.

  • 9-18 symbols = 1x multiplier
  • 19-24 symbols = 2x multiplier
  • 25-30 symbols = 3x multiplier
  • 31-34 symbols = 5x multiplier
  • 35-36 symbols = 7x multiplier

Last but not least, Aloha! Christmas also has a free spins bonus round. The free spins round is triggered by landing 3 or more scatters. If you land 4, 5 or 6 scatters on the triggering spin, you will receive 10, 25 or 50 x your stake, respectively. There are two different offers for the free spins round.

  • 10 free spins with mystery symbols awarding multipliers of 2x, 3x or 4x.
  • 6 free spins, but mystery symbols have multipliers of 4x, 5x or 7x.

With both options, you will receive multipliers if you manage to land mystery symbols in your winning cluster. Keep an eye out for the starfish symbol. If you collect three of them, you will remove one of the lower value symbols and add 2 free spins to your total. Thus, you can claim up to 8 free spins and remove 4 lower value symbols during the bonus round.

Xmas Magic

To truly get into the Christmas feel, you better not skip Xmas Magic slot. The slot is way more Christmas-like than Aloha! Christmas. For one it features Santa! Xmas Magic is played on 5 reels and offers 50 paylines. The betting ranges from €/£0.50 to €/£100 per spin.

The symbols in Xmas Magic include the royals 9 to A as the lower value ones. In the higher tier, you can find snow globes, cups of hot chocolate, candy canes, Christmas stockings and mistletoe. In fact, mistletoe is the most rewarding symbol of the bunch, paying up to 20x your stake for 5 across a payline. The golden gift box is the wild of the slot, substituting for all standard symbols.

The bonus round in Xmas Magic is triggered when you land Santa Claus on reels 1, 2 and 3. When this happens, you will receive 10 free spins and a 4x multiplier on any wins. On every free spin, 2 wilds are added to reels 2-5. Re-triggers are also possible by landing 3 more Santa scatters. This means that 20 free spins are up for grabs.

Santa vs Rudolf

Another Christmas themed slot to play is NetEnt’s Santa vs Rudolf. It is played on a 5x3 grid that offers 20 paylines and a win both ways mechanic. That means winning formations can land from reels 1 or 5. The betting ranges from €/£0.20 to €/£10.

The symbols you will find are the royals 10 to A together with children’s letters to Santa, snow globes, reindeer collars, gift sacks and Santa’s sleigh. The sleigh is the most rewarding symbol, paying up to 25x your stake for 5 across a payline.

There are 2 wilds in the slot, the Rudolf wild and Santa wild. They are essential for the game’s Wild Re-Spins feature. The Rudolf wild starts from the first reel and moves one position to the right on each re-spin. The Santa wild starts on the fifth reel and shifts 1 position left on each re-spin.

To trigger the free spins bonus round, the Rudolf and Santa wild should meet in the same position on the reels. When this happens, the two wilds merge together and give you 10 free spins. As there are 3 rows, you can potentially get up to 30 free spins from 3 merged Rudolf Santa wilds. If you manage to merge a Santa and Rudolf wild on a free spin, you will trigger an additional 4 free spins.

During the bonus round, you will see 2 meters above the reels, one for Santa and one for Rudolf. Whenever a Santa or Rudolf wild moves off the reels, it will contribute to 1 space on its respective meter. There are 8 spaces in each meter. If you fill up one of the meters during the free spins round, you will trigger an extra bonus feature.

  • The Rudolf meter will trigger Rudolf Spins. This gives you 3 spins where 5 Rudolf wilds are placed randomly on the reels for each spin.
  • Santa’s meter gives you the choice of five items. The items can deliver either a cash prize, a multiplier increase, or an end to the bonus feature. The multiplier increase is worth up to 4x your total accumulated coins. Thus, the maximum win available is 188x your stake.

Holiday Spirits

Finally, Holiday Spirits is the ideal Christmas slot if you’re a fan of Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol. The Play’n Go slot is played on a 3x3 grid that offers 5 paylines. Wins are made of 3 matching symbols across a payline with the betting ranging from €/£0.10 to €/£100 per spin.

Based upon the famous story, the slot’s symbols include snow globes, candy canes, Christmas stockings, holly wreaths, the 3 Christmas ghosts and Jacob Marley. Marley is the highest paying symbol, rewarding you with 4x your stake for 3 across a payline.

Ebenezer Scrooge features as the game’s wild symbol. If you land 3 Scrooge wilds, you will win 16x your total stake.

Above the reels, you will find an old clock. The clock comes to life randomly after a win. When this happens, it will boost your win with a multiplier of either 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x.

In addition, the clock can become even more effective if Ebenezer’s Gift is triggered. This triggers randomly whenever the clock is active. When this happens, the multipliers on offer double. Thus, you will receive 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x or 20x your winning value.

Unusually, Holiday Spirits’ main bonus feature is triggered when you don’t form a winning combination. If you land 2 full stacks on the same spin with a multiplier active but don’t form a winning combination, you will trigger the Win Spins feature. The stacked symbols are frozen in place and one of the following features then commences:

  • Christmas Future feature: If you have a 2x multiplier active, a re-spin follows until a winner is form. The multiplier increases to 3x, 4x, 5x and then 10x with each spin that is winless.
  • Christmas Present feature: If you have a 3x, 4x or 5x multiplier active, the Christmas Present win spins is triggered. The re-spins play with the multiplier that was active when the feature was triggered.
  • Christmas Past feature: If you have a 10x multiplier active, the Christmas Past feature is triggered. This sees your multiplier decrease to 5x, 4x, 3x and 2x with each winless re-spin. Your last re-spin guarantees a winning combination.

Closing Remarks

The best way to celebrate Christmas is to try out these four themed slots each of which celebrates Christmas in its own way while giving you the chance to land some huge winnings that will make it a Christmas you will never forget.

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