If ever an online slot name was to do exactly what it says on the tin it is the Christmas Megaways™ slot from Iron Dog Studio. This game is the latest in a long line to license the ever-popular Megaways™ game engine from Big Time Gaming, following in the footsteps of 1 Million Megaways™ BC and Gonzo’s Quest Megaways™, to name a few. Like 1 Million Megaways™ BC the Christmas Megaways slot doesn’t feature an additional top reel, though the trademark varying numbers of symbols return to award variations of Ways to Win on each spin. Will gamers play the Christmas Megaways slot after Christmas? Only time will tell. But as of December it is a shoe-in for bonus hunters everywhere.
How to Play
Choose your bet level by clicking the coin stack underneath the game reels then cycling up or down using the left or right arrows. You can select Max Bet if you want to jump straight to it, and you also have the options to play in coins or cash. Whenever you play online slots the reels will only spin when you press the spin button, in this case directly below the reels.
Match symbols left to right to score wins, and thanks to the Megaways™ pay system you don’t have to find symbols across direct paylines, only adjacently. Each winning combo causes the winning symbols to disappear and new symbols to tumble into their places, causing further winning combos. Each tumble fills up the star meter next to the reels, with four stars triggering the Free Spins feature.
Pros & Cons
- X2 Wilds multiply wins and can combine to form unlimited multipliers.
- Four consecutive tumbles trigger Free Spins feature.
- Bumper top jackpot.
- No Scatter symbols.
- Only one dedicated bonus game.
- Will it last the whole year round?
When you play Christmas themed slots you expect Christmas themed symbols, and with plenty of red and gold on show it is no surprise to see the 10s through Aces given festive flourishes in the shape of Christmas bows tied around them. We’ve seen these festive flourishes – and the snowy backdrop – in Christmas slots before, notably NetEnt’s classic Secrets of Christmas slot, among others. In Christmas Megaways™, only the King and Ace out of these low paying symbols cover your stake for landing six symbols adjacently, so the Megaways™ wins become important to secure big wins in this game.
The mid-high paying game symbols here are Bauble, Candle, Gifts, Sack and Tree, with the Tree paying out x25 your stake for landing six adjacent symbols. The Wild symbols substitutes for all game symbols, while the x2 Wild appears on reels 2-6 and multiplies all wins x2, with the symbols multiplying together if more than one x2 Wild Multiplier lands.
The x2 Wild boosts the base game but the Christmas Megaways™ slot also features a dedicated Free Spins feature that awards an initial 8 free spins.