Secret Santa Review

5 / 5
Maximum Jackpot: 1,250

Overview

You’ve probably been or somebody else probably was your Secret Santa at a point in time. Secret Santa is a common Christmas tradition in which members of one group or community are randomly assigned an individual to whom they should give a gift, but anonymously. This time around your Secret Santa is the slot game designed and delivered by the gigantic Microgaming. Microgaming proved us they can successfully release holiday themed slots. Most of their games were or still are great hits among both casual and passionate slot players. This particular game has 7 amazing special slot features which we must admit are very rewarding.

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Slot Information

Secret Santa Details
User Rating: - Total Votes: 0
House Edge: 3.68% Return to player: 96.32%
Autospin: Yes Softwares: Windows download, no download - instant play, mobile
Released: December 1, 2013 Min Bet: 0.5
Max Bet: 25 Scatters: Yes
Gamble: No Max Coins: 10
Reels: 5 Paylines: 1024
Free Spins: Yes Bonus Rounds: Yes
Wild: Yes Software: Microgaming
Where to Play

Data

Secret Santa is a 5 reel video slot with 4 rows of symbols. Instead of paylines this slot features 1024 ways to win. It may sound confusing to you, but after few spins you’ll realize it’s rather simple. The coin size can vary and you as the player can set it in the range of 0.01 to 0.20. Players can place up to 10 of these coins per every spin. The maximum bet a player can play with is 100 per spin and you can give the game a try with as little as 0.50. The frequency of wins and hitting bonus features won’t change a bit since the number of lines or in this case ways to win is fixed. However, bear in mind that the amount of winnings is directly tied to your bet. 

Features

The background shows a small town and it’s snowing. It’s the ideal background the guys at Microgaming could’ve come up with for this themed video slot. All of the symbols are somehow related to Christmas. There’s Santa, a cozy fireplace, the Christmas tree, a stocking full of gifts etc. The Wild Symbol is represented with a text Secret Santa and whenever it’s a part of a winning line it changes to a flashy Wild text. The small cylindrical gift package is in fact the Scatter Symbol. However, it doesn’t serve the purpose one would expect from a symbol such as this. The entertaining elements in this slot game are the special bonus features. 

Special Features

These special features come up randomly. They come up when the reels are still spinning. The 1st of the 7 is Wild Reels. This feature turns up to 3 reels into wild symbols giving the player more chances of winning higher prizes. Wild Boost is the 2nd feature and it turns a random symbol into a wild symbol, in practice it’s like a 2nd chance. Players can win up to 5 Free Spins with a 3x multiplier. There’s a chance that you can win a 5x or a 10x multiplier on a given number of subsequent wins. Dashing wilds brings 4 randomly positioned wild symbols on the reels. Since this is a ways slot Microgaming used the opportunity to implement another feature called Scatter Spree. During this feature the position of the symbols is irrelevant. The more identical symbols there are, the higher the prizes. Last, but not least is the Rolling Reels. If you manage to hit a win with 5 identical symbols the winning symbols will freeze and the rest of the fields will spin another time. Rolling Reels can award multiple subsequent wins.

As you can see Secret Santa is rich in terms in features. You too can become rich if you give this game a try.

Conclusion

This slot becomes popular every year before Christmas. Although the life of its popularity is short it’s still worth noting. By all means, this is a Christmas slot and it surely fulfills its purpose. We recommend you to give this game a try if you’re looking for a holiday themed game. Microgaming is considered as a leader in the industry and you have every right to expect a lot of this game. We hope Secret Santa will manage to uphold to your expectations and make the upcoming holiday a cheerful one.