New Online Slots for Christmas 2018
It’s that time of the year when everything is related to the upcoming Christmas and it is no exception when it comes to video slots. All software providers are doing their best to release a game that will gather almost all good boys and girls and offer them the best Christmas presents. In one of our previous texts we talked about games that are not seasonal, but this time we will talk only about Christmas-themed pokies.
Even though there are plenty of video slots dealing with the festive topic, we will draw your attention to two games that we found to be the most interesting, because they are packed with action and spinners can really have fun during the holiday season, as well as land massive wins.
NetEnt’s Jingle Spin is the first pokie on our list. Here you will be joining Santa Clause and his little Elves to help them prepare plenty of presents for Christmas. The reels of the 2018 release are placed in Santa’s workshop and you will see him in action. The Jingle Spin video slot features five reels, three rows and offers 20 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Before you start spinning the reels, choose the bet level and the coin value to set your wager somewhere between £0.20 and £200 per single spin.
The visuals are simply excellent, but we expected nothing less form iGaming giants such as NetEnt. Once you enter Santa’s workshop, you will see Saint Nickolas and five of his Elves sitting on top of each reel, passing baubles among themselves. The symbols on the reels include the Red Bauble, Orange with Cinnamon, Christmas tree made out of wooden circles, Reindeers and Pinecones. The Gift Box is used as a Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols, while the standard playing cards represent low-value icons.
Santa’s only job in the NetEnt product is to spin the Wheel on the right side of the screen as you spin the reels of the 2018 release. Each field on the Wheel contains prizes in the form of instant wins, spreading Wilds and freebies. All prizes are packed into baubles that are passed among Elves sitting on top of the reels. Once the Wheel lands on one of the field offering a prize, the prize will be passed to the first Elf sitting on the fifth reel. After each spin, Elves will pass the baubles to the next available Elf and so on, until it reaches the fifth Elf on the first reel. If a Gift Box appears on the reel beneath the Elf that holds a bauble with a gift, the Elf will release the bauble and gamers will benefit from instant wins, spreading Wilds, which may spread in any direction, and the Free Spins feature, where you can get up to 50 freebies to begin with, as well as more spreading Wilds and more instant wins.
Apart from offering plenty of action, the NetEnt’s Christmas video slot also offers lots of opportunities to win big. With the RTP set at 96.48%, gamers can expect plenty of payouts. The instant wins go up to 2,500 coins, while it is hard to say how big the wins may get in the Free Spins feature. The “captures the magic of Christmas” and will make sure all good boys and girls get their presents early this year.
Pragmatic Play released Leprechaun Carol the same day NetEnt released Jingle Spin. The emerald Isle is covered in snow and the Leprechaun is wearing Santa’s outfit, so you will have to chase him in order to get you Christmas gift and win up to 6,000 times the bet. The action-packed pokie will keep you chained for your seats for hours, because it offers plenty of addictive and rewarding features, which include giant symbols on random reels, raining Wilds, Pick Me bonuses and free spins with multipliers and giant symbols.
The 2018 release features a standard 5×3 reel grid and offers 20 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, beginning from the leftmost reel, with three of a kind being the minimum for landing payouts. Only the Leprechaun, which is the symbol that pays the most, pays even for two of a kind. Other regular symbols on the reels are Leprechaun’s Hat, Pipe, Beer Mug and 10-A playing cards. The Rainbow is the Wild and the Pot of Gold is the Scatter that triggers a random Bonus game. Spinners can bet as low as £0.20 and as high as £100 per spin.
The Pragmatic Play product is literary packed with features, which are triggered randomly, or with the help of Scatters. Random features include Raining Wilds, with wilds dropping on reels, Pick a Fiddle, where you pick one Fiddle for a cash prize, and Giant Symbol, when a 3×3 colossal symbol may appear on the reels. Land three Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger one of three Free Spins features. In Free Spins Picker you get 20 freebies, 2x multiplier and a chance to add more free spins, multipliers or turn symbols into Wilds by picking Mushrooms. Coin Collector comes with 15 free spins and a 2x multiplier. Here all Scatters are turned to coins and if you collect five of them you will get more freebies and boost the multiplier up to 6x. Giant Symbols will reward you with 3 freebies and a 3×3 colossal symbol, appearing on the last three reels on the first free spin, three central reels on the second and the first three reels on the third freebie for big wins.
Visually impressive, the Pragmatic Play title will provide everything you need: action, excitement and plenty of possibilities for hefty payouts. The RTP of 96.53% gives you the chance to hit big wins in a short time span. Every single feature incorporated is excellent and you will enjoy your stay on the stone-cold Emerald Isle.