Santa Surprise. No surprises as to the theme of this slot though, yup, its chickens …ok, not really, it’s Santa Claus and all things Christmassy. This slot has some well-drawn graphics and certainly feels in the festive spirit – even the reel dividers are candy canes. Graphics aside, now we’ll cover the rest of all the important details in the review below.
The game itself has 20 lines and you can bet from £0.01 up to £5 per line for a maximum bet per spin of £100. Santa Surprise also has Wild, Bonus and Scatter symbols, though more on those below. There’s a gamble feature where you can bet any winnings that you get on an ‘even money’ basis up to the limit of £5,000.
- Wild – This is Santa himself and is the highest paying symbol of the game and will substitute for any symbol other than scatter and bonus ones.
- Scatter – This is a snow covered house. 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols will award 10 free games, each with a x3 multiplier applied to wins. Free games can be retriggered infinitely (though this is highly unlikely!).
- Bonus – This is a Christmas tree. 3 or more in a row on a payline activates the bonus round (see ‘Bonus Round’ section below).
Three or more bonus symbols will activate the bonus round. This is a standard pick some of the items to get prizes bonus game. The setting is round the Christmas tree, where you’ll have 6 presents to choose from. The number of picks you get is set by the number of bonus symbols that got you to the bonus round, 3 symbols gives 3 picks, 4, gets you 4, etc.
When we played this, we had regular but not stellar wins, so one if you want to play for a while rather than going for the jackpot! That said, this is a good slot for the festive season, but it would probably be a little strange playing this one in July!