Secret Santa Review
Only a handful of authorities on this most wonderful time of the year can truly claim that old adage that “it’s Christmas every day”. Microgaming is one of those authorities, as their “Secret Santa” works around the clock (and calendar) to deliver presents. And inside some of these presents are some of the largest jackpots and bonuses ever seen!
The first thing that absolutely blows our mind is that this five reel four rows game has – wait for it! – 1024 paylines! Done rubbing your eyes? Yes, you got that right – 1024 ways to win so you know you’re in a good zone. This means that matching symbols need only be in columns next to each other and need not be in a single row or form a specific pattern. The high value symbols come in form of a Christmas pudding, stockings with presents, a fireplace, a Christmas tree, a roast turkey and Santa. The logo of the game is a wild, while Christmas cracker is a scatter symbol. You are able to bet anything from 50p to $50. Potential jackpot can be 100 times the deposit, but it’s the mystery features that are a solid triumph here, to which we will get shortly.
The graphics are remarkable and would have you pining for Christmas time (unless you’re reading and playing this in Christmas time, in which case you’d just have your experience enhanced). They flawlessly encapsulate the warmth, cosyness and festive times of X-Mas, with animated falling snow, decorations, glowing windows and Christmas tables packed with gourmand delicacies. The soundtrack is a match for any children Christmas movie and captures the theme without missing a beat.
OK, this one will be a handful because Christmas is all about giving – and, boy, does “Secret Santa” give or what. First off, let us just note that there are SEVEN different special features! Secret Santa will appear out of nowhere and bless you with tremendous bonuses and free spins. Getting three wilds anywhere on the reels can make up for any combination of wins, and the so called Dashing Wilds is what is called whenever four wilds land randomly. Next up is the Mystery Multiplier. Pretty self-explanatory, really, it will multiply any win by 5 or 10 times. The Scatter Spree is particularly cool as it turns all the symbols into scatters. And then, there are the unavoidable free spins, everyone’s favorites, with a triple multiplier.
We sure hope you’re not on Santa’s naughty list, because then you would miss out big time. Enormous amount of paylines is too tempting to be resisted and the fantastic seven bonuses just seal the deal in making this one of the best online slot games to appear in recent months. Ho ho ho indeed!