Online bettors no longer have to wait for the stroke of midnight on Christmas Day to receive presents from Kris Kringle; Santa gives out money all year long to good boys and girls who play Santastic Slots and the stockings don’t even have to be hung with care. Santastic Slots is a 3-reel game with five paylines that offers a chance at progressive jackpot bigger than St. Nick’s round belly.
Developer RTG is known for throwing out convention and making games go places that no games have gone before and Santastic does just that. The reels are adorned with signs of Christmas in a bright color scheme that has no problem being noticed; at first glance, the title appears simple, but there is a great deal happening on the reels during any given spin. Players will find Rudolph and Santa here, but the jackpot symbol will most definitely give a festive spirit if it lands on the middle reel; it provides gamblers with a chance at a massive jackpot.
With coin sizes of $0.01 up to $1 and a maximum of five coins total on one spin, some small bettors will be able to play this title like a high roller. With Santastic Slots, even those who cannot make the maximum bet have a shot at the progressive jackpot as this game does not require a max bet. Five dollars a spin may seem small to some but the possible return on that small bet can be immense as the top non-progressive payout is 600 coins or a $3,000 win on a $5 bet.
This part of the game is where RTG not only threw out the book, but took the time to rewrite; this 3-reel option has two bonus games and many different multipliers that can give players a better chance at a big win than some games with five reels. The Festive Feast Feature is triggered with a three-of-a-kind that isn’t the progressive jackpot; one of two bonus meters will give the gambler a multiplier of up to 2,500X the bet, one or three spins at the progressive jackpot and a possibly 3, 10 or 25 free spins. When the progressive jackpot symbol lands on reel two on an active payline, the player is given a chance to spin for an alternative way to win the big prize. Two wild symbols will help make three-of-a-kind wins easier; the two and three stocking icons give multipliers of 2X, 3X and 6X when both symbols are in play.
This is not what most picture when they think about a slot with only three reels; the lack of cherries, lemons and other traditional symbols of 3-reel games catch the eye of bettors easily and the gameplay will keep them coming back for more. Santastic Slots is a great way for Santa Claus to give presents to players all year long without the need to set out milk and cookies.