Santa's Great Gifts Slots
Ho, ho, ho! It's time for another festive slot review, and this time we've chosen Santa's Great Gifts to see whether the big man himself is feeling generous this year. We have all the facts required before you play this game, so let's get underway, get the reindeers attached to the sleigh, and set off to review it.
Who is the game developer?
This is another delightful Christmassy slot game from Pragmatic Play.
It does have the usual demo version to choose as well
If you are interested in the game but you'd like to try it first, you can do so by selecting the practice game.
A warm and wintry theme
Well, maybe not that warm because it's snowing in the backgroiund of this slot game. However, there are some mugs of hot chocolate that can land on the reels, complete with marshmallows, so there are ways to keep warm here. And of course, the focus is firmly on Christmas.
A great design on offer from Pragmatic Play
Their games always look cool, don't they? This game features lots of festive details too, such as gingerbread men, baubles for the Christmas tree, iced Christmas tree cookies, and snow globes among other things.
How to play Santa's Great Gifts
When you first load the game, you'll realize it is far bigger than you might have expected. Not only does it offer six reels, but it also has five symbols on each one. Santa himself is the scatter symbol, and he can land anywhere.
There are also four wrapped gifts of different colors, and these are multiplier symbols. More on those in a bit. There's no wild involved in this game, and you won't see a progressive jackpot there either.
Paylines don't appear in this giant game
Instead, you need to land eight or more matching symbols to secure the relevant prize. They do not need to be touching each other either. The exception to this is the scatter, where you only need four or more to land for a scatter prize.
Play with a bet multiplier of 20x
You can adjust your bets to play anything from 20 cents per spin to $100 per spin. The controls to do this are on either side of the spin button, as is usual in Pragmatic Play slot games.
It's wise to read the paytable before you play
If you haven't played Santa's Great Gifts before, the best introduction is to load the demo. However, you should also read through the paytable for this one. Our review should help clarify lots of things about the game, but the paytable will show you the prizes for the bet amounts you decide to play with. This means that a bigger bet will reflect larger potential prizes in the paytable.
Look out for these bonus elements in the slot game
No doubt you've seen tumbling symbols in online slots before, and they're in action in this one as well. Winning symbols are taken off the reels and replaced with others to see if another prize can be found. If this happens, the process happens again.
You might recall we mentioned those multiplier gifts too. They can appear during base game spins, tumbling reels, and the free spins, which we'll come to shortly. Every gift will bear a multiplier of at least 2x and up to 100x. Whenever you get a tumbling element on the reels, this will end with the total values of the available multipliers on the screen being awarded to you.
And now for the free spins
Santa's Great Gifts offers a great free spin opportunity too. Find four, five, or six scattered Santa's and he'll give you 10, 15, or 20 free games to play, respectively. The multiplier gifts appear in this round as well, and if you collect enough of them, you can progress through up to four rounds. Each round has progressively larger multiplier gifts to go for. So, for instance, if you reach round four, the multipliers will hit at least 50x and up to 100x.
Another clear RTP value from Pragmatic Play
And it's another good one too, coming in at 96.23%. The paytable has details of marginally better RTPs if you go for their ante bet feature. This involves playing an extra 25% per bet to increase your chances of going through to the free spins round.
Our rating for Santa's Great Gifts
This is a festive delight that has some excellent features involved. It's not as complex as some of the other games from this developer, yet it still has some good perks along the way. It surely ranks at 9/10 with our team.
The loading screen tells us that the top prize in this game is 5,000x your bet. This is lower than we've seen in lots of other games from Pragmatic Play, but it still stands up well as a prize worth going for.
Demo play helps you understand more about the game
You can 'buy' the free spin round too - something we wouldn't suggest for the real version but is good to do for knowledge alone in the demo game.
Play for real at participating Pragmatic Play casinos
And we bet you can think of plenty of those…
Mobile festivities available as well
Of course - this slot is superb for the Christmas season and being able to play wherever you are is another winning aspect it can offer.