This is a real money slot game for all those lovers of the traditional Xmas, with reindeers, Santa, candles and sleigh bells, all on a winter wonderland background, with snow covered mountains and red holly berries. There are two flickering candles on either side of the reels, with snow softly falling behind. The symbols that Play ’n Go have used are all well designed and well drawn, and definitely reflect the “season to be jolly”.
Symbols include lots of red bows and baubles, and candy canes, and there are animations that show steaming mulled wine and glittering gifts. Background music is a gentle Xmas tune which fits in well.
Merry Xmas gives you the chance to win a prize with three or more of any of the symbols appearing on adjacent pay lines, anywhere on the five reels. They can start in any position, not just left to right, but in the centre as well. There are only fifteen pay lines, so this will give you some extra chances of a win. The jolly Santa is the highest paying symbol.
Four Different Wilds
There are no free spins and no real Scatters, and no expanding Wilds in Merry Xmas, but there is an occasional Wild, which appears as a multiplying symbol, giving multipliers on all your wins of between two and five times. There is as total of four Wilds across these reels, with various multipliers, and they come gift wrapped too. Because many of the symbols come stacked on the reels, a multiplier of five times will certainly allow multiple larger wins. When you see the signs on your reels, 2X, 3X, 4X or the profitable 5X, that will be the result of the Wilds. Mostly these will get you going with a ten times to thirty times your initial wager, topped up with the stacked symbol wins. It is possible to win as much as 150 times your initial stake in Merry Xmas, but is unlikely to happen often.
The Pick’em Bonus Round
There is a Pick’ em bonus round that is triggered when you find three wrapped gifts on reels one, three and five, and they will leap to the front of your screen. You pick one of them, and get to open it, and when opened it will reveal the prize that you have won. You can even win up to five times the amount shown in the pay table if one of the Wild Multipliers symbols appears, or a huge 150 times your initial stake.
Play’n Go has included in Merry Xmas a gamble feature that you can activate after every win. You can guess the colour of the next random playing card that appears face down, and a correct guess will see your winnings doubled. You can try another guess, and try to predict the suit of that card. Another correct guess will see your winnings quadrupled.
Also Available as a Mobile Slots Game
Like a lot of online pokies, Merry Xmas can be played on a mobile device as well, whether it is the Android smart phone or tablet, or the iPhone or iPad. Play’n Go has achieved a faultless conversion to the mobile game, and the game will bring you all the fun of Xmas and great slot machine games.