Let the Festitivies Begin
The symbols in this game can’t help but put you in the mood for Christmas. They are a bit cartoonish but that’s no bad thing as far as this writer is concerned. There’s the plate of cookies and milk that’s left for Santa. the traditional reindeer with a red nose, a candy cane, a rather tasty looking roast turkey that’ll will last you till at least a few days, a gingerbread man and a sleigh full of Christmas prezzies. Even more festive delights are the Christmas Pudding and a Christmas tree that’s full of those prezzies that used to be on the sleigh. For a change there’s no playing card symbols.
Get Wild this Christmas
Santa himself is the wild symbol in this game and he’ll spread some Christmas joy for you. He does that by substituting for other symbols to get you some winning cominations. He’s not able to sub for the scatter symbol though. That’s the Christmas Gift and plays an integral part in triggering the bonus game. The scatter can also get you some wins and doesn’t have to be on an activated payline. No need to be activating all the paylines all the time then.
Five of the wild symbols on an activated payline pays the top prize of 15,000x your coin, that’ll buy a few presents for sure.
As with several Microgaming slots, ‘Ho Ho Ho’ can be played in either regular or expert mode. The difference between the two is that you can have an autoplay feature in the expert mode. This isn’t the most complex of games but still have a good look through the rules and the paytable. Have some free games too in order to see just how the game runs particularly the bonus game.
Get Your Seasonal Bonus
It’s always good to get a Christmas bonus and that’s what will happen here if getting three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. Again this means activating just one line can put you in with the chance of triggering the bonus game. This is a free spins bonus and there are 20 coming your way. Any winning combinations you get during those free spins are doubled so the wins can really accumulate and there’s the chance to re-trigger the free spins..
Also in this game there’s a gamble feature. It’s the usual routine and crops up after you get a win in regular play. You can either just bank that win and get ready for the next spin or gamble it. You need to guess the colour of the next card drawn to double your win. Perhaps try it once and hope your luck is in. If you keep doing it then the odds of you avoiding losing the win get lower and lower.
Christmas may not be everyone’s cup of tea but you’d have to be a right old Scrooge not to like this game. It has a good look to it (even if a bit American themed) and the bonus game can really get you some good wins. Be careful with that gamble feature though.