Gingerbread Joy Slot Game Review
Everybody loves a bit of gingerbread now and again, and it can be enjoyed any time of the year – much like this slot game from 1×2 Gaming. Gingerbread joy combines the festive season with tasty treats and even though your mouth may start to water, you won’t mind as there’s plenty of cash to be won on the amazing bonus features on offer. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to buy plenty of gingerbread once you’ve finished spinning these slots and there’s lots of fun to be had even if the thought of Christmas makes you shudder! It’s great to see an original festive game that isn’t just a remake so you ‘bread-er’ get ready and take a read of our detailed review to see what all the fuss is about!
You’ll want to make sure you’ve already eaten before loading up this slot as the amount of fresh hotly baked gingerbread on offer will surely make you peckish. Before the game loads you’ll watch short, well-made introduction of the gingerbread in his home and the graphics are superb. Once loaded there are gingerbread men, hearts, trees and stars; and a candy cane that make up the symbols that will win you money. Along the outside of the reels you will notice an inedible wreath and a little holly that creates the festive environment. At the bottom there are quirky little remarks that run across the screen presumably from the gingerbread man such as ‘Who wants to play soggy biscuit?’ ‘The face is not for eating’ and ‘Quick, I’m going stale’, and it’s a unique touch.
Gingerbread Joy consists of 5 reels and 25 paylines which can be altered if you wish. We would recommend not actually lowering these paylines though as it will damage your chances of winning quite considerably. Instead, lower your coin value if your total bet is a tad too high. Software developers don’t usually offer players the option on paylines anymore as lowering them just doesn’t make sense. 25 paylines is a nice little number also that will ensure you can focus on the quality of the game without getting worked up with the amount of ways you can win.
Players can alter their bet size in various ways. As mentioned above, you can alter your paylines between 1 and 25 then you can choose to place between 1 and 5 coins on each line. Each of these coins are then given a value between 0.1 and 0.5 which you can again alter. This means that you can bet as little as 0.01 coins or as much as 62.5 coins per spin. It’s not the highest maximum and high-rollers may be slightly disappointed but it will be fine for the majority of gamers.
But what can you win on this tasty game? Well, all the prizes you win will be multiplied by your coin and coin value combination. So, you can get up to 20x for heart-shaped gingerbread, up to 45x for Christmas trees, up to 70x for wreaths, up to 80x for stars, up to 100x for hearts with a hole in, up to 500x for the holly and up to 750x for the iced Christmas trees. The maximum win is £27,000 which will surely make your Christmas a very memorable one.
Admittedly, there aren’t too many bonus features on Gingerbread Joy but it still remains your best chance of winning big money so it’s definitely worth discussing. Some games prefer to stick to their base game in terms of value and entertainment, and it does actually suit a lot of players who don’t want to be distracted by features and want to actually enjoy the slots the way they’re supposed to be played. One feature the game does incorporate is the Free Spins bonus and we’re going to discuss it now.
You need to be looking out for the Scatter symbol which act as stars with the word ‘Scatter’ written across it (cannot be missed). 3 of these will win you 22x your coin value and 5 free spins, 4 will get you 80x and 10 free spins, while 5 will win you a massive 400x and 15 free spins! All your prizes will be doubled during these free spins and if 2 or more gingerbread appear on any payline then you will win an instant coin-value multiplying prize. 2 gingerbread men will get you 7x, 3 will get you 30x, 4 will get you 100x and 5 will get you an incredible 200x! Another symbol that’s worth mentioning is the Wild and that is the heart gingerbread with ‘Wild’ written across it. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter which makes even more winning paylines.
It’s great to see that we have an original Christmas slot game to talk about, as so many software developers get stuck in the rut of remaking classics. There are some fantastic animations and graphics, and even though there aren’t a lot of features, it’s still relatively easy to find your way onto the Free Spins bonus and make yourself some easy money. What makes this slot so great is the fact it doesn’t even have to be Christmas for you to enjoy it. It could be the middle of June and played by Scrooge and he’d still probably have a fun time.
Slot Game Info
|Wild Symbol||Heart Gingerbread|
|Min / Max bet||0.01 to 62.50|
|Bonus Round||Free Spins Bonus Feature|