Grab a mug of cocoa and ready yourself for some easy fun with the Santa video slot game. The gilded grid has five reels, three rows, and 20 flexible paylines. The betting range of this game will appeal to a wide range of players, though high rollers might not quite be satisfied with the highest limits. Minimum bets begin at €0.01 per line and max out at €0.20 per line. If you choose to activate only one payline, you can place this as a 1-cent slot. Those hoping for a bigger win can bet up to €100 per spin.
The betting options are located at the bottom of the screen. They are not actually displayed, but you’ll find plus and minus symbols that open a pop-up for betting adjustments. There is an Autoplay option available for those who like to let computer elves do the heavy lifting instead.
The symbols in this game serve to add even more festivity to a player’s experience. There are nine normal symbols in play, which are the Elf, the Reindeer, Candy Canes, and Bells, plus the Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10. These are worth anywhere from 2x to 400x your line bet, with the Elf fetching you the highest prize without accounting for features. Santa himself is the wild symbol. There is no direct payout for spinning Santa, but he can complete any winning payline by appearing on reels two, three, four, or five.
There are shiny presents that trigger the bonus game, which we discuss below. There you can uncover the jackpot. Again, the presents themselves won’t add to your payouts, and neither will the scatter symbols. Scatters are represented by brightly lit Christmas trees with a glimmering star on top. You can spin these trees on reels two, three, or four. When you land three scatters across an active payline, you’ll trigger the Santa free spin feature. This rewards you with six free spins on the game at the bet level you’ve been playing with. There are no additional features during the feature, such as retriggering free spins.
The best Santa bonus feature is the jackpot minigame. This bonus round is sure to line your pockets with at least a little gold, and who doesn’t love the gift of money? To trigger this feature, you’ll need to spin three wrapped presents in the base game. You cannot trigger this minigame during your free spins. You’ll need to land one present apiece on reels one, three, and five. Then you’ll be whisked away to a delightful stack of gifts. There are 12 presents in total that will be displayed on your screen. They can all be yours – if you’re lucky, of course.
Each present contains a win. Some of these are static wins, and some of them are jackpot multipliers. When you unwrap a jackpot, you’ll exit the minigame. This means your best shot at the most money is actually getting through a few (or up to 11) non-jackpot presents first. When you do reach the jackpot, you’ll find one of four possible options. There is the Mini Jackpot for a 10x multiplier, Minor for 25x, and Major for 50x. The Grand Prize Jackpot will award you with 250x your line bet!
The Santa RTP is set at 95.92%. This is above average for similar video slots as it creeps quite close to the 96% RTP benchmark. This medium volatility slot will reward players at regular intervals. You can expect anywhere from low payouts to very high payouts.