It seems as if someone at Iron Dog Studios is a big Christmas fan, as they have not just one, but two different festive Megaways slots.
Santa’s Big Bash Megaways is a feel-good seasonal slot that players can enjoy at any time, with the chance to win up to x25,000 – a lovely gift at any time of year!
Christmas is all about being cosy, and Iron Dog Studios has captured this vibe perfectly. With a towering Christmas tree decorated with baubles to the right, swags of green wreaths around the beams, and a roaring fire to the left, you can practically taste the mince pies! However, it looks as if Santa might have been helping himself to your alcohol stash, as there are empty bottles strewn across the floor…
As a Megaways slot, you’ll never know what is going to land on every spin, as each reel will be different every time. There are six reels which can deliver up to 117,649 ways to win. The betting range is standard for a Megaways slot, starting at 0.20 and increasing to the maximum of 20.00 total per spin.
The RTP is 96.04% which is a reindeer whisker above the industry average, but beware that it may slip to 94% in some casinos. The volatility is high, which means you’ll have plenty of time to open your presents while you’re waiting for the prizes to land!
The usual playing card royals kick things off as the low pays, but with a festive twist, they’re illuminated by Christmas lights. The high pays are a boozy bunch with a female elf holding a tankard, a half-eaten gingerbread man, an alderman holding a candle, Jack Frost and Santa caught red-handed pouring another tipple! The wild can land on reels 2-6 and will substitute for any regular symbols to create a win.
When you land a win, the reels tumble, which means that the winning symbols are removed, and new ones drop onto the board. If any more wins are formed, the reels tumble again. This cycle continues until no more wins appear.
The Christmas tree to the right of the reels is beautiful, but it’s also a feature of the game. The bauble on the tree light up with each tumble that occurs, resetting in between. If you manage to light up eight baubles on the tree, you’ll unlock the free spins bonus round.
On any winning spin, Rudie the Reindeer may charge in – and he’s bearing gifts. In the base game, he’ll hand out respins, extra wilds, or light up more baubles on the Christmas tree.
Once you’ve lit up eight baubles, you’ll trigger the free spins round. You’ll receive a minimum of eight free spins, but you can receive more if you light up more baubles. Light up ten or more baubles, and you’ll also receive a starting multiplier of x2.
During free spins, Rudie can lock reels at seven symbols, increase the multiplier, give you more free spins and add extra wilds.
- Tumbling reels
- Bonus collection trail
- Free spins with increasing multipliers
- Large top win of x25,000
- Minimal extras in base game
- Variable RTP
Up to three baubles can be lit up by each tumble.
Light up 13 baubles to receive the maximum 13 free spins.
Rudie appears randomly, but lighting up more baubles increases the chances of an appearance during free spins.
The maximum payout is x25,000.