From the moment you open it online or on mobile, this Play’n GO game gives you a warm gooey feeling inside, but is the Merry Xmas slot machine all it’s cracked up to be?
One thing you’ll notice the first time you feast your eyes on this video slot, is the fact that the graphics in this casino game online are highly, beautifully, detailed.
The whole game screams Christmas, with symbols of mulled wine, reindeers, candy canes, candles, baubles, bells, and the jolly fat man himself, Santa Claus, as the highest paying symbol.
You’ve got Christmassy music with the sound of sleigh bells ringing, snow falling softly in the background, and two flickering candles either side of the reels showing the paylines. A well designed Play’n GO slot machine if we’ve ever seen one.
You need to get at least 3 of a kind symbol combination on a winning payline in order to win something. So far so standard.
However, that means you can get symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 and win, reels 2, 3 and 4 (the centre three reels), or reels 3, 4 and 5, and win as long as they are on a payline.
It’s what makes this game slightly different from other slots you can play online or mobile. The fact that you don’t just have to get 3 or more symbols from left to right, or right to left, but you can actually win in the middle too.
This gives you more chances of winning across 15 paylines, and increases the fun and thrills on every spin. Especially if you manage to get the multiplying wild symbol mixed in.
And if you fall short and catch a small win, you can always use the gamble feature to help double or quadruple your wins via the simple card game.
Choose the right colour of the next card to be drawn and get double, choose the right suit and get quadruple, or get it wrong and you loose everything. If used wisely it’s a great way to top up your wins.
There are no free spins games in this Merry Xmas slot game, so if you are looking for a game that does, then we would recommend Royal Masquerade or the Pimped slot, with their guaranteed wins free spins.
But that’s not to mean that this Play’n GO slot doesn’t have a few Christmas miracles up it’s sleeves.
The wild symbol throughout the game can randomly show up with multiplier of either 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x.
This helps boost your wins and provide some very decent payouts on occasion.
Things just keep getting better. This bonus game shows up quite regularly, every 50 – 100 spins or so, which is great as it gives you the chance to win up to 150x your bet.
Simply find three presents one on reel 1, 3, and 5, to get to pick from three present boxes. When you pick the present will open to reveal how much you’ve won.
A bonus game that’s simple, yet effective, as we’ve had wins anywhere between 15 – 50x our bet.
But we always hope to catch that top prize of 150x, much like we’d hope to catch Father Christmas tumbling down the chimney.
This casino game, which launched in time for Christmas 2014, very wants you enjoy all the possible holiday cheer. A time for mulled wine, giving presents, and hopefully receive a little cash.
You can play the Merry Xmas mobile slot on your Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows devices, or give the game a go online. We’d recommend playing with the sounds on, as the subtle noises and backing track don’t distract from the game, and are actually quite jolly and soothing.
Wins come often enough to give you hope of a big win, thanks to the the way the pays works, and those multiplying wilds have the potential to add a big bonus surprise in your stocking.
A betting range of 0.15, up to 18.75, doesn’t give high limit slots players much to work with, but allows even betters on a smaller budget the chance to have a go at experiencing the joy of this simple game.
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