Proving that the Christmas spirit is alive all year round, Winter Wonders from Rival is the 5-reel, 3-row and 1 to 15 variable paylines slot with a Santa's bag full of prizes that reach as much as 5,000 coins per active payline.
The slot consists of 5 snow covered reels an embellished with snowmen and Christmas bulbs. Refreshingly, there are no poker symbols to make the lower paying symbols. Instead you'll find Christmas trees, candy canes, stocking, gift, holly, decoration, coffee, turkey, candles, bells and Santa wild. The symbols are drawn in festive reds, greens and whites and are great quality. Sound effects include a short recurring tune which would seem out of place except for the accompanying sound of sleigh bells. A humming sound accompanies reel spins which is standard and non-thematic though payline wins are reined in with the sound of sleigh bells.
Santa wild, sleigh scatter and free spins
As the story goes, Santa delivers presents on his sleigh and appropriately he acts as a wild substituting for all other symbols except the scatter. Santa's sleigh scatter symbol is your ride to free spins with 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the spaces unlocking 10 free spins where you get to indulge yourself in some added festive cheer with 3x multiplier and the Santa wild has a 2x multiplier. Besides triggering the free spins feature 2, 3, 4 or 5 symbols appearing on any space will unlock 2, 2, 3 or 100 coins!
Stakes in Winter Wonders range from €0.05 to €75 with a theoretical return to player (RTP) of about 95.2%. The slot is relatively low volatility meaning you will likely win frequently with amounts that are around the size of your bet with larger wins harder to come by. Payline wins are calculated by multiplying the coins awarded as indicated in the paytable by the coin value per payline. Wins can top out at 333x total bet with lesser amounts of 133x, 67x, 27x, 13x, 10x or less. The slot offers some great prizes but would benefit from a bonus feature to make things a little more exciting so before you play for money give it a try to see if it's something that you will enjoy. Perhaps a little annoyingly, the autospin feature is not available during free games.