It’s the most wonderful time of the year and casino players can get in the spirit of Christmas with a spin on their favourite festive slots. There are so many to choose from, with game developers enjoying the creative possibilities for such a beloved theme.
This year, we have put our Christmas list together. Our Christmas slots list, to be exact. And it includes the top titles we think players should revisit this time of year. Read on to learn which slots have us jingle all the way around Christmas time.
Jingle Spin by NetEnt
This 2018 NetEnt slot was released just in time for the festive season and it’s a great addition to this list. Jingle Spin is all about the elves who run the show at Santa’s workshop and the game has a beautifully rendered steampunk aesthetic to it.
We can see an elf perched above each reel and these guys are part of a game mechanic that closely resembles that other egg-cellent NetEnt slot, Egg-O-Matic, which was released a few years ago.
In the corner, Santa spins the reels and a bonus wheel concurrently. The wheel awards goodies like coin wins, extra Wilds and Free Spins, so players who have behaved well this year can look forward to an exciting slot packed with that trademark NetEnt charm.
Foxin’ Wins A Very Foxin’ Christmas by NextGen
Mr Fox returns in this NextGen slot, all kitted out for the holiday season. Like the first Foxin’ Wins slot, A Very Foxin’ Christmas is a 3D game that oozes personality and has plenty of features to entertain players.
The protagonist certainly knows how to decorate and its his house this game is set in, complete with a tree, snow globes and other wintery decor. This is a 5-reel, 3-row slot with Scatters and Wilds. There is also a SuperBet feature, which as the potential to boost the player’s bankroll significantly.
The random bonus feature adds excitement to the experience and the Scatter-triggered Free Games feature rewards with free spins and multipliers. Players should also keep an eye out for the Fox Pup, who represents the Wild symbol that can behave in all sorts of interesting ways, depending on the SuperBet feature.
Taco Brothers Saving Christmas by ELK Studios
Winter arrives in Mexico as ELK Studios celebrates Christmas with a festive follow-up to their excellent Taco Brothers slot. The symbols are familiar from the first slot but all have Christmas additions, with the Brothers wearing Santa hats and the guitars and cacti wrapped in lights and tinsel.
With 5 reels and 3 rows, this game has a familiar layout but ELK Studios fans will be pleased to note that Saving Christmas has improved upon its predecessor, with higher variance.
The re-spin feature is also a fun addition. This gives you an extra chance to trigger the Wild Escape bonus, where the three brothers become Wilds and try to make their escape across the reels. Mean old Captain Diaz is hot on their heels, intent on locking them up, as the Senorita tries her best to set the siblings free. Only when the brothers are captured or have successfully escaped do the free spins rounds end.
This game embraces the Christmas spirit without sacrificing too much of its original story, which can be nice at this time of year, when everyone is going Crimbo crazy. The Taco Brothers slots remain a great option, all year round.
Merry Xmas by Play N Go
With a title like ‘Merry Xmas’, Play N Go has really taken the easy route! This game is 100%, pedal-to-the-metal, utterly and totally Christmas, packed with more mistletoe, holly and candles than you can shake a reindeer’s tail at. For hardcore Christmas fans, there’s no better game for this time of year.
The game’s features will have you feeling warm and fuzzy in no time. There are several Wilds (four, to be exact), each with its own multiplier that will boost wins whenever they may land. You can also unwrap a bonus present with the Pick a Prize feature, with coin wins ready to be revealed.
Merry Xmas is a straightforward, 5-reel game with 15 paylines and a whole lot of Christmas crammed in. If you’re a bit of a grinch, this game is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you consider candy canes a food group, you can’t go wrong with the Merry Xmas slot.
Secrets of Christmas by NetEnt
We wonder which secrets of Christmas NetEnt is hoping to unlock with this slot, released in 2016. Sadly, we won’t find out why Rudolph’s nose glows or how, exactly, Santa’s sleigh generates enough thrust to carry all those presents around, but NetEnt does provide us with a lovely festive slot.
Secrets of Christmas has a classic feel to it, with the golden glow of Christmas cards past applied to traditional festive illustrations of wreaths, candles and gingerbread houses.
Santa himself is the Wild symbol on these reels and his sack full of toys is certainly worth cheering about – land three of these to trigger the Free Spins feature, but not before you get the chance to choose one of 20 Christmas presents to open. These contain additional free spins, multipliers, Wild reels, and extra Wild symbols, each of which is sure to help boost any winning combinations.
Return of the Rudolph by RTG
Rudolph is back from his vacation and he is not happy. RTG’s Return of the Rudolph is a ‘Christmas meets the Terminator’ thriller of a story, all with a very unique take on the festivities.
The baseball bat-wielding protagonist of this game is defending Santa’s workshop from brigands and the player is rewarded for helping the unhappy ungulate rescue the gifts, toys and even Santa from thievery.
Wilds and Scatters feature in this 2011 game, which has held up surprisingly well over the years. The Rudolph’s Rampage feature lets players help in the search for missing elves, rewarding with free spins when they are successful.
The Santa Strikes Back also rewards with free games, plus an additional multiplier, and the Rudolph’s Revenge feature prizes include free spins and double prizes. While we certainly wouldn’t want to get on Rudolph’s bad side, this unusually dark and comicical festive slot is a fun alternative to the saccharine games that are just snowflakes and Christmas trees.
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