Games Related to Happy Holidays
It's Christmas... and Noddy Holder's famous refrain from the smash hit Slade song Merry Christmas Everybody is always likely to get you in the mood for the annual festive celebrations, but if you log on to our favourite casino, then you'll find that you can enjoy your own festive-themed slot fun with the brand new Happy Holidays slot.
Released in December, this is the latest in a long line of Christmas-themed slots but it is fair to say that the Happy Holidays slot offers something a little different to the usual array of Christmas slots.
The first thing to note is the graphics. The setting is a snowy, fairy-light lit village and it certainly is the perfect backdrop for the five reels to spin out against. Add to that the jingling of bells sound effects and you couldn't be more in a mood for Christmas if you were tucking into a Mince Pie and a glass of sherry.
The Christmas theme continues on the reels where there are a host of Christmas related symbols throughout the slot. There's a nice mix of traditional Christmas images, such as a large Christmas tree surrounded by an ice-rink, a large roasted turkey, children opening presents, a stocking stuffed full of gifts, baubles and trinkets from the Christmas tree and a Gingerbread house.
In addition there's also some less traditional images including children sledging and building a snowman and of course, no Christmas slot would be complete without Santa making an appearance and of course, he is counted among the symbols too.
What this means is that with so many different symbols on the reels, there's no room for the playing card symbols and that makes the game all the better for it.
One of the most intriguing features of this slot is that it starts life as a usual 5x3 Microgaming slot, with 243-ways to win across the reels. This is also a game that won't put too much pressure on your budget during the festive season with spins available from just 0.30 per spin and you can play for any amount up to a maximum amount of just 30.00 per spin.
The jackpot comes out at a fantastic 880,000 coins, which isn't the biggest jackpot available, but one that will certainly help your Christmas go with a bang if you manage to land it.
What really gets the excitement factor going is the number of additional features that you can trigger in the Happy Holidays slot and the first of these comes from the randomly triggered Frosty Feature.
When you trigger this bonus, the reels will stop and the snow will start and all the low symbols across the reels will be frozen into place. All the high symbols however will reveal a cash amount that will be combined with all the others on screen to provide you with an instant cash prize.
Furthermore, if you manage to land a scatter symbol on screen at the moment the Frosty Feature kicks in, then this will automatically trigger the free spins round, rather than having to wait until you land it in the base game.
To trigger the free spins round in the base game, you need to land three or more of the in game scatter symbols across the reels on a single spin. When you do, you will receive 10 free spins, which doesn't sound awfully in keeping with the generous spirit of Christmas, but that is where the real Christmas miracle of Happy Holidays slot kicks in.
When you trigger free spins you see, the reels expand from a 5x3 reel matrix to a larger 5x4 reel matrix. Not only that, but the number of ways you can win on a spin increases from 243-ways to win to a massive 1024 ways to win on each and every free spin you have won.
That's not the only generous offer from free spins either as if you manage to land the Snowman symbol on any spin during the free spins round, then he will work his magic to turn any high symbols on screen after that spin into a single high symbol to create the biggest possible payline win for you.
The great thing about the Frosty Feature is that it is triggered only on non-winning spins, and every non-winning spin has a chance of activating the feature, so even if you spin and don't win, you could still earn something from this bonus.
In terms of how the slot plays, it is most definitely a medium level volatility game. Payouts are somewhat infrequent at times, and it is a game that does require good bankroll management to get the most out of, but if you can do that, then there is a great deal you can enjoy this Christmas and indeed at any point of the year with the Happy Holidays slot.
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