Spinning is Winning
With a simple backdrop of a snow-covered alpine forest and translucent reels, framed by red and white candy canes, Merry Spinning lets the symbols command attention, the way it should be. After all, what does it say about your game when the backdrop is the most interesting bit? There’s something warming about Christmas themed slots, despite the preponderance of snow, and Merry Spinning certainly fits the bill. For maximum enjoyment, play while perched in front of a roaring log fire.
A 5-reel slot, Merry Spinning has 25 paylines, which is on the high side for a Booming Games release. You can adjust these too if you’d prefer to play with less paylines activated. The line bet settings range from 0.03 to 3, making for a max bet of 75 per spin. There’s an autoplay option which can be set as high as 100 spins if desired.
Christmas Pay Everyday
A jolly little crew of characters have been assembled to provide the entertainment on the reels. There are no generic playing card values to be found here. Instead we have carol singers, a reindeer, holly, a gingerbread man and a grinning elf whose mischievous smile is reminiscent of The Grinch. Other relevant symbols include a stocking, gift box and a snowman, five of which are worth 1,650.
The top two symbols are Santa, clutching a surprisingly small sack, and a Christmas tree which is wild and worth 6,000 for five. It will substitute for all other symbols except scatter in the base game. Five scatters are worth 7,500 on the same payline, but you only need to land three in view to trigger 10 free spins. You can even retrigger this feature if another three scatters happen to appear. Merry Spinning also has a double or nothing gamble feature built in, allowing you to further boost your winnings.
It should come as no surprise to learn that there are numerous other Christmas slots out there, most of which aren’t as well executed as Merry Spinning it must be said. Predictably, there is both a Merry Xmas and a Merry Christmas game, the former by Play N Go and the latter by Playson.
Playson’s effort has 21 paylines and the potential to win up to 15 free spins. How much more Christmas can you handle? Assuming it isn’t January and your Xmas tolerance isn’t at an all-time low, take your pick from the following options: Christmas Eve, Christmas Charm, Christmas Tales and Ghosts of Christmas – it turns out that Christmas slots are exceedingly popular. Who’d have guessed?
Have a Merry Time
The quality of Booming Games’ slots can vary greatly, even if the gameplay is fairly consistent across them. In Merry Spinning, they’ve released one of their strongest works to date, a slot that not only captures the spirit of the season, but which does so effortlessly and beguilingly. This game doesn’t feel forced; everything flows naturally, and it’s hard to find fault with the characters and symbols that appear every time you roll the reels.
Even the audio and soundtrack, normally a weakness of Booming Games, pass muster. Christmas slots aren’t for everyone, and it’s fair to say that this isn’t the sort of game you’re likely to tolerate week in, week out. Still, with the aid of wild Xmas trees and scattered Santas, it’s possible to have yourself a very jolly Christmas with gifts galore, glad tidings ad free spins for all.