It’s the most beautiful time of the yeaaaaar… Andy Williams’ immortal song is part of the Christmas cheer, along with cinnamon, apples, snow, and – of course – a smiling old gentleman with a red outfit and a bag full of gifts: Santa. The Secret Santa I am writing about, though, is not this gift-bringing cookie-eating gentleman, and neither the practice of secretly offering gifts to colleagues at work: it is instead a Christmas-themed, five reel online video slot machine with 1024 ways to win, developed by Microgaming.
Secret Santa will be, after it’s released in December, a new, five reel video slot machine with 1024 paylines. It will reward its players this Christmas with a whole bunch of Christmas bonuses: 5 of a kind again (when the player spins 5 of a kind, the slot spins another one for him), 5x and 10x multipliers, special Secret Santa bonuses, and many more Christmas surprises.
Secret Santa will be a fun and lucrative slot machine – players can bet up to 500 coins on every spin, and win up to the incredible amount of 2.3 million (2,300,000) coins. That’s some Christmas offer, isn’t it?
Among the special Christmas bonus features offered by Secret Santa we can find Wild Reels (three of the five reels turn Wild), Dashing Wilds (when four Wilds appear on the center reel, and start to dash around the screen, randomly settling on one of the reels), Rolling Reels (winning symbols disappear from the reels, letting others fall in their place from above), Scatter Spree (lots of Scatter symbols on the reels), Mystery Multiplier (that multiplies winnings by 5 or even 10), and so many more.
So, let’s get technical for a bit, and preview this incredibly Christmasy Microgaming slot:
– five reels, four columns, 1024 paylines
– Christmas symbols on every reel, the whole theme of the slot is festive
– stake levels of at least 50 coins for every spin of 1024 active paylines, that can be incremented by 50, up to a total of 500 coins
– stakes of 0.5 to 25 credit units
– maximum jackpot of 2.3 million coins, triggered by the Secret Santa bonus game
– Return to Player at 96/97%
– wild symbols, scatter symbols and bonus symbols, seven bonus games
– one of the seven bonus games are awarded randomly when triggered by the bonus symbol
– free spins, with a 3x multiplier applied to the winnings
Secret Santa is a reason for many online video slot fans to expect Christmas with an incredible level of excitement. As far as I can see, it will be a great game.