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Jingle Spin

NetEnt sure knows how to celebrate the holidays! Jingle Spin, released in time for Christmas 2018, is an adorable festive slot game that has clearly been made with a lot of attention to the little details.

Jingle Spin is set inside Santa’s workshop, and we see the Big Man himself as well as 5 of his trusty, toy-building associates. It includes an additional wheel, which spins when the reels do and rewards players with all kinds of goodies.

Of course, NetEnt fans will recognise that particular game feature, which was first introduced through us, albeit in a different form, in the 2013 slot Eggomatic. That chicken-tastic slot remains a winner in our books and it’s good to see a feature that proved so entertaining make a comeback to the NetEnt collection.

With Jingle Spin, NetEnt adds another title to its festive catalogue, which currently includes Christmas versions of the slots Flowers and Fruit Shop, as well as the original title Secrets of Christmas. Jingle Spin rounds out the collection nicely, though some players may argue that it simply a dressed up version of the Eggomatic slot.

To us, that factor is a bonus as it has made an already top-notch game more suited to the season and we do love a Christmas slot! Here is what players can expect from Jingle Spin.

  • 5 reels, 3 rows, 20 paylines
  • Bet minimum of £0.20; maximum bet £200
  • Maximum win 10,000 coins on a single betline
  • Special features include Surprise Wheel, Free Spins, Spreading Wilds
  • Return to Player of 96.48%
  • Variance is low-medium

Jingle Spin bonus features

This slot makes us want to curl up under a blanket with a hot chocolate and our favourite casino games fired up on a tablet! These reels are all about those familiar Christmas motifs that really set the mood for this kind of game. We can see the inside of Santa’s workshop, illuminated by firelight and surrounded by fir trees.

Symbols include reindeer, bells, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and Christmas baubles in red and gold. Players will also see A, K, Q, J and 10 royal suits alongside other decorations. The gold/red bauble is the most valuable symbol, awarding players 50x their stake when 5 land on a payline.

To the right of the game screen is a surprise wheel, which spins every time the reels are spun. When the wheel stops spinning, the bauble it lands on will be sent over to the elves sitting on top of the reels. On every consecutive spin, the baubles are passed along down the line until it disappears off the left-most reel. This feature works in tandem with the Wild symbol, which we will talk about next.

Wilds

The Wild symbol is represented as a wrapped present and it can substitute for any other symbol on the reels. When a Wild symbol appears on the same reel as an elf holding a surprise bauble, that bauble is activated and the Wild gift symbol opens, revealing a prize.

There are three features that can be hidden inside the Wild, each determined by the colour of the bauble in the top row. A yellow bauble will give a coin win, ranging from x2.5 to x125 the initial stake. The green bauble will award as many free spins as the number appearing on the bauble.

The red bauble triggers the Spreading Wilds feature, which will surround the existing Wild symbol with more Wilds, diagonally, horizontally and vertically. This can potentially leave the player with a huge section of Wilds, hitting multiple paylines.

There is also the surprise bauble, which can trigger any of these three prizes at random. It really is like unwrapping a present!

Jingle Spin Free Spins

When a Wild symbol lands beneath a green bauble (or the surprise bauble, which can trigger free spins), this will result in the player receiving between 7 and 50 free spins. During the free rounds, further free spins can be won when green baubles show up – there’s no limit to the number of additional free spins that can be won.

During the free spins rounds, the surprise wheel is fully packed i.e. there are no empty spaces, so the elves will be receiving a bauble on every spin. This also means that any Wild that lands on the reels guarantees a prize.

It’s good to note, however, that once a bauble has triggered a prize, the spot will remain empty until it is disappears off the left-most reel. The coin win bauble and the Spreading Wilds bauble appear more often during free rounds, improving the player’s chances of landing bigger wins.

Jingle Spin jackpot

Jingle Spin does not have a progressive jackpot. The maximum coin win on a single betline is a generous 10,000 coins.

RTP

The Return to Player value for Jingle Spin is 96.48% and it has a low-to-medium volatility. This means that players can expect small wins to occur regularly, thus prolonging gameplay.

Jingle Spin on Mobile

Play Jingle Spin on your Apple or Android smartphone and tablet, as well as desktop and laptop computers.

What does John have to say?
johnslots-thinks

Jingle Spin is a charming addition to the NetEnt Christmas collection and the Surprise Wheel feature adds an extra dimension to the festive gameplay.

Pros
  • Mobile friendly
  • Appealing festive theme
  • Surprise Wheel adds value for players
Cons
  • No jackpot
Rating:
4 / 5