Developers love holiday-themed slots and few occasions have as many slots based on them as Christmas. Stakelogic has given us its own festive-themed title called Wild Stocking. The game invites us to a beautiful winter wonderland where Santa and his elves provide you with the chance to score some big wins. Let’s take a look to see what gifts they have in store in this Wild Stocking slot review.
The Wild Stocking slot is definitely one that is going to suit those who like playing with higher budgets. The game takes place on a 5 reels by 4 rows grid, with an impressive 1,024 ways to win that pay both ways.
The minimum stake you can wager in the game is €0.50, while the maximum is €250. This is definitely the kind of stake range that is going to attract those who like to play with bigger amounts. As well as this, the slot has the standard autospin and turbo features that you would expect to find. The autospin feature is adjustable, allowing players to take an unlimited number of spins, as well as setting their loss and single win limits.
There aren’t many big payouts available in Wild Stocking. The biggest win in the game comes through the scatter symbol. As well as triggering the free spins, this will pay out 20x for combos of five, 5x for four, and 2x for three.
In the base game, there are nine standard symbols for players to get acquainted with. The highest paying symbol is Santa himself. Santa pays 4x your stake for combinations of five, 2x for four, and 0.4x for three. A reindeer and an elf then both pay 2x your stake for five.
A snowman then pays out 1x your stake for five. A candle, lollipop, and heart then pay 0.4x for the same amount. Finally, the club, diamond, and spade all pay the same. These pay 0.2x for five, 0.1x for four, and 0.04x for three.
There are three main Wild Stocking bonus features that can help you score some wins in the game. The main bonus is the free spins round. In order to trigger this, players need to land three or more of the scatter symbols. Ten free spins are given for three, 12 for four, and 15 for five.
During the Wild Stocking free spins round, multipliers will appear with wilds up to 5x on the reels. These will also expand to fill the reels. They will appear on all reels except reel one.
The other bonus round is a simple pick-em game. This is launched when you trigger three or more of the fireplace-style bonus symbols. Players get to choose from one of six stockings, each of which contains a cash prize.
If you want to jump up to Santa’s nice list and gain quick access to the bonuses, then you can use the bonus buy feature. There is also a bonus boost feature that allows you to play with a slightly higher stake in order to have an increased chance of triggering the bonus rounds.
The Wild Stocking RTP is listed on the Stakelogic Games site as a fairly uninspiring 95.50%. The slot has been given a 5/5 for volatility. We found that this reflected our experiences of playing during this Wild Stocking slot review. The free spins round with the multipliers was where we were able to score our biggest wins.