Secret Santa Slots
For an enjoyable festive slot, you should certainly consider Secret Santa by MicroGaming. The game features a whole host of yuletide related symbols including gifts, turkey, Christmas pudding, the decorated tree and even Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. No Christmas related slot would be complete without Santa however, and here he appears with his trademark flowing white beard and bobbled red hat. This game is certainly original, as you’ll find seven randomly awarded mystery features which can be awarded at any time, as well the ‘5 of a Kind – again!’ where an extra immediate big win comes your way.
The backdrop to the slot shows a town scene at night, the orange light coming from the windows suggesting that fires are roaring inside. Outside snow is falling slowly to the ground and is covering the rooftops and the countryside in the distance. The view is from above, so perhaps you’re seeing the view that Santa would have himself, as he rides through the night with his reindeers. The reels above the scene are in a sumptuous ruby colour, while each of the symbols offers impressive animation when forming part of a win line. Alongside the Christmas themed symbols you’ll find the symbols for the four playing card suits, these outlined in gold and appearing jewel like, adding a nice sheen to the reels. Accompanying the game is a gentle festive tune that will certainly get you into the Christmas spirit, whether winter or not!
Playing Secret Santa
Secret Santa is a five reel game but differs from the majority of other games in the fact that there are four symbols showing on each of the reels. In another break from the norm, instead of the more usual win lines, you’ll enjoy 1,024 ways to win. This means that you’ll win when you land symbols on adjacent reels from left to right, irrespective of the position on the reels. These 1,024 ways to win come at the cost of 50 credits.
Santa is the highest paying standard symbol at the reels and pays out 500 coins when appearing on all 5 reels, with the Christmas tree coming next at 400 coins. The rest of the standard symbols pay between 200 and 60 coins when landing the maximum 5. The ‘5 of a kind – again!’ feature will kick in at this point and the five symbols will spin again to reveal another symbol, giving you another big win.
The wild symbol is represented by the title of the slot and will substitute for any other on the reels apart from the scatter. This wild pays out a win of 800 coins when appearing on all 5 reels. You’ll also find a Christmas cracker on the reels, which acts as a scatter symbol, although perhaps unusually in this day and age, it doesn’t activate a feature. Land 3 on the reels and win 100 coins, four will pay 500 coins, while the maximum five will see a whopping 5,000 coins coming your way.
The highlights of this game are certainly the seven features which can be randomly awarded before any spin.
Wild Reels – Up to 3 reels can be turned wild.
Wild Boost – A random symbol on the reels will be turned wild throughout the reels.
Free Spins – You’ll have 5 free spins with a 3x multiplier.
Mystery Multiplier – Every win will be rewarded with either a 5x or a 10x multiplier.
Dashing Wilds – 4 wilds will appear and move around from reel to reel, eventually stopping in random positions.
Scatter Spree – All of the symbols will pay out as if they were scatters, meaning they don’t have to be on adjacent reels from left to right.
Rolling Reels – Any wins will see the winning symbols disappear and the symbols from above will fall into their place (new symbols will appear on the top row). Consecutive wins will see the multiplier increase to a maximum of 12x.
As a child you’d be incredibly excited on Christmas Eve with the anticipation of Santa appearing with gifts. Well Santa is back with more gifts, this time in the form of fun games, features and cash winnings! This MicroGaming slot is certainly unique, as evidenced by the oversized reels, the amazing number of ways you can win, the scatter wins and the randomly awarded features. All of this leads to a game that will remain fresh for a long time after the snow has cleared away. This Santa won’t remain a secret for too long…