Pragmatic Play’s freshest Christmas slot is worth playing. I’m about to tell you exactly why!
Step Aside, Thanksgiving, Christmas Is Coming
We barely managed to squeeze Thanksgiving in before the big flow of Christmas slots began. There have been a couple of early birds that trickled down earlier than ever this year, just to get off to a head start, but only a few.
You might attract a few extra players by being the first Christmas game to hit the market but in case you can’t deliver, it will be very short lived. It takes a lot more than to slap on a Santa sticker and say Feliz Navidad, if you know what I mean.
Here to Brighten Your Day
Pragmatic Play is a top tier provider but even Pragmatic isn’t able to deliver only hits. We have entered a darker part of the year and a fun, good looking Christmas slot actually does have the ability to brighten people’s days.
Today I will take a look at Pragmatic’s earliest contribution to this year’s holiday season, Santa’s Great Gifts. Will you find something other than coal in your stocking this year? Only Santa knows!
Create an Authentic Atmosphere
I find it important to set an authentic vibe in games like this and you all know how hard it is to beat a proper Christmas setting when done correctly, whether it’s in a movie or an online slot.
The only thing you need to make sure of is that there’s a Santa, a ton of snow, presents and ornaments in all colors with graphics that make Christmas justice. Pragmatic has done a great job with Santa’s Great Gifts.
You can see in the image above hw colorful and inviting the game looks. Is that all it takes for me to say it’s a good game? Not at all, but it’s a great start.
Here’s some quick info about the game:
Maximize Your Wins With the Tumble Feature
Pragmatic calls it the Tumble feature but there are other providers where it’s known as Avalanche, which would’ve been more fitting in a winter wonderland like this.
Each spin that produces a win, will remove the symbols involved and give you a shot at increasing your win with the help of new symbols filling in the gaps. As long as you keep delivering wins, the tumble will continue.
No more wins, boom – you’re done and off to the next spin.
Gift Wrapped Multipliers
Santa’s sack is always full and this time there’s a bunch of multipliers, perfectly gift wrapped in different color paper for you.
Present on all reels, more of them can appear randomly as well. Whenever you hit a multiplier symbol, it can be between 2x all the way up to 100x. You can see green multiplier packages in the image above.
Ante Bet Here I Come
I’m a big fan of the Ante Bet and obviously it didn’t take me long to activate it when I discovered there was one available. Having it activated, means that your chances of getting into the bonus round is DOUBLED!
Your actual bet will increase slightly but it’s definitely a price I’m willing to pay.
Buy Free Spins
Landing enough scatters on your own is always to be preferred but that doesn’t always come easy and those days, the fact that you can Buy Free Spins is then a life saver.
Pick Your Level
You can click on the button to explore your options and in this game there are 4 of them and you can see them all lined up above.
- Pay 100x your bet to trigger Level 1 Bonus Round
- Pay 200x your bet to trigger Level 2 Bonus Round
- Pay 400x your bet to trigger Level 3 Bonus Round
- Pay 500x your bet to trigger Level 4 Bonus Round
Random Number of Scatters
You will get a random number of scatters so with a bit of luck, you’ll get plenty of Free Spins. When I tried it, it gave me 5 scatters which meant 15 Free Spins out of a maximum 20.
Welcome to the Bonus Round
I found the bonus round quite interesting as there is a progressive feature. Every time you land a multiplier, it will be collected and you can level up. As you get to the next level, you will see that your multipliers will get bigger and bigger.
- Level 1 – 2x to 100x Multipliers
- Level 2 – 8x to 100x Multipliers
- Level 3 – 15x to 100x Multipliers
- Level 4 – 50x to 100x Multipliers
Get More Free Spins
While it takes 4 scatters to trigger the bonus round in the base game, you only need 3 of them to re-trigger your Free Spins in the bonus round.
Not Bad at All
I managed to re-trigger for more spins a few times actually and in the end, I had played as many as 30 of them, which resulted in a nice win for a minimum bet of €0.20.
Have a Mega Fun Time with Santa’s Great Gifts
I honestly had a great time with this game and I am aware that it’s so much easier to make a good impression on me when there’s “easy” access to the bonus round but that’s still not a guarantee I’ll like the game.
In terms of a Christmas game, Santa’s Great Gifts definitely gets the job done and with great graphics, features and wins, I highly recommend finding out what Santa has in store for you this year.