I know, I know, it’s going to be a Christmas different from what we know! That doesn’t mean that it has to be sober this year, does it? I’m a happy girl with some good food and a few mulled wine, for example, no matter if with 4 people or 50! The same idea goes for the NetEnt slots. You can get into the festive mood with one NetEnt slot or with 7, the idea remains the same! Yet, I came up with this Top 5 Christmas slots from NetEnt 2020, simply because we are allowed to play more than 4 Christmas slots!
My Christmas wish to you this year!
I simply have nothing to complain about 2020! I travelled the first few months with the idea that the virus would never get out of China, which is usually the case. And even though, I experienced one of the toughest lockdowns, the one in France, it didn’t waste a minute of my time. Quality time with my family yes, but not when it comes to work or life in general.
I don’t like to waste time! So instead of complaining about whatever is happening in the world, I caught up with work, I helped family, I spent time in the garden more than ever before. No matter what the situation is, it’s always what you make of it yourself!
No sober Christmas, or presents for that matter!
So here we are! No lockdown for me this time, but we all look at the same type of Christmas. Is it going to be a sober one? Sober as in less cheerful maybe, but I can promise you, a sober Christmas, no! Never! Jokes aside, of course, we all have to do our part and be careful. Especially with our older and vulnerable loved ones. But let this ruin Christmas, no way! I’m sure our traditional Gourmet/Raclette is going to taste exactly the same and so is the mulled wine and my beloved gin and tonic.
So who cares if we didn’t get a chance to buy presents. Or able to invite the entire family or friends group. Just make sure you make the best of it with the idea that next year, we probably will be able to go all-in again. It’s still Christmas and it’s not about those presents, snow, or the amount of food! It’s about being with the ones you love! And thanks to all technology nowadays, we can just grab our phones for a video call! Not the end of the world! Meanwhile, we NetEnt fans enjoy our favourite Christmas slots between the meals.
If I would have a motto at the end of my Christmas wish as in the song Let it Go from Frozen, it would definitely be:
“The presents never interested me anyway!”
Save your Christmas mood with the best Christmas slots from NetEnt!
Even if you don’t feel it yet this year, it’s never too late to get in the festive mood. Open the NetEnt Casino of your choice and open one of the Christmas slots from NetEnt. While there are five Christmas slots available, they aren’t all equally great to get you in the festive mood. So this year, let’s add a festive mood meter as well as one for the gameplay. I add a number from 1 to five for each of the characteristics with 5 as the highest number available.
1. Santa vs Rudolf™ slot (2019)
Christmas mood: 4,5
I enjoyed the gameplay in The Invisible Man™ slot, so how can I not like the Santa vs Rudolf™ slot? They consist of the exact same layout and video slot features. However, instead of a policeman and an invisible guy clashing, it’s Santa and his red nose-reindeer friend that can’t find a way to enjoy each other’s company.
In the Santa vs Rudolf™ slot, you find your way to the North Pole where we expect to find Santas and his reindeer friend Rudolf as the most loyal companions during the most important day of the year. Well, it’s 2020 and nothing goes as usual! Also, Rudolf found himself a new game during all the lockdowns, turning him in a mischievous and extremely stubborn Rudolf.
Good luck by trying to get Rudolf in control, but no worries, you have plenty of time to enjoy the Walking Santa Wild, the Walking Rudolf Wild, Re-spins, Free Spins, and the two enticing Santa’s Gifts and Rudolf Spins Bonus Features.
2. Jingle Spin™ slot (2018)
Christmas mood: 4
I have to admit that I couldn’t decide on whether to pick Secrets of Christmas™ as the number 2 in my Top 5 Christmas slots from NetEnt or the Jingle Spin™ slot. I love that game for its traditional Christmas feeling and that might be exactly what we need this year, right? But, this year is also a time not to take everything too serious as I’ve seen people “drowing” in misery by doing that.
So I went for funny this year, the reason why I picked the Jingle Spin™ slot as number two. Just as Santa vs Rudolf™, there’s a humoristic touch to the game with the elves making sure it’s fun to visit Santa’s workshop. The gameplay is super original and certainly another reason why you should give the Jingle Spin™ slot a try this Christmas!
You’ll be visiting Santa’s workplace where you’ll find a loud and quirky Santa Claus and some of his helping dwarves transferring baubles above the reels giving you the opportunity to unlock a series of festive features. At the top of one of the best Christmas slots from NetEnt, you find a conveyor belt full of Baubles. These include Wild Baubles, Coin Win Baubles, Surprise Baubles, Spreading Wild Baubles, Wilds, and Free Spins Baubles with up to 50 Free Spins to be activated.
3. Secrets of Christmas™ slot (2016)
Christmas mood: 5
As mentioned before, I almost picked the Secrets of Christmas™ slot to take the 2nd spot. It just brings that traditional Christmas feeling, a feeling we have more and more problems with to find each year we get further away from the past. Christmas in 2020 is just not what it was in the 50s and 60s, for example. And now we also have a pandemic to deal with!
So we have to take care when we go shopping if the shops are open at all. I’ve seen countries closing up as if it doesn’t ruin a small shop’s owner’s life or ruin the last bit of festive spirit left to enjoy for the people. Luckily it’s not about the presents or about the size of our meals, it’s about how you manage to remain positive and enjoy the bits of Christmas available to us.
You’re able to walk around a centre full of Christmas lights, go for it, and while you’re at it. Don’t forget to get yourself a bottle of mulled wine and some gingerbread to enjoy when home again. Still in search for some more traditional Christmas spirit, including a Coca-Cola type of Santa Claus, hot milk for his reindeer friends, a gingerbread house, Christmas stockings, and lots of presents? The Secrets of Christmas™ slot is the way to go!
4. Aloha Christmas™ slot (2020)
Christmas mood: 2
This year, NetEnt went for a sunny Christmas by turning the Aloha! slot into one of the better Christmas slots from NetEnt. The Aloha Christmas™ slot got an extra row compared to its original and of course, the game runs on the Cluster Pays™ mechanic. We also see the Sticky Win Re-Spins back, as well as the Wild symbol, Free Spins symbol and the Free Spins feature. However, Wild symbols turned into Multiplier Wild symbols for some extra jolly good Christmas slot fun. Added are the Mystery symbols, Tiki Bar Free Spins and Tiki Bar Max Free Spins.
You play the Aloha Christmas™ slot with clusters of symbols with 9 or more in a cluster to create a win. Stacked symbols and Mystery Symbols will contribute to your winning cluster. Mystery symbols can turn into Multiplier Wild symbols, which add a chunky multiplier to your win. A cluster win in the main game can randomly activate Sticky Win Re-Spins, that might lead to some merry wins!
5. Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition
Christmas mood: 1,5
I never kept it a secret that I never really wanted to add either of the Christmas Editions to my top 5 Christmas slots from NetEnt. Well, it’s like I wasn’t the only one as the Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition is the only game left from NetEnt’s two Christmas Editions from 2015.
That’s how you find the frozen fruits on number 5 of this top 5 Christmas slots. Luckily there is a snowman to make it look like winter. And a Christmas tree for that festive mood we’re eager to find just before Christmas.
Just like the spring-themed version of the game, this Christmas Edition is offering a fast-paced video slot with a simple gameplay with access to a Wild linked to x2 Multiplier. A Multiplier of x2 is available during Free Spins. Wild symbols substitute for all other symbols during both the main game and Free Spins where it appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.
When a Wild symbol is involved in a winning combination, it doubles the winnings. If fruit symbols are involved, it activates the Free Spins feature which awards up to five Free Spins within each spin and wins multiplied by a x2 Multiplier.