Santa Surprise is a Christmas themed online video slots game from Playtech. This online slots game is based on all the usual Christmas traditions and even has Santa with his cheerful, booming voice announcing free spins and five of a kind wins.
A 5 reel, 20 payline slots game, Santa Surprise lets players enjoy the festive spirit all year round. Playtech’s design team has gone the extra mile to create an online slots game that’s graphic-rich and very rewarding and the attention to detail is incredible. From the Christmas trees that light up when a payline is activated to the little elf that waves from the warmth of the house and invites you in, this game is filled with features that enhance its theme. The soundtrack is also suitably fitting and Santa’s jolly Ho Ho Ho and sleigh bells are regularly heard as the reels spin.
Reel Symbols and Payouts
The reels in Santa Surprise are emblazoned with suitably Christmassy images, including Santa’s house, Christmas trees, gifts and stockings. The playing card symbols are in evidence but have been dressed up accordingly, with the 10 covered in candles, the J featuring a candy cane, the Q topped with a wreath, K wrapped in a scarf and the A wearing a Christmas hat.
Santa Surprise has a wide range of betting options making it a suitable for players of all budgets. Players can bet from as little as 00.1 upwards and the 10,000 coin jackpot could be won at any time.
In-Game Bonus Symbols
Santa Surprise has both a Scatter and a Wild symbol that will increase a player’s chances of lining up a winning combination on every spin.
The Santa Surprise Wild symbol is the jovial old man himself and Santa Claus will stand in for all other symbols, except for the Scatter and bonus game’s symbols to complete a winning combination.
The Scatter symbols are the snowy cottages and should a player line up 3 or more of these little houses anywhere on the reels, they’ll be rewarded with 10 free spins and a 10x multiplier. These free spins can also be retriggered at any stage, making them even more lucrative.
Christmas Gift Bonus
The Christmas tree is the Santa Surprise bonus symbol and players who line up 3 or more of these icons on an enabled payline will be taken to a second screen game. In this second screen bonus round players can pick from 6 gifts. If 3 bonus symbols triggered the game, a choice of 3 gifts is offered. Should 4 symbols have triggered the game, players will be rewarded with a pick of 4 presents and 5 will see them able to select all but 1 of the bonus gifts. These gifts have completely randomly assigned rewards, so prizes could be anything from free spins to multipliers.
Santa Surprise has an optional all or nothing Gamble Game that players can activate after any winning spin. In this game players will need to bet on what the colour of the next card drawn will be. If the prediction of black or red proves correct, winnings will be doubled up to a certain amount. If the gamble is incorrect, the winnings for that particular spin will be lost.