Yet another Christmas based slot game by Playson. If we compare it with the other one called Christmas Eve then you will find that there is not an iota of similarity between these two. Even the game structure is totally different, let alone the bonus features and size of rewards.
Merry Christmas is five reels and 21 pay-lines video slot game. This slot is a festival genre-based game with a storyline revolving around Santa Claus and his team. The design of this slot is quite simple without any frills.
The reels of this game are designed in 5×3 format. The symbols on the reels are separate from each with their own individual frames. The five reels of this game are encased in a frame made out pine tree branches. The background of the reels is in the form of a scene from a snow-covered forest with pine and decorated Christmas trees.
The symbols used in this game are classic caricatures of different objects and creatures related with Santa Claus. The soundtrack comprises of a merry tune accompanied by jingling of different types of bells and howling of the wolves. Overall Merry Christmas is a medium variance game with multiple bonus features.
Features of Merry Christmas slot game
Merry Christmas slot game comes with a fixed jackpot of 25.000x while playing with highest wager. The other usual features are also available in this slot which include scatters, re-spins, multipliers and a wild symbol. This slot also provides a standard gambling feature to double a win amount.
Merry Christmas comes with sixteen bet levels with a choice of 0.21 to 105 coins per spin. The high paying symbols of this game include Santa Claus, a sledge, a snowman and Rudolph-The Reindeer. The other low-ranking symbols are from the deck of cards such as A, K, Q and J. While playing with the maximum level of 105 coins, the Santa Claus symbols provide some of the biggest payouts of this game in the following ways.
- Landing five symbols on an active pay-line awards 10000 coins.
- Landing four symbols on an active pay line awards 500 coins.
- Landing three symbols on an active pay line awards 100 coins.
- Landing two symbols on an active pay line awards 10 coins.
The least paying symbols of this game are the Q and J symbols with the highest payout of 500 coins and the lowest of 25 coins.
- Scatter Symbol: A cuckoo clock is the scatter symbol for this game. Landing three or more of these symbols anywhere on the reels during the base game activates the Free Spin bonus round.
- Wild Symbol: This slot game comes with three wild symbols. A Party wild symbol appears in the base game. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the scatters, bonus symbols and the bag symbol. Landing two or more of these symbols on an active pay-line rewards in the following ways.
- Landing five symbols on an active pay-line awards 25000 coins.
- Landing four symbols on an active pay line awards 2500 coins.
- Landing three symbols on an active pay line awards 250 coins.
- Landing two symbols on an active pay line awards 25 coins.
The two other wild symbols are in the form of Santa Claus and sleigh. Both of these wild symbols only appear during the free spin bonus round.
- Bonus Symbol: A bag full of coins is the bonus symbol of this game. This symbol appears only in the base game and landing three or more of these symbols provides rewards which are independent of bet lines. The rewards associated with these symbols, while playing with highest wagers, are provided in the following ways.
- Landing five of these symbols awards 5250 coins.
- Landing four of these symbols awards 1050 coins.
- Landing three of these symbols awards 315 coins.
Bonus Rounds of Merry Christmas slot game
Merry Christmas slot game comes with three bonus rounds which include the following.
- Free Spin Bonus
- Bonus Game
- Standard Gambling Feature
- Free Spin Bonus: Landing three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the base game activates the Free Spin Bonus round comprising of 15 free spins. Additional 15 free spins can be retriggered during the bonus round by landing three or more of the scatter symbols. The Free Spin bonus round further activates three more symbols including two wild symbols and one bonus symbol. The two wild symbols are in the form of Santa Claus and sledge. These two symbols can substitute for all other symbols except for the scatter, bonus and the bag symbols. A bonus symbol in the form of a Christmas tree appears on the first and fifth reel during the free spins and helps in triggering the Bonus Game.
- Bonus Game: Landing the Christmas tree bonus symbol on first and the fifth reels during the free spins bonus round activates this bonus game. On activation of this round, a player is provided with a group of Christmas trees. Player is allowed to pick from them in order to get rewarded with different cash prizes. This process continues till the player hits an empty bag.
- Standard Gambling Feature: This feature presents the player a choice to pick one out of the two gift boxes. One of these boxes contains heaps of coin while the other one is empty. On picking the one filled with coins, the win amount gets doubled. On the other hand, picking the empty one will result in the loss of the winning amount that had been wagered. A total of ten gambles are allowed during the game.