In time for the holiday season comes the 5-reel and 1 to 15 variable paylines slot Merry Xmas from Play’n Go, where there are plenty of prizes to stuff in your stocking including the variety that rewards you with up to 150x your total bet!
Jolly good graphics
If you live in a northerly climate then you might appreciate the snow-covered evergreens that pamper the background in a blanket of white. Gentle snowflakes fall down from the heavens as night has fallen. To penetrate the darkness you have two candlesticks on either side of the reels flickering as if to the pleasant holiday tune that jingles in the background. The main symbols don’t get much more festive then you will find with this slot starting from the candy cane, to the cider with cinnamon stick, twin candle sticks and jingle bells. The next level up you will find a beautiful ornament, reindeer and top prize from Santa Clause himself! The music keeps with the spirit of Christmas that most of us grew up to know and love.
Multiplier wild symbols and bonus prize
A delightful feature in this game includes the multiplier wilds appearing on reel 3. You will find either a 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x multiplier that when used in a winning payline serves to magnify your prizes. They replace any symbol except for the Christmas gift scatter symbol. The wrapped Christmas gift scatter symbol when appearing three times on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels unlock the Pick a prize bonus feature. Here, you are offered the chance to unwrap one of the three Christmas gifts to reveal the prize inside for a win of up to 150x your total bet! The third and final feature is the card gamble feature where you can choose either to predict the colour of the next card for double or nothing or the suit for quadruple or nothing. You can do this up to a maximum of five consecutive times or until you have reached 2,500 coins.
Pleasant theme and features but missing free spins
Merry Xmas has a theoretical return to player (RTP) of 95.79% on bets ranging from €0.01 all the way up to €18.75 per spin. This is a medium variance game with the potential for some alright payouts but in a scrooge-like manner does not offer any free spins which is sorely needed in this game. We did find the multiplier wilds a nice touch that can increase your winnings though stingily enough only appear on the 3rd reel. For maximum impact, we recommend playing with all 15 paylines active. The pleasant theme and supporting music and sound effects work well together and If you’re in the Christmas spirit and looking for a feel-good slot, this game might be for you.