It’s Christmas Day and I would like to start with wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!! I know most of you will be too busy adding a few kilos to the scale or working hard (or when getting older not so hard) on the next big hangover! If the latter is the case, I can’t recommend you to play video slots, so stick to the vino, but if you have been indulging on food only, or you decided to skip Christmas in general, I have a nice Top 5 for you. It does involve Christmas slots, but my favourites are pretty funny, perfect to add to the Festive spirit.
A few years ago, NetEnt didn’t have much attention for Christmas and released two existing video slots as a Christmas Edition. It was a nice try, but that didn’t do the job. The years after, NetEnt did see the need for a decent Christmas slot and came up with the Secrets of Christmas™ slot, showing what a traditional Christmas is all about. From there, things only got better with the launch of the rather funny Jingle Spin™ slot and the even funnier Santa vs Rudolf™ slot. You now have an incredible 5 Christmas slots to choose from so let’s see what to expect from NetEnt’s holly jolly Christmas games!
Santa vs Rudolf™ video slot
It’s NetEnt’s newest Christmas slot and at the same time NetEnt’s funniest Christmas slot, the Santa vs Rudolf™ slot. You’ll find your way to the North Pole with the Santa vs Rudolf™ slot where things don’t go as they should. We know Santa’s reindeer friend Rudolf as his most loyal companion during the most important day of the year, until he found himself a new game, turning him in a mischievous and extremely stubborn Rudolf.
It’ll soon be time to deliver presents across the world, so there’s no time to waste! Help Santa to get a grip on his red-nosed reindeer friend as he is nothing without his magic hat on Christmas Day. Will you manage to get Rudolf in control while you 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.
With candy cane, sleigh bell and reindeer symbols decorating the reels, you’ll definitely have a chance to get into a festive spirit and that’s great, but the huge win opportunities and magnificent prizes are definitely of big importance as well. Big winning opportunities will mainly become available when Santa and Rudolf clash on the middle reel with Santa walking from right to left and Rudolf walking from left to right. Will they meet halfway, they’ll clash and 10 Free Spins will be activated.
During the Free Spins feature, you’ll find two meters, one for Rudolf and one for Santa that when one of them is full, you’ll activate the corresponding feature: the Santa’s Gifts feature or Rudolf Spins. The Rudolf Spins consist of 3 spins where 5 randomly placed Reindeer Wilds appear randomly on the reels. In Santa’s Gifts, there are 3 item sets where a player taps on 1 of 5 items to reveal their prize. The 5 items that a player chooses from in each set are: 3 coin wins of various amounts, 1 multiplier increase and 1 end of stage item.
The Santa vs Rudolf™ slot is definitely my favourite with its fun theme and exciting video slot features. Will the extremely stubborn Rudolf give up on his newly invented game and will Christmas be saved?
Jingle Spin™ video slot
Released in 2018, this was my favourite Christmas slot last year. The game came after Secrets of Christmas™ and the two Christmas Editions and brought an original Christmas slot with a fun theme as well. 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 Jingle Spin™ video slot is a conveyor belt full of Baubles including Wild Baubles, Coin Win Baubles, Surprise Baubles, Spreading Wild Baubles, Wilds, and Free Spins Baubles with up to 50 Free Spins to be activated.
When the Surprise Bauble is collected, it randomly assigns one of the other three features when triggered. Features appear atop the reels, keeping it exciting for you as you never know what feature you’re going to get! Oh, and you need a Wild to trigger the feature! Anticipation and excitement are ramped up. It’s a Christmas slot after all.
Secrets of Christmas™ video slot
I have never been a fan of the Christmas Editions you’ll find at the bottom of this Top Christmas slots, so when in 2016 the first real Christmas-themed video slot was launched at the NetEnt Casinos, I was jumping of joy! Happy NetEnt decided to invest in a true Christmas game and with two more original Christmas slots launched after, it proves that players appreciated the games. The three latest Christmas slots, all offer a great gameplay that can be enjoyed throughout the entire year.
The Secrets of Christmas™ video slot is bringing a traditional Christmas to the reels and it’s most probably the best game to get into the Christmas spirit. You’ll be enjoying some typical aspects of a traditional Christmas including a Coca-Cola type of Santa Claus, hot milk for his reindeer friends, a gingerbread house, Christmas stockings, and lots of presents. It won’t take long to captive all the feel-good parts of Christmas.
Playing the Secrets of Christmas™ video slot at the NetEnt Casinos, you get a chance to unpack gifts from under the Christmas tree as soon as you activate the exciting Pre-Free Spins Bonus. Once you have unwrapped all your presents, 10 or more Free Spins will be awarded while you settle down next to the fireplace and listen to a medley of classic holiday tunes.
Flowers™ Christmas Edition
Initially, the NetEnt thought that a snowman and a Christmas tree next to the reels was enough to create a Christmas-themed game, so that’s what we got in the first place. Luckily they changed their mind and we got more than that. The Christmas Editions are of course still available and the Flowers™ Christmas Edition is one of them with snowflakes falling onto the flowers.
The flowers will still be blooming as if it’s spring, snowy business is waking up the flowers from their sunny dream. It seems Christmas has arrived taking the flowers by surprise. Some flowers more amused than the others by this act of cruelty, I’m sure you won’t mind what weather it is, as long as the Double symbols can be found on the reels in Flowers™ Christmas Edition while perfectly combined with regular Wilds and Stacked Wilds during Free Spins.
The Double symbols will occur in both the main game and during Free Spins and is behaving the same as two individual symbols and that’s why your chances to win go way beyond the usual maximum five slot symbols as five times a Double symbol results in a maximum of ten symbols. Add to that the x3 Multiplier and Stacked Wilds during Free Spins and this Christmas-themed video slot could be an option to play during the festive season.
Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition
A true treat in summer, the summer fruits in Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition seem to be hibernating at the moment. Frozen as they are, they are still a good treat in summer, but that isn’t the idea of this Christmas Edition. Luckily there are a snowman and Christmas tree available as well to bring the festive spirit to the reels. Just like the spring-themed version of the game, this Christmas Edition is offering a fast-paced video slot with a simple gameplay.
You’ll have access to a Wild linked to x2 Multiplier in Fruit Shop™ Christmas Edition while a Multiplier of x2 is available during Free Spins. Wild symbols will substitute for all other symbols during both the main game and Free Spins where it will appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. When a Wild symbol is involved in a winning combination, winnings will be doubled and if fruit symbols are involved, Free Spins will be awarded as well. Up to five Free Spins can be awarded within each spin in which wins will be multiplied by a x2 Multiplier.