Christmas cheer doesn't have to be a seasonal thing. The 3-reel Santastic slots is a fun game with lots of bonus features, which is unusual for 3-reel games. Explore the game with us and see what our experience was like as we played it.
Payouts are awarded when you get three matching symbols on one of the five paylines. Two of the symbols are higher paying and only require two matches before you receive a prize. The symbols and prizes are:
- Teddy Bear - 5x
- Candy Cane - 5x
- Plum Pudding - 7x
- Christmas Stocking 7x
- Snowman - 10x
- North Pole - 20x
- Elf - 30x
- Rudolph - 2x (two matches) or 50x
- Santa - 3x (two matches) or 100x
- Jackpot - 10x (two matches) or amount in the pot
Santastic slots also has a Double and Triple symbol that awards a 2x and 3x multiplier, respectively. If you get both the Double and Triple on a payline, you get a 6x (2 times 3) multiplier.
Winning combinations weren't always landing on the reels, but when we did get one, it always triggered the bonus feature, which makes it very profitable.
The Bonus Features
Any winning combination leads to the Bonus Meter in the Festive Feast feature where the highlighted box travels around the signs on both sides of the reels. You win whatever it stops on. Options include free spins, an instant cash prize, nothing, or the Jackpot Spin feature.
With Jackpot Spin, you get one or more spins on a new screen where you're trying to get the Jackpot symbol. If you do, you win the progressive jackpot, which was at almost $200 at the time of this review.
While there are 3 reels, Santastic slots has 5 paylines, too. Your bet is on one or more paylines, and we do recommend wagering on all of them. With coin values starting at a dime, you can play for as little as 50 cents per spin. We opted to set it to $1 for our 10-spin test of the game.
We had no winning combinations until the 10th spin when we triggered the bonus feature and awarded $10. We won 3 free spins from the Bonus. After adding more spins bringing us up to 5 free spins in all, we won $103 in the bonus round.
The Christmas slot is easy to play. Set your wager, spin the reels, or hit autoplay, which is on the right side of the spin button, and access the paytable by clicking the "I" button. That's all it takes, and the game is one of the most rewarding we've played.