Santastic Slot Game Review
If you enjoy Christmas, you’re going to love this ‘San-tastic’ game from RTG which will help to get you in the festive spirit.If you’ve been good this year and your name’s on Santa’s good list, he will deliver some amazing prizes as you spin the reels. RTG are well-known in the gaming world and – unlike a lot of software developers – they have succeeded in making a slot that is simple, yet extremely entertaining. Santastic only consists of three reels and five paylines but there’s plenty of opportunity to win some big money. It’s perfect to play while you’re opening your presents on Christmas morning and will definitely make your day more memorable, especially if you manage to hit the huge jackpot! Sound good? Well, take a read of our detailed review and decide for yourself!
Upon loading the game you’ll notice a beautiful snowy village behind the reels and colourful symbols that include Christmas puddings, stockings, snowmen, the North Pole, Rudolph, elves and Santa, and the all ensure for a real festive atmosphere. The slot is very bright and colourful, and it looks just like it has exploded out of a Christmas cracker. There is no usual music that plays in the background – and this will probably suit a lot of players who don’t want to be bombarded with over-the-top features- but a festive jingle will play when you win a prize.
As we mentioned earlier, the game consists of three reels and five paylines which obviously means that it’s going to be a very simple game. These paylines can be altered all the way down to one, but we advise against doing this as it’s only going to damage your chances of winning. Instead, opt to decrease your bet amount if your wager seems too high and you’ll have a great opportunity to win the jackpot. It’s unusual for a game to only offer five paylines, but it does enable players to focus entirely on the game instead of getting caught up with a lot of prizes, say, on a slot that has 250.
Players can bet from as little as 0.10p or as much as £25 per spin. High-rollers may be disappointed with the maximum on offer but it seems that RTG are not focusing on that audience with this game and it looks to be suited to low and medium stake gamers. The minimum wouldn’t be hard to dig out at all and the maximum of £25 is still decent for one spin and would still cater for most gamers. To alter the wager amount, simply use the arrows either side of the word Bet. There is also an Auto Play function if you would just prefer to sit back and relax.
But have you been on Santa’s nice list? And if you have, what prizes are you going to receive? Well, as this is a 3 reel slot, you win by matching 3 symbols. Three candy canes or teddys are worth 5 coins, puddings and stockings are worth 7 coins, the North Pole symbol is worth 20 coins, elves are worth 30 coins, Rudolph is worth 50 coins, and Santa is worth 100 coins!
Now it’s time to discuss the bonus features which will give you the chance to win the biggest cash prizes. You need to be looking out for the Christmas stockings as these represent the game’s Wild’s and there are actually two of these – a double and a triple stocking. Getting these will result in double and triple payouts when used in a winning combination. If your luck is in and you manage to get both symbols then you will get a payout that is 6x the usual amount.
Instead of using scatter symbols that trigger a bonus feature, Santastic opts to make use of a bonus meter which will fill up gradually as you spin the reels. Here you’ll get the opportunity to win up to 25 free spins and free jackpot spins which we will discuss later. You can win up to 2,500x your original wager and free spins can also be retriggered during this feature.
The best feature about this slot though has definitely got to be the opportunity to win the huge progressive jackpot on offer! This is not randomly triggered like it is on a lot of slots and you’ll have to line up the three jackpot symbols but if you hit it then it will be worth it. This will occur when the jackpot symbol appears on the middle reel which will trigger one special spin. All the reels will darken and if three appear then the jackpot will be rewarded. While we were testing the game, the total stood at around £2,000 which would be a great little earner on Christmas morning!
Gamers may turn their nose up at Santastic when they realise it’s only 3 reels, offers 5 paylines, and only allows a maximum bet of £25. However, they would be foolish to do so as looks can be very deceiving! This is one of the best Christmas games we have played with massive potential to win huge money. You’ll definitely enjoy your time here and it makes the perfect slot for playing over the festive period. RTG have done wonderfully well to create a simple title that will suit all types of gamers. Make sure this one is on your list for Santa this year!
Slot Game Info
|Wild Symbol||Christmas Stocking|
|Scatter Symbol||Bonus Metre|
|Min / Max bet||0.10 / 25.00|
|Bonus Round||Free Spins Bonus Feature|
|RTP||95% – 96%|