In December, a festive atmosphere can be felt wherever you go. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it and slot developers are aware of that fact. Just like in previous years, the 2018 Christmas season brings a host of festive-themed video slots and we present you our selection of the best new slots you can play this December and win some hefty payouts.
The first title comes straight from the NetEnt creative kitchen and takes you to Santa’s home where he prepares gifts for those who have been nice. The 5-reel 20-payline slot boasts impressive visuals and captivating gameplay. You see Santa on the right side of the reels spinning some kind of a wheel of fortune. His helpers, the dwarves, sit above the reels and drop baubles with different prizes on the reels.
While enjoying a festive atmosphere, you will benefit from regular Wilds you need to trigger other bonus features. The baubles the dwarves drop on the reels can contain up to 125x your stake coin wins, Spreading Wilds and Free Spins. There is also the Surprise bauble that can award any of these features. If the Free Spins bauble lands on the same reel with Wild, you will win between 7 and 50 free spins during which you can obtain more free turns.
Themed on Irish luck with a festive twist, the Pragmatic Play release featuring 5 reels and 20 paylines comes packed with bonus features. The game will set you in a festive mood instantly with theme-related symbols and snow falling, but what’s more important, it will provide you with multiple opportunities to win. On any spin during the base game, you can trigger one of random bonus features including Raining Wilds, Pick a Fiddle or Giant Symbol.
The slot also offers the free spin feature awarding a random bonus game. In case you land Scatters on the reels 1 and 3, the Scatter Nudge feature will push third Scatter on the reel 3 to help you unlock one of three bonus games. They include Free Spins Picker, Coin Collector and Giant Symbol. Depending on the bonus game you activate, you can enjoy free spins with multipliers and colossal symbols covering 3×3 positions on the grid.
Although its title may sound a bit derogatory, Fat Santa will provide you with a joyful atmosphere and a fun gaming experience. Featuring a 5×5 layout with 50 fixed paylines, the Push Gaming slot features elf, present, snowman and moose symbols accompanied by low-value suit icons looking like baubles in different colours. Look out for Santa as he will help you complete more winning combinations acting as Wild.
The slot also offers two bonus features including Santa’s Sleigh triggered at random during the base game. Santa’s sleigh will fly across the reels dropping Christmas pies that will act as Wilds on them. Once Christmas pie Wilds are placed on the reels, the rest of symbols land and winnings are calculated. Another bonus feature is a free spins round triggered by Santa Wild and one or more Christmas Pie icons. The feature awards 5 free spins initially. This round explains the slot’s title with Santa eating pies, getting bigger and awarding additional free spins. The game also comes equipped with the Buy Feature option allowing you to unlock free games at a certain cost.
The third installment of the Naughty or Nice series is live at RTG-powered casinos and invites you once again to join two hot girls to win some hefty prizes. This time, you will be taken to an exotic place where Santa chills under palm trees with a cocktail in his hand. Played at 5 reels and 30 fixed paylines, the slot offers two progressive jackpots ticking away along with bonus features that will boost your odds on every spin.
Santa’s assistants in swimwear act as Wilds while the game’s logo is Scatter triggering free games. During them, the girls can double your wins, act as Scatters, turn sticky or expand to help you create more winning combos. During the base game, you can randomly trigger the Lucky Feature awarding free spins with the Naughty or Nice feature. At any point of the game, you can hit a Minor or Major progressive jackpot whether you have been naughty or nice.
Based on the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, the iSoftBet release brings a festive atmosphere in a new way. The 5-reel, 20-payline slot features the Nutcracker, a toy soldier that comes alive in the story, Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, Mary Stahlbaum, a girl who is taken away to the magical kingdom of dolls, a toy train and teddy bear. The Nutcracker represents Wild that substitutes all regular symbols. Look out for Sugar Plum Fairy as she stands for Scatter awarding the free spin feature.
Initially, you are granted up to 30 free spins during which you can benefit from up to 10x multipliers. To get a multiplier increased, land a full stack of Nutcracker Wilds on the reel 3. You will get 1 or 2 extra free spins whenever you land 1 or 2 Scatters while 3 or more Scatters retriggers the feature. Another bonus feature is Nutcracker Gift Bonus & Free Spins triggered when Nutcracker Wild covers the reel 3 within the base game. You will be offered to choose from the gift boxes to reveal up to 10 free games. During freebies, stacked Wild stays in its position and every winning spin grants a respin. During respins, winning symbols remain locked in their place and new respins are awarded as long as new symbols of a kind contribute to a winning combination.