Five good time slots to get you in the mood for Christmas
Part of having a great time during Christmas is to be be relaxing is doing something you love. If that involves enjoying a few slots then that is your choice.
So, if you've got a few minutes to kick back and enjoy some season slots fun, here's five games guaranteed to keep you in positive festive spirits!
While we've picked out five of the best "good time" slots to enjoy over the jolly season, don't forget Mega Moolah's 13+ million jackpot!
- Deck the Halls slot
I've got a Simpsons Christmas decoration that sees Homer singing a number of Christmas Carols in his own inimitable way and top of the list is "Deck The Halls with Buddy Holly..." which brings us nicely onto the rather festive and twee Deck The Halls slot from Microgaming.
This 5-reel slot has 30 pay lines in play and you can wager from just 0.01 per spin (0.30 if you want to play all available lines as is the best method of playing). However you can whack up that amount to a more enticing 15.00 per bet if you have a bit more Christmas cash lying around in your bankroll.
Somewhat oddly, despite the title of this slot being named after a famous Christmas carol, when you load it up, you are instead given a rather cheerful rendition of the classic 12 Days of Christmas, which is a bit strange given the title of the slot.
The slot boasts two different Wild symbols which can give you a decent chance of winning on base game spins and in the Free Spins round. Speaking of which, three or more of the Bells Scatter symbols will trigger Free Spins, where you will get 10 Free Spins complete with a 2x multiplier.
- Ladies Nite slot
Put a group of women together on a night out and you can almost be guaranteed a great time and that is the simple theme of this enjoyable 9 pay line slot from Microgaming. Ladies Nite may be one of the older games available from the company, but it is also one that is still as much fun to play today as it was when originally released.
With the number of lines selectable, you can wager from as little as 0.01 per spin, up to a maximum bet of 45.00 which means that Ladies Nite is a slot that is suitable for all bankrolls. The presentation of the slot makes it clear that this is about the girls enjoying themselves on a night out with dickie clad bow waiters as the Scatter symbols and a number of other symbols including lipstick and cocktails on the reels too.
The Glitter ball acts as the Wild in the game and can substitute for all the standard symbols to help create a winning line.
The Free Spins bonus sees you earn 15 Free Spins when you land three or more Scatters across the reels and you can re-trigger the bonus from within the game. All winnings in Free Spins come with a 3x multiplier attached too, which can really ramp up the value of the wins you land in this bonus.
- Ho Ho Ho slot
Play Ho Ho Ho with the sound down and you think that this game is just your typical Christmas slot with the usual symbols on the reels. However turn the Sound up and a discordant version of O Come all Ye Faithful plays against the backdrop of howling wind and tolling bells, which is entirely out of keeping with the look of the slot and gives it more a feel of a spooky, post-apocalyptic Christmas story.
The slot has 15 lines in play across the 5 reels and you can select the lines, meaning spins range from just 0.01 per spin up to a nice high maximum bet of 75.00 per spin. Santa is the in game Wild and he can substitute for all symbols on the reels except for the Scatter to try and land you a better value or increasing number of wins on a spin.
There is a Free Spins game which can see you land 20 Free Spins when landing three, four or five of the Present Scatter symbols on the reels. You can also re-trigger this bonus from within the Free Spins themselves to give you even more chance of a sizeable win.
All winnings can also be gambled in the Ho Ho Ho slot using the special Gamble option at the end of a win, where you select a card from a pack to try and double your winnings. Pick the wrong colour though and you lose any cash you have just won.
- Santa's Wild Ride slot
If you like a more modern slot, with a more modern outlook on Santa then Santa's Wild Ride is the perfect choice for you. With a rather cheerful song playing (which when it starts sounds very much like the opening sequence of Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard). This Santa has eschewed reindeer for his own powerful motorbike and Mrs Santa is a biker chick and a lot hotter than the sweet old lady who you usually associate with keeping things in order at the North Pole.
All the trimmings of Christmas are evident on the slot including a pint of beer, mince pies, Christmas pudding and for some reason, a large sandwich (which we don't get, but hey, it's got some holly and berries on the top of it, so it counts as Christmas in our view).
This is a 5-reel slot with 243-ways to win, which sees you able to bet from just 0.30 per spin, so in terms of value for money, this is a slot that will definitely bring you festive cheer. The highest bet you can make is just 7.50, so it isn't likely to appeal to higher rollers. Wilds are Stacked in the game and can lead to some decent wins. There's also Expanding Wilds on the reels which can expand to cover the entire reel for a better chance of a win. You can also land a Trailing Wild symbol, which leaves a trail of Wilds as it slides down the reels.
Add to that a Free Spins bonus of 25 Free Spins when you land three, four or five of the Motorbike Keys Scatter across the reels. All wins during Free Spins are doubled and you can select one of the Wild features outlined above for the duration of the bonus. Add to that a Free Gift Bonus when you land Santa's Gifts on reels 2 and 4 and you have a packed Christmas slot full of festive cheer for you to enjoy.
- Happy Holidays slot
Another great modern slot to enjoy this Christmas in terms of features, if not style, is the Happy Holidays slot. This slot focuses more on the traditional Christmas and has a rather soft, gentle and warming atmosphere to play in, all the more calming if your traditional Christmas at home tends to get a little crazy.
The slot boasts 243-ways to win in the base game with a starting bet of just 0.30, although you can increase that up to 30.00 per spin if you want to play for more money. With a jackpot of up to 88,000 coins to be won, you could land a real bumper prize win at Christmas if you get lucky.
The golden bauble is the Scatter symbol and when you land three or more of these symbols on the reels, you trigger 10 Free Spins, but not only that, the reel sizes increase by one to include four symbols per reel and the number of wins also increases to a huge 1024 ways to win. Furthermore, during Free Spins the Snowman symbol can transform into any of the four higher value symbols on the reels to award you the highest possible win on that spin.
The Happy Holidays symbol is the Wild and substitutes for all symbols apart from the Scatter and the snowman during the Free Spins bonus round. You can also trigger the Frosty Feature on any non-winning spin at random, in which case you receive a free re-spin and if you land just one Scatter symbol, you will trigger the Free Spins bonus round.
So if you are looking for a little festive fun and frolics on your quiet time this Christmas then any of these great Microgaming slots are the perfect choice for a few quality seasonal spins. Get started by checking if you can play Microgaming slots from your country.
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