|Game Type||Video Slot Game|
|Reel Type||Spinning Reels|
|Reels||5 reels, 3 rows, 20 bet lines|
|Return to Player||97.05 %|
|Game features||Free spins, Wild substitutions, Scatter symbols, Wild multiplier, bonus minigames, gamble feature, jackpot|
There’s an unwritten rule that says every good slot machine provider has to offer at least one Christmas-themed slot machine. That’s because every online casino is sure to pick up a Christmas-themed game for its collection. Playtech definitely is a good provider, and so you will find these games in its portfolio. The Santa Surprise online machine is one of them.
Santa Surprise, a Slot Machine With the Spirit of Christmas
This is a classic slot machine with 5 reels, 20 bet lines, and several bonus features. But don’t expect anything exceptional; the game’s workings are as traditional as Christmas. You spin its reels and wait for winning symbol combos.
Christmas atmosphere wafts from this machine right from the start. You’ll even hear Jingle Bells play right while the game is loading. The graphics go on to underscore its Christmas styling. Snow, ice, treats, and bells... you’ll find all that here stuffed into every corner. The sounds remain during the game, and so you can set yourself up a genuine Christmas in July. And there will be gifts coming, too.
Bonus Games in Santa Surprise
We’ll admit it, the bonus games disappointed us a bit. Not even in terms of what you can win; that part is fine. It’s how it’s presented. Free games are the first bonus feature. To reach them, you spin up 3 or more Scatter symbols anywhere in the reels. But if you’re expecting to only get the free spins in Santa Surprise after some sort of minigame, you’ll be disappointed. It’s not like that at all. You just get 10 free spins, a slightly different skin, and... you spin. But the good thing is that all your winnings from the games are tripled for free.
Things are a little better with the Christmas Gifts Bonus. There you can expect a minigame. But you have to spin at least three bonus symbols first. However, they can’t be just anywhere on the reels. They have to all lie along one of the bet lines. Once you manage that, you move on to the minigame we mentioned. It has six gifts under a Christmas tree. They have cash prizes inside, and it’s all up to you which amounts you reveal. You can unwrap as many gifts as you had Bonus symbols in the bet line.
Naturally a Wild symbol is also one of the bonuses in Santa Surprise. It shows Santa Claus himself, and it follows slots tradition: it replaces any other symbol in the bet line (except the Scatter and Bonus symbols). If you get lucky and 5 Wild Bonus symbols land on your reels, you get the Jackpot. It varies from casino to casino.
If your winnings are getting smaller every round, you also always have the chance to try out the gamble feature and double your winnings.
First Play the Online Slot Machine for Free
This Santa slot machine builds on traditions; it doesn’t shatter any. Only its win rate breaks the rules: it’s a full 97.05%. It doesn’t have much to offer otherwise. If you ever feel a burning need to play something Christmasy during the year, try it out, just like any other game that’s for free with no registration. If it grabs you, you can try the live version too. You might get lucky! We’re wishing you as many gifts as you can get under your Christmas tree.