What does John have to say?
- Max win of over 6,000x your stake
- 4 reel modifiers during the base and free spins game
- Improved graphics
- Power Reels with 6x8 grid setup
- Below average RTP
- Small betting range
Jingle Bells Power Reels Review
Following the blockbuster success of Red Tiger’s first edition, the follow-up, Jingle Bells Power Reels slot, features the festive scene of a cosy Christmas night just like the first release. And though the grid has expanded to a massive 8×6 layout, and Santa grew even kinder, the overall gameplay stayed true to its original Christmas-themed version.
|SLOT FEATURES||Free Spins, Mega Wilds, Raining Wilds, Christmas Tree Multipliers, Winning Reels|
|RELEASE DATE||4th November 2020|
|GAME PROVIDER||Ret Tiger Gaming|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||8 Reels, 6 Rows, 40 Paylines|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £10|
|MAXIMUM WIN||6,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||95.78%|
Jingle Bells Power Reels Bonus Features
Several things have changed bonus-feature-wise since the first Jingle Bells release back in 2015. Firstly, the updated Jingle Bells Power Reels slot sees the reels expand to a mighty 8×6 grid giving way to a much bigger max potential.
The pick bonus game leading you along the snowy path to Santa’s grotto is gone as is the pick bonus game during the free spins round. Instead, you get free spins awarded based on the number of scatters that hit the reels in the base game. Fortunately, all four of the festive reel modifiers remain unchanged in this updated edition.
As it’s a gift-giving slot, neatly wrapped presents act as wilds and substitute for all paying symbols. They can appear as regular 1×1 wilds, 2×2 wilds and massive 3×3 mega wilds delivered generously to your screen by Santa himself.
Filled with Santa’s gifts and bringing even more Christmas charm to this cosy online slot, 3 snow globe scatters will launch the free spins round awarding all four special reel modifiers.
Active during both the base game and the free spins round, the random reel modifiers, known as Santa’s Gifts, spread joy and season’s greetings in four different ways. At any given moment, on any given base or free spin, Santa will quietly tiptoe into the fire-lit room and award the following:
- Mega Wild – Santa pushes a 5×6 mega wild across the floor and positions it on the reels for guaranteed wins.
- Christmas Tree Multiplier – Santa rustles up the Christmas tree and shakes out a random win multiplier which is then applied to your next win.
- Raining Wilds – Santa’s generously sprinkled gift-wrapped boxes across the reels turn into wilds for a guaranteed win.
- Winning Reels – Santa spreads Christmas cheer by turning regular reels into glowing magic reels with only high-paying symbols appearing in view.
Triggered by festive snow globe scatter symbols, the free spins round awards up to 20 free spins and the exciting random reel modifiers, Santa’s Gifts. Though this stealthy Santa can sneak into your reels at any time during the base game, he’s determined to bring even more gifts during this free spins round. As a result, you’ll benefit from reel modifiers more often during this round than you will in the base game.
Jingle Bells Power Reels Jackpot
None of the versions of this slot involves a jackpot of any sorts. But Santa has been extra generous this year and increased the max potential to a very merry 6,000x your stake with the possibility of winning even more.
RTP and Volatility
It’s good to see that the developer has upped the mid-range volatility to high for some bigger wins but we’re gutted to discover the drop in RTP. From the initial 96.18%, the dip to a 95.78% will be sorely felt by the fans of the original title or pretty much any player, to be honest.
Where to Play Jingle Bells Power Reels
Approaching the much anticipated holiday season, you’ll find this incredibly cosy gift-giving slot on many online casinos that offer games from the guys at Red Tiger. Many of them, including Dream Vegas are added to our top list in case you wanted to see what bonuses they offer at this time of year.
Jingle Bells Power Reels on Mobile
A mobile version of Jingle Bells Power Reels is available to both Android and iOS users, so you are good to enjoy some festive cheer on whichever mobile device you are currently using.