Christmas Eve Slot review
Christmas Eve is Playson’s traditional slot machine that is inspired by the winter holidays, and by Christmas in particular.
Christmas Eve is the kind of game that I expect to see launched each year, in November or December. The traditional Christmas look never seems to go out of style, and even though some slot machines will try to offer something different, most players still seem to enjoy getting something comforting and familiar from these games. That means having a slot machine with a jolly old Santa, with plenty of red, with wrapped gifts, bells, candles and decorated trees, all of them symbols that Playson designed quite well. The game has 1024 ways to win, 5 reels, plus it can pay up to $600. Its features will bring you Frosty wilds, scatter symbols, free spins and re-spins.
For the 1024 ways to win which are used on the 5 reels of Christmas Eve, the requirement will be to have 20 coins in use, with the total bet value being anywhere between $0.20 and $60. The game will let you pick only the bet, not the number of lines, coins or individual denominations.
For the base game, you can rely on a wild symbol and on a scatter to be present on the reels from time to time. Frosty Wild is the symbol which has the wrapped gift, with blue lines surrounding it. This wild is a good substitute for all other regular symbols, so not for the scatter. When it appears, it also grants the player a re-spin. To get the Frosty Wild, with its re-spin, you need the wild to be part of a win. The frozen wild will stay there for one spin, while the regular symbols change around it.
Santa is shown as the scatter symbol, looking like he is on a postage stamp. The scatter activates the free spins mode, plus it pays a reward of up to 10x the bet when it is in position in enough locations. You get the free spins mode with a guaranteed payout. Both the payout and the free spins will be awarded depending on the number of scattered Santa icons. There is a Gift Wild placed on the middle three reels, in a random position, which will stay there until the free games are over. Multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x are possible in this feature, if you have a series of winning combinations in them.
Christmas Eve might be traditional winter holiday material design wise, but its features are quite elaborate and fun, different from the usual slot machine of this type.