NextGen’s titular Fox is back! That’s right, online slots fans’ favourite fox family returns to our reels in a festive update of one of NextGen’s most popular slots ever. We are back in the fox’s mansion for five reels and 25 paylines of festive fun, hunting down big slots wins with the aid of NextGen’s SuperBet™ feature, a Free Spins round and two randomly-triggered bonus features. It gets us in the mood for festivities nicely.

Gameplay

We return to our Fox host’s mansion, enjoying a Christmas Party that will no doubt be elegant and bold. As we know from the original game, our host likes to flash the cash, so it’s no surprise to see the Cash Rolls back as a high-paying symbol, this time joined by a Christmas Tree (with plenty of presents underneath, of course) the Fox’s snowy Mansion  and his Lady Fox. She is still screeching home in her Rolls, but this time the car is full of presents. Presumably not for herself.

NextGen’s SuperBet™ feature also makes a welcome return. It gives us the option to ramp up the Fox Pup Wilds to appear not merely on Reel 3 but also on reels 2 and 4 (for SuperBet level 1) or all five reels (SuperBet level 2). Of course, if we want more Fox Pup Wilds we have to pay extra for them, but such is life in the world of the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Bonuses

The Leprechaun Shake Down feature and Fox Funds features make their welcome returns as Foxin Wins: A Very Foxin Christmas’s randomly-triggered bonus features, launching unexpectedly in the base game and delivering wins from nothing. While the Fox Funds feature sees our host shower us with gold coins from his own coffers, his festive spirit has clearly disappeared when it comes to the poor Leprechaun. Our Fox friend gives the Irish imp a right old boot after he’s shaken out his pockets! Still, we bag the cash so we’re not complaining too much.

The Free Games round launches when we land three Pots of Gold Scatters. Now we have 10 free spins to seek out new wins and new possibilities, boldly spinning where we have enjoyed slots wins before. All prizes are doubled during the free spins feature, which can also be retriggered when we are in the midst of it.

Summary

The saying goes that “if it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it”. But nobody said nothing about reissuing the same game styled slightly differently to include a festive vibe. It’s a smart move from NextGen, as the original Foxin Wins slot remains one of their most popular. In that vein, Foxin Wins: A Very Foxin Christmas doesn’t try to “fix” anything. It just adds a whole dollop of festive cheer. Awww.