Every day brings us one step closer to one of the most popular holidays in the world – Christmas! It won’t be long before we go carol singing on Christmas Eve and enjoy a meal of turkey, mince pies, Christmas or Malva pudding with family and friends. Hopefully Santa will be generous and fill our stockings with lovely gifts, but before these festive days arrive and we start unwrapping presents, let’s get into the holiday mood with some of best Christmas-themed slots around.
Swindle All The Way
The fact that in South Africa Christmas comes in summer and there’s no dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, doesn’t mean we’re strangers to the popular Christmas song which has inspired the title of RTG’s Swindle All The Way. This cheerful 5-reel and 25-payline game will send you chasing after cheeky robbers trying to pinch Christmas cheer along with gifts which Santa has in fact prepared for you. Catch as many as you can to win up to 60 Free Spins and a multiplier as big as x33, and you could be banking 82,500x your line bet or one of the two progressive jackpots.
Naughty or Nice?
The game featuring Santa and his two attractive assistants has already become one of the most popular RTG slots ever, and it never fails to show up on the list of those most frequently played. Traditionally, the bearded man in red receives assistance from elves producing toys in Santa's workshop at the North Pole, and reindeer which help him deliver them to kids all over the world. In RTG’s story, he’s instead accompanied by two lovely if Wild ladies. Though one is naughty and one nice, they’re both equally generous and will help you win in a number of different ways – by acting as substitutes, doubling the prize, adding free games, paying instant prizes, and awarding the progressive jackpot.
Return of the Rudolph
Speaking of Christmas elves, did you know that Rudolph was not originally part of the bunch pulling Santa’s sleigh? Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen were joined by "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer" only in the 20th century. While the original eight were first presented in an illustrated kid’s poem of 1821, Rudolph’s glowing red nose has made him an outcast among his own. That is, until it proved to be a valuable asset during a particularly sever fog which impeded Santa’s efforts to deliver presents. RTG brings Rudolph back after he had apparently had an argument with the big boss, but even though they’ve got some unresolved issues to take care of, the red-nosed deer and his thugs will play in your favour. Wild Rudolph expands and triples the prizes each time he lands on reel 3, while renegade reindeer launch 3 interactive features. You’ll get to spin for free after having searched for elves in ransacked Santa’s factory, win multipliers and sticky expanded Wilds, and potentially collect a hefty progressive jackpot.
Rudolph and Santa are yet to work out their differences, and before they do, the head reindeer will continue creating havoc. Having securely tied up his enemies, Santa included, Rudolph will once again go Wild and double all wins he participates in. Prezzies with a bomb attached act like Scatters, launching free games and potentially doing the substitution themselves. No matter how you feel about Santa and his helpers, you may want this war to continue as it can prove to be highly rewarding. Especially if Rudolph decides to show on a payline in quintuplet and award the progressive jackpot.
Santastic! is a 3-reel and 5-payline affair in which Santa and his leading reindeer were still friends and working in unison to make kids and players equally happy. Don’t let the simple set-up fool you, though; this game has some awesome bonus features and can deliver amazing payouts. Double and Triple symbols stand in for other game icons and multiply the prize by x2 and x3, Jackpot symbols offer an extra chance to collect the generous progressive, and Festive Feast feature triggers with each three-of-a-kind win. As the result, Bonus Meter will deliver as much as 2,500x your line bet, up to 3 Jackpot Spins, or as many as 25 free games with all prizes tripled.
The Naughty List
You know how, as kids, we were told Santa will only bring over presents if we were good, while being bad will ensure one’s Christmas stocking remains empty? Well, Realtime Gaming offers attractive goodies even to those who have made it to the naughty list. While Santa appears as a grouped Wild, Scattered game logos trigger the Pick feature which sends you unwrapping gifts until you find 2 Naughty Notes. Each pick will award a higher bonus prize or increase your free games multiplier. A random Lucky feature launches up to 10 Free Spins with prizes multiplied by up to x10, and Progressive Jackpots can equally randomly boost your balance by significant amounts at any time during the game.
The Nice List
If there is a Naughty List, there should be a Nice List as well – right? RTG has made sure to deliver with an all-ways-pay video slot featuring beautiful visuals in the form of Christmas cards, milk and cookies, and appropriately dressed ladies looking for their presents. Santa is once again a grouped Wild, and the Nice List a Scatter paying as much as 500x your total stake and responsible for activating one of two features – free Santa Spins with all wins doubled, or the Nice List feature which prompts you to pick from stockings until you find two Naughty Notes. Before you do, picks will add Free Spins, multipliers, extra and expanding Wilds. Same Lucky feature offers random surprise of free games and multipliers.
Playing any or all of the above will serve as nice preparation for upcoming holidays, and may even enlarge the budget stashed away for buying gifts for people you love – or yourself, why not! Give them a spin and celebrate in style. Geseënde Kersfees!