A Spectacular visual:
True to its title, the game’s main theme is Santa Claus and of course his bag full of presents. In the background is a winter scene of snow, gifts, and trees. Also, there’s a seasonal soundtrack, which makes everything even more magical.
To win, players must form matching combinations of at least eight scatter symbols, which appear anywhere on the board on the new dynamic 6×5 grid.
The basic low-value symbols are four Christmas ornaments with diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades, while the high-value bonus symbols are hot drinks, candy canes, tree biscuits, gingerbread men, and snow globes. A combination of 12 to 30 low-value symbols is worth 2x to 8x, increasing to 10x to 50x a player’s bet for a combination of 12 to 30 high-value symbols. However, there are no Wilds in this slot!
The game’s volatility is in the highest range, with an RTP of 96.25% which changes to 96.23% when the player activates the Ante Bet feature. The player’s paid spins can be gambled on for 20 p/c to 100 eur/$ per spin, increasing by an extra 25% when the Ante Bet feature is activated. If the player does this, his chance to trigger the free spins is doubled!
The key features of this slot are:
The Tumble feature removes the winning symbols from the reels and replaces them with new ones making room for additional wins to come later.
The feature that relates to the total spin win is the multiplier symbols feature, aka presents. They can appear randomly on the board and their value is from 2x to 100x a player’s bet.
The Extra Spins feature starts when the player makes a combination of 4, 5 or 6 scatter symbols, which automatically triggers 10, 15 or 20 free spins and is worth 3x, 5x and 100x a player’s bet. This round has four levels:
- Level 1 – multiplier is from 2x to 100x;
- Level 2 – begins when the player collects six multiplier symbols. The multiplier is from 8x to 100x;
- Level 3 – begins when an additional four symbols are collected. The multiplier is from 15x to 100x;
- Level 4 – begins when the player collects four extra symbols. The multiplier is from 50x to 100x.
Also, collecting three or more scatters throughout the round awards +5 extra free spins!
Irina Cornides, COO at Pragmatic Play, said: “Santa’s Great GiftTM features a popular Christmas theme, but packs a host of innovative elements to keep players engaged, regardless of the time of year.
“The slot’s progressive features allow players to unlock multipliers in the free spins round and builds upon the fan favourite cluster style gameplay to deliver spirited festive cheer.”