Deck the Halls
The falling snowflakes which constantly drift past the windows in the background are hypnotic and it’s difficult to drag your eyes off them to play on the game. However, if you don’t spin the reels you’ll never win prizes so get moving. There are 5 reels in this game but they look quite different to a regular slot. Styled as three lines of a conveyor belt, when you click the “spin” button the reels won’t rotate as you might expect. Instead they’ll whoosh along sideways until coming to an abrupt stop with new “presents” on the reels in front of you. This has the same effect as spinning the reels but has a far more authentic aesthetic effect.
There are a healthy 20 paylines included in this game which means you’ll have lots of chances to win but of course than means that every spin may cost a bit more too. If you’re playing on a reduced budget then you can opt to lower the number of paylines in play by entering the Stakes & Lines tab. Here you’ll be able to reduce the paylines. These can be changed at any point during the game and as often as you want without penalty. Dropping the number of paylines in play means that you will lose opportunities to win on the reels so you could opt to simply reduce the stake instead. This means you’ll have the same chances to win but the overall prize will be less if you’re in luck. The stake is set per payline and can run from just 0.01 to 1.00 per line. This provides a total min bet of 0.20 and a total max bet of 20.00.
Just like Christmas dinner, sometimes it’s all the extras and trimmings which can really make the game something special but you won’t find much in this slot from Nektan. This developer doesn’t include bonus rounds very often and once again they’re missing in this game. Keep an eye out for the alarm clock as this is the no-value scatter which will hand you some free spins.
The number of turns you receive is random and you won’t benefit from any special features during these spins either. Aside from the free spins you won’t receive a payout for matching the scatter symbols. The wild is also present on the reels and can help you to make matches more easily. There’s no multipliers attached to any wild wins.
Filled With Christmas Cheer
Christmas is such a happy time of year that it’s not surprising that there’s so many slots dedicated to the theme. If you want to enjoy that feel-good vibe at any time of the year why not spin a few reels in a Yuletide slot. Deck the Halls from Microgaming is a traditional style of play with 30 paylines, a festive red setting plus a max prize of 2,400,000.
As another option, Santa Surprise from Playtech has 25 paylines, bonus plays and a 10,000-coin jackpot payout. The Naughty List from RTG is for the eyes of adults only, with buxom women on the reels stripped to wearing very little in the hope that Santa will succumb to their charms..… 5 reels, 50 paylines, multipliers and bonus plays complete what’s available in this saucy slot!
Eat, Drink and Be Merry!
Elf and Safety from Nektan is a feel-good game which celebrates the very special time of year when everyone comes together. You can see the elves rushing around in the introduction so you can give them a hand by playing on the reels. There are very few features on here but as it’s a gimmick game, it might not matter as much as elsewhere. It’s also the ideal slot for beginners to try as it’s very easy to follow.