Deck the Halls
The famous Christmas tune suggests decking your halls with boughs of holly and developer Play’n GO has certainly taken their advice to heart and spruced up the gameboard with lots of seasonal decorations.
The green background is adorned with a red velvet bow and finished off with a duo of tinkling gold bells.
The numbers along the sides which represent the paylines have been transformed into numbered, iced gingerbread cookies while each of the reels is framed by candy canes… yum!
There’s more to appreciate on the tiles too with symbols such as baubles backed by holly, gingerbread men, golden stars, candy canes and bells.
And of course, the whole game is accompanied by a feel-good Christmas tune so get stuck in and enjoy spinning those reels.
Fill Your Stocking
At Christmas time everyone hopes that their stocking has been filled to the very brim with goodies but with this slot there’s no need to wait for Santa to do the job for you.
There are just 3 reels set out in the standard 3×3 configuration making this a diminutive game that’s great for quick bursts of play.
There are just 5 fixed paylines but you can alter the amount you want to bet on each spin. The minimum value is 0.50 and the maximum is 100.00 so despite the small size of this slot, it’s still possible to bet big.
The developer hasn’t released the RTP for this game but it’s known to have a high degree of volatility. This means that you won’t see lots of smaller wins and will have to wait a bit longer to see any success on the reels. Hopefully however this means that what you do land will be a larger prize!
Making a List
The paytable reads just like any slot-player’s Christmas list with prizes a-plenty and extra symbols on the reels.
Before you get down to the nitty gritty of play take some time out to check the paytable and see what you could win – providing you’re on Santa’s good list of course.
Because there are just 3 reels the paytable is small enough to fit on a single screen and the prize structure is simple: spin three matching symbols and you’ll win a prize.
The wins are fixed and won’t alter with your bet but this is because they are multiplied with the stake per line. The gingerbread couple are at the bottom of the pile, giving a win of 10 for matching three. The three stars are at the top of the pile giving a win of 50.
In addition to the regular symbols there’s also some extras which could bump up your haul.
The joker is the scatter and if you land three anywhere on the reels you’ll win 10 free spins. These free spins will play out instantly and if you land the new scatter symbol – the wrapped gift – during these turns you can retrigger the prize. Free spins can be retriggered up to a maximum of 50 in a row.
If you only land two of the scatter symbols during the free spins, all is not lost as instead you’ll be handed a multiplier which could be between x1 and x100…
There aren’t any wilds, bonuses or other extra features on the reels of either the base game or the free spins phase.
Spirit of Goodwill
Xmas Joker is an online video slot from Play’n GO which is a great addition for seasonal play. The feel-good factor is strong with this slot and will have you humming along happily as you spin the reels. As you might expect for such a small slot, the prizes are less than overwhelming at first glance but with the help of the free spins and the multipliers, you might be surprised at just how much you could win!